Awards and Scholarships

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Every year ISOQOL presents awards to members who have completed exceptional work or made outstanding contributions to the society. ISOQOL also has a Travel Scholarship Program that provides financial assistance associated with traveling to the Annual Conference.

President’s Award

The President’s Award is awarded to individuals who have advanced health related quality of life (HRQL) research and made outstanding contributions to the ISOQOL in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQL’s value
  • Promotion or execution of HRQL or other scholarly activities
  • Facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQL

The recipient of the award receives a plaque, a $1,000 honorarium and partial reimbursement of travel expenses to the ISOQOL Annual Conference.


All ISOQOL members are eligible for nomination.


Nominations for the President’s Award are due in May each year. Nomination packets include:

  • A letter from the nominator specifying the nominee’s contributions
  • A five-page biographical sketch of the nominee
  • An external support letter

The awardee is selected by the Executive Committee and endorsed by the Board of Directors.

2023 Award Recipient

Maria-Jose Santana, PhD
presented by Joanne Greenhalgh, PhD

Past Recipients

2022: Madeleine T. King, PhD
presented by Joanne Greenhalgh, PhD

2021: Ivan Barofsky, PhD
presented by Lori Frank, PhD

2020: Karon Cook, PhD
presented by Lori Frank, PhD

2019: Jordi Alonso, MD PhD
presented by Jose M. Valderas, MD MPH PhD

2018: Andrew Bottomley, PhD
presented by Jose M. Valderas, MD MPH PhD

2017: Nancy E. Mayo, PhD
presented by Claire Snyder, PhD

2016: Carolyn E. Schwartz, ScD
presented by Claire Snyder, PhD

2015: Carol M. Moinpour, PhD
presented by Galina Velikova, MD PhD FRCP

2014: Mirjam AG Sprangers, PhD
presented by Galina Velikova, MD PhD FRCP

2013: Peter Fayers, PhD
presented by Bryce B. Reeve, PhD

2012: Diane L. Fairclough, DrPH
presented by Bryce B. Reeve, PhD

2011: Carolyn C. Gotay, PhD
presented by Carol M. Moinpour, PhD

2010: David Feeny, PhD
presented by Diane L. Fairclough, DrPH

2009: Ronald D. Hays, PhD
presented by Neil K. Aaronson, PhD

2008: David Cella, PhD
presented by Donna L. Lamping, PhD

2007: Dennis Revicki, PhD
presented by Madeleine T. King, PhD

2006: David Osoba, MD
presented by Peter Fayers, PhD

2005: Neil K. Aaronson, PhD
presented by David Feeny, PhD

2004: Robert Kaplan, PhD
presented by Albert W. Wu, MD MPH

2003: John E. Ware, PhD
presented by Mirjam AG Sprangers, PhD

2002: George Torrance, PhD
presented by David Osoba, MD

2001: Donald L. Patrick, PhD MSPH
presented by Ivan Barofsky, PhD

Donna Lamping Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award was established in 2011 to honor and commemorate past-President Donna Lamping’s contribution to the leadership of the Society. It is awarded to members showing exceptional leadership skills and potential by initiating and/or steering an ISOQOL task or project to successful completion. Such activities may be linked to the ISOQOL Board, a Special Interest Group (SIG), committee, task force or other initiatives undertaken by ISOQOL.

Award Purpose

The award was designed to highlight exceptional leadership skills of members who have the potential to become future leaders of ISOQOL.


  • The award candidate must be a current member of ISOQOL.
  • Have been active on an ISOQOL committee, SIG or working group, having shown exceptional leadership skills and potential.
  • Individuals must have completed their PhD (or equivalent), MD or master’s degree within 10 years of their application.
  • Current and past ISOQOL board members are ineligible.
  • While leadership in the field is considered, the application should demonstrate leadership within ISOQOL.


Nominations for the Emerging Leader award are due in May each year. Candidates may be either self-nominated or nominated by a sponsor/mentor.

Nomination Instructions

  • Both the sponsor and candidate must be a current ISOQOL member.
  • Submit a one-two page summary letter
    • Describing the type and level of engagement in ISOQOL.
    • Explaining the role(s) the nominee played and the contribution(s) made.
    • Describing the outcome/success of the nominee’s efforts.
  • Submit the candidate’s five-page bio sketch, summarizing your academic record, employment history and research track record.

Award Criteria

  • Level of engagement within an ISOQOL initiative – showing leadership as either chair or co-chair of a committee, special interest group (SIG), task force or working group (but has not been a member of the ISOQOL Board). While leadership in the field is important, it is essential to demonstrate leadership within ISOQOL.
  • Centrality of role played by nominee in the activity by initiating and/or steering a specific task or project.
  • The relative success of their role in the activity.
  • Shown responsible care and good judgement in making their decisions on behalf of the interests of ISOQOL and their activity.
  • While leadership in the field is considered, the awardee is judged on demonstrating leadership within ISOQOL.

The Call for Nominations is sent to the membership each year in spring. The Memorial Award Judging Panel will assess all applications against the award criteria and complete the scorecard.  A conference call is then scheduled for the panel to review the scorecards and evaluate whether there is at least one candidate worthy of award as the award is made only when warranted. The Panel will then make a recommendation to the ISOQOL Board of Directors for input and confirmation.

2023 Award Recipient

Piper Fromy, PhD

Past Recipients

2022 (Tie):
Kathrin I. Fischer, MSc PhD
Manraj N. Kaur, PT PhD

2021: Jessica Roydhouse, PhD

2020 (Tie):
Angela M. Stover, PhD MPH
Laura C. Pinheiro, PhD MPH

2019: Claudia Rutherford, PhD

2018: Thomas Willgoss, PhD MSc

2017: Skye P. Barbic, PhD OT

2015: Bellinda L. King-Kallimanis, PhD

2014: Antonia V. Bennett, PhD

2013: Roxanne E. Jensen, PhD

2012: Melanie J. Calvert, PhD

Dennis Revicki Memorial Award

The Dennis Revicki Memorial Award was created to honor and commemorate Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes Editor-in-Chief Co-Founder, Dennis Revicki, for his contribution to the Society. This award honors his dedication to ISOQOL by awarding JPRO submission waivers to eligible applicants on a quarterly basis.

If you would like to contribute to the Dennis Revicki Memorial Award Fund, click here. Your gift will honor Dennis’ legacy while maintaining this award and advancing health related quality of life research.

Award Process

Beginning in January of 2022, a maximum of four awards will be given each year, one each quarter. The awardees will be honored at the Annual Conference.


  • The first author must be a student, new investigator or special member of ISOQOL.
  • The candidate will submit their request via email with a copy of the abstract to the ISOQOL office for review by the Memorial Award Judging Panel.
  • If the waiver is awarded, the first author will submit the paper to JPRO and indicate the awarded waiver at submission.
  • The paper/manuscript submitted to JPRO will follow the standard journal peer-review process.
  • The JPRO waiver is given at submission and is not a cash prize.

Applications for the award are open all year round. 

Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

The Outstanding Volunteer Service Award is awarded to individuals who have gone above and beyond what is reasonably expected of a volunteer.


All ISOQOL members are eligible for nomination.

Eligible candidates are ISOQOL members who have who have gone above and beyond what is reasonably expected in their respective ISOQOL volunteer roles during the 12 months preceding the nomination. Prior recipients of this award can be nominated and win multiple times if their contributions in successive years warrant it.


Nominations for the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award are due in May each year. However, this recognition may not be awarded every year, only when a candidate has gone above and beyond volunteer expectations. Candidates may be either self-nominated or nominated by a sponsor.

Nomination packets include:

  • A one-two page summary letter specifying the nominee’s contributions and level of engagement to ISOQOL

To select the recipient(s) of the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, the Executive Committee considers nominations from staff, Leadership and the membership. Nominations are evaluated based on time committed to volunteering and the impact of their service on ISOQOL.

2023 Award Recipients

Jan R. Boehnke, PhD, for outstanding service as journal Co-Editor-in-Chief through a changing publication landscape. 

Ashika D. Maharaj, PhD, for outstanding service in development and execution of the Measuring What Matters Symposium.

Daniel YT Fong, PhD, for work on the Simplified Chinese translation of the ISOQOL Dictionary. 

Jiqian Fang, PhD, for work on the Simplified Chinese translation of the ISOQOL Dictionary. 

Recognition of Members Prior to 2023

ISOQOL has often recognized members for their exceptional service during the Annual Conference, but there has never been an official award or process. Below is a list of members awarded recognition (going back through 2013) for various services before the Outstanding Volunteer Services Award was established.

William R. Lenderking, PhD, and Joan J. Branin, PhD, for work on the Introduction to Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes (IPRO) e-learning course.

Josephine M. Norquist, MS, and Elizabeth “Betsy” Tschosik, PhD, for work on the Introduction to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for the Pharma/Biotech Industry (IPCOR) e-learning course.

Ana A. Popielnicki, for service as editor of the retired newsletter, Quality of Life Quarterly, for eight years. 

Pedro L. Ferreira, PhD, for work on the Portuguese translation of the ISOQOL Dictionary. 

Nancy E. Mayo, PhD, for work on the ISOQOL Dictionary. 

Outstanding Article of the Year Awards

The Outstanding Article of the Year Awards recognize the best articles dedicated to HRQL research published in Quality of Life Research and in the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes during the previous calendar year.

These awards recognize authors for significant intellectual contributions that promise to advance the state of the art in HRQL research methods, theory and application.


All articles published in Quality of Life Research and the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes are automatically considered for this award.


There is no additional nomination required beyond article submission.

2023 Award Recipients

Outstanding Article of the Year: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Konrad Maruszczyk, Systematic review of guidance for the collection and use of patient-reported outcomes in real-world evidence generation to support regulation, reimbursement and health policy. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2022) 6:57. DOI 10.1186/s41687-022-00466-7

Outstanding Article of the Year: Quality of Life Research

Xiuqin Xiong, Association between 24-hour movement behaviors and health-related quality of life in children. Qual Life Res (2022) 31: 231–240. DOI 10.1007/s11136-021-02901-6

Past Recipients

Outstanding Article of the Year: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes

2022: Abigail Fry, Considerations for conducting and reporting digitally supported cognitive interviews with children and adults. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2021) 5:131. DOI 10.1186/s41687-021-00371-5

2021: Shawn McKown, Good practices for the translation, cultural adaptation, and linguistic validation of clinician-reported outcome, observer-reported outcome, and performance outcome measures. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2020) 4:89. DOI 10.1186/s41687-020-00248-z

2020: Philip J. van der Wees, Development of a framework with tools to support the selection and implementation of patient-reported outcome measures. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2019) 3:75. DOI 10.1186/s41687-019-0171-9

2019: Joanne Greenhalgh, How do patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) support clinician-patient communication and patient care? A realist synthesis. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2018) 2:42. DOI 10.1186/s41687-018-0061-6

2018: Louise Newton, A comparison of three methods to generate a conceptual understanding of a disease based on the patients’ perspective. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2017) 1:9: DOI 10.1186/s41687-017-0013-6.

Outstanding Article of the Year: Quality of Life Research

2022: Caroline B. Terwee, Minimal important change (MIC): a conceptual clarification and systematic review of MIC estimates of PROMIS measures. Qual Life Res (2021) 30: 2729–2754. DOI 10.1007/s11136-021-02925-y

2021: Jan Abel Olsen, A conceptual map of health-related quality of life dimensions: key lessons for a new instrument. Qual Life Res (2020) 29: 733–743. DOI 10.1007/s11136-019-02341-3

2020: Claire Snyder, Making a picture worth a thousand numbers: recommendations for graphically displaying patient-reported outcomes data. Qual Life Res (2019) 28: 345–356. DOI 10.1007/s11136-018-2020-3

2019: Niels Smits, Measurement versus prediction in the construction of patient-reported outcome questionnaires: can we have our cake and eat it? Qual Life Res (2018) 27:7: 1673–1682. DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1720-4

2018: Julie Ratcliffe, Does one size fit all? Assessing the preferences of older and younger people for attributes of quality of life. Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2: 299-309.

2017: Anat Shoshani, The effects of the Make a Wish intervention on psychiatric symptoms and health-related quality of life of children with cancer: a randomised controlled trial. Qual Life Res 2016 May; 25(5): 1209-1218.

2016: Daniel S. J. Costa, Reflective, causal, and composite indicators of quality of life: A conceptual or an empirical distinction? Qual Life Res 2015 Sep; 24(9): 2057-65.

2015: Peter Fayers, Don’t middle your MIDs: regression to the mean shrinks estimates of minimally important differences. Qual Life Res 2014 Feb; 23(1): 1-4.

2014: John P. Bentley, Functional status, life-space mobility and quality of life: a longitudinal mediation analysis. Qual Life Res 2013 Sep; 22(7): 1621-32.

2013: Richard Gershon, Neuro-QOL: quality of life item banks for adults with neurological disorders: item development and calibrations based upon clinical and general population testing. Qual Life Res 2012 Apr; 21(3): 475-86.

2012: Michael Brundage, et al, Patterns of reporting health-related quality of life outcomes in randomized clinical trials: implications for clinicians and quality of life researchers. Qual Life Res 2011 Jun; 20(5): 653-64.

2011: Wendy J. Post, The analysis of longitudinal quality of life measures with informative dropout: A pattern mixture approach. Qual Life Res 2010 Feb; 19 (1): 137-148.

Outstanding Poster Award

The Outstanding Poster Award is given to the presenting authors of Annual Conference poster submissions receiving the highest evaluations during the review process.

The winners are recognized in the final program and with a ribbon on their poster board.


All submitted posters are automatically considered for this award. Before the conference, finalists are chosen based on review scores. Each of the finalists is judged during the conference and one winner is selected.


There is no additional nomination required beyond poster submission.

2023 Recipient

Lillian Savic, Translation and linguistic validation of the EXACT for use with COPD patients in African countries

Past Recipients

2022: Ruth Barclay, PhD, Shifting perspective: facilitating response shift

2021: Thomas Poder, PhD, Vaccine for Covid-19: what are the preferences of the general public in Quebec

2020: Katie Hall, Rewarding participants through charitable donations to Melanoma UK motivates recruitment and engagement: a bring your own device (BYOD) study example

2019: Zheng Li, PhD MPH, Effects of Ambient Air Pollution and Pollen Exposure on Asthma Control Status: A 26-Week Follow-Up Study

2018: Borghild Løyland, Down and out? Work and welfare trajectories among a cohort of Norwegian long-term social assistance recipients with complex health problems and low quality of life

2017: Francesco Cottone, PhD, The FA-IPSS(h): A New Index Combining Clinical Data and Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve Prognostication for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

2016: Dagmar Amtmann, PhD, Development of an item bank to measure pain catastrophizing           

2015: Skye P. Barbic, PhD OT, How can Rasch Measurement methods inform a measurement paradigm shift in mental health care?

Student and New Investigator Awards

Every year ISOQOL recognizes the best overall oral and poster presentations at the Annual Conference made by full-time students and investigators in the early stages of their career.


Abstracts submitted by students and new investigators are considered for these awards.

At the time of submission, student applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program, and new investigator applicants must be within five years of the end of their position as full-time student or postdoctoral fellow.

Before the conference, finalists are chosen based on review scores in four categories:

  • Student oral presentation
  • Student poster
  • New investigator oral presentation
  • New investigator poster

Each of the finalists is judged during the conference and one winner is selected for each category. Each winner receives a cash prize.


At the time of abstract submission, authors will have the opportunity to select if they qualify as a student or new investigator. This selection constitutes the nomination.

2023 Recipients

Student Oral Award

Nicole E. Billingy, MSc, Patient-initiated versus physician-initiated response to patient-reported symptom monitoring equally improve health-related quality of life after 1 year: the SYMPRO-Lung trial

Student Poster Award

Ava Mehdipour, MSc, Usability of telehealth assessments from the perspective of community-dwelling older adults

New Investigator Oral Award

Conrad J. Harrison, MBA DPhil MRCS, Psychometric sensitivity analysis: strategies for testing the stability of randomized controlled trial results to patient-reported outcome measurement assumptions, and an example using the TOPKAT trial dataset

New Investigator Poster Award

Jae-Yung Kwon, PhD RN, Journey mapping older adults’ experiences of radiation therapy for cancer as a knowledge translation tool for contextualizing patient-reported outcome measures

Past Recipients

Student Oral Award


2021: Conrad Harrison, BSc MBBS MRCS, An innovative approach to develop, deploy and evaluate personalised, patient-centred, outcome measurement: an international, multicentered study with the CLEFT-Q Computerised Adaptive Test

2020: Belle de Rooij, MSc, Symptom clusters in survivors of 7 cancer types from the PROFILES registry: a network analysis

2019: Sumaya Dano, HBSc, Measurement characteristics of PROMIS Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) and ESASr to assess fatigue in Kidney Transplant Recipients 

2018: Joshua Biber, MS MBA, Mapping PROMIS Physical Function Scores to Functional Ability

2017: Joshua Biber, MS MBA, Comparing automated mental health screening to manual processes in a health care system

2016: Laura C. Pinheiro, MPH PhD, The Prognostic Value of Health-Related Quality of Life on Survival: A prospective cohort study of older Americans with lung cancer

2015: Elena Tsangaris, MSc, Determining the Psychometric Properties of the CLEFT-Q Using Two Different Sets of Response Options

2014: Martine H.P. Crins, The impact of Dutch- versus English-language calibrations on theta estimates of the Dutch-Flemish PROMIS Pain Behavior and Pain Interference Item Banks

2013: Kim Nicolaije, The Impact of an Automatically Generated Survivorship Care Plan on Patient-Reported Outcomes: Results of a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (ROGY Care) Among Endometrial Cancer Patients

2012: Ana Maria Rodriguez, MSc PT PhD, Identifying and Characterizing Trajectories of QOL in Persons with Advanced Cancer: Important Contributors to decreasing QOL in People with Cancer

2011: Areej Shahbaz, Establishing Content Validity of the Give Youth a Voice Questionnaire for use in Pediatric Oncology: A Qualitative Study

Student Poster Award

2022: Michiel Luijten, MSc, Mental and social health of children and adolescents in the Dutch general population before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021: Jens Lehmann, MSc, Hematological patients’ usage and perception of a web-based patient portal for routine care

2020: Jae-Yung Kwon, RN PhD(c), Health status trajectories of outpatients with atrial fibrillation

2019: Manraj N. Kaur, PT MSc PhD(c), Examining content validity of BREAST-Q a decade later to determine relevance and comprehensiveness

2018: Loïs F. van de Water, MSc, Communicating treatment risks and benefits to cancer patients: a systematic review of different verbal and visual communication methods

2017: Lene Kongsgaard Nielsen, MD PhD candidate, Health-related quality of life in non-transplant eligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients treated with melphalan/prednisolone plus either thalidomide or lenalidomide; results of the HOVON87/NMSG18 study

2016: Elisavet Moschopoulou, BSc MSc PhD candidate, Post-Traumatic Stress in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

2015: Ayesha Mahmud, MRCOG, PhD candidate, Outcome reporting in UK-based maternity trials: A Systematic review of randomised controlled trials (The Pro-Maternity group)

2014: Alaa M. Arafah, MSc PhD candidate, What Matters to Women Living with MS in Saudi Arabia

2013: Amélie Anota, PhD, QoLR: An R Package for the Longitudinal Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in Oncology

2012: Carlos K. H. Wong, PhD MPhil BSc, Assessing the Measurement Invariance of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Colorectal Quality of Life Instrument between Self- and Interviewer-administration

2011: Shahnaz Shahrbanian, PhD, Symptom clusters in individuals with multiple sclerosis

New Investigator Oral Award

2022: Jae-Yung Kwon, PhD RN, Patient-reported anxiety, depression and well-being trajectories in oncology patients during radiation therapy: An expository analysis using the Ontario Cancer Registry

2021: Melanie Hawkins, PhD, Making valid decisions using five sources of validity evidence

2020: Jin-ah Sim, PhD, Multilevel social determinants of patient-reported outcomes among childhood cancer survivors: a report from the PEPR Consortium

2019: Minji K. Lee, Confirmatory Factor Analyses and Measurement Invariance of the Patient Experience with Treatment and Self-management (PETS vs 2.0) – a measure of treatment burden

2018: Derek G. Kyte, PhD, Systematic evaluation of patient-reported outcome (PRO) protocol content and reporting in cancer clinical trials: the EPiC study

2017: Antoine Vanier, MD PhD, What are all the proposed methods to estimate the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of a Patient-Reported Outcomes Measure? A systematic review

2016: Chris Gibbons, PhD, All CATS are grey in the dark: a novel approach to evaluating computer adaptive tests (CATs) in the real world

2015: John P. Barile, PhD, Factor Structure of the CDC Healthy Days Core and Symptoms Modules and their Association with Stress, Access to Care, and Social Determinants of Health

2014: Skye P. Barbic, PhD OT, What can modern measurement methods tell clinicians about adaptive responses of depression?

2013: Ester Villalonga-Olives, PhD, Health-Related Quality of Life of Children with Immigrant Backgrounds: Towards a New Pattern in Europe

2012: Paulos Teckle, PhD, Mapping responses on the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) to the HUI2 and HUI3

2011: Evan Matros, MD, Missing elements in current head and neck patient reported outcome measures

New Investigator Poster Award

2022: Anouk van Alphen, MD, Minimizing population health loss in times of scarce surgical capacity: a modelling study for non-academic surgical procedures.

2021: Sarah Hughes, MHSc, Development and psychometric evaluation of the Symptom Burden Questionnaire for Long COVID (SBQ-LC)

2020: Meagan Whisenant, PhD APRN, The unique symptom burden of receiving CAR T-cell therapy

2019: Rachel N. Cusatis, PhD, Decisional Regret in the first year after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

2018 (Tie): Philip Griffiths, PhD, Psychometric Properties in the Face of Missing Data – A Simulation Study Assessing the Effect of Missing Data on Test-Retest Reliability in Diary Studies

2018 (Tie): John D. Peipert, PhD, Measurement Invariance between Black and White Dialysis Patients and Normative Scores for the General Dialysis Population in the United States on The Kidney Disease Quality of Life 36-item Short-form Survey (KDQOL-36)

2017: Derek G. Kyte, PhD, Systematic Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Protocol Content and Reporting in Cancer Clinical Trials: The EPiC Study

2016: David Riedle, PhD, Cancer patients’ understanding of their individual quality of life scores using graphical presentations

2015: Eithne Sexton, Does the EQ-5D capture the effect of physical and mental health on subjective well-being among older people?

2014: Claudia Rutherford, PhD, Mode of administration of patient-reported outcomes (PROs): a systematic review

2013: Jiseon Kim, PhD, Validation of CESD-20 and PHQ-9 Crosswalks to PROMIS Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

2012: Pranav Gandhi, PhD, Factors associated with asthma control and health-related quality of life in children: A path analysis

2011: Hwee-Lin Wee, PhD, Association of anthropometric measures with Short-Form 36 (SF-36) physical and mental component summary scores in a multiethnic Asian population

ISOQOL Travel Scholarship Program

The ISOQOL Travel Scholarship Program was developed to increase the opportunity for members to attend and present at the Annual Conference by providing funds to help defray travel.

Scholarship funds are provided as reimbursement following the Annual Conference. Advance funds are not available.

*Members who meet eligibility requirements can apply for both scholarships.

Patient Research Partner (PRP) Travel Scholarships

In order to contribute to the advancement of patient engagement in outcomes research, ISOQOL has funding for selected PRPs with relevant experience to attend the ISOQOL Annual Conference. The primary objectives for PRPs participating in this program are to:

  • Collaborate with the Patient Engagement Special Interest Group (SIG) to attend and contribute to specific educational sessions at the Annual Conference
  • Participate in scientific program and contribute the patient perspective. This may include serving on a panel discussion group at the conference
  • Promote participation of PRPs in activities related to the active engagement of patient partners in research of relevance to the ISOQOL community


PRPs are selected based upon their experience as active partners in research programs (particularly those relevant to the ISOQOL community), and their potential to contribute to programs during this conference and in the future. In this context, we are defining PRPs as patients who have actively contributed to the design, development, delivery and/or evaluation of research projects and not solely as patients who have participated as research participants.


Nominations for the PRP Travel Scholarship are due each spring. Nomination packets include a letter of reference from a current ISOQOL member who will be attending the Annual Conference to participate in the Patient Engagement activities mentioned above.

Developing Country and Student/New Investigator Travel Scholarships

ISOQOL helps to defray the expenses associated with travel to the Annual Conference by providing travel assistance to:

  • Student members
  • Members in the early stages of their careers
  • Members from developing countries


Eligible applicants for the Developing Country Scholarship must be current ISOQOL members and hold their primary residence in one of the eligible developing countries. List of Eligible Countries.

Eligible applicants for the Student and New Investigator Scholarship must be current ISOQOL members and either a current student or new investigator (within five years of completing their terminal degree or medical residency).

Applicants for both categories of the Travel Scholarship Program must also submit an abstract to the Annual Conference.


Nominations for the Developing Country and Student/New Investigator Travel Scholarship are due each spring.

2023 Recipients

New Investigator and Student Scholarship

Margaret-Ann Tait, Australia

Maud M. van Muilekom, PhD, Netherlands

Rubina Shah, MSc MPH, United Arab Emirates

Developing Countries Scholarship

Ezinne Ekediegwu, BMR MSc, Nigeria

Patient Research Partner Scholarship

Brenda J. Jones, Canada

Past Recipients

New Investigator and Student Scholarship


Emma A. Damne, Sweden

Elizabeth J. Austin, MPH, United States

Paniarepa Saard, United Kingdom


Timothy Pickles, BSc (Hons) MSc, United Kingdom

Isabel Moreira, BMSc, Spain

Chloe Lim, PhD Candidate, Australia

Joanna F. Parkinson, Bkin, Canada


Sadia Ahmed, BHSc MSc, Canada

Julie A. Campbell, BEc (Hons) PhD, Australia

Michiel Luijten, MSc, Netherlands

John O’Dwyer, MSc, United Kingdom


Kyle Kemp, MSc

Natasha Roberts, BN (hons)

Antoinette Davey, MPhil


Sana Ishaque, PhD candidate

Nathan A. Pearson, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Hannah Penton, PhD candidate


Nina Deliu, MSc

Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, PhD Candidate

Jessica Roydhouse, PhD


Henriette Golke, Dipl. Psych.

Madeline Pe, PhD

Laura C. Pinheiro, MPH PhD


Guannan Bai, MSc

John P. Barile, PhD

Kathrin I. Fischer, MSc

Venkata “Sravan” Jaggumantri, PhD

Andrea Najera Ulloa, MD


Monica Avila Pacheco, BPharm MPH PhD

Sandra D. Griffith, PhD

Siyan Baxter


Divine E. Ediebah, MSc

Lotte Haverman, PhD

Belinda L. King-Kallimanis, PhD


Karl S. Bagraith

Niklas Bobrovitz, BHSc(h) MSc

Maria Y. K. Chow, MIPH M.Phil

Catherine Golics

Yash J. Jalundhwala, MS PhD

Sally Wilson, PhD

Developing Countries Scholarship


Lamia Bouzgarrou, MSC Pr, Tunisia


Yaqin Wang, China

Ambrish Singh, PhD Student, India

Afolabi Oyapero, BDS MPH FMCDS, Nigeria

Vijaya Gothwal, PhD, India


Noelle Freitas, RN PhD, Brazil

Laila Akbar Ladak, PhD MScN BScN RN, Pakistan

Santam Chakraborty, MD, India

Adesola Odole, PhD, Nigeria


Adesola Odole, PhD

Tatiana Nikitina, PhD

Allan Berrocal


Yangjun Liu, PhD candidate

Meng Wang


Wenjie Duan, PhD

Fredrick D. Purba, MSc


Pushpendra Goswami, PhD

Neusa Rocha, PhD

Kedar Mate


Andrea C. Cueva, MSc

Andréa L. Monteiro, MSc

Ranjan Pattnaik, MHA, PhD


Raluca I. Antonie, PhD

Khaled Hassine

Danielle Maria S.S. dos Santos, PhD

Doris M. Mwesigire, MD


Yu Changhe, MSc

Divine E. Ediebah, MSc

Yash J. Jalundhwala, MS PhD

Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, PhD


Joshua C. Gandi, RN RPN HND BSc MSc PhD

LV Meijun

Shahnaz Shahrbanian, PhD

Paulos Teckle, PhD


Christiane B. Bendo, MD

Subhas Pandit, MD

Patient Research Partner Scholarship


Moïse Gerson, Switzerland

Nancy E. Verdin, BScOT, Canada


Leonie Young, DUniv, Australia


Allyson Berent

Yelak Biru, MSc

Kristian Ahm Hansen


Jacqueline C. Jones

Mary Stanbury

Sandra A. Zelinsky


Jennifer Bostock, PhD MA BA

Philip Posner, PhD


Cynthia Chauhan, MSW

Jane Perlmutter, PhD MBA


Mario Di Carlo

Amye Leong, MBA


Samantha Brace-McDonnell

Anne Lyddiatt

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.