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Counselor taking to couple about quality of life after cancer

Multiple faculty members in the Department of Health Outcomes and Behaviors aim to understand and improve the quality of life of patients and family members. Research topics include:

  • Quality of life
    o Cognitive impairment
    o Sleep disturbance
    o Fatigue
    o Pain
    o Distress, depression, and anxiety
    o Stress management
    o Benefit-finding
    o Adjustment to diagnosis and treatment
    o Coping
    o Physical functioning
    o Spirituality
    o Psychosocial support
  • Fertility preservation
  • Patient-caregiver communication
  • Caregiver-healthcare team communication
  • Cancer care among underserved groups
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Sexual and gender minorities
  • Adolescent and young adult (AYA)
  • Cancer care delivery
  • Medical decision-making
  • Supportive care
  • Patient navigation
  • Psychological and physical health of cancer family caregivers
  • Precision medicine
  • Effective communication