Susan Bartlett

Research Scientist, PhD



  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Senior Scientist, Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre


Research Interests

  • Weight management
  • Psychological effects of exercise
  • Adherence to prescribed treatments
  • Impact of weight loss on medical conditions
  • Patient reported outcomes


Susan Bartlett, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology, Rheumatology, and the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Units at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centers. Dr. Bartlett is a clinical psychologist by training with longstanding research and clinical interests in patient-centered research and care and meaningful patient engagement in research.

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She serves as Co-Principal Investigator on three awards from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute in the US. Other work has been funded by the CIHR, the National Institutes of Health, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Thoracic Society and others. Dr. Bartlett is a steering committee member of the National Institutes of Health PROMIS International Initiative. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) is a system of reliable and responsive measures of patient–reported health status for physical, mental, and social well–being.


Dr. Bartlett’s current research is using the approach to look at brain health in HIV, scleroderma, asthma, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and COPD. A growing focus of her work has been on identifying and addressing the education and support needed for all members of the research team to fully engage patients in designing, conducting, and disseminating the results of patient-centered research.

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