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Angela M. Stover, PhD

Angela Stover

Angela M. Stover, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
  • 1103D McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
Dr. Stover is a health services researcher with expertise in developing and implementing patient-reported outcome measures (PROs) in routine care settings. She is also an associate member of Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Stover conducted foundational work developing implementation science metrics for evaluating healthcare initiatives implementing PROs in clinics (Stover, QOLR 2020). Dr. Stover’s research is funded by NIH, PCORI, and foundations to examine clinical benefits of using PROs during care delivery and optimal implementation strategies for integrating PROs into routine care settings. She also serves as a co-investigator/faculty mentor for the NC TraCS Dissemination and Implementation (D&) Methods Unit (1UL1TR002489). The NC Tracs D&I Methods Unit supports the development and integration of implementation science frameworks, methods, and metrics in research conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Stover teaches two graduate courses (one per year) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health:

1) PROs and application in healthcare delivery and research (course code: HPM 794); and
2) Implementation science in health (course code: HPM 767).

Prior to her doctoral degree, Dr. Stover was one of the original developers of six PROMIS® (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System ®) item banks assessing mental health and alcohol misuse (U01-AR052155: Pilkonis, University of Pittsburgh). Her publications have been cited over 3,200 times.

Dr. Stover is currently accepting doctoral students.

Honors and Awards

Emerging Leader

2020, International Society for Quality of Life (ISOQOL): competitive award recognizing leadership within ISOQOL and dedication to the field of health-related quality of life research

UNC Provost Award for Junior Faculty Research

2020, (competitive award with pilot funds)


2019-2021, International Society for Quality of Life research (ISOQOL): special interest group on using PROs in clinical practice (group has >400 international members)

World-ranked expert in quality of life research

2019-, Expertscape

Representative Courses

HPM 794: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement and Application in Healthcare Research and Practice (odd years)

HPM 767: Implementation Science in Health (even years)

Research Activities

  • Patient-reported outcome measures (PROs)/health-related quality of life
  • Psychometrics and questionnaire design
  • Implementation science
  • Cancer outcomes and care delivery
  • PRO-based performance metrics

Key Publications

Using an implementation science approach to implement and evaluate Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) initiatives in routine care settings. Stover AM, Haverman L, van Oers H, Greenhalgh J, Potter CM, on behalf of the ISOQOL PROMs/PREMs in clinical practice implementation science workgroup. First published online 11 July 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02564-9. (2021). Qual Life Res.

Harnessing the synergy between quality improvement science and implementation science in cancer: A call to action. Koczwara B, Stover AM, Davies L, Davis M, Fleisher L, Ramanadhan, Schroeck FR, Zullig LL, Chambers DA, Proctor E. (2018). J Oncol Pract., 14(6), 335-340.

Integrating real-time, electronic patient-reported measures into cancer care: Cancer patients’ and clinicians’ perceptions of acceptability and value. (Chosen for inclusion in AcademyHealth's "Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Implementation Toolkit”). Stover AM, Irwin D, Chen RC, Chera BS, Mayer DK, Muss H, Rosenstein DL, Shea TC, Wood WA, Lyons JC, Reeve BB. (2015). eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes), 2(1), Article 23.

State of the psychometric methods: Patient-reported outcome development and refinement using item response theory (part of 5-article supplement). Stover AM, McLeod LD, Langer MM, Chen W-H, Reeve BB. (2019). J Patient Rep Outcomes, 3(1), 50.

Performance measures based on how cancer patients feel and function: Stakeholder recommendations and feasibility testing in six cancer centers. Stover AM, Urick BY, Deal AM, et al. (2020). JCO Oncol Pract, 16(3), e234-e250.

Item banks for measuring emotional distress from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): depression, anxiety, & anger. Pilkonis PA, Choi SW, Reise SP, Stover AM, Riley WT, Cella D. (2001). Assessment, 18.


BA, Psychology and Sociology, Westminster University

MA, Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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