Faculty

Dana H Bovbjerg, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Clinical and Translational Science, and Health and Community Systems (Nursing)

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213
Assistant
Darren Gilmartin

Education & Training

PhD
University of Rochester Neuroscience
Cornell University Medical College, Department of MedicineGeriatrics/Immunology

Current Appointments

Leader, Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Professional Affiliations

Member, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Member, American Psychosomatic Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Elected Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Outstanding Achievement Award, American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Award, American Cancer Society

Research Interests

Biobehavioral oncology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Muthuswamy R, Okada NJ, Jenkins FJ, McGuire K, McAuliffe PF, Zeh HJ, Bartlett DL, Wallace C, Watkins S, Henning JD, Bovbjerg DH, Kalinski P. Epinephrine promotes COX-2-dependent immune suppression in myeloid cells and cancer tissues. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 May;62:78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2017.02.008. Epub 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28212885
  2. Edmond SN, Shelby RA, Keefe FJ, Fisher HM, Schmidt J, Soo MS, Skinner CS, Ahrendt GM, Manculich J, Sumkin JH, Zuley ML, Bovbjerg DH. Persistent breast pain among women with histories of breast conserving surgery for breast cancer compared to women without histories of breast surgery or cancer. Clin J Pain. 2017 Jan;33(1):51-56. PubMed PMCID: PMC5144924.
  3. Low CA, Bovbjerg DH, Ahrendt S, Alhelo S, Choudry H, Holtzman M, Jones HL, Pingpank JF Jr, Ramalingam L, Zeh HJ 3rd, Zureikat AH, Bartlett DL. Depressive symptoms in patients scheduled for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cytoreductive surgery: Prospective associations with morbidity and mortality. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 10;34(11):1217-22. PubMed PMCID: PMC4872322. [Available 2017-02-10]
  4. Vin-Raviv N, Akinyemiju TF, Galea S, Bovbjerg DH. Depression and anxiety disorders among hospitalized women with breast cancer. PLOS ONE. 2015 Jun 2;10(6):e0129169. PubMed PMCID: PMC4452789.
  5. Jenkins FJ, Van Houten B, Bovbjerg DH. Effects on DNA damage and/or repair processes as biological mechanisms linking psychological stress to cancer risk. J Appl Biobehav Res. 2014 Feb1;19(1):3-23. PubMed PMCID: PMC4039216

Clinical Interests

Biobehavioral oncology

Education Interests

Biobehavioral oncology