Current Graduate Students

Lina D’Orazio

Pre-Internship (Clinical – General Adult Track)
B.A., Brown University, 2002, Major: Psychology
M.A., University of Southern California, 2009, Psychology

 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary research interest is in the health psychology of ethnic/racial minorities, with a special focus on the relationship between culture, health beliefs, coping, sexuality and adjustment to cancer. My master's project was an investigation of psychosocial adjustment among low-income Latina cervical cancer patients receiving healthcare at the Gynecological Oncology Clinic of the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and USC Keck School of Medicine. My current research projects include: collecting data for my dissertation on culture, sexuality, and sexual dysfunction among a sample of low-income Latinas with cervical cancer and dysplasia, examining the relationship between psychosexual variables and psychosocial adjustment among prostate cancer survivors, exploring measurement challenges with Spanish-speakers and developing a guide for young couples facing chronic illness.

 
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Psychology Intern, Department of Neurology USC


Neuropsychological Assessment (English and Spanish):
---Psychological Services Center, USC
---Kedren Community Health Center, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
---USC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Keck Medical School, Los Angeles, CA

Individual, Group, Couples and Family Therapy, Psychological Services Center, USC


Spanish-language Consultant/Translator, Psychological Services Center, USC

 
PUBLICATIONS

Taylor-Ford, M., Meyerowitz, B., D’Orazio, L., Christie, K., Gross, M., & Agus, D. (2012). Body image predicts quality of life in men with prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.3063

D’Orazio, L.M., Meyerowtiz, B.E., Stone, P.J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.I. (2011). Psychosocial adjustment among low-income Latina cervical cancer patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 29,515-533.

D'Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Korst, L. M., Romero, R., & Goodwin, T. M. (2011). Evidence against a link between hyperemesis gravidarum and personality characteristics from an ethnically diverse sample of pregnant women: A pilot study. Journal of Women's Health, 20, 137-144.

Meyerowitz, B.E., Kurita, K., D'Orazio, L.M. (2008). The psychological and emotional fallout of cancer and its treatment. The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles & Practice of Oncology,14, 410-413.

 
PRESENTATIONS

D’Orazio, L. M. & Meyerowitz, B. E. Quality of Life of Latina Cervical Cancer Patients Predictors of Depression & Research Challenges. Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 9, 2010, Seattle, WA. Expert Panelist, Quality of Life of Hispanic Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future.

D’Orazio, L.M. Conducting research in medical settings: Challenges & solutions. USC Department of Psychology Clinical Area Meeting, November 2, 2009, Los Angeles, CA.

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Korst, L. M., Goodwin, T.M. Quality of Life of Underserved Hyperemesis Gravidarum Patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine, April, 2009, Montreal, Canada. (Poster presentation)

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Stone, P. J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.  Coping and Psychosocial Outcomes among Latina Cervical Cancer Patients: Information for promotoras. National Latino Cancer Summit, August 31, 2008, San Francisco, CA.

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Stone, P. J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.  Predicting Depression and Affect Among Latina Cervical Cancer Patients.   Society for Behavioral Medicine, March, 2008, San Diego, CA.

McKinley, P., Tager, F., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U.,& D'Orazio, L. Fatigue, sleep and psychological status prior to adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. March, 2004, Baltimore, MD (Poster presentation).

McKinley, P., Tager, F., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U., & D'Orazio, L. Pre-Chemotherapy cognitive functioning in women with breast cancer. Society of Behavioral MedicineConference.  March, 2004, Baltimore, MD  (Poster presentation).

Tager, F., McKinley, P., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U., & D’Orazio, L. Cognitive functioning in women before and after breast cancer treatment. Cancer Survivorship Conference. June, 2004.

 

 

Keiko Kurita

5th Year Student (Clinical - Aging Track)
M.S.I.A. (M.B.A.) 1997 Carnegie Mellon University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in the role of psychology in health and illness. Areas I’m studying are psychological adjustment, uncertainty, and cognitive impairment in cancer patients and survivors.

PUBLICATIONS

Kurita, K., Meyerowitz, B. E., Hall, P., & Gatz, M.  (2011, accepted)  Long-term cognitive impairment in older adult twins discordant for gynecologic cancer treatment.  Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Goldberg, J. F., Brooks, J. O. III, Kurita, K., Hoblyn, J. C., Ketter, T. A., Ghaemi, N., et al.  (2009). Depressive illness burden associated with complex polypharmacy in patients with bipolar disorder:  Findings from the STEP-BD.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70, 155-162.

Meyerowitz, B. E., Kurita, K., & D’Orazio, L. M. (2008).  The psychological and emotional fallout of cancer and its treatment.  The Cancer Journal, 14, 410-413.

Anderson, B., Goldin, P. R., Kurita, K., & Gross, J. J.  (2008).  Self-representation in social anxiety disorder:  Linguistic analysis of autobiographical narratives.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1119-1125.

Kurita, K. & Guydish, J.  (2007).  Substance abuse counselor certification in California:  How is nicotine addiction addressed? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 39, p. 473-477.

 
PRESENTATIONS

Kurita, K., Garon, E. B., Stanton, A. L., & Meyerowitz, B. E.  (2011, April).  Uncertainty predicts depressive symptoms and perceived stress in lung cancer survivors.  For a poster presentation at the 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, April 27-30, 2011, Washington, D.C.  (Poster presentation)

Kurita, K., Meyerowitz, B. E., & Gatz, M.  (2010, August).  Cancer predicts long-term cognitive impairment in older-adult twins.  Presented in Psychological Science Graduate Superstarts Datablitz! session for the American Psychological Association 118th Annual Convention, August 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Kuhn, E., Ruzek, J., Cordova, M., Kurita, K., &  Sherck, J. (2009, November).  Barriers to mental health care in recent injury-related trauma survivors.  The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 25thAnnual Meeting, November 5-7, 2009, Atlanta, GA.  (Poster presentation)

Hoblyn, J., Kurita, K., Nguyen, T & Brooks, J. O.  (2008, May).  Evolving Use of Psychopharmacologic Agents in Traumatic Brain Injury.  Poster presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 63rd Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting, May 1-3, 2008, Washington, D. C.

Goldberg, J. F., Brooks, J. O., Kurita, K., Hoblyn, J., Ketter, T. A., Ghaemi, S. N., Pelis, R. H., Miklowitz, D. A., Sachs, G. S., & Thase, M. E.  (2007, December).  Use of complex polypharmacy regimens for bipolar disorder among STEP-BD entrants.  Poster presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 46th Annual Meeting, December 9 – 13, 2007, Boca Raton, Florida.

Brooks, J. O., Kurita, K., & Hoblyn, J. (2007, October). Comparing profiles of atypical antipsychotic usage in older and younger adults with bipolar disorder. The International Psychogeriatric Association Silver Congress. Osaka, Japan (Poster presentation).

Hoblyn, J., Kurita, K., & Brooks, J. O. (2007, October). Risk profiles of psychiatric hospitalization in older and younger patients with bipolar disorder. The International Psychogeriatric Association Silver Congress. Osaka, Japan.

Kuhn, E., Ruzek, J., Benight, C., Cordova, M., Kurita, K., & Franco, Z. (2007, August). Promises and challenges of Web-based interventions for PTSD. The American Psychological AssociationAnnual Convention. San Francisco, California.


Megan Taylor-Ford

4th Year Student (Clinical – General Adult Track)
M.A., University of Southern California, 2010, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004, Communication Studies

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in examining quality of life and adjustment in individuals following stressful life events. For my Master's project, I examined the association between co-occurring health conditions at the time of diagnosis and emotional and physical quality of life in prostate cancer patients. I also investigated changes in the men's quality of life three to five years following their treatment.   Currently, I am working on a project that examines how mindfulness and coping relate to emotional and physical well-being among metastatic colorectal cancer patients.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinic Assistant
- Pscyhology Services Center & Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA

Individual, Older Adult, Young Adult, and Couples & Family Therapy
-Psychological Services Center, USC

Neuropsychological Assessment
-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA
-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
-Department of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Prior to graduate school I spent two years working with The Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit organization that provides education and support for people affected by cancer. In my role at CSC I worked closely with patients and medical providers to develop educational materials and support programs.

PUBLICATIONS

Taylor-Ford, M., Meyerowitz, B., D’Orazio, L., Christie, K., Gross, M., & Agus, D. (2012). Body image predicts quality of life in men with prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.3063

Golant, M., & Taylor-Ford, M. (2008). Post-traumatic stress in cancer survivors.  In K. Miller (Ed.), Medical and psychosocial care of the cancer survivor (31-42). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

PRESENTATIONS

Taylor-Ford, M., Christie, K., Gross, M., Agus, D., Meyerowitz, B. Body Image Predicts Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors. Society of Behavioral Medicine conference, April, 2011, Washington, DC. (Papaer presentation; Meritorious Student Abstract Award)

Taylor-Ford, M., Christie, K., Giedzinska-Simons, A., Gross, M., Agus, D., Meyerowitz, B. Longitudinal assessment of changes in quality of life among prostate cancer patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine conference, April, 2010, Seattle, Washington. (Poster presentation)

Meyerowitz, B.E., Taylor-Ford, M., Kurita, K., Ng, L., Margolin, G., Miller, D.E.  (2010). Paper presentation from American Psychological Association conference: Trauma and resilience among orphaned survivors of the Rwandan genocide. San Diego, CA.

Owen, J., Bantum, E., Preston-Cisneros, E., Calyano, C., Golant, M., & Taylor-Ford, M. (2007). Poster presentation from Society of Behavioral Medicine conference: Benefits and challenges experienced by professional facilitators of online support groups for cancer survivors. Washington, DC.

Stacy Eisenberg

4th Year Student (Clinical – General Adult Track)
M.A., University of Southern California, 2010, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, Psychology

 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in the interplay between psychology and health.  My Master’s project examined the roles of anxiety, coping strategies, and social support in the physical functioning of patients with chronic heart failure.  Currently, I am investigating the influences of physical symptoms, cancer-related uncertainty, intrusive thoughts, and social engagement on the emotional adjustment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Individual, Group, Couples and Family Therapy

-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA

Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Assessment

-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA

-Department of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLICATIONS

Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A., Maeda, U., Farrell, K.A., Schwarz, E.R., Penedo, F.J., Bauerlein, E.J., & Mallon, S. (2011). Depression and anxiety predict physical health functioning in patients with chronic heart failure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(3), 373-382. 

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B.J., Schwarz, E., & Mallon, S. (in press). Avoidant coping moderates the association between anxiety and patient-rated physical functioning in heart failure patients. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Shen B.J., Maeda U., Eisenberg S., & Bairey Merz C.N. (in press). Psychosocial factors and ischemic heart disease in women. In S. Waldstein, L. Katzel, W. Kop, Eds. Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. Springer. 

PRESENTATIONS

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B., Ju, T., Schwarz, E.R., Bauerlein, E.J., & Mallon, S.M. (2010, April). Psychosocial predictors of depression in heart failure patients. Oral paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A.,Maeda, U., Farrell, K., Schwarz, E.R., Penedo, F., Bauerlein, J., & Mallon, S. (2010, April). Depression and anxiety predict the decline of physical functioning over six months in patients with heart failure. Oral paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Schwarz, E.R., Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A., Mallon, S., & Phan, A. (2011, March). Reciprocal influences between depression and physical health functioning in patients with chronic heart failure.  Poster presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Session & Expo and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011.

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B.J., Singh, K., Schwarz, E., & Mallon, S. (2011, April). Avoidant coping moderates the effect of anxiety on physical functioning in patients with chronic heart failure.  Oral paper presented at the 32st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Graduate Students

 

Description: /labs/meyerowitz/images/lina.jpgLina D’Orazio

Pre-Internship (Clinical – General Adult Track)
B.A., Brown University, 2002, Major: Psychology
M.A., University of Southern California, 2009, Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary research interest is in the health psychology of ethnic/racial minorities, with a special focus on the relationship between culture, health beliefs, coping, sexuality and adjustment to cancer. My master's project was an investigation of psychosocial adjustment among low-income Latina cervical cancer patients receiving healthcare at the Gynecological Oncology Clinic of the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and USC Keck School of Medicine. My current research projects include: collecting data for my dissertation on culture, sexuality, and sexual dysfunction among a sample of low-income Latinas with cervical cancer and dysplasia, examining the relationship between psychosexual variables and psychosocial adjustment among prostate cancer survivors, exploring measurement challenges with Spanish-speakers and developing a guide for young couples facing chronic illness.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Psychology Intern, Department of Neurology USC


Neuropsychological Assessment (English and Spanish):
---Psychological Services Center, USC
---Kedren Community Health Center, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
---USC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Keck Medical School, Los Angeles, CA

Individual, Group, Couples and Family Therapy, Psychological Services Center, USC


Spanish-language Consultant/Translator, Psychological Services Center, USC

PUBLICATIONS

D’Orazio, L.M., Meyerowtiz, B.E., Stone, P.J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.I. (2011). Psychosocial adjustment among low-income Latina cervical cancer patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 29,515-533.

D'Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Korst, L. M., Romero, R., & Goodwin, T. M. (2011). Evidence against a link between hyperemesis gravidarum and personality characteristics from an ethnically diverse sample of pregnant women: A pilot study. Journal of Women's Health, 20, 137-144.

Meyerowitz, B.E., Kurita, K., D'Orazio, L.M. (2008). The psychological and emotional fallout of cancer and its treatment. The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles & Practice of Oncology,14, 410-413.

PRESENTATIONS

D’Orazio, L. M. & Meyerowitz, B. E. Quality of Life of Latina Cervical Cancer Patients Predictors of Depression & Research Challenges. Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 9, 2010, Seattle, WA. Expert Panelist, Quality of Life of Hispanic Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future.

D’Orazio, L.M. Conducting research in medical settings: Challenges & solutions. USC Department of Psychology Clinical Area Meeting, November 2, 2009, Los Angeles, CA.

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Korst, L. M., Goodwin, T.M. Quality of Life of Underserved Hyperemesis Gravidarum Patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine, April, 2009, Montreal, Canada. (Poster presentation)

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Stone, P. J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.  Coping and Psychosocial Outcomes among Latina Cervical Cancer Patients: Information for promotoras. National Latino Cancer Summit, August 31, 2008, San Francisco, CA.

D’Orazio, L. M., Meyerowitz, B. E., Stone, P. J., Felix, J., & Muderspach, L.  Predicting Depression and Affect Among Latina Cervical Cancer Patients.   Society for Behavioral Medicine, March, 2008, San Diego, CA.

McKinley, P., Tager, F., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U.,& D'Orazio, L. Fatigue, sleep and psychological status prior to adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference. March, 2004, Baltimore, MD (Poster presentation).

McKinley, P., Tager, F., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U., & D'Orazio, L. Pre-Chemotherapy cognitive functioning in women with breast cancer. Society of Behavioral MedicineConference.  March, 2004, Baltimore, MD  (Poster presentation).

Tager, F., McKinley, P., Hershman, D., Neugut, A., Habif, U., & D’Orazio, L. Cognitive functioning in women before and after breast cancer treatment. Cancer Survivorship Conference. June, 2004.

 

Keiko Kurita

5th Year Student (Clinical - Aging Track)
M.S.I.A. (M.B.A.) 1997 Carnegie Mellon University


RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in the role of psychology in health and illness. Areas I’m studying are psychological adjustment, uncertainty, and cognitive impairment in cancer patients and survivors.


PUBLICATIONS

Kurita, K., Meyerowitz, B. E., Hall, P., & Gatz, M.  (2011, accepted)  Long-term cognitive impairment in older adult twins discordant for gynecologic cancer treatment.  Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Goldberg, J. F., Brooks, J. O. III, Kurita, K., Hoblyn, J. C., Ketter, T. A., Ghaemi, N., et al.  (2009). Depressive illness burden associated with complex polypharmacy in patients with bipolar disorder:  Findings from the STEP-BD.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70, 155-162.

Meyerowitz, B. E., Kurita, K., & D’Orazio, L. M. (2008).  The psychological and emotional fallout of cancer and its treatment.  The Cancer Journal, 14, 410-413.

Anderson, B., Goldin, P. R., Kurita, K., & Gross, J. J.  (2008).  Self-representation in social anxiety disorder:  Linguistic analysis of autobiographical narratives.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1119-1125.

Kurita, K. & Guydish, J.  (2007).  Substance abuse counselor certification in California:  How is nicotine addiction addressed? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 39, p. 473-477.

PRESENTATIONS

Kurita, K., Garon, E. B., Stanton, A. L., & Meyerowitz, B. E.  (2011, April).  Uncertainty predicts depressive symptoms and perceived stress in lung cancer survivors.  For a poster presentation at the 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, April 27-30, 2011, Washington, D.C.  (Poster presentation)

Kurita, K., Meyerowitz, B. E., & Gatz, M.  (2010, August).  Cancer predicts long-term cognitive impairment in older-adult twins.  Presented in Psychological Science Graduate Superstarts Datablitz! session for the American Psychological Association 118th Annual Convention, August 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Kuhn, E., Ruzek, J., Cordova, M., Kurita, K., &  Sherck, J. (2009, November).  Barriers to mental health care in recent injury-related trauma survivors.  The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 25thAnnual Meeting, November 5-7, 2009, Atlanta, GA.  (Poster presentation)

Hoblyn, J., Kurita, K., Nguyen, T & Brooks, J. O.  (2008, May).  Evolving Use of Psychopharmacologic Agents in Traumatic Brain Injury.  Poster presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 63rd Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting, May 1-3, 2008, Washington, D. C.

Goldberg, J. F., Brooks, J. O., Kurita, K., Hoblyn, J., Ketter, T. A., Ghaemi, S. N., Pelis, R. H., Miklowitz, D. A., Sachs, G. S., & Thase, M. E.  (2007, December).  Use of complex polypharmacy regimens for bipolar disorder among STEP-BD entrants.  Poster presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 46th Annual Meeting, December 9 – 13, 2007, Boca Raton, Florida.

Brooks, J. O., Kurita, K., & Hoblyn, J. (2007, October). Comparing profiles of atypical antipsychotic usage in older and younger adults with bipolar disorder. The International Psychogeriatric Association Silver Congress. Osaka, Japan (Poster presentation). Description: /labs/meyerowitz/images/2010-08-1511.06.50_000.jpg

Hoblyn, J., Kurita, K., & Brooks, J. O. (2007, October). Risk profiles of psychiatric hospitalization in older and younger patients with bipolar disorder. The International Psychogeriatric Association Silver Congress. Osaka, Japan.

Kuhn, E., Ruzek, J., Benight, C., Cordova, M., Kurita, K., & Franco, Z. (2007, August). Promises and challenges of Web-based interventions for PTSD. The American Psychological AssociationAnnual Convention. San Francisco, California.

Above: Keiko presenting at the 2010 APA Conference in San Diego.

 

Description: /labs/meyerowitz/images/megan.jpgMegan Taylor-Ford

4th Year Student (Clinical – General Adult Track)
M.A., University of Southern California, 2010, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004, Communication Studies

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in examining quality of life and adjustment in individuals following stressful life events. For my Master's project, I examined the association between co-occurring health conditions at the time of diagnosis and emotional and physical quality of life in prostate cancer patients. I also investigated changes in the men's quality of life three to five years following their treatment.   Currently, I am working on a project that examines how mindfulness and coping relate to emotional and physical well-being among metastatic colorectal cancer patients.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinic Assistant
- Pscyhology Services Center & Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA

Individual, Older Adult, Young Adult, and Couples & Family Therapy
-Psychological Services Center, USC

Neuropsychological Assessment
-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA
-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
-Department of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Prior to graduate school I spent two years working with The Cancer Support Community, an international non-profit organization that provides education and support for people affected by cancer. In my role at CSC I worked closely with patients and medical providers to develop educational materials and support programs.

PUBLICATIONS

Golant, M., & Taylor-Ford, M. (2008). Post-traumatic stress in cancer survivors.  In K. Miller (Ed.), Medical and psychosocial care of the cancer survivor (31-42). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Under Reveiw

Taylor-Ford, M., Meyerowitz, B., D'Orazio, L., Christie, K., Gross, M., & Agus, D. Body image predicts quality of life in men with prostate cancer.

PRESENTATIONS

Taylor-Ford, M., Christie, K., Gross, M., Agus, D., Meyerowitz, B. Body Image Predicts Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors. Society of Behavioral Medicine conference, April, 2011, Washington, DC. (Papaer presentation; Meritorious Student Abstract Award)

Taylor-Ford, M., Christie, K., Giedzinska-Simons, A., Gross, M., Agus, D., Meyerowitz, B. Longitudinal assessment of changes in quality of life among prostate cancer patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine conference, April, 2010, Seattle, Washington. (Poster presentation)

Meyerowitz, B.E., Taylor-Ford, M., Kurita, K., Ng, L., Margolin, G., Miller, D.E.  (2010). Paper presentation from American Psychological Association conference: Trauma and resilience among orphaned survivors of the Rwandan genocide. San Diego, CA.

Owen, J., Bantum, E., Preston-Cisneros, E., Calyano, C., Golant, M., & Taylor-Ford, M. (2007). Poster presentation from Society of Behavioral Medicine conference: Benefits and challenges experienced by professional facilitators of online support groups for cancer survivors. Washington, DC.

 

 

Description: /labs/meyerowitz/images/StacyLab_new.jpgStacy Eisenberg

4th Year Student (Clinical – General Adult Track)
M.A., University of Southern California, 2010, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in the interplay between psychology and health.  My Master’s project examined the roles of anxiety, coping strategies, and social support in the physical functioning of patients with chronic heart failure.  Currently, I am investigating the influences of physical symptoms, cancer-related uncertainty, intrusive thoughts, and social engagement on the emotional adjustment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Individual, Group, Couples and Family Therapy

-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA

 

Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Assessment

-Psychology Services Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA

-Department of Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A., Maeda, U., Farrell, K.A., Schwarz, E.R., Penedo, F.J., Bauerlein, E.J., & Mallon, S. (2011). Depression and anxiety predict physical health functioning in patients with chronic heart failure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(3), 373-382. 

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B.J., Schwarz, E., & Mallon, S. (in press). Avoidant coping moderates the association between anxiety and patient-rated physical functioning in heart failure patients. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Shen B.J., Maeda U., Eisenberg S., & Bairey Merz C.N. (in press). Psychosocial factors and ischemic heart disease in women. In S. Waldstein, L. Katzel, W. Kop, Eds. Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. Springer. 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B., Ju, T., Schwarz, E.R., Bauerlein, E.J., & Mallon, S.M. (2010, April). Psychosocial predictors of depression in heart failure patients. Oral paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A.,Maeda, U., Farrell, K., Schwarz, E.R., Penedo, F., Bauerlein, J., & Mallon, S. (2010, April). Depression and anxiety predict the decline of physical functioning over six months in patients with heart failure. Oral paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Schwarz, E.R., Shen, B.J., Eisenberg, S.A., Mallon, S., & Phan, A. (2011, March). Reciprocal influences between depression and physical health functioning in patients with chronic heart failure.  Poster presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Session & Expo and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011.

Eisenberg, S.A., Shen, B.J., Singh, K., Schwarz, E., & Mallon, S. (2011, April). Avoidant coping moderates the effect of anxiety on physical functioning in patients with chronic heart failure.  Oral paper presented at the 32st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.