Recent Graduates

Kysa M. Christie, Ph.D.

Graduated 2011


Journal Articles

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

Christie, K. M., Meyerowitz, B. E. & Maly, R.C. (2010). Depression and sexual adjustment following breast cancer in low-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women. Psychooncology, 19(10), 1069-77.

Christie, K.M., Meyerowitz, B.E., Giedzinska-Simons, A., Gross, M., Agus, D.B.(2009).Predictors of affect following treatment decision-making for prostate cancer: Conversations, cognitive processing, and coping. Psycho-Oncology, 18: 508 - 514.

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. (Paper presentation)

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)

Christie, K.M., Meyerowitz, B.E., Maly, R.C. (April, 2009).Sexual adjustment and depression following breast cancer in low-income Latina and White women.Society of Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec.

Giedzinska-Simons, A.S., Christie, K.M., Meyerowitz, B.E., Gross, M., & Agus, D.B. (March, 2008).Health-related quality of life correlates of the treatment decision making process of newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA (Meritorious Student Paper).

Christie, K., Meyerowitz, B.E., Giedzinska-Simons, A., Gross, M., Agus, D.B.(March, 2007). Discussion during treatment decision-making predicts emotional adjustment in men with prostate cancer.Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C. (Paper presentation).

Chalfonte, B., Christie, K., Escalona, A. Characteristics of true and false memories.(March, 1997).Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C. (Paper presentation).

Awards

Outstanding Student Abstract Award, The Enthnic, Minority and Multicultural Health Special Interest Group of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, April 24, 2009.

Sindy Oh, Ph.D

Graduated 2009

Journal Articles

Meyerowitz, B.E., & Oh, S. (2008). Psychosocial Response to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. In S. M. Miller, D. J. Bowen, R. T. Croyle, & J. Rowland (Eds.), Handbook of Behavioral Science and Cancer. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Oh, S., Meyerowitz, B.E., Perez, M.A., & Thornton, A.A. (2007). Need for Cognition and Psychosocial Adjustment in Prostate Cancer Patients and Partners. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25 (1): 1-19.

Lopez, M.N., Charter, R.A., Oh, S., Lazar, M.D., & Imperio, S.M. (2005). Psychometric properties of the Benton Visual Form Discrimination Test. Applied Neuropsychology, 12, 19-23.

Oh, S., Heflin, L., Meyerowitz, B.E., Desmond, K.A., Rowland, J.H., & Ganz, P.A. (2004). Quality of life of breast cancer survivors after a recurrence: A follow-up study. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 87, 45-57.

Lopez, M.N., Lazar, M.D., & Oh, S. (2003). Psychometric properties of the Hooper Visual Organization Test. Assessment, 10, 66-70. Charter, R.A., Lopez, M.N., Oh, S., & Lazar, M.D. (2001). Tactual Performance Test trials: Psychometric properties of the blocks per minute scores. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 92, 750-754.

Presentations & Awards

Oh, S., Meyerowitz, B.E., Heflin, L., Stanton, A.L., Rowland, J.H., & Ganz, P.A. (August, 2007). Partners’ perceptions of breast cancer survivors’ concerns: Does accuracy matter? American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA (Symposium).

Oh, S., Heflin, L.H., Meyerowitz, B.E., Stanton, A.L., Rowland, J.H., & Ganz, P.A. (March 2007). Quality of life in partners of breast cancer patients following primary treatment. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC (Paper presentation).

Heflin, L.H., Oh, S., Meyerowitz, B.E., Rowland, J.H., Desmond, K.A., & Ganz, P.A. (March, 2003). Quality of life of recurrent breast cancer patients: A longitudinal study. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT (Poster presentation- Meritorious Student Poster Award).

Oh, S., Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (April, 2002). Optimism and well-being in prostate cancer patients following radical prostatectomy. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC (Poster presentation).

Lopez, M.N., Charter, R.A., & Oh, S. (April, 2001). Psychometric properties of the Benton Visual Form Discrimination Test. National Veterans Affairs Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA (Poster presentation).

Lopez, M.N., Lazar, M.D., & Oh, S. (April, 2001). Psychometric properties of the Hooper Visual Organization Test. National Veterans Affairs Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA (Poster presentation).