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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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A pilot test of motivational oral health promotion with alcohol-dependent inpatients.

Objective: Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective intervention for improving health behavior in a number of domains, and evidence suggests that it may be useful for promoting oral health. The...

Enrollment in prescription drug insurance: The interaction of numeracy and choice set size.

Objective: To determine how choice set size affects decision quality among individuals of different levels of numeracy choosing prescription drug plans. Method: Members of an Internet-enabled panel...

Behavioral intentions to HIV test and subsequent testing: The moderating role of sociodemographic characteristics.

Objective: Health behavior theorists have proposed that cognitive variables (e.g., intentions to change, self-efficacy) drive individual health behaviors, and most HIV/AIDS prevention interventions...

Fear of recurrence impacts health-related quality of life and continued tobacco use in head and neck cancer survivors.

Objective: To examine the impact of fear of recurrence (FOR) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and tobacco use among head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors. Methods: A cross-sectional subset of...

Autonomy support, self-regulation, and weight loss.

Objective: Social support is believed to contribute to weight loss success, yet the type of support received is rarely assessed. To develop more effective weight loss interventions, examinations of...

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Body Mass Index Associated with Breast Cancer, Regardless of Body Shape

Large, Prospective Study May Clarify Association between Obesity and Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society Applauds CVS Caremark’s Decision to Halt the Sale of Tobacco Products in its Stores

February 5 Statement from John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Awards $42.9 million in Research and Training Grants

Grants will fund investigators at 68 institutions across the United States

Live Nation Entertainment and American Cancer Society Collaborate to Raise Awareness and Funds and Give Fans Opportunity to Help Fight Cancer through April 13, 2014