Our research examines the role of psychosocial factors on biobehavioral outcomes of chronic disease in the context of cancer health disparities. We look at how psychoneroendocrinology and cancer prevention and control impacts the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate behavioral interventions. We are interested in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate cancer survivorship programs using a biobehavior approach.
The Ceballos Studies Research Group strives to reduce inequities in the social and emotional burdens of those impacted by cancer.
We seek to:
- Understand the psychosocial mechanisms that contribute to cancer-related health outcomes
- Develop culturally-appropriate interventions in collaboration with community partners to affect the unjust social and emotional burdens of cancer in underserved communities
- Evaluate intervention effectiveness using biological, behavioral, and psychosocial outcomes.