I am passionate about “illness survivorship”, and my research is heavily focused on cancer survivors. In addition to cancer, I also work with patients living with chronic physical illness (e.g., ME/CFS, rheumatological disease).
Supported by an interdisciplinary team of colleagues, trainees, and mentors at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, my research emphasis is in two primary areas: (a) fear of recurrence / uncertainty in illness and (b) insomnia.
I have been fortunate to receive support to address these topics from the American Cancer Society, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health, and philanthropy.
To date, I have led 3 clinical trials to adapt and test behavioral interventions for adult cancer survivors (NCT04566068; NCT04876599; NCT03695406). In 2022, I completed a 2-year position as co-chair of the Integrative Health and Spirituality SIG of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
As of June 2023, this work has resulted in 54 publications (22/1st author, 2/senior author), over 75 national and international conference presentations, multiple early career awards, and mentorship of junior pre- and postdoctoral trainees.
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