Todd Rockwood, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Todd Rockwood

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-3993

Office Address:
C313 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Sociology, Washington State University, 1994

MA, Sociology, Washington State University, 1988

BS, Social Work, Utah State University, 1986


I specialize in outcomes research, measurement error in survey research, complex organizations and decision making, and scale development. My research in measurement development has been in diverse populations, from adults experiencing fecal incontinence to children with cancer. My work on measurement error in survey research has focused on traditionally identified sources of error with an emphasis on comparisons between mail and telephone administration.


Equity, methods, measurements, survey research, social class


Research Funding Grants

  • 2015–2017, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, "Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC)," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications in PubMed

Selected Publications

  • Agel J, Rockwood T, Klossner D. "Collegiate ACL Injury Rates Across 15 Sports: National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System Data Update (2004-2005 Through 2012-2013)," Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Nov 2016
  • Johnson PJ, Jou J, Rhee TG, Rockwood TH, Upchurch DM. "Complementary health approaches for health and wellness in midlife and older US adults," Maturitas, July 2016
  • Blue CM, Rockwood T, Riggs S. "Minnesota dentists? attitudes toward the dental therapist workforce model," Healthcare, June 2015
  • Grant LA, Rockwood T, Stennes L. "Client Satisfaction with Telehealth in Assisted Living and Homecare," Telemedicine and e-Health, Dec 2015



  • PubH 6810, Survey Research Methods
  • PubH 8813, Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors