Bonnie A. McGregor
Ph.D., University of Miami, Clinical Health Psychology, 2000.
M.S., University of Miami, Clinical Health Psychology, 1999.
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, Biology, 1984.
Dr. McGregor is interested in how psychological factors affect health. In particular, she is interested in how constructs like psychological stress or resilience influence endocrine and immune function among breast cancer patients and those at risk for breast cancer. Dr. McGregor is a clinical psychologist so her research focus is on psychological interventions. The goal of her work is to underscore the importance of psychological intervention by elucidating mechanisms underlying how psychological interventions change not only psychological functioning but also biological functioning and health. Hopefully, this work will result in greater incorporation of psychological interventions into the standard of care for all cancer patients.
Dr. McGregor is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington state and maintains a small private practice.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Psychological Association
American Psychosomatic Society
Society of Behavioral Medicine
Honors and Awards
1999, Kirk R. Danhour Memorial Award University of Miami, For excellence in academic performance, research, leadership, and clinical work
Stress, Cortisol, and B-Lymphocytes: A Novel Approach to Understanding Academic Stress and Immune Function.. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 19(2):185-191.. 2016.
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.
Optimism and depression: a new look at social support as a mediator among women at risk for breast cancer.. Psycho-oncology. 24(12):1708-1713.. 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.
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.
Stress Management Reduces Distress among Healthy Women at Risk for Breast Cancer, a Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosomatic Medicine. 75:A100-A100.. 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.
An online stress management workbook for breast cancer.. Journal of behavioral medicine.. 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.
Establishing treatment fidelity in a web-based behavioral intervention study.. Nursing research. 60(6):430-5.. 2011.
Environmental assessment at worksites after a multilevel intervention to promote activity and changes in eating: the PACE project.. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 52 Suppl 1:S22-8.. 2010.
Cognitive behavioral stress management effects on psychosocial and physiological adaptation in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.. Brain, behavior, and immunity. 23(5):580-91.. 2009.
Psychological intervention and health outcomes among women treated for breast cancer: a review of stress pathways and biological mediators.. Brain, behavior, and immunity. 23(2):159-66.. 2009.
Perceived breast cancer risk, social support, and distress among a community-based sample of women.. Journal of psychosocial oncology. 27(2):230-47.. 2009.
Major depression after breast cancer: a review of epidemiology and treatment.. General hospital psychiatry. 30(2):112-26.. 2008.