Openings Available in Psycho-Oncology
Dr. Hoerger is accepting Health Psychology PhD students interested in research-intensive careers focused psychosocial oncology as well as pandemic mitigation. Applications are due November 30, 2022.

Undergraduate research assistants interested in joining the lab should apply by August 10 for the fall, November 30 for the spring, or March 31 for the summer.


Academic Bio
Dr. Hoerger is an international expert in psychosocial oncology as well as pandemic mitigation. He is an Associate 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, medical scientist, and healthcare financial analyst and strategist, Dr. Hoerger's career focuses on improving quality of life by reducing the emotional and physical burden of serious illnesses. Dr. Hoerger has published >90 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 board of Health Psychology, 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).

Dr. Hoerger leads Louisiana's 1st psychosocial oncology trial funded by the American Cancer Society as well as the only active research award in Louisiana funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) focused on combating the pandemic. As well, Dr. Hoerger co-chairs PCORI's National Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science.