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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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The myth of comfort food.

Objective: People seek out their own idiosyncratic comfort foods when in negative moods, and they believe that these foods rapidly improve their mood. The purpose of these studies is to investigate...

Relationship between momentary affect states and self-efficacy in adolescent smokers.

Objective: Relapse to smoking after making a quit attempt is both common and rapid in adolescent smokers. Momentary self-efficacy (SE)—that is, momentary shifts in one’s confidence in the ability...

Effects of a prototype Internet dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program at 1- and 2-year follow-up.

Objective: A group-based eating disorder prevention program wherein young women explore the costs of pursuing the thin ideal reduces eating disorder risk factors and symptoms. However, it can be...

When zero is greater than one: Consumer misinterpretations of nutrition labels.

Objective: Front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labels are increasingly used by food manufacturers. A call to regulate the content and format of these labels resulted in recommendations by the Institute...

Theory of planned behavior interventions for reducing heterosexual risk behaviors: A meta-analysis.

Objective: The meta-analysis reported here examined interventions informed by the theory of planned behavior (TPB) or theory of reasoned action (TRA) aimed at reducing heterosexual risk behaviors...

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American Cancer Society Launches Global Cancer Atlas To Empower Nations to Reduce their Cancer Burden

New tool released in partnership with the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control

Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to quit for good

American Cancer Society Offers Tips to Quit During the Great American Smokeout November 20

Public Health Expert to Join American Cancer Society

Former Health and Human Services Official Will Lead Prevention and Early Detection Programs