Kristen Carpenter M PhD

Kristen Carpenter M PhD
Asst Professor - ClinicalCollege of Medicinecarpenter.292@osu.eduwebsite
OSU Harding Hospital 1670 Upham Drive Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-293-9201Fax: (614) 293-4200
  • Cancer Control

General Research Interest

Understanding the role of cognitive, affective, and interpersonal processes in the sexual, psychological, and physical health outcomes of women with cancer.

Research Description

Dr. Carpenter’s primary research focuses on the identification of risk factors for sexual and psychological maladjustment in gynecologic and breast cancer patients during various stages of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. She also focuses on identification of cognitive and interpersonal processes that modulate sexual and psychological outcomes, with the goal of developing a model of adjustment that incorporates not only premorbid risk, but also cognitive and interpersonal process variables with potential clinical utility. This line of research has most recently culminated in an NCI-funded (R21) randomized clinical trial of a psychosexual intervention for gynecologic cancer patients. Dr. Carpenter’s long-term goal is to build on her current body of work to develop an extramurally funded research program that supports the development of effective, disseminable psychosocial interventions aimed at reducing sexual and psychological morbidity in women with cancer.

Current Publications

  • Neff R, McCann GA, Carpenter KM, Cohn DE, Noria S, Mikami D, Needleman BJ, O'Malley DMIs bariatric surgery an option for women with gynecologic cancer? Examining weight loss counseling practices and training among gynecologic oncology providers.Gynecol Oncol 134 540-5 9/1/2014

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