Sabina De Geest

University of Basel, Switzerland

Sabina De Geest is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Institute of Nursing Science of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She is also a part time Professor of Nursing at the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and adjunct Professor at the Schools of Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), the College of Nursing of New York University (USA) and University of Missouri (USA). She received her Masters Degree and PhD in Medical Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven. Sabina De Geest leads the Leuven Basel Adherence Research Group, an international interdisciplinary research group focusing on behavioral and psychosocial issues, with the ultimate goal of improving clinical outcomes in chronically ill patient populations (e.g., solid organ & stem cell transplantation, HIV-AIDS, glaucoma). Projects currently conducted in Europe and North-America focus on the prevalence, determinants and consequences (both clinical and economic) of non-adherence to medication regimens, and on testing the efficacy of adherence enhancing interventions. Over time, the research group has expanded her focus to include assessment of the predictive value of pre-transplant psychosocial and behavioral factors regarding post-transplant outcomes, and the development and testing of instruments to assess patient reported outcomes. Her research has been published in leading interdisciplinary journals. She is co-editor of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Transplantation, Progress in Transplantation, the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Journal, BioMed Central – Nursing, the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, and the International Journal of Health Policy. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in 2004, as a Fellow of the

Biography Updated on 22 January 2012

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