BCCC-CURE researchers work on the development and use of computational tools to manage data and classifiers useful for medical diagnoses in an efficient and cost-effective way. BCCC-CURE researchers from the Psychology department are investigating the effects of social interactions and the visual arts in the lives and well-being of cancer patients.
Another topic of interest is the study of comorbid emotional and physical health conditions (with one being cancer). The ultimate goal of this research is to enhance early identification of medical patients who are at increased risk for comorbid problems and worsen disease adjustment; elucidating the dynamic interplay between psychological and disease processes; developing empirically validated, multidisciplinary treatments targeting both illness-specific and general psychiatric symptoms; and elucidate factors that promote resilience and post traumatic growth.
We aim to expand this research area in the future to include epidemiology and cancer prevention studies.