My research examines psychological states near the end of life in populations with advanced disease and interventions to alleviate distress and promote wellbeing. Some of my work has focused on understanding psychosocial factors, including attachment security and spirituality, that promote adaptation in this situation to inform the development of effective treatments. Other aspects of my work involve defining and measuring outcomes relevant to end-of-life care, such as death anxiety and existential suffering. Lastly, I have an interest in exploring cultural differences in coping and health care process.
Psychooncology. 2019 Feb 14;:
Phase II clinical trial of adoptive cell therapy for patients with metastatic melanoma with autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and low-dose interleukin-2.
Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2019 Feb 11;:
J Psychosom Res. 2019 Jan;116:93-99
Mentalization in CALM psychotherapy sessions: Helping patients engage with alternative perspectives at the end of life.
Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Oct 03;:
Psychooncology. 2018 Jul 27;:
Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychological Intervention for Patients With Advanced Cancer.
J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jun 29;:JCO2017771097
Attachment Insecurity in Advanced Cancer Patients: Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Brief Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR-M16-G).
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Oct;54(4):555-562
Psychooncology. 2018 May 18;:
The daily dynamics of loss orientation and life engagement in advanced cancer: A pilot study to characterise patterns of adaptation at the end of life.
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Apr 27;:e12842
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.