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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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Stressful life events and orthostatic blood pressure recovery in older adults.

Objective: The majority of the literature on stress and blood pressure (BP) concerns the increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from high BP. Because the sympathetic nervous system...

Daily physical activity enhances resilient resources for symptom management in middle-aged women.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the direct and indirect associations between physical activity and menopausal symptoms. Methods: Community-dwelling middle-aged women (N = 103;...

Snack purchasing is healthier when the cognitive demands of choice are reduced: A randomized controlled trial.

Objective: Individuals with inefficient executive (higher level cognitive) function have a reduced ability to resist dietary temptation. The present study aimed to design and test a theory-based...

Life satisfaction and use of preventive health care services.

Objective: Although a growing body of research shows that life satisfaction is linked with enhanced health behaviors and physical health, no study has examined life satisfaction’s association with...

Experiencing weight bias in an unjust world: Impact on exercise and internalization.

Objective: This research explores the effects of belief in a just world on exercise and psychological well-being among individuals who have experienced weight bias. Methods: In Study 1, 804...

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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