Michelle Rodoletz, PhD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Clinical Psychologist

Treatment Focus

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Stress Management Training

Treatment Philosophy

Formerly the Associate Director of the Psychosocial and Behavioral Medicine Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, I returned to FCCC in 2009 to work as a psychologist within the newly developed Department of Psychiatry to offer direct patient care.

Trained as a licensed clinical psychologist, I have a long-standing background in health psychology, also known as behavioral medicine, which focuses on promoting health-related behaviors and enhancing the psychological adaptation to medical illness. In my clinical role at FCCC, I work with Emmie I. Chen, MD, Director, Psychiatry, Department of Medicine,  Beth A. Corcoran, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, and Paula H. Finestone, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor,   to provide patients and their caregivers with theory- and evidence-based psychological interventions aimed at enhancing their ability to cope with their cancer across the disease continuum. In particular, the cognitive-behavioral therapy and stress management techniques that I can offer patients have shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
  • Fellow,  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1988 
  • Fellow,  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1986


PA State Board of Psychology, Harrisburg, PA, Clinical Psychology 


American Psychological Association;
Member of the Medical Resource Council for Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley 

Patient Stories

Tiffany Mannino Dillon

Breast Cancer

Tiffany Mannino Dillon

Breast Cancer

I remember the day I was diagnosed so clearly. December 16, 2009. 

Marion Utain

Breast Cancer

Marion Utain

Breast Cancer

Marion Utain recalls hearing the worst news she could imagine: she had breast cancer. And then, as she tells the story, the miracles started. A month after her annual gynecological exam in November 2011 at 46, Marion felt a lump in her left breast. She made an appointment to see her doctor the next day.

Thomas Donnelly

Colorectal Cancer

Thomas Donnelly

Colorectal Cancer

In 2005, Tom Donnelly left his teaching career to start a web development company. "Although it was a great experience, in 2008 a friend who owned an HVAC business asked me to do account management and sales for him," explained Tom. "It was a wonderful opportunity to work for a fantastic company.” Almost immediately chronic fatigue set in which Tom couldn’t explain. Assuming he was working too much, Tom ignored the weakness and fatigue for two years. He was 38 years old, his career was thriving and he was about to begin graduate school.

Research Profile

Research Interests

Improving Adherence to Cancer Screening and Other Health-related Behaviors; Enhancing Psychological Adaptation to a Cancer Diagnosis Through Psychosocial Interventions; Psychoneuroimmunology


Selected Publications

Weinberg, D.S., Miller, S.M., Rodoletz, M., Egleston, B., Fleisher, L., Buzaglo, J., Keenan, E., Marks, J., & Bieber, E. (2009). Colorectal Cancer Knowledge is Not Associated with Screening Compliance or Intention, Journal of Cancer Education, 24(3), 225-232.  


Miller, S.M., Roussi, P., Rodoletz, M., Daly, M., Sherman, K.A., and Godwin, A. (2004). Impact of an Enhanced Counseling Intervention among high-risk women undergoing breast/ovarian genetic testing. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 27, 2004 Final Supplement, p. 61.


Miller, S.M., Buzaglo, J., Sherman, K., and Rodoletz, M. (2001). Monitoring-Blunting behavioral signatures in coping with health threats: The example of cancer. Psicologia della Salute, 3, 37-48.


Miller, S.M., Rodoletz, M., Schroeder, C., Mangan, C.E., and Sedlacek, T.V. (1996). Applications of the monitoring process model to coping with severe long-term medical threats. Health Psychology, 15, 216-225.

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