Psychosocial and behavioral research studies with cancer patients and their families are available for student research elective participation. Specific areas of investigation include quality of life of adult (including geriatric) and pediatric cancer patients, neuropsychiatric sequelae of cancer treatment, coping with chronic medical issues, symptom control, physician-patient communication, evaluation of psychotherapy interventions (individual, group, family), tobacco cessation and other behavioral issues in cancer prevention and control. Many studies focus on the needs of minority and underserved patient populations. Students will work on one of the projects outlined above and will have opportunities for gaining experience in research design with medically ill patients, methods of psychological assessment, clinical interviewing, data analysis, literature search, conducting systematic reviews and manuscript preparation.
Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations
Interview with course director.
For Cornell students only
One to Two modules. Short-term (one module) elective experience can be arranged.
Students per Module
Maximum of three
Jamie Ostroff, PhD