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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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Preliminary results from a family-based HIV prevention intervention for South African youth.

Objectives: Approximately 5.6 million South Africans are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV; UNAIDS, 2010). Prevalence among Black adolescents and young adults is particularly alarming....

Body image disturbance and health behaviors among sexual minority men living with HIV.

Objective: Body image disturbance is a common experience for sexual minority men living with HIV, and is associated with poor self-care behaviors. However, to date, no known cohesive theoretical model...

Substance use and hepatitis C: An ecological momentary assessment study.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess craving and mood related to opioid and cocaine use among asymptomatic hepatitis C virus (HCV)+ and HCV– methadone patients who have not started...

Social contagion of vasovagal reactions in the blood collection clinic: A possible example of mass psychogenic illness.

Objective: Observing or hearing about illness in another person can lead to reports of similar symptoms. Reports can occasionally be widespread. However, it has been difficult to document whether this...

Combining self-affirmation with implementation intentions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.

Objective: The current study tested whether self-affirmation in the context of a threatening health message helps promote a health behavior (fruit and vegetable consumption) over a 3-month period, and...

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Lee® Jeans Launches 2014 Cause Campaign, Selects Three Breast Cancer Survivors As Ambassadors With The American Cancer Society®

Lee National Denim Day® has raised millions for breast cancer programs and research, and three ambassadors will help lead this year's campaign

American Cancer Society Honors Companies, CEO of the Year for Outstanding Commitment to the Fight Against Cancer

Companies Honored for Philanthropy and Corporate Efforts to Reduce Employee Cancer Risk

Guidelines Address Long-Term Needs of Prostate Cancer Survivors

Recommendations to Support Primary Care of Estimated 2.8 Million Men with History of Prostate Cancer in the U.S.

New Report Estimates Nearly 19 Million Cancer Survivors in the U.S. by 2024

Growing, Aging Population & Increased Survival Driving Trend