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LaNoue, Marianna

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Marianna Lanoue, PhD

Marianna D. LaNoue, PhD, MS

Contact Dr. LaNoue

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2407
(215) 923-7583 fax


PhD, University of New Mexico
MS, University of New Mexico
BS, University of New Mexico


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of New Mexico

University Appointments

Program Director, PhD in Population Health Sciences, Jefferson College of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director, Greenfield Research Center, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Adjunct Faculty, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Research & Practice Interests

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Rigorous Mixed-Methods Evaluation Research Approaches
Longitudinal Models for Outcomes Research
Measurement Theory and Implementation


Fundamentals of Health Statistics
Advanced Statistics
Health Research Methods
Evaluative and Outcomes Research and Design
Advanced Statistics for Population Health Sciences: Multilevel Modeling
Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Core Competency Examination
Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Dissertation Proposal Defense


Dr. Marnie LaNoue is a quantitative psychologist with primary training in statistical methods for longitudinal analysis and measurement science. In the years since receiving her PhD from The University of New Mexico, she has worked to expand her knowledge base in the methods of doing research and has a current focus and expertise in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and rigorous mixed-methods evaluation research approaches (such as dissemination and implementation science).

Dr. LaNoue's current research focuses on the development and testing of methods for engaging patients and stakeholders in the research process. She also investigates novel patient-centered care delivery systems and the measurement of patient perceptions of health care. She conducts measurement science research. Her current projects include measurement conceptualization of Uncertainty during Acute Care Encounters (funded by the Society for Emergency Medicine) and conceptualization and measurement of healthcare provider burnout (in collaboration with the Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine). Finally, Dr. LaNoue is interested in the measurement of lifetime adverse events as predictors of adult health outcomes, with a focus on developing alternative measurement models which include patient-reported impact of events for these relationships and/or other potential moderators and mediators of the relationship between adversity and health outcomes. 

Dr. LaNoue has served as the lead evaluation scientist on grants from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as well as serving as Principal Investigator on grants from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine.  

As Program Director for the PhD in Population Health Sciences program at the Jefferson College of Population Health, Dr. LaNoue oversees the program administration and serves as a scientific mentor and advisor to PhD students. She also teaches research, biostatistics and health outcomes courses in both the PhD program and the MPH program. 


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Practicing safety: A quality improvement intervention to test tools to enhance pediatric psychosocial care for children 0-3 years
  2. Exploring patient-centeredness: The relationship between self-reported empathy and patient-centered communication in medical trainees
  3. The effect of diabetes self-management education on HbA1c and quality of life in African-Americans: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  4. Evaluation of an ongoing diabetes group medical visit in a family medicine practice
  5. Overcoming Obesity: A Mixed Methods Study of the Impact of Primary Care Physician Counseling on Low-Income African American Women Who Successfully Lost Weight
  6. Race as a Predictor of Palliative Care Referral Time, Hospice Utilization, and Hospital Length of Stay: A Retrospective Noncomparative Analysis
  7. Development and preliminary validation of a scale to measure patient uncertainty: The “Uncertainty Scale”
  8. Validation study of patient-version of the Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG)
  9. Use of Group Concept Mapping to Identify Patient Domains of Uncertainty That Contribute to Emergency Department Use
  10. Frequent emergency department visitors are frequent primary care visitors and report unmet primary care needs
  11. Reducing Stress Among Mothers in Drug Treatment: A Description of a Mindfulness Based Parenting Intervention
  12. How Multidimensional Health Locus of Control predicts utilization of emergency and inpatient hospital services
  13. The Core of Care Management: The Role of Authentic Relationships in Caring for Patients with Frequent Hospitalizations
  14. Concept mapping as a method to engage patients in clinical quality improvement
  15. Using concept mapping to explore barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening in formerly homeless women with serious mental illness
  16. Confirmatory factor analysis and invariance testing between Blacks and Whites of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale
  17. Catching up with the HPV vaccine: Challenges and opportunities in primary care
  18. Exploration and confirmation of the latent variable structure of the Jefferson scale of empathy
  19. Impact of a patient-centered medical home clerkship curriculum
  20. Reducing refugee mental health disparities: A community-based intervention to address postmigration stressors with African adults