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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 and a Contributing Member of the Tulane Cancer Center.
As a clinical health psychologist and decision scientist, he has devoted his career to conducting interdisciplinary research on quality of life in cancer. In his early career, Dr. Hoerger has published >50 articles and chapters in psychology and medicine, serves as a reviewer for >40 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 reviews grants for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Cancer Institute's "Deep South" GMaP Region 2.
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.