Catherine E. Mosher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:
LD 126E
Phone:
(317) 274-6769
Email:
cemosher@iupui.edu
Website:
https://www.iupuibehavioraloncologylab.com/
Research Areas:
Clinical Psychology

Research

The long-term goal of my research is to improve the physical and psychological health of adults diagnosed with cancer and their family caregivers. My primary research interests are: (1) developing, evaluating, and disseminating psychosocial interventions for cancer patients and their family caregivers; and (2) identifying demographic, medical, and social predictors of physical and psychological health outcomes in cancer patients and their family caregivers. My recent projects have focused on novel applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for these populations. I employ a wide range of designs, including descriptive studies involving quantitative and qualitative methods and randomized controlled trials. My research studies have been supported by the National Cancer Institute (R01CA230542, R21CA235788; PI: Mosher), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

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 Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program.

I am considering applicants to our Ph.D. program in clinical psychology for Fall 2022.

Research Areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health

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

Publications & Professional Activity

*Student/mentee work

*Secinti, E., *Lewson, A. B., Wu, W., Kent, E. E., & Mosher, C. E. (in press). Health-related quality of life: A comparative analysis of caregivers of people with dementia, cancer, COPD/emphysema, and diabetes and non-caregivers, 2015-2018 BRFSS. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

*Secinti, E., Wu, W., Kent, E. E., Demark-Wahnefried, W., *Lewson, A. B., & Mosher, C. E. (in press). Examining health behaviors of chronic disease caregivers in the United States. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

*Krueger, E., *Secinti, E., Wu, W., Hanna, N., Durm, G., Einhorn, L., Jalal, S., & Mosher, C. E. (2021). Measurement of patients’ acceptable symptom levels and priorities for symptom improvement in advanced lung cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29, 5895-5904.

Mosher, C. E., *Krueger, E., *Secinti, E., & Johns, S. A. (2021). Symptom experiences in advanced cancer: Relationships to acceptance and commitment therapy constructs. Psycho-Oncology, 30, 1485-1491.

*Chinh, K., Mosher, C. E., Brown, L. F., Beck-Coon, K. A., Kroenke, K., & Johns, S. A. (2020). Psychological processes and symptom outcomes in mindfulness-based stress reduction for cancer survivors: A pilot study. Mindfulness, 11, 905-916.

Mosher, C. E., *Secinti, E., Hirsh, A. T., Hanna., N., Einhorn, L. H., Jalal, S. I., Durm, G., Champion, V. L., & Johns, S. A. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for symptom interference in advanced lung cancer and caregiver distress: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 58, 632-644.

*Secinti, E., Rand, K. L., Johns, S. A., O’Neil, B. H., Helft, P. R., Shahda, S., & Mosher, C. E. (2019). Social correlates of mental health in gastrointestinal cancer patients and their family caregivers: Exploring the role of loneliness. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27, 2077-2086.

*Secinti, E., *Tometich, D. B., Johns, S. A., & Mosher, C. E. (2019). The relationship between acceptance of cancer and distress: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 71, 27-38.

*Tometich, D. B., Mosher, C. E., Hirsh, A. T., Rand, K. L., Johns, S. A., Matthias, M. S., Outcalt, S. D., Schneider, B. P., Mina, L., Storniolo, A. M. V., Newton, E. V., & Miller, K. D. (2018). Metastatic breast cancer patients' expectations and priorities for symptom improvement. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 3781-3788.

Mosher, C. E., *Secinti, E., Li, R., Hirsh, A. T., Bricker, J., Miller, K. D., Schneider, B., Storniolo, A. M., Mina, L., Newton, E., Champion, V. L., & Johns, S. A. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for symptom interference in metastatic breast cancer patients: A pilot randomized trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26, 1993-2004.

Mosher, C. E., *Secinti, E., Johns, S. A., O’Neil, B. H., Helft, P. R., Shahda, S., Jalal, S. I., & Champion, V. L. (2018). Examining the effect of peer helping in a coping skills intervention: A randomized controlled trial for advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their family caregivers. Quality of Life Research, 27, 515-528.

*Winger, J. G., Rand, K. L., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Einhorn, L. H., Birdas, T. J., Ceppa, D. P., Kesler, K. A., Champion, V. L., & Mosher, C. E. (2018). Coping skills practice and symptom change: A secondary analysis of a pilot telephone symptom management intervention for lung cancer patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55, 1341-1349.

Mosher, C. E., *Winger, J. G., Given, B. A., Shahda, S., & Helft, P. R. (2017). A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for colorectal cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25, 2349-2362.

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.