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Elyse R. (Elyse) Park, PhD

Clinical Associate in Psychology

  • Phone: 617-724-6836
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
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

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 and obstetric settings. I also have expertise in developing and analyzing qualitative research to inform behavioral intervention and survey development. The contributions of my skills are reflected in my collaborations, funding, and 80 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 supported 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 Lance Armstrong Foundation to conduct a national survey among childhood cancer survivors to examine the quality of their health insurance coverage. As part of a Dana-Farber/UMASS Boston NCI U54 collaborative grant, I have received funding to examine racial differences in coping with lung cancer as well as develop a resiliency program for cancer center interpreters. With funding from the NCI, I am conducting a randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of two evidence-based tobacco treatments on newly diagnosed cancer patients. My clinical work focuses on cancer survivorship. 

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. The contributions of my skills are reflected in my collaborations, funding, and 60 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 Lance Armstrong Foundation to conduct a national survey among childhood cancer survivors to examine the quality of their health insurance coverage. I recently received funding, as part of a Dana-Farber/University of Massachusetts NCI U54 collaborative grant, to examine racial differences in coping with lung cancer. 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; due to its promising results,

Publications

Park ER, Li FP, Liu Y, Emmons KM, Ablin A., Robison LL, Mertens AC. Health Insurance Coverage in Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Siblings: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005; 23:9187-9197.

Park ER, Ostroff J, Gareen I, Diefenbach M, Feibelmann S, Rigotti N. Risk Perceptions Among National Lung Screening Trial Participants. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2009; 37:268-79.

Park ER, Chang Y, Quinn V, Ross K, Rigotti N. Perceived support to stay quit: What happens after delivery? Addictive Behaviors 2009; 34:1000-4.

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

Phone: 617-724-6836
Fax: 617-724-4738

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

Phone: 617-724-6836
Fax: 617-724-4738

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