I am the Director of the Cancer Patient Support and Psychosocial Oncology Programs and am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hematology and Oncology. I received a BS in Cognitive Studies and Spanish Literature from Vanderbilt University, a MA in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio as well as a MA in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Counseling and Counselor Education. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
My clinical and research interests include adjustment to chronic health conditions, maternal health, including pregnancy in cancer care, young adult survivorship, sleep quality, fertility and end of life care. I work primarily with the stem cell transplant service and enjoy multidisciplinary care as well as long term relationship establishment with clients. I have a strong interest in both clinical and archival research. I am active in many committees throughout the medical center, including medical school admissions and faculty development, and teach in numerous programs, including Genetic Counseling and the Addiction Research and Clinical Health Programs. Alongside my fellow team members, I am working to expand the reach of integrated behavioral health services to in- and outpatients within the medical center.
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