Rachel M. Ceballos
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health, 2005.
M.S., Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health, 2002.
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, Psychology, 1998.
Dr. Ceballos's present research examines the role of psychosocial factors on biobehavioral outcomes of chronic disease (cancer, diabetes). Her work integrates her training in psychoneuroendocrinology and cancer prevention and control with the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate behavioral interventions. Specifically, she is interested in the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate cancer survivorship programs using a biobehavioral approach.
Dr. Ceballos's previous research included the use of both rodent and human models to examine sex differences in neuroendocrine response to distress and nicotine exposure.
American Association for Cancer Research
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Stress management reduces intraindividual cortisol variability, while not impacting other measures of cortisol rhythm, in a group of women at risk for breast cancer.. Journal of psychosomatic research. 79(5):412-9.. 2015.
Design, development, and feasibility of a spanish-language cancer survivor support group.. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2015.
Stress, Cortisol, and B-Lymphocytes: A Novel Approach to Understanding Academic Stress and Immune Function.. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands). :1-23.. 2015.
Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Healthy Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: a Novel Application of a Proven Intervention.. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.. 2015.
Latino beliefs about biomedical research participation: a qualitative study on the u.s.-Mexico border.. Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE. 9(4):10-21.. 2014.
Predictors of Adherence to a 26-Week Viniyoga Intervention Among Post-Treatment Breast Cancer Survivors.. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 19(9):751-8.. 2013.
Mediators of yoga and stretching for chronic low back pain.. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2013:130818.. 2013.
Perceived stress, behavior, and body mass index among adults participating in a worksite obesity prevention program, Seattle, 2005-2007.. Preventing chronic disease. 9:E152.. 2012.
Randomized controlled pilot trial of yoga in overweight and obese breast cancer survivors: effects on quality of life and anthropometric measures.. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(2):267-277.. 2012.
Having a diagnosis of diabetes is not associated with general diabetes knowledge in rural Hispanics.. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 26(4):342-51.. 2010.
Social networks and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 4(4):372-80.. 2010.
Colorectal cancer cases and relatives of cases indicate similar willingness to receive and disclose genetic information.. Genetic testing. 12(3):415-20.. 2008.