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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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Depressive symptoms, daily stress, and adherence in late adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Objective: To examine whether depressive symptoms are associated with greater perceived daily stress and moderate the link between stress severity and poorer daily adherence in late adolescents with...

Dyadic coping within couples dealing with breast cancer: A longitudinal, population-based study.

Objective: The way couples deal with stressors is likely to influence their adjustment after breast cancer diagnosis. Based on the systemic-transactional model, this study examined whether the...

Mediators of an Internet-based psychosocial intervention for women with breast cancer.

Objective: Many interventions have been designed to promote psychological adjustment in cancer survivors; however, notably few studies have specified the mediating processes through which these...

Offering variety: A subtle manipulation to promote healthy food choice throughout the day.

Objective: Providing a variety of food generally increases consumption and enjoyment. This effect is typically associated with unhealthy behavior (e.g., overindulgence at a buffet) and studied during...

Trajectories of oral medication adherence in youth with inflammatory bowel disease.

Objective: To examine longitudinal trajectories of oral thiopurine adherence over a 180-day interval in a sample of youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to identify the role of disease...

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Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Higher Quit Rates among Smokers

Largest study of its kind to date finds smokers diagnosed with cancer more likely to quit

Use of Radiotherapy after Prostate Cancer Surgery Declining, Despite Evidence of Benefit

Large Study Finds Fewer than One in Ten Prostate Cancer Patients with Adverse Pathologic Features after Surgery Receive Radiation Therapy

American Cancer Society Calls for Sustained Effort to Reduce Cancer in Ethnic Minorities

National Minority Health Month is an Opportunity to Join the American Cancer Society in Helping to Save Lives from Cancer

Coaches vs. Cancer® 2015 Champion Award Honors University of Iowa’s Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery

Hawkeyes Coach Recognized for Work to Support American Cancer Society