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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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Children and adolescents coping with cancer: Self- and parent reports of coping and anxiety/depression.

Objective: The diagnosis and treatment of cancer present children and adolescents with significant stress. However, research on the ways that children and adolescents cope with cancer-related stress...

Associations of weight stigma with cortisol and oxidative stress independent of adiposity.

Objective: Weight discrimination is associated with increased risk of obesity. The mechanism of this relationship is unknown, but being overweight is a highly stigmatized condition and may be a source...

Marital quality and diabetes: Results from the Health and Retirement Study.

Objective: Poor marital quality is associated with many different indicators of poor health, including immunologic and metabolic responses that have relevance for distal disease outcomes such as...

Daily self-disclosure and sleep in couples.

Objective: An emerging literature provides evidence for the association between romantic relationship quality and sleep, an important factor in health and well-being. However, we still know very...

Maternal depressive symptoms and disease care status in youth with type 1 diabetes.

Objective: The current study assessed relations among maternal depressive symptoms, poorer youth diabetes adherence, and glycemic control. Specifically, hypothesized mediating links of lowered...

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Eating at Fast Food and Full Service Restaurants Associated with Higher Calories, Poorer Nutrition

On days when eating at a restaurant, adults consumed about 200 additional total daily calories

Study: Many Cancer Survivors Smoke Years after Diagnosis

Nearly one in ten cancer survivors reports smoking

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