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Susan Yount

Susan Yount, PhD

Academic Title:
Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences; Feinberg School of Medicine

Member of:
Cancer Control (CCS)


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Cancer-Focused Research:

Susan Yount, PhD, is a licensed clinical health psychologist and research assistant professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research interests include the development and application of measures of quality of life, symptoms, and health status in chronic illness. She is the Principal Investigator of a National Cancer Institute-funded R01 (“Weekly Symptom Telemanagement in Advanced Lung Cancer”), a four-year randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a computer-assisted telephone survey system to monitor lung cancer patients’ symptoms and generate a summary report in “real-time” for use by physicians in the clinical management of their patients. Dr. Yount is a co-investigator on a similar NCI-funded R21 project involving symptom monitoring in pediatric cancer patients. Dr. Yount has been Co-investigator of the Statistical Center of the NIH Roadmap cooperative group initiative to develop a Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) from since 2004.