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Katherine Jean Roberts

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D. in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
M.S. in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
M.P.H. in Sociomedical Sciences - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from Columbia University
B.S. in Community Health Education from Ithaca College

Scholarly Interests

Evaluation of school health education programs.
Research on quality of life issues of cancer survivors.
 

Selected Publications

Roberts, K.J., Lepore, S.J., Hanlon, A.L, Helgeson, V. (2010). Genitourinary functioning and depressive symptoms over time in younger versus older men treated for prostate cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40(3), 275-283.

Lepore, S.J., Glaser, D.B., Roberts, K.J. (2008).  On the positive relation between received social support and negative affect: A test of the triage and self-esteem threat models in women with breast cancer.  Psycho-Oncology,17(12), 1210-1215.

Roberts, K.J., Lepore, S.J., Urken, M. (2008). Quality of life after thyroid cancer: An assessment of patient needs and preferences for information and support. J Cancer Educ, 23(3), 186-191.

Lepore, S. J., Roberts, K.J. (2007). Prostate cancer. In S. Ayer, A. Baum, C. McManus, K. Wallston, J. Wienman & R. West (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Roberts, K.J., Lepore, S. J., & Helgeson, V. (2006). Social-cognitive correlates of adjustment to prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 15(3), 183-192.

current projects

HBSS 4116: Health Education for Teachers

This course reviews the critical health issues that affect the well-being of youths today, emphasizing the practical aspects of health education in the classroom. The course will provide training in various aspects of child health that are mandated for teaching certification, including the following: reporting child abuse; preventing school violence; and, promoting respect and dignity for all students.

Documents & Papers

Roberts, K. J., Lepore, S. J., & Helgeson, V. (2006). Social-cognitive correlates of adjustment to prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 15(3), 183-192.

Download: Roberts et al., 2006 [PDF]