Alyson B. Moadel-Robblee, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
1300 Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

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Alyson Moadel, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology.

She is Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC), Bronx NY. As a health psychologist, Dr. Moadel applies a career in research, teaching and counseling to her interest in the psychological, social and cultural factors associated with coping with cancer. She received her doctorate in Health Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1995, after which she received her
postdoctoral training (1995-1997) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Psycho-Oncology. Since then, she has been involved in studying the efficacy of various mind-body therapies to improve the quality of life of cancer patients. She is also collaborator on several studies developing and evaluating tailored smoking cessation interventions for smokers who have HIV.

In 2001, Dr. Moadel was awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute and Langeloth Foundation to initiate one of the first randomized controlled trials in the United States to examine the effects of yoga on quality of life in breast cancer patients. As a follow-up to this pilot work, the Langeloth Foundation awarded an additional 2-years of funding (January 2004-2006) to continue her yoga research in breast cancer, as well as to expand it to two new patient populations, namely lung and colorectal cancer patients. In addition to her research in yoga, Dr. Moadel received a three-year grant from the American Cancer Society (July 2003-2006) to investigate the effects of a spiritual group intervention in comparison to a psycho-educational intervention on quality of life, spiritual well-being, and survival in advanced stage cancer patients. All of her studies are accessible to English and Spanish-speaking patients. She has received grants from the Komen Foundation and Entertainment Industry Foundation to develop and evaluate the Breast & Bronx Oncology Daily Living (BOLD Living) Program.

Division: Health Behavior Research and Implementation Science
Campus: Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus

Research Interests: Cancer; Psycho-Oncology; Smoking cessation/substance abuse

Research Projects: Psychosocial Oncology Program; Spiritual vs Educational Intervention on Quality of Life in Low-Income Cancer Patients; Yoga-based Cancer Rehabilitation Research Program

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Albert Einstein Cancer Center's Psychosocial Oncology Program
Dr. Moadel is Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center
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