My research program focuses on improving psychosocial, behavioral, and care quality outcomes for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members, as well as foster better sun protection and reduce UV exposure among the general population. My work primarily employs family-based and digital intervention approaches. Our recent work focuses on fostering better transitions off of active treatment for lymphoma survivors.
We have six active ongoing studies and three currently-funded R01s. The cancer populations our research program focus on are:
- Women diagnosed with gynecological cancer
- Young adult melanoma survivors and their relatives
- Melanoma survivors
- Oral and oropharyngeal cancer survivors
- Couples from the general population who have poor sun protection and/or sunburn
- Parents of children in the general population who have poor sun protection and/or sunburn
- Lymphoma survivors
Our research has the following goals:
- Developing, evaluating, and implementing psychological interventions to reduce distress and improving quality of life for cancer survivors and their family members
- Developing, evaluating, and implementing survivor-focused interventions to improve adherence to post-treatment care among cancer survivors
- Developing and implementing digital skin cancer risk reduction interventions for melanoma survivors and their families as well as the general population.