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Elisabeth Zeilinger
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Zeilinger

Department of Medicine I (Division of Palliative Medicine)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-0625-500X
T +43 1 40400 71270


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

Research group(s)


  • 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 [Preprint]. Available at:
  2. Gaiger, A. et al. (2022) ‘The cancer survival index—A prognostic score integrating psychosocial and biological factors in patients diagnosed with cancer or haematologic malignancies’, Cancer Medicine [Preprint]. 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. Unseld, M. et al. (2020) ‘Prevalence of pain and its association with symptoms of post‐traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and distress in 846 cancer patients: A cross sectional study’, Psycho-Oncology, 30(4), pp. 504–510. 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,15(10), p. e0239936. Available at: