Elyse Park, PhD

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH

Research Interests: Development and integration of motivational and behavioral intervention treatments, particularly for chronic stress and smoking cessation, into cancer and survivorship care.

Overview

Biography

Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist in the Mongan Institute for Health Policy. She is Associate Director of the MGH Cancer Center Survivorship Program and has leadership roles in the MGH Tobacco Research & Treatment Center and MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Park’s research focuses on development and integration of motivational and behavioral intervention treatments, particularly for chronic stress and smoking cessation, into cancer and survivorship care. She has an extensive portfolio of research integrating interventions into clinical settings, including her current R01 and K24 on smoking cessation integrated into cancer care. She has received external funding from the American Cancer Society, the Livestrong Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support this research. Her clinical expertise is short-term interventions for patients transitioning to survivorship care.

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Kumar P, Gareen IF, Lathan C, Sicks JD, Perez GK, Hyland K, Park ER. Racial differences in tobacco cessation and treatment utilization following lung screening: an examination of the National Lung Screening Trial. The Oncologist. In Press.
  • Park ER, Gareen IF, Japuntich S, Lennes IT, Hyland K, DeMello S, Sicks J, Rigotti NA. Primary care provider-delivered smoking cessation interventions and smoking cessation among participants in the National Lung Screening Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 175(2)218-26. PMID 26076313
  • Park ER., Kirchhoff, AC., Perez, GK., Leisenring W., Weissman JS, Donelan K., Mertens AC, Reschovsky JD, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Franklin M., Hyland K., Diller LR, Recklitis, CJ, Kuhlthau, KA. Childhood Cancer Survivor Study participants’ perceptions and understanding of the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2015; 33:764-72. PMID 25646189
  • Park ER, Traeger L, Vranceanu AM, Scult M, Benson H, Denninger J, Fricchione G. The Development of a patient centered program based on the Relaxation Response: The Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (eRP). Psychosomatics. 2013; 54:165-74. PMID 23352048
  • Park ER, Japuntich S, Rigotti NA, Traeger L, He Y, Wallace R, Malin J, Pandiscio JC, Keating NL. A Snapshot Of Smokers Following Lung And Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis. Cancer. 2012; 118: 3153-64. PMCID: PMC3342424.

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