The Meyerowitz Lab at USC


UPDATE 4/1/13:    There are no openings for new students in the Meyerowitz Lab at this time.   For more information, please refer to the Prospective Students page.


The Meyerowitz lab is involved in a variety of studies examining the psychosocial issues of individuals with cancer. 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; quality of life and attitudes toward preventive behaviors among Latina women with gynecological cancers; and uncertainty, mindfulness and adjustment among patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.  These studies are being conducted in a variety of clinical settings including cancer centers and public and private hospitals.


In addition to work with cancer survivors, the Meyerowitz Lab has been studying trauma and resilience among survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.  Through close collaboration with organizations in Rwanda, Dr. Meyerowitz is analyzing interview and questionnaire data about experiences during the genocide and their relation to post-genocide adjustment.