Tanja Stamm, PhD

Medical University of Vienna

Tanja Stamm (female) is professor and chair for Outcomes Research as well as deputy head of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems at the Medical University of Vienna. She takes a keen interest in outcomes measures in general and more specifically, in patient-reported outcome measures including quality of life and the WHO Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Following her completion of degrees in occupational therapy and educational science undertaken in Vienna, she completed a further postgraduate program in Business and Management, a PhD in the field of patient-reported outcomes in the United Kingdom and a doctorate degree in human biology in Germany. She has published over 150 scientific articles. Additionally, Professor Stamm was project leader on the Gender, Occupational Balance and Immunology (GOBI) study from 2008 to 2013 and several other studies relating to the WHO International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health. Currently, Tanja Stamm is also vice president of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) representing Health Professionals in Rheumatology. She is the editor of the newly founded International Journal of Health Professions and member of the editorial boards of WORK, the Central European Journal of Medicine and RMD Open, as well as member of several international and national task forces and advisory boards.

Tanja Stamm combines clinical expertise with other sophisticated/significant research skills and professional data analysis competences, she has done pioneer work in several medical areas including Rheumatology, Diabetes, Nephrology, assistive technologies, nutrition and dietetics care, epidemiology and community medicine as well as oral health. In addition, she has worked in establishing and developing complex multicentre drug trials and registries including their digital infrastructure and patient-centred approach. Moreover, Prof. Stamm and her team have substantial expertise in psychometrics including modern psychometric approaches, and contributed to the development, modification, standardisation and validation of many patient-reported outcome measures in several disease areas. Prof. Stamm advocated and contributed to the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical settings and was responsible for evaluating many initiatives and new processes in health care in Austria.