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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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Being impulsive and obese increases susceptibility to speeded detection of high-calorie foods.

Objective: Overeating and obesity are associated with impulsivity. In studies among patients with a substance use disorder, impulsivity was found to be associated with substance-related attentional...

Self-compassion, affect, and health-promoting behaviors.

Objective: Emerging theory and research suggest that self-compassion promotes the practice of health behaviors, and implicates self-regulation as an explanatory factor. However, previous...

Community, family, and subjective socioeconomic status: Relative status and adolescent health.

Objective: Relative socioeconomic status (SES) may be an important social determinant of health. The current study aimed to examine how relative SES, as measured by subjective SES, income inequality,...

Naturalistically observed conflict and youth asthma symptoms.

Objective: To investigate the links between naturalistically observed conflict, self-reported caregiver−youth conflict, and youth asthma symptoms. Method: Fifty-four youth with asthma (age range:...

Role of affective attitudes and anticipated affective reactions in predicting health behaviors.

Objective: Two measures of affect—affective attitude (AA) and anticipated affective reaction (AAR)—have frequently been used individually, but rarely simultaneously, in correlational studies...

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American Cancer Society Hope Lodges Awarded Grants from McKesson Foundation

Grants will benefit 17 locations across the country, will support housing and transportation programs

The Friday Before Memorial Day Weekend is Don’t Fry Day

American Cancer Society and National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourage everyone to protect their skin against the sun

Study Links Father’s Age and Risk of Blood Cancer as an Adult

Association Particularly Strong among Only Children

Racial Differences in Male Breast Cancer Outcomes

Poverty may play an important role