Kristen M Carpenter, PhD
College of Medicine
Asst Professor - Clinical
Cancer, Depression, Fatigue, Weight Loss, Anxiety, Prostatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Uterine Cervical Cancer, Obesity, Breast Cancer, Male
Kristen Carpenter, PhD, is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James, where her research centers on risk factors for sexual and psychological maladjustment in gynecologic and breast cancer patients during various stages of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.Dr. Carpenter also focuses on identifiying cognitive and interpersonal processes that modulate sexual and psychological outcomes, with the goal of developing a model of adjustment that incorporates not only premorbid risk, but also cognitive and interpersonal process variables with potential clinical utility. The overarching goal of her work is to develop effective psychosocial interventions aimed at reducing sexual and psychological morbidity in women with cancer. Dr. Carpenter serves on the Steering Committee of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer and has co-authored numerous articles appearing in well-known journals such as Health Psychology, Translational Behavioral Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology.