Jeanne A. Teresi, EdD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at CUMC


Jeanne A. Teresi, Ed.D., Ph.D. is the co-director of the Columbia University Stroud Center and senior research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She recently joined the Division of General Medicine as co-director of the Section on Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging. She has doctorates in both Gerontology and Measurement and Statistics, and over 30 years of experience in measurement, long-term-care and health disparities research. She was the methods panelist on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) State of the Science Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care. She is a core leader and methodologist on the Pepper Older Adults Independence Center (Mount Sinai) and the Roybal Center for Translational Research in Aging (Cornell). She is also the director of the Analytic Core to the Columbia University Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research. She has been a measurement statistician affiliated with the NIH Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Statistical Center. She has worked with many groups in the development of measures and item banks, including the Functional Assessment in Acute Care Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Test (Mayo Clinic), and Patient-Reported Experiences of Discrimination in Care Tool item banks (Yale). She has extensive experience in the oversight of analyses from multi-site Center studies, including the New York University/ Columbia Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions, and has directed over 100 coordinating centers to the NIH and other agency-funded research projects. 

Dr. Teresi has served as an associate editor of Biometrics, and is currently a deputy editor of Medical Care and the statistical associate editor for Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. She also serves on the editorial board of Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, and Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, and has served on the editorial boards of the Gerontologist and Psychology and Aging. She has mentored over 200 pre- and post- doctoral level investigators. 

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Co-Director, Section of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • EdD, 1978 Columbia University
  • PhD, 1984 Columbia University