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Psycho-Oncology Program Members

Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, Associate Professor

View Dr. Pereira’s profile on the CHP website.

Diego Esparza-Duran, B.A.

Diego Esparza-Duran, B.A., Graduate Research Assistant

Diego is from Northern California (Oakland) and attended Pomona College in Claremont. As an undergraduate, he worked with preschool children from low-income/underserved families through Jumpstart/Head Start programs. After graduating, he […]

Shan Wong, B.S.

Shan Wong, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

Shan attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate (Go Gators!), earning a B.S. in Psychology while on the Pre-health track. She enjoys working with cancer patients and learning about […]

Laura Telepak, B.A.

Laura Telepak, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

Laura Telepak, M.S., is a graduate student in Clinical and Health Psychology focusing in health psychology. Laura obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Italian studies from Miami University in […]

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Effects of pain intensity on goal schemas and goal pursuit: A daily diary study.

Objective: Although the adverse effects of chronic pain on work productivity and daily life pursuits are clear, the within-person dynamics of pain, goal cognition, and engagement in work-related and...

Loneliness, daily pain, and perceptions of interpersonal events in adults with fibromyalgia.

Objective: This study examined whether individual differences in loneliness and/or daily exacerbations in loneliness relate to daily pain and frequency and perception of interpersonal events among...

The impact of significant other expressed emotion on patient outcomes in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Objective: Previous literature has identified the importance of interpersonal processes for patient outcomes in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), particularly in the context...

Attitude–behavior consistency, the principle of compatibility, and organ donation: A classic innovation.

Objective: The lack of consistency between peoples’ attitudes toward organ donation and organ donation registration behavior has long perplexed scholars. Ajzen and Fishbein’s principle of...

The manifold effects of positive affect on heart rate variability in everyday life: Distinguishing within-person and between-person associations.

Objective: Positive affect (PA) has been related to better health. However, the biological pathways underlying this link are not well understood. Different facets of PA (e.g., low activated vs. high...