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Giselle K Perez, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-0765


gperez@mgh.harvard.edu

Giselle K Perez, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am strongly committed to identifying innovative solutions to improve health care equity and outcomes among vulnerable and underserved groups. My research focuses on the development of behavioral and mind-body interventions to promote stress management and overall physical and emotional health outcomes for patients throughout the cancer spectrum. In particular, my work examines the physical, psychosocial, and biobehavioral (e.g., stress hormones) effects of stress and stress interventions among adolescents and young adult cancer survivors.

Publications

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  • Mueller EL, Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Kuhlthau K, Nathan PC, Perez GK, Rabin J, Hutchinson R, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Leisenring WM, Donelan K. Insurance, chronic health conditions, and utilization of primary and specialty outpatient services: a Childhood Cancer Survivor Study report. J Cancer Surviv 2018. PubMed
  • de Rooij BH, Park ER, Perez GK, Rabin J, Quain KM, Dizon DS, Post KE, Chinn GM, McDonough AL, Jimenez RB, van de Poll-Franse LV, Peppercorn J. Cluster Analysis Demonstrates the Need to Individualize Care for Cancer Survivors. Oncologist 2018. PubMed
  • Perez GK, Kirchhoff AC, Recklitis C, Krull KR, Kuhlthau KA, Nathan PC, Rabin J, Armstrong GT, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Park ER. Mental health insurance access and utilization among childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Cancer Surviv 2018. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Shui AM, Perez GK, Kirchhoff AC, Peppercorn JM, Moy B, Kuhlthau K, Park ER. Patterns in Health Care Access and Affordability Among Cancer Survivors During Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Kirchhoff AC, Nipp R, Warner EL, Kuhlthau K, Leisenring WM, Donelan K, Rabin J, Perez GK, Oeffinger KC, Nathan PC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Park ER. "Job Lock" Among Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. JAMA Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Kirchhoff AC, Fair D, Rabin J, Hyland KA, Kuhlthau K, Perez GK, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Nathan PC, Oeffinger KC, Leisenring WM, Park ER. Financial Burden in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Luberto CM, Chad-Friedman E, Dossett ML, Perez GK, Park ER. Characteristics of adult smokers presenting to a mind-body medicine clinic. J Health Psychol 2016. PubMed
  • Park ER, Ostroff JS, Perez GK, Hyland KA, Rigotti NA, Borderud S, Regan S, Muzikansky A, Friedman ER, Levy DE, Holland S, Eusebio J, Peterson L, Rabin J, Miller-Sobel J, Gonzalez I, Malloy L, O'Brien M, de León-Sanchez S, Whitlock CW. Integrating tobacco treatment into cancer care: Study protocol for a randomized controlled comparative effectiveness trial. Contemp Clin Trials 2016; 50:54-65. PubMed
  • Perez GK, Mutchler J, Yang MS, Tree-Mcgrath CF, Park ER. Promoting quality care in cancer patients with Limited English Proficiency: Perspectives of medical interpreters. 2016. PubMed
  • Perez GK, Cruess DG, Strauss NM. A brief information-motivation-behavioral skills intervention to promote human papillomavirus vaccination among college-aged women. Psychol Res Behav Manag 2017; 9:285-296. PubMed
  • Kumar P, Gareen IF, Lathan C, Sicks JD, Perez GK, Hyland KA, Park ER. Racial Differences in Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Usage After Lung Screening: An Examination of the National Lung Screening Trial. Oncologist 2016; 21:40-9. PubMed
  • Mehta DH, Perez GK, Traeger L, Park ER, Goldman RE, Haime V, Chittenden EH, Denninger JW, Jackson VA. Building Resiliency in a Palliative Care Team: A Pilot Study. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015. PubMed
  • Perez GK, Haime V, Jackson V, Chittenden E, Mehta DH, Park ER. Promoting resiliency among palliative care clinicians: stressors, coping strategies, and training needs. J Palliat Med 2015; 18:332-7. PubMed
  • Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Perez GK, Leisenring W, Weissman JS, Donelan K, Mertens AC, Reschovsky JD, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Franklin M, Hyland KA, Diller LR, Recklitis CJ, Kuhlthau KA. Childhood Cancer Survivor Study participants' perceptions and understanding of the Affordable Care Act. J Clin Oncol 2015; 33:764-72. PubMed
  • Perez GK, Cruess DG, Cruess S, Brewer M, Stroop J, Schwartz R, Greenstein R. Attitudes toward direct-to-consumer advertisements and online genetic testing among high-risk women participating in a hereditary cancer clinic. J Health Commun 2016; 16:607-28. PubMed
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