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Tenbroeck Smith, MA

Director of Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Behavioral Research Center


Tenbroeck Smith conducts original research and consults American Cancer Society patient/survivor programs and initiatives.  Mr. Smith is leading Society efforts to develop systems for measuring symptom burden and management among those diagnosed with cancer and is interested in develop Patient Reported Outcome surveillance systems.        Mr. Smith is the primary investigator of the Patient Reported Outcomes Symptoms and Side-Effects Study(PROSSES).  PROSSES piloted cost-effective methods of collecting patient reported symptom data at 17 community cancer centers across the U.S.  Mr. Smith is a co-investigator on the Studies of Cancer Survivors - a study of survivors' quality of life and adjustment to cancer.  He is the Society lead of the Survey of Physician Attitudes Regarding the Care of Cancer Survivors.  He is a member of the Society of Behavioral and the International Society for Quality of Life Research.  His research interests include cancer survivorship, quality of life, patient reported outcomes, the application of information technology, and survey methodology.

In 1989, Mr. Smith received a bachelor's degree in psychology at Rutgers University, with coursework in advanced mathematics and computer programming.  He received his master's degree in psychology from Georgia State University in 1996, where he also taught undergraduate statistics.  Before coming to the Society, Mr. Smith managed population-based studies at the Georgia SEER cancer registry.