Researcher Profile

Howard Leventhal, PhD

Associate II Member, Program: non-aligned

Member since 1995

Academic Appointment

Board of Governors Professor of Health of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Chair, Division on Health, IHHCPAR; Member IOM, NAS

Research Interests

  • Study how patients' perceptions and interpretations of symptoms and function affect treatment choices and self management for chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, cancer).
  • Examine the process and health outcomes of patient sharing their objective (symptoms and function) and subjective (worries and outcome expectations) experience with clinicians.
  • Maintaining daily life activities, i.e., social, cognitive, and physical, when living with cancer, and making end of life decisions.

Selected Publications

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