Holly G. Prigerson

Irving Sherwood Wright Professor of Geriatrics/Professor of Sociology in Medicine; Codirector, Center for Research on End-of-Life Care
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

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Holly G. Prigerson

Irving Sherwood Wright Professor of Geriatrics/Professor of Sociology in Medicine; Codirector, Center for Research on End-of-Life Care
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise
Psychosocial epidemiology; psychometrics; bereavement; end-of-life care

Current Research Interest
Targeting psychosocial factors influencing end-of-life care and bereavement adjustment; examining racial/ethnic disparities in the quality of cancer care; development of qualities of life assessment in end-stage cancer care

Distinction
Harvard University Honorary Master’s Degree
National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award
Harvard Medical School A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Scientist of the Year
American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Award

Selected Publications
Prigerson, Holly G., Yuhua Bao, Manish A. Shah, M. Elizabeth Paulk, Thomas W. LeBlanc, Bryan J. Schneider, Melissa M. Garrido, M. Carrington Reid, David A. Berlin, Kerin B. Adelson, Alfred I. Neugut, and Paul K. Maciejewski. “Chemotherapy Use, Performance Status, and Quality of Life at the End of Life.” JAMA Oncology 1, no. 6 (2015): 778-784.

Prigerson, Holly G., Mardi J. Horowitz, Selby C. Jacobs, Colin M. Parkes, Mihaela Aslan, Karl Goodkin, Beverley Raphael, Samuel J. Marwit, Camille Wortman, Robert A. Neimeyer, George Bonanno, Susan D. Block, David Kissane, Paul Boelen, Andreas Maercker, Brett T. Litz, Jeffrey G. Johnson, Michael B. First, and Paul K. Maciejewski. “Prolonged Grief Disorder: Psychometric Validation of Criteria Proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11.” PLOS Medicine 6, no. 8 (2009): e1000121.

Cornell Research Website Article
Strategies for End-of-Life Care and Grief