Ann Mertens, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Survivor
Research Program Director
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/Emory University
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.