Professor Mukadder Mollaoğlu graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey, where she currently works, in 1991. She obtained a doctorate at Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute. Her research focuses on examining the effects of chronic diseases on the quality of life of patients; she also lectures and publishes in her field. She is an editorial board member and reviewer for many medical journals and has published papers in eminent journals as well as books in the field of chronic diseases and palliative care. Dr. Mollaoğlu has participated in a number of national and international panels, conferences and congresses related to quality of life, where she has held various duties such as speaker and session chairperson. She is a member of many associations on chronic diseases.