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Neeraj Arora

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Dr. Neeraj K. Arora is a Research Scientist and Program Director in the Outcomes Research Branch of the Applied Research Program. He has more than 12 years of experience in conducting research that focuses on the patient's perspective and aims to facilitate the delivery of high quality "patient-centered" cancer care. His research integrates the areas of health communication, outcomes research, and cancer survivorship. Dr. Arora's research expertise includes the assessment of patient-reported outcomes such as patients' experiences and satisfaction with care, their information needs, and their health-related quality of life. His research also focuses on the measurement, determinants, and impact of patient-clinician communication across the cancer continuum.

At the NCI, Dr. Arora is currently leading efforts to build a program of research that would facilitate ongoing assessment, monitoring, and improvement of patient-centered care processes as part of routine cancer care delivery. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals in the broad areas of health communication, quality of care and outcomes research, as well as cancer survivorship.

Dr. Arora received his PhD in Industrial Engineering with a major in Health Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received training in health care quality assessment and improvement as well as in health services research. While at the University of Wisconsin, he evaluated issues related to health-related quality of life among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and examined how computer-based support systems might help breast cancer patients in playing more active roles in their health care.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014