Associate Professor, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Biobehavioral scientist Dr. Rachel Ceballos studies ways to reduce health disparities in cancer, primarily focusing on health outcomes in underserved communities. She has interdisciplinary training in laboratory, clinical and community settings, including psychoneuroendocrinology, the study of hormone fluctuations and their relationship to health outcomes. She leads studies of ways to support cancer survivors in the Latino and African-American communities and is a strong proponent of community-based participatory research. Through her research, Dr. Ceballos seeks to understand the psychosocial mechanisms (i.e., the psychological and social environment) that contribute to cancer-related health outcomes. She works with community partners to develop culturally-appropriate interventions that will help reduce unjust social and emotional burdens of the underserved and is also interested in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate cancer survivorship programs.
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Affiliate Assistant Professor
University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services
Pennsylvania State University, 2005, Ph.D. (Behavioral Health)
Pennsylvania State University, 2002, M.S. (Biobehavioral Health)
California State University, 1998, B.A. (Psychology)
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