Rachel M. Ceballos

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Assistant Member
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Health Services
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2008
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States


Phone: (206) 667-7806


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.

Research Interests

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.

Additional Experience

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

Recent Publications

Ceballos RM, Molina Y, Malen RC, Ibarra G, EscareƱo M, Marchello N.  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. Abstract
Ceballos RM, Coronado GD, Thompson B.  2010.  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. Abstract