Jacob Kean, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Utah
Jacob Kean, PhD
Secretary of the Board
Dr. Kean is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Unversity of Utah and the Secretary of the Board of Directors
Jacob Kean, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in Health System Innovation and Research, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Utah, and Research Speech-Language Pathologist, Salt Lake City VA Health Care System. He completed his doctorate in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2008 and served subsequently and concurrent with his faculty appointments at Indiana University as an Indiana CTSI KL2 Faculty Scholar, a Visiting Scientist at the Boston University Rehabilitation Outcomes Center, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a VA Career Development Awardee. Dr. Kean completed the NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) and a post-graduate Master’s degree in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment (MESA) at the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Dr. Kean’s research focuses on the development and refinement of clinical and outcome measures and the implementation of evidence-based practices, including implementation of measures, in real-world practice settings. His past and current projects include studies of rehabilitation and disability, such as the development and implementation of measures of self-management following mild traumatic brain injury, the evaluation of the responsiveness and minimally important differences of PROMIS pain and depression measures, the refinement of measures of brain injury recovery and outcome, and study of the implementation of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Most recently, his work has included study of large data sets collected prospectively in Practice-Based Evidence studies, and retrospectively, in health information exchanges (HIEs), to better understand healthcare utilization, access to care, and quality of care for rehabilitation populations during the chronic phase of illness or injury.Dr. Kean serves on the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Practice and Evidence Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and endorsing rehabilitation-relevant clinical practice guidelines, and on Brain Injury – Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group panels on Disorders of Consciousness, Outcomes Measurement, and Military/Veterans Issues.