About Giselle Perez, PhD

Giselle Perez, PhD, Mass General Tobacco Research Treatment Center

Giselle Perez, PhD


Dr. Giselle K. Perez is a clinical health psychologist and health services researcher with a strong interest in survivorship and behavioral intervention research. She is strongly committed to identifying innovative solutions to improve health care equity, quality, and outcomes among vulnerable, underserved and minority groups. To date, Dr. Perez has led psychosocial and behavioral research with a variety of cancer populations and providers (e.g., palliative care clinicians, medical interpreters). Specific interests include the development of integrative mind-body and behavioral interventions to promote health behavior change, treatment adherence, and treatment outcomes for patients throughout the cancer spectrum. Recently, Dr. Perez was awarded a two year research supplement by the NCI to explore the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of two tobacco treatments integrated into cancer care among black and Hispanic cancer patients. Within, she developed and is conducting qualitative exit interviews to determine black and Hispanic patients’ tobacco treatment needs, cancer and tobacco program experiences, and program preferences.

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