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Karen Gil

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Karen Gil received her Ph.D. in physiological psychology at the University of Massachusetts, studying peripheral metabolism. She studied metabolism during trauma as a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia in New York City. She received a certificate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, supporting her transition to a clinical outcomes researcher. Her recent work is in quality of life in women with gynecologic malignancies, in part as a 14 year member of an NCI funded Cancer Cooperative Group that designs clinical trials for people with cancer. She is an author of 48 peer reviewed publications, and over 70 chapters, reviews and national presentations.


BS, Tufts University

PhD, Univ MA, Amherst, MA

Post-master's Certificate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Medical Education, Summa Health, Akron OH, 2019

Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine, NEOMED, 2018


Gil, K. M., Stephanie, P., Klopp, A., Yeung, A. (2019). Expanded validation of the EPIC bowel and urinary domains for use in women with gynecologic cancer undergoing postoperative radiotherapy. Gynecologic Oncology.

Scott, E., Gil, K. M., King, B., Piatt, E. (2015). Clinical outcomes in a primary care practice within a Center for Health Equity. J Prim Care Community Health.

Klopp, A., Yeung, A., Deshmukh, S., Gil, K. M. (2018). Patient-reported toxicity during pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy: NRG Oncology-RTOG 1203. Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Pfefferle, K., Gil, K. M., Fening, S., Dilisio, M. (2014). Validation study of a pooled electronic healthcare database: the effect of obesity on the revision rate of total knee arthroplasty. . Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. .


Yeung, A., Pugh, S., Klopp, A., Gil, K. M. (2016). Clinicians underreport adverse events in NRG Oncology’s RTOG 1203: The importance of using patient-reported outcomes in oncology clinical trials. . American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).