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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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Positive psychological health and stroke risk: The benefits of emotional vitality.

Objective: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Various forms of positive psychological health (e.g., emotional vitality) are associated with lower risk for heart disease. However, it is...

Relationships among spousal communication, self-efficacy, and motivation among expectant Latino fathers who smoke.

Objective: Cigarette smoking is a prevalent problem among Latinos, yet little is known about what factors motivate them to quit smoking or make them feel more confident that they can. Given cultural...

Framing and personalizing informed consent to prevent negative expectations: An experimental pilot study.

Objective: Informing patients about medical treatments and their possible side effects is ethically and legally obligatory but may trigger negative expectations and nocebo-related side effects. This...

From ideas to efficacy: The ORBIT model for developing behavioral treatments for chronic diseases.

Objective: Given the critical role of behavior in preventing and treating chronic diseases, it is important to accelerate the development of behavioral treatments that can improve chronic disease...

Antecedents and mediators of physical activity in endometrial cancer survivors: Increasing physical activity through steps to health.

Objective: Research has shown that physical activity (PA) has a positive effect on cancer survivors, including improving quality of life, improving physical fitness, and decreasing risk for cancer...

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Rising Cancer Rates in Low and Middle Income Countries Threaten Economic Stability

Editorial says prevention efforts important part of health care planning

American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grants

Nation’s largest non-government, not-for-profit cancer research funder awards 77 grants totaling nearly $38 million in second of two cycles for 2015

American Cancer Society Awards Medal of Honor For Extraordinary Contributions in the Fight to End Cancer

Four Individuals and One Foundation Earn the Society’s Highest Honor

Study Finds High Proportion of Advanced Breast Cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

Raising public awareness may be important factor to address issue