Full-time students, post-doctoral fellows who have received their doctorate in the past five years, and researchers who have worked in the health-related quality of life field for up to five years
We encourage active communication between members.
Co-Chair: Canhua Xiao, PhD
Canhua Xiao is a faculty member at Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Xiao received her PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 2011. To further refine and expand her research skills and knowledge, she finished her postdoctoral training at Emory University in 2013. Dr. Xiao’s general research interests focus on patient-reported outcomes, quality of life, cancer-related symptoms/symptom clusters, and cancer-related fatigue and its biological mechanisms. Dr. Xiao’s work has been funded by multiple sources including the NIH/NINR Career Development Award (K99/R00) and R01. She has been awarded the 2016 Victoria Mock New Investigator Award by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the 2017 Protégée Award by the Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), and nominated for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by NINR.
Co-Chair: Laura Pinheiro, PhD
Laura Pinheiro is an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Dr. Pinheiro completed her doctorate in health services research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2017. After graduation, Laura moved to New York City and joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine in July 2017. Dr. Pinheiro's research program is in cancer health services research with a focus on health disparities and quality of life. Her work is currently funded by an early career award at Weill Cornell, a 5-year grant from the New York Department of Health, and a 3-year Diversity Supplement from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Pinheiro is actively working on her National Institute of Health career development award application with a planned submission of summer 2019.
Roxanne Jensen, PhD (2009-2011)
Bellinda King-Kallimanis, PhD (2010-2012)
Antonia Bennett, PhD (2011-2013)
Katerina Papageorgiou (2012-2014)
Marc Jacobs (2013-2015)
Catherine Bottomley (née Golics), PhD (2014-2016)
Kathrin Fischer, doctoral student (2015-2017)
Manraj Kaur, PT, MSc, PhD (2016-2018)