Dr. Catherine Acquadro is a Scientific Advisor at Mapi Research Trust.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of patient-reported outcomes evaluation, Catherine Acquadro, MD, provides medical advice at Mapi Research Trust. She Joined Mapi in 1991 to create the Quality of Life Newsletter, known now as the Patient-Reported Outcomes Newsletter. In 1992, she was the European-based coordinator of the IQOLA Project (cultural adaptation of the SF-36 in other languages).
She was involved in the early development of the linguistic validation methodology to translate health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments for use in multi-national clinical trials. From 1997 to 2007, she was the coordinator of the European Regulatory Issues on Quality of Life Assessment (ERIQA) Group, and from 2000 to 2002 the coordinator of the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Harmonization Group, as well as co-convenor of the Cochrane Collaboration HRQL Methods Group from 2001 to 2007 with Donald Patrick and Gordon Guyatt.
She received her MD from the University of Grenoble (France) in 1990. Her medical thesis was about Inikagapi, a Lakota (Sioux) ritual of healing and renewal (sweat lodge).
She is currently involved in the audit of and new developments in the databases of Mapi (PROQOLIDTM, PROLabelsTM, and PROINSIGHTTM), in scientific communication (abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts) and in the development of new projects.