Zeeshan Butt, PhD
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Department of Surgery-Division of Organ Transplantation
Member, Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Member, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Member, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
633 N. Saint Clair Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Pager: 312- 695-8104
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, and Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In my clinical role, I provide psychological evaluation and treatment in our Comprehensive Transplant Center. My research focuses on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the postsurgical context, with specific emphasis on organ donation and transplantation.
I lead the Quality of Life Workgroup of the Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) to foster multidisciplinary patient-centered research to provide research mentorship to postdoctoral fellows in this area. In addition, I am Co-Chair of the Health-Related Quality of Life Group of the NIH A2ALL study, providing leadership in the assessment of living liver donors’ well-being across 9 transplant centers.
Among my professional service roles, I am on the editorial board of the journal Assessment, Health Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. I serve as the first Chair of the Early Career Professionals Council of APA Division 38 (Health Psychology) and Co-Chair the Executive Committee of the Allied Health Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation. I also serve as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals, conferences, and grant task forces to provide expertise in health psychology and psychometrics.
Recent, representative publications
 Butt, Z., Parikh, N. D., Skaro, A. I., Ladner, D., & Cella, D. (2012). Quality of life, risk adjustment, and patient safety in liver transplantation: New frontiers in health services and outcomes research. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 17, 241-247.
 Butt, Z., Parikh, N.D., Beaumont, J. L., Rosenbloom, S. K., Syrjala, K. L., Abernethy, A. P., Benson, A. B., & Cella, D. (2012). Development and validation of a symptom index for advanced hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (NCCN-FACT) Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Symptom Index (NFHSI). Cancer, 118, 5997-6004
 Christophersen, E., & Butt, Z. (2012). Introducing a primer for career development and promotion: Succeeding as a psychologist in an academic health center. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 349-352. [online edition includes full primer for download; also available for download here ]
 Gordon, E. J., Butt, Z., Jensen, S. E., Lok-Ming Lehr, A., Franklin, J., Becker, Y., Sherman, L., Chon, W. J., Beauvais, N., Hanneman, J., Penrod, D., Ison, M. G. and Abecassis, M. M. (2013), Opportunities for Shared Decision Making in Kidney Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12195
 Reeve, B.B., Wyrwich, K. W., Wu, A. W., Velikova, G., Terwee, C. B., Snyder, C. F., Schwartz, C., Revicki, D. A., Moinpour, C. M., McLeod, L. D., Lyons, J. C., Lenderking, W. R., Hinds, P. S., Hays, R. D., Greenhalgh, J., Gershon, R., Feeny, D., Fayers, P. M., Cella, D., Brundage, M., Ahmed, S., Aaronson, N. K., Butt, Z.; on behalf of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL).(2013), ISOQOL recommends minimum standards for patient-reported outcome measures used in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. Quality of Life Research. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s11136-012-0344-y
Last updated April 1, 2013