Hall, et al. publishes paper, “Treatment-related changes in insomnia, anticipatory pleasure, and depression symptoms: A proof-of-concept study with cancer survivors” in Sleep Medicine

Congratulations to HPRIR Faculty, Dr. Daniel Hall, Ph.D., Dr. Elyse Park, Ph.D., MPH., Dr. Amy Comander, M.D., and former HPRIR Clinical Research Coordinators, Helen Mizrach, Brooke Juhel, Raissa Li, and Alexandros Markowitz on the publication of their paper “Treatment-related changes in insomnia, anticipatory pleasure, and depression symptoms: a proof-of-concept study Read more…

10-week clinical groups on Coping with Stress and Difficult Emotions During Pregnancy and Postpartum, starting mid-January!

Duration: 10-weeks Initial Session: mid-January When: Wednesdays at 3pm ET Where: Mass General Brigham Zoom To be eligible, patients must: Groups available for pregnant women and women who have given birth in the past year. Patients will learn skills to help cope with feeling stressed, anxious or down, as well Read more…

Dr. Giselle Lougee-Perez, PhD selected to participate in the Secondary Mentorship Program for Diverse Research Faculty

Congratulations to Giselle Lougee-Perez, Ph.D., who was selected to participate in the MGH Disparities Solutions Center Secondary Mentorship Program for Diverse Research Faculty. This one-year Pilot Program begins late June 2022 and will continue through June 2023. The Program pairs 4 junior faculty members, at MGH, from historically under-represented groups, Read more…

Levy et al., “Cost-effectiveness of Implementing Smoking Cessation Interventions for Patients With Cancer” published in JAMA

Congratulations to Doug Levy et al. on the publication of article “Cost-effectiveness of Implementing Smoking Cessation Interventions for Patients With Cancer”. The objective of study was to estimate the incremental cost per quit (ICQ) of adopting an intensive smoking cessation intervention among patients undergoing treatment at cancer care clinics, from Read more…

HPRIR Faculty Examine the Association of Illness-related Uncertainty with Mental Health in Rheumatology Patients

This month, a paper examining illness-uncertainty, among rheumatology patients, was published in the Journal of Rheumatology, led by Dr. Zack Wallace of the MGH Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology with HPRIR faculty Dr. Lucy Finkelstein-Fox and Dr. Elyse Park as co-authors, and Daniel Hall as senior author. It was Read more…

MGH Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Finds Healthcare Support Intervention a Key Component to Health Insurance Literacy and Financial Burden

Elyse R. Park, PhD, MP.H and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting on the findings of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. The Study is a collaboration with the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and is a pilot randomized trial assessing a virtual patient Read more…

Dr. Angela Walter Presents on Neighborhood Disadvantage and Tobacco Use Among Cancer Patients at ASCO

Dr. Angela Walter presented on neighborhood disadvantage and tobacco use among adults with cancer in the U.S. at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO] Annual Meeting in Chicago. The results Dr. Walter presented span 10 ECOG-ACRIN trials which found that socioeconomic factors influence access and utilization of tobacco Read more…