Welcome to Biobehavorial Health Disparities Research Group

Dr. Ceballos is an Assistant Member in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.  She received her doctoral degree in 2005 from the Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University.  She has interdisciplinary training in laboratory, clinical, and community settings and a focus on the role of psychosocial factors (such as stress) on biological outcomes.  Dr. Ceballos is the recipient of a career development award funded by the National Cancer Institute.  She is also the primary investigator for various studies working to build programs that support cancer survivors in the Latino and African-American communities.  Her research emphasizes the development of culturally-appropriate interventions, the inclusion of community collaboration in research, and use of biobehavioral methods to assess program effectiveness.