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Neil Aaronson group


Neil Aaronson

Group leader, Professor

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Neil Aaronson, Ph.D. received his undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Califor¬nia, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Public Health in 1983. His graduate training was in medical sociology and psychiatric epidemiology. He is currently Head of the Department of Psychosocial Research, Division of Psychosoc¬ial Research and Epidemi¬ology at the Netherlands Cancer Institu¬te and Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, where he holds a Chair in Quality of Life in Chronic and Life-Threatening Illness. He has served as the chairman of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Group and as President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. He was the editor-in-chief of the journal Quality of Life Research from 1999-2005, and currently serves on the editorial board of 6 other professional journals.  Dr. Aaronson's primary research interests are in the development of methods for assessing health-related quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes, the integration of quality of life assessments into clinical trials and clinical practice settings, and the development and testing of behavioral and psychosocial interventions in oncology.

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