Michael Feuerstein

Feuerstein-Michael photo 10-05_CompressedMichael Feuerstein, PhD, MPH, is professor of medical and clinical psychology and public health and biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  After his recovery from a life-threatening brain tumor he has devoted his life’s work to improving the quality of health care survivors receive through research and by disseminating scientifically informed knowledge  to health care providers and cancer patients following treatment.

Dr. Feuerstein has published a book for Cancer Survivors and their families and has edited three textbooks for diverse health care providers on the challenges experienced by these patients. In 2007, he launched a peer- reviewed multidisciplinary journal, the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, whose mission is to improve evidence- based health care in those living with a unique history of cancer and cancer treatment. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife Michele. They have 3 grown children (Sara, Andrew, Erica) and 3 grandchildren (Kiran, Maya, Zain).

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Feuerstein, M.  Innovations in health care for cancer survivors: Let’s learn from the past. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 2007, 1, 177-178.

Harrington, C.B., Hansen, J.A, Moskowitz, M., Todd, B.L., & Feuerstein, M. It’s not over when it’s over: long-term symptoms in cancer survivors – A Systematic review. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2010, 40(2), 163-181.

Mathan, S., Smart, A., Ververs, T., & Feuerstein M.  Towards an index of cognitive efficacy EEG-based estimation of cognitive load among individuals experiencing cancer-related cognitive decline. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2010, 6595-6598.

Todd B.L., Moskowitz M.C., Ottati A., and Feuerstein M.  Stressors, Stress Response, and Cancer Recurrence: A systematic review. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Mar-Apr;37(2):114-25.

Mehnert, A. deBoer, A.G.E.M., and Feuerstein, M. Employment challenges for cancer survivors. Cancer, 2013,119(S11): 2151-2159

Moskowitz, M. C., Feuerstein, M., and Todd, B. L. Job Stress and Physical Activity Related to Elevated Symptom Clusters in Breast Cancer Survivors at Work. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013. 55(1): 93-98.

Gehrke A., Baisley M., Sonck A., Wronski S., and Feuerstein M. Neurocognitive deficits following primary brain tumor treatment: systematic review of a decade of comparative studies. Journal of Neuro-oncology, 2013, 115(2): 135-142.

Collins C., Gehrke A., and Feuerstein, M. Cognitive Work Tasks as Challenges for Brain Tumor Survivors at Work. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2013, 55(12): 1426-1430.

Moskowitz, M. C., Todd, B. L., Chen, R., & Feuerstein, M. Function and friction at work: a multidimensional analysis of work outcomes in cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Jun;8(2):173-82.

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