Dr. Angela Wangari Walter’s article, “How is COVID-19 Impacting You? A Community-Based Photovoice Workshop,” published in the American Journal of Public Health

Congratulations to Angela Wangari Walter, PhD, MPH, and team on the publication of their article in the American Journal of Public Health! “Have you stopped to reflect on how the pandemic has impacted you? In February 2022, staff and peer leaders from 12 demonstration sites funded by the Minority HIV/AIDS Read more…

Elyse Park, PhD, speaks about the ASCO 2022 abstract, “A health insurance navigation intervention tool (HINT) for survivors of childhood cancer: Randomized pilot trial results from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study”

HPRIR Director, Elyse Park, PhD, speaks with Oncology Tube about the ASCO ’22 abstract, “A health insurance navigation intervention tool (HINT) for survivors of childhood cancer: randomized pilot trial results from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.” Summary: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) will look into the long-term impact of Read more…

Intern Raissa Li’s abstract accepted at APHA Annual Conference!

“Exploring the Experiences and Outcomes from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Intervention Among Cancer Survivors” will be presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference this November. HPRIR intern Raissa Li led the abstract under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Hall.  Congratulations to Raissa and team! Full citation: Read more…

Smokefree Support Study 2.0 Protocol Paper Published in BMC Public Health!

The Smokefree Support Study 2.0 study protocol paper, “Study protocol for a hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation trial testing virtual tobacco treatment in oncology practices,” is now available to read online at BMC Public Health! Persistent smoking among patients diagnosed with cancer is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, yet an evidence-based 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…

New research found ways for healthcare workers to combat burnout

With Channel 3, Eyewitness News, HPRIR Director Elyse Park, PhD ( @PsycholERPark )discusses burnout amongst healthcare workers and provides tips for diminishing burnout and promoting resilience, highlighting components of her SMART Program! https://www.wfsb.com/news/new-research-found-ways-for-healthcare-workers-to-combat-burnout/article_06478fe2-4896-11ec-99d7-239c1caa3e90.html?block_id=994091