Catherine E Mosher Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology

Education

2002    B.A., Psychology, Youngstown State University
2004    M.A., Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
2007    Clinical Psychology Internship, Duke University Medical Center
2007    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
2010    Post-doctoral Fellowship, Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Teaching Assignments

PSY-I 591 Psychopathology

PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-B 346 Theories of Personality

Current Research

The long-term goal of my research is to improve the physical and psychological health of individuals diagnosed with cancer and their family caregivers. My research focuses on the following three objectives: (1) identifying demographic, medical, and contextual predictors of physical and psychological health outcomes in cancer populations; (2) identifying predictors of mental health service use and interest in these services in cancer populations; and (3) developing and evaluating psychosocial and behavioral interventions to improve symptom management and quality of life among cancer patients and their family caregivers.  To achieve these research objectives, I employ a wide range of designs, including descriptive studies involving quantitative and qualitative methods and randomized controlled trials.  My research team is currently conducting a study examining a telephone support program for advanced lung cancer patients and their family caregivers.  We also have an ongoing study testing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for symptom interference in metastatic breast cancer patients.  My research studies have been supported by the National Cancer Institute (K07CA168883; PI: Mosher), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society (PEP-13-236-01-PCSM; PI: Mosher).

My doctoral students have earned fellowships and grants from the National Cancer Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation, and the American Psychological Association and have access to numerous research and training opportunities through the Indiana University Cancer Center's Cancer Control Program.  I am considering applications to our clinical psychology Ph.D. program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Select Publications

Mosher, C. E., Winger, J. G., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Einhorn, L. H., Birdas, T. J., Ceppa, D. P., Kesler, K. A., Schmitt, J., Kashy, D. A., & Champion, V. L. (2016). Randomized pilot trial of a telephone symptom management intervention for symptomatic lung cancer patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52, 469-482.

Mosher, C. E., Winger, J. G., Given, B. A., Helft, P. R., & O’Neil, B. H. (2016).  Mental health outcomes during colorectal cancer survivorship: A review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology, 25, 1261-1270.

Mosher, C. E., Adams, R. N., Helft, P. R., O’Neil, B. H., Shahda, S., Rattray, N. A., & Champion, V. L. (2016). Family caregiving challenges in advanced colorectal cancer: patient and caregiver perspectives. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24, 2017-2024.

Adams, R. N., Mosher, C. E., Blair, C. K., Snyder, D. C., Sloane, R., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2015). Cancer survivors’ uptake and adherence in diet and exercise intervention trials: An integrative data analysis. Cancer, 121, 77-83.

Winger, J. G., Mosher, C. E., Rand, K. L., Morey, M. C., Snyder, D. C., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2014). Diet and exercise intervention adherence and health-related outcomes among older long-term breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 235-245.

Mosher, C. E., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Einhorn, L. H., Birdas, T. J., Kesler, K. A., & Champion, V. L. (2013). Support service use and interest in support services among lung cancer patients. Lung Cancer, 82, 162-167.

Mosher, C. E., Champion, V. L., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Birdas, T. J., Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Einhorn, L. H., Given, B. A., Monahan, P. O., & Ostroff, J. S. (2013). Support service use and interest in support services among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology, 22, 1549-1556.

Mosher, C. E., DuHamel, K. N., Lam, J., Dickler, M., Li, Y., Massie, M. J., & Norton, L. (2012). Randomized trial of expressive writing for distressed metastatic breast cancer patients. Psychology and Health, 27, 88-100.

DuHamel, K. N., Mosher, C. E., Winkel, G., Labay, L. E., Rini, C., Meschian, Y. M., Austin, J., Greene, P. B., Lawsin, C. R., Rusiewicz, A., Grosskreutz, C. L., Isola, L., Moskowitz, C. H., Papadopoulos, E. B., Rowley, S., Scigliano, E., Burkhalter, J. E., Hurley, K. E., Bollinger, A. R., & Redd, W. H. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of telephone-administered cognitive-behavioral therapy to reduce PTSD and distress symptoms after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28, 3754-3761.

Mosher, C. E., Sloane, R., Morey, M. C., Snyder, D.C., Cohen, H. J., & Demark-Wahnefried, W. (2009). Associations between lifestyle factors and quality of life among older, long-term breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Cancer, 115, 4001-4009.