PhD, MSCR, MBA
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Academic BioDr. 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.