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Login S. George, PhD

Core Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Rutgers University

login.george@rutgers.edu, (848) 932-4653

Dr. George studies the intersection of psycho-social processes and healthcare utilization to identify mechanisms that can be leveraged to improve patient outcomes. One area of application is among patients with advanced life-limiting illness, where psycho-social processes shape patient well-being, decision-making, and care outcomes (e.g., quality of life; aggressive end-of-life care). Dr. George’s previous work examined among patients with advanced cancer, factors such as psychological well-being, belief-in-miracles, prognostic expectations, and patient-family discordance in treatment preference. This work led to a National Cancer Institute Research Career Development Award (K99/R00). As part of this K award, Dr. George is conducting a large observational cohort study of patients with advanced disease. This project will identify critical patient coping strategies shaping decisional and care outcomes, leading to future interventions.

Dr. George is a clinical psychologist and a psycho-oncologist. He completed his PhD at the University of Connecticut and postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His other educational and clinical training has been at Rutgers University (BA, 2009), William Paterson University (MA, 2011), and the Veterans Affairs HealthCare System (2017).