Kelly Trevino, PhD

Psychologist

Director, Psycho-Oncology of Cancer and Aging Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering psychologist Kelly Trevino
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About Me

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.

  • Clinical Expertise: Psycho-Oncology; Psychological Counseling for Older Adults with Cancer and their Caregivers; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • 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)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: PhD, Bowling Green State University
  • Residencies: Geriatric Psychology - Wayne State University
  • Fellowships: Geriatric Psychology - VA Boston Healthcare System; Psychosocial Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Publications

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Kelly Trevino’s journal articles

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Insurance

Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicare and New York State Medicaid also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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