Rina Fox, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Rina Fox is a clinical health psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona College of Nursing. 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.
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.
Fox, R. S., B. Fowler, J. Bourneuf Carrera, J. Reichek, and S. D. Sanford, "Increasing access to psychosocial care for adolescents and young adults with cancer by integrating targeted navigation services.", Psychooncology, 2022 Mar 08. PMID: 35262994
Fox, R. S., S. H. Baik, H. McGinty, S. F. Garcia, K. J. Reid, K. Bovbjerg, P. Fajardo, L. M. Wu, S. Shahabi, J. C. Ong, et al., "Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of a Bright Light Intervention in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Survivors.", Int J Behav Med, vol. 28, issue 1, pp. 83-95, 2021 Feb. PMCID: PMC7438255 PMID: 32080797
Oswald, L. B., D. E. Victorson, and R. S. Fox, "Young adult cancer survivors' preferences for supportive interventions.", Psychooncology, vol. 30, issue 6, pp. 982-985, 2021 06. PMCID: PMC8284553 PMID: 33624384
Fox, R. S., S. Ancoli-Israel, S. C. Roesch, E. L. Merz, S. D. Mills, K. J. Wells, G. Robins Sadler, and V. L. Malcarne, "Sleep disturbance and cancer-related fatigue symptom cluster in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.", Support Care Cancer, vol. 28, issue 2, pp. 845-855, 2020 Feb. PMCID: PMC6959513 PMID: 31161437
Penedo, F. J., R. S. Fox, L. B. Oswald, P. I. Moreno, C. L. Boland, R. Estabrook, H. L. McGinty, D. C. Mohr, M. J. Begale, J. R. Dahn, et al., "Technology-Based Psychosocial Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Symptom Burden in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial.", Int J Behav Med, vol. 27, issue 5, pp. 490-505, 2020 Oct. PMCID: PMC7587609 PMID: 31898309