Memorial Sloan Kettering psychologist Kelly Trevino

Kelly Trevino, PhD



Director, Psycho-Oncology of Cancer and Aging Program

Clinical Expertise

Psycho-Oncology; Psychological Counseling for Older Adults with Cancer and their Caregivers; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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About Me


PhD, Bowling Green State University


Geriatric Psychology - Wayne State University


Geriatric Psychology - VA Boston Healthcare System; Psychosocial Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping older adults with cancer and their loved ones. As Director of MSK’s Psycho-Oncology of Cancer and Aging Program, I counsel patients and their families using a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and problem-solving therapies. I have been working with people with cancer and their families for eight years and with older adults with illnesses for more than ten years.

My research examines distress and predictors of distress in people with cancer and their caregivers. I also look at distress related to care at the end of life. In addition, I develop and evaluate methods to reduce distress and improve care and quality of life and examine ways to implement these interventions in different medical settings. I am currently testing a way to help older adults with cancer and their caregivers who are dealing with anxiety. I am also working on web-based resources for distress management and making advance directives, as well as communication techniques that will ensure that people with cancer and their families understand the illness.

I am a member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and Gerontological Society of America.

Awards and Honors

  • New Investigator Award, American Psychosocial Oncology Society (2018)
  • New Investigator Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Spirituality and Health Special Interest Group (2016)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (2012)


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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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