Dr. Pressman co-directs Sutter Health’s Center for Health Systems Research (East Campus, currently operating as Sutter's Research Development and Dissemination). She also is an epidemiologist and biostatistician specializing in evaluation methodology, clinical trials methods, health disparities, health systems evaluation, and chronic pain research (including migraine and low back pain).
She has 30 years’ experience as a principal investigator, co-investigator, and biostatistician for clinical and epidemiologic research studies in diverse settings including academia, community-based research institutes, and healthcare systems. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, NINDS, NIAID, and NCCIH), the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and various universities, foundations and pharmaceutical companies.
She also serves as a consulting methodologist for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Sutter system, focusing on complex, multi-organization-sourced data, and clinical and pragmatic trial design.
She leads an Evaluation as a Service (EaaS) program for Sutter Health, which includes development of a rapid and continuous learning evaluation protocol for new system-wide care models. This program provides researchers, clinicians, staff and policy makers at Sutter with tools and data to make decisions about the dissemination of new care models.
Dr. Pressman received a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley.
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