Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
Faculty Director, Patient-Reported Outcome Core (PRO-Core)
Cancer Outcomes Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control
Areas of Interest
I am a patient-reported outcomes methodologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research investigates valid and reliable approaches for assessing patient-reported outcomes in longitudinal studies, in particular symptoms, physical function and quality of life. I have more than 10 years of experience contributing to multi-site research studies focused on symptom assessment and PRO instrument validation. In 2014 I was awarded the Donna Lamping Emerging Leader Award from the International Society for Quality of Life Research. I am the lead survey methodologist and a co-investigator on multiple PCORI-funded large pragmatic clinical trials and NCI-supported community based oncology practice survey research studies. I co-direct the Measurement Core of the NINR-supported Palliative Care Research Cooperative. I am the Faculty Director of the UNC Patient-Reported Outcomes Core, and I provide consultation to investigators regarding the design and implementation of patient-reported outcome and wearable device data capture in clinical trials and clinical care settings.
News and Stories
UNC Lineberger and UNC researchers discuss latest research at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
UNC Lineberger researchers will present the latest findings from studies and lead educational sessions at the 64th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Dec. 10-13.
Using telehealth to regularly report symptoms improved overall well-being for patients with advanced cancer
Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO, reports that people with advanced cancer who reported their symptoms weekly using an electronic survey had better outcomes compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via in-person clinical visits.
Weekly electronic reporting of symptoms improves care for patients with advanced cancer
People with advanced cancers who reported their symptoms weekly using a digital tool received more timely, and potentially life-saving treatment, compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via regular in-person clinical visits, according to findings from a national study led by Ethan Basch, MD, MSc.