Rina Fox, PhD, MPH

Shared Resource Co-Director, Behavioral Measurement and Interventions
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Rina Fox is a clinical health psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Cancer Center's Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource. She received a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Tufts University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She also completed an American Psychological Association accredited clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Cancer Focus

My research is broadly focused on delineating how psychosocial processes impact adjustment to and coping with cancer, with an emphasis on symptom management and health related quality of life (HRQOL). I am particularly interested in the role of sleep disturbance and fatigue in HRQOL, and the development of interventions to improve these outcomes among cancer survivors. I am also interested in better understanding the chronobiological mechanisms underlying symptom burden in cancer survivors.

Research Program Role
Cancer Prevention and Control Program

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