Congratulations to Rasa Ruseckaite, PhD MCompSc BCompSc, who was selected as the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO).

Dr. Ruseckaite is a Senior Research Fellow and a Deputy Head (Qualitative Research) with the Clinical Outcomes Data Reporting and Research Program at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.

She has been involved in a large number of qualitative and quantitative studies on PROMs in patients with cancer, dementia, venous leg ulcers and cystic fibrosis.

Additionally, Dr. Ruseckaite is currently leading the world-first study aiming to develop guidelines for patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) inclusion in clinical registries.

Dr. Ruseckaite regularly reviews manuscripts in the field of quality of life and clinical quality registries for Quality of Life ResearchJPRO and other journals. She has also served as a guest editor for the PLOS ONE journal and is currently serving as a guest editor for the special issue on “Predictive Analytics in Healthcare” in the journal Applied Sciences.

Dr. Ruseckaite officially began her term in August 2022. We extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Ron Hays for his service as the Co-Editor-in-Chief and his support of Dr. Ruseckaite as she assumes editorial duties alongside Co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Chih-Hung Chang.

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.