Catherine Mosher, Ph.D.
402 N. Blackford St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-6769
Fax: (317) 274-6756
Research Program Membership
Purdue University School of Science, IUPUI
The long-term goal of my research is to improve the physical and psychological health of individuals diagnosed with cancer and their family caregivers. My research focuses on the following three objectives: (1) identifying demographic, medical, and contextual predictors of physical and psychological health outcomes in cancer populations; (2) identifying predictors of mental health service use and interest in these services in cancer populations; and (3) developing and evaluating psychosocial and behavioral interventions to improve symptom management and quality of life among cancer patients and their family caregivers. To achieve these research objectives, I employ a wide range of designs, including descriptive studies involving quantitative and qualitative methods and randomized controlled trials. My research team is currently conducting a study examining a telephone support program for advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their family caregivers. We also have an ongoing study testing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for symptom interference in metastatic breast cancer patients. My research studies have been supported by the National Cancer Institute (K07CA168883; PI: Mosher), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society (PEP-13-236-01-PCSM; PI: Mosher).
Post-doctoral Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2007-2010
Ph.D. - University at Albany, State University of New York 2007
Internship - Duke University Medical Center 2006-2007
M.A. - University at Albany, State University of New York 2004
B.S. - Youngstown State University 2002