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Elyse R. (Elyse) Park, PhD

Clinical Associate in Psychology

  • Phone: 617-643-7257
Departments
Department of Psychiatry

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Interests
Cancer prevention
Cancer treatment
Cancer survivorship
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, Yeshiva University
Fellowship, Miriam Hospital
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
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Biography

As a researcher, my area of excellence is designing and testing behavioral interventions for medical populations, with a primary focus on integrating systems-based behavioral interventions into oncology settings. I currently directly the behavioral research for the MGH Tobacco Research & Treatment Center, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, and the MGH Cancer Survivorship Program I also have expertise in developing and analyzing qualitative research to inform behavioral intervention and survey development and direct the Qualitative Research Core for the MGH Clinical Research Program.  My clinical work focuses on cancer survivorship.  Please see the links below for more information.

http://www.instituteforhealthpolicy.org/core_faculty/Park

http://www.bensonhenryinstitute.org/our-research/about-our-research/research-team

http://www2.massgeneral.org/crp/aboutusfaculty.html

ResearchAs a researcher, my area of excellence is designing and testing behavioral interventions for medical populations, with a primary focus on integrating systems-based behavioral interventions into oncology and obstetric settings. I also have expertise in developing and analyzing qualitative research to inform behavioral intervention and survey development. I currently directly the behavioral research for the MGH Tobacco Research & Treatment Center, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, and the MGH Cancer Survivorship Program. The contributions of my skills are reflected in my collaborations, funding, and 120 peer reviewed publications. I have led numerous externally-funded research projects, most of which have involved applications of mixed methods research. An American Cancer Society (ACS) training grant is supporting my research examining risk perceptions of individuals undergoing lung cancer screening. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, I examined the effect of depression and anxiety on postpartum relapse to smoking. I received a grant for the Livestrong Foundation to conduct a national survey among childhood cancer survivors to examine the quality of their health insurance coverage. I received funding, as part of a Dana-Farber/University of Massachusetts NCI U54 collaborative grant, to 1) examine racial differences in coping with lung cancer and 2) conduct a pilot resiliency intervention with medical interpreters. With funding from the NCI, I conducted a pilot study to assess the feasibility and efficacy of a behavioral and pharmacological smoking cessation intervention for early stage lung cancer patients. I am currently conducting a multicenter RCT to compare the effectiveness of integrating an intensive counseling plus pharmacological intervention vs. a brief counseling intervention.

Psychiatry-Outpatient Department
One Bowdoin Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-7257
Phone 2: 617-724-6836
Fax: 617-724-4738

Psychiatry-Outpatient Department
One Bowdoin Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-7257
Phone 2: 617-724-6836
Fax: 617-724-4738

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