Linda Ehrlich-Jones

Linda Ehrlich-Jones, RN, PhD

Associate Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
Research Professor
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About Me

Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones works in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research. She has been involved in creation of behavioral interventions, using motivational interviewing, targeting persons with chronic illness to increase physical activity and improve diet. She oversees the Rehabilitation Measures Database, a compendium of summaries of instruments utilized by rehabilitation professionals. Her faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.


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355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    1978 - 1980
    Nursing, Rush University
    1985 - 1987
    Medical-Surgical Nursing, Loyola University
    1990 - 2001
    Nursing Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Recent Publications

Effects of an Implementation Intervention to Promote Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures on Clinicians' Perceptions of Evidence-Based Practice, Implementation Leadership, and Team Functioning.
Heinemann AW, Nitsch KP, Ehrlich-Jones L, Malamut L, Semik P, Srdanovic N, Kocherginsky M, Hobbs S
The Journal of continuing education in the health professions
doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000249
Use of Physical Activity Monitors in Rheumatic Populations.
Pellegrini CA, Powell SM, Mook N, DeVivo K, Ehrlich-Jones L
Current rheumatology reports
doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0786-5
Systematic Review and Appraisal of the Cross-Cultural Validity of Functional Status Assessment Measures in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Kulhawy-Wibe SC, Zell J, Michaud K, Yazdany J, Davis AM, Ehrlich-Jones L, Thorne JC, Everix D, Cappelli LC, Suter LG, Limanni A, Barber CEH
Arthritis care & research
doi: 10.1002/acr.23904

Honors & Awards

  • Addie Thomas Service Award
    Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2014
  • Fellow
    American Academy of Nursing, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • President
    Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2009 - 2010
  • Member Board of Directors
    Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2012 - 2015
  • Member
    Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, 2006

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Education and Training

Selected Grants

    90IF0093-01-00, 2015 - 2018
    U34AR064513, 2014 - 2016
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation
    739, 2014 - 2015
  • Retirement Research Foundation
    2011-027, 2011 - 2014
    1K23NR012225, 2010 - 2013

Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR)

This lab focuses on outcome studies, measuring the long-term impact of medical rehabilitation in patients with disabilities.

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