Dr. Archer conducts independent research into outcomes after orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal injury. Her program focuses on the implementation of rehabilitation interventions through comparative effectiveness research. Research interests also include the development of tools to predict outcomes after surgery, assessment of pain and patient psychosocial characteristics, and management strategies to reduce opioid use in patients with chronic pain. She is the author of over 110 peer reviewed papers and has been funded by the NIH, DoD, and PCORI. She is site PI and a member of the Executive and Science Committees for the DoD-funded Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Research Consortium (METRC). She is also the Director of the Coordinating center for the Quality Outcomes Database (QOD), a national clinical registry for neurosurgical procedures and practice patterns. Dr. Archer has received awards from the North American Spine Society and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. She holds a doctoral degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a masters and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado.