Beth MeyerowitzProfessor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine
Phone: (213) 740-2209
Office: ADM 204
Meyerowitz Lab Website
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1/1978
- USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 2007-2008
- USC Award for Excellence in Mentorship for School-wide Mentoring Programs, 2006-2007
- USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Fellow, 1999
- USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Psychology Department Teacher of the Year Award, 1990
- Vice Provost for Faculty and Programmatic Development, 2011-
- USC College Dean of Faculty, 2000-2005
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Current research projects include investigation of quality of life and coping among the partners of cancer survivors and their impact on patient adjustment; adjustment following the diagnosis of prostate cancer over the years after treatment; cognitive functioning among older, long-term cancer survivors; and quality of life and attitudes toward preventive behaviors among Latina women with gynecological cancers. These studies are being conducted in a variety of clinical settings including cancer centers and public and private hospitals.
In addition to her work with cancer survivors, Meyerowitz has been studying trauma and resilience among survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. Through close collaboration with organizations in Rwanda, she is gathering interview and questionnaire data about experiences during the genocide and their relation to post-genocide adjustment.
Honors and Awards
Service to the University
- Department of Psychology
- University of Southern California
- SGM 501
- 3620 South McClintock Ave.
- Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
- Phone: (213) 740 - 2203