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Academic BioDr. Hoerger is Louisiana's leading expert in psycho-oncology research. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Oncology at Tulane University, a Contributing Member of the Tulane Cancer Center, and the Managing Director of Palliative Care Research at the University Medical Center of New Orleans.
As a clinical health psychologist and decision scientist, Dr. Hoerger's long-term goal is to improve quality of life by reducing the emotional and physical burden of cancer. In his early career, Dr. Hoerger has published >70 articles and chapters in psychology and medicine, serves as a reviewer for >50 scientific journals, teaches research methodology and statistics, mentors research trainees, provides clinical services, and engages with the community on issues related to work, education, and health. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of Health Psychology and Psychological Assessment, functions as Tulane's Organizational Lead for the NIH-sponsored Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and has reviewed >$100 million in research grants for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the National Cancer Institute's "Deep South" GMaP Region 2, inramural awards, and others.
As well, he was Tulane's first faculty member to complete the NIH-sponsored Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center's Roadmap Award. Dr. Hoerger is the founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Research Program.