Dr. Lara Traeger is a psychologist in the Cancer Center and the Behavioral Medicine Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Traeger's clinical practice focuses on optimizing health and quality of life for adults with chronic medical conditions. Her research focus is on behavioral strategies to reduce disease- and treatment-related complications in patients with cancer. Dr. Traeger has over 50 published works, including peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has been the principal investigator of funded grants from the NIH/National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, The Oncologist, and Psycho-Oncology. Dr. Traeger supervises and mentors trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Service and the Cancer Outcomes Research Group.
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