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Elisabeth Zeilinger
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Zeilinger

Department of Medicine I (Division of Hematology and Hemostaseology)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-0625-500X
T +43 1 40400 70350


Health Promotion; Intellectual Disability; Mental Health; Oncology; Palliative Care; Psychology, Clinical; Psychometrics; Statistics

Research group(s)


  • Cancer - Understanding Prevention in Intellectual Disabilities (CUPID) (2022)
    Source of Funding: EU, COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
    Coordinator of the collaborative project
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Austria: Including People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (2022)
    Source of Funding: OeGHO (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Hämatologie & Medizinische Onkologie), ASHO Clinical Research Grant
    Principal Investigator
  • Facilitators and Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening in Women with Intellectual Disability in Austria (2022)
    Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, City of Vienna Fund for Innovative Interdisciplinary Cancer Research
    Principal Investigator
  • Mental Health in People with Intellectual Disabilities (2022)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), ESPRIT
    Principal Investigator
  • Psycho-oncology Care in the Outpatient Setting (2022)
    Source of Funding: PHARMIG, MSD Join4Care
    Principal Investigator
  • Back-2-Research Grant (2019)
    Source of Funding: MedUni Vienna & University of Vienna, Marie Jahoda Stipendium
    Principal Investigator
  • Mobility Grant to Rome, Italy (2010)
    Source of Funding: Australian Federal Government, Department of Education and Training, Internationale Mobilität und wissenschaftlicher Austausch
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘The impact of COVID‐19 on cancer care of outpatients with low socioeconomic status’, International Journal of Cancer, 151, p. 77-82. Available at:
  2. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Prevalence of anxiety and depression in people with different types of cancer or haematologic malignancies: a cross-sectional study’, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 31. Available at:
  3. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Informant-based assessment instruments for dementia in people with intellectual disability: A systematic review and standardised evaluation’, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 121, p. 104148. Available at:
  4. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2022) ‘Challenges in Palliative Care Nursing at a University Hospital’, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. Available at:
  5. Zeilinger, E.L. et al. (2020) ‘Intellectual disability literacy and its connection to stigma: A multinational comparison study in three European countries’, PLOS ONE. Edited by T. van Amelsvoort, 15(10), p. e0239936. Available at: