The mission of the Qualitative and Patient-Reported Outcomes (Q-PRO) Shared Resource is to enrich science and improve health by amplifying perspectives on complex and underexplored health, system and societal challenges.

The Q-PRO Shared Resource supports population-focused research by providing pre-award scientific consultation to investigators and research infrastructure to support both qualitative and patient-reported outcomes research for funded projects. We address the unmet needs for methodological expertise in qualitative research and patient-reported outcomes that promote translational research in clinical and community settings.

Please join us for Q-PRO's latest webinar on March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. Please feel free to share this with any interested colleagues. 

In this Webinar we will introduce you to qualitative research methods, data collection techniques and analysis approaches. We will also discuss equity considerations and give you examples of projects. We hope to see you there! Please contact Aylin Aguilar, for the invitation or any questions.

Services Provided

Initial consultations are provided at no cost to the investigator. All other services are provided for a fee. Submit a Q-PRO Service Request Form to initiate an estimate. For grant proposals, please reach out at least three weeks prior to submission. For funded projects, please reach out at least two months before any requested work begins.

Qualitative Research Services

  • Consultation on grant proposals.
  • Consultation on interview guide and focus group guide development.
  • Data collection (interviews, focus group moderation, usability testing, cognitive interviews).
  • Data analysis (thematic analysis, content analysis, framework analysis, grounded theory, report writing).
  • Manuscript and grant writing support.
  • Training and mentoring on qualitative research methods.

Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measurement Services

  • Consultation on grant proposals.
  • Methodological support in the design of patient-reported outcomes measurement.

Services are available for all Atrium teammates across all locations, including the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Levine Cancer Institute.

Resource Pricing

Director and Faculty - $140/hr | Research Staff $90/hr

Service Requests

Submit a Q-PRO Service Request to initiate a consultation. Initial consultations are provided at no cost to the user. One or more Q-PRO faculty and research staff meet with each investigator to discuss their qualitative or PRO needs on new projects. Q-PRO guides investigators in how to best utilize Q-PRO services to meet their research objectives and advance scientific discovery in investigators’ respective areas of research.