Ann Mertens, PhD
Research Program Director for Survivorship,
Program Director of the Clinical Research Office,
The Mark R. Hudgens Chair for Clinical Research in Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine
Areas of Research Interest: Pediatric epidemiology, research methodology, clinical outcomes research, cancer survivorship.
Primary research interest and efforts:
- The investigation of late effects of therapy in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer
- Research methodology and statistical applications around clinical outcomes research.
Primary/current project focus: My current research activities are in the study of effective communication and intervention strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality in childhood and adolescent cancer survivors and to increase quality of life.