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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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Genetic counselors’ implicit racial attitudes and their relationship to communication.

Objective: Implicit racial attitudes are thought to shape interpersonal interactions and may contribute to health-care disparities. This study explored the relationship between genetic counselors’...

Introduction to the special series on health disparities in genomic medicine.

Given the importance of minority health and health-disparities research in addressing our nation’s health-care objectives, Health Psychology encourages manuscripts that reflect a range of themes in...

Effects of racial and ethnic group and health literacy on responses to genomic risk information in a medically underserved population.

Objective: Few studies have examined how individuals respond to genomic risk information for common, chronic diseases. This randomized study examined differences in responses by type of genomic...

Translation and validation of a Spanish-language genetic health literacy screening tool.

Objective: Literacy deficits and underutilization of medical services have been linked to health disparities among minorities, and this appears especially relevant for the Latino population. Given the...

Psychosocial, health-promotion, and neurocognitive interventions for survivors of childhood cancer: A systematic review.

Objective: Survivors of childhood cancer must contend with a number of medical and psychosocial vulnerabilities after their cancer treatment ends. Interventions have been developed to alleviate or...

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

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Public Health Expert to Join American Cancer Society

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