Rochester, Minnesota




Kathleen Yost, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist with primary interests in health literacy and patient-reported outcomes measurement. Dr. Yost has nearly ten years of experience in outcome measure development and validation. Her research focuses on using patient-centered questionnaires to measure experiences of illness and perceptions of health care received, with the overall goal of using this information to enhance patient's quality-of-life and improve quality of care.

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Health Sciences Research

Joint Appointment

  1. Epidemiology

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Epidemiology


  1. PhD - Dissertation Title: "Quality of Life in Women with a Recent History of Breast Cancer." University of California, Davis
  2. BS - Environmental Toxicology; Minor, Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning University of California, Davis

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