Our Scientific Heritage

The numbers speak volumes: 41,000,000 surveys taken, 32,000 licenses issued, 19,000 peer-reviewed articles, 2,500 randomized clinical trials, 170 translations and 35 label claims. The Optum SF™ Health Surveys are the most widely used measures of functional health and well-being in the world.

Optum is currently home to many highly trained, multidisciplined experts that include both scientists and consultants. Collectively they have decades of experience researching, studying and developing patient-reported outcomes. This talented and hard-working staff has extensive training in psychometrics, psychology, public health, sociology, Item Response Theory, clinical medicine, epidemiology, economics and more. Our scientists focus primarily on new product development, while our consultants focus on helping clients collect, understand and apply the results of their outcomes data.