Susan Yount

  • 4971 Citations
1991 …2023
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Dr. Yount is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in a range of health and medical conditions, with a special focus on oncology.

Dr. Yount received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a specialty in Health Psychology, in 1995 from the University of Miami. She completed a clinical internship in health psychology at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. She joined the Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in May 2009.

Dr. Yount is a health outcomes researcher with interests in the development, validation and application of patient-reported outcomes measures (such as health-related quality of life, symptoms, and health status). In particular, she is interested in applying patient-reported outcomes measures to improving the clinical care, health status and quality of life of individuals with chronic conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Miami

… → 1995


  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Medical Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Outcome Measures
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychological Issues of Patients Dealing with Medical Illness
  • Psychology

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Grants 2007 2023

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Tobacco Use Disorder
Smoking Cessation
Information Systems
Atopic Dermatitis

Research Output 1991 2019

  • 4971 Citations
  • 62 Article
  • 7 Chapter
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Short survey

Clinical factors associated with worse quality-of-life scores in United States thyroid cancer survivors

Goswami, S., Peipert, B. J., Mongelli, M. N., Kurumety, S. K., Helenowski, I. B., Yount, S. & Sturgeon, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroid Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Information Systems

Post-thyroidectomy neck appearance and impact on quality of life in thyroid cancer survivors

Kurumety, S. K., Helenowski, I. B., Goswami, S., Peipert, B. J., Yount, S. & Sturgeon, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroid Neoplasms
Quality of Life

PROMIS ® Adult Health Profiles: Efficient Short-Form Measures of Seven Health Domains

Cella, D., Choi, S. W., Condon, D. M., Schalet, B. D., Hays, R. D., Rothrock, N. E., Yount, S., Cook, K. F., Gershon, R., Amtmann, D., DeWalt, D. A., Pilkonis, P. A., Stone, A. A., Weinfurt, K. & Reeve, B. B., May 1 2019, In : Value in Health. 22, 5, p. 537-544 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Information Systems
Quality of Life
Information Systems
1 Citation (Scopus)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
2 Citations (Scopus)

A method to create a standardized generic and condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure for patient care and healthcare improvement

Schifferdecker, K. E., Yount, S. E., Kaiser, K., Adachi-Mejia, A., Cella, D., Carluzzo, K. L., Eisenstein, A., Kallen, M. A., Greene, G. J., Eton, D. T. & Fisher, E. S., Feb 1 2018, In : Quality of Life Research. 27, 2, p. 367-378 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care
Knee Osteoarthritis
Delivery of Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Focus Groups