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Fox Chase Researcher Carolyn Fang Appointed Associate Editor of Health Psychology

June 11, 2020

Much of Fang’s research focuses on understanding how behavioral, biological, and psychosocial factors may contribute to increased risk for cancer or other chronic diseases. Some of her work is focused specifically on underserved Asian American populations.Much of Fang’s research focuses on understanding how behavioral, biological, and psychosocial factors may contribute to increased risk for cancer or other chronic diseases. Some of her work is focused specifically on underserved Asian American populations.

PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2020)—Fox Chase Cancer Center researcher Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, has been appointed to serve as an associate editor for the prestigious journal Health Psychology.

“The mission of Health Psychology is to advance the science and practice of evidence-based behavioral medicine, and this journal represents an important source for disseminating scientific findings to a broad audience,” said Fang, a professor and co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase.

“I am thrilled to join the outstanding editorial team and to bring my expertise in the biobehavioral and psychosocial aspects of cancer to my role as associate editor,” she said.

Health Psychology is the official journal for the Society for Health Psychology, which works to promote education and services in the psychology of health and illness. It publishes a wide range of research reports as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses, critical reviews of issues in health psychology and behavioral medicine, methodological guidance and tutorials, and advances in research methods. Fang has served on the journal’s editorial board since 2010 and began her role as associate editor on June 1, 2020.

Fang received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Colgate University in New York in 1991. She then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her master’s degree and doctorate in psychology. She has been part of Fox Chase since beginning her postdoctoral fellowship there.

Much of Fang’s research focuses on understanding how behavioral, biological, and psychosocial factors may contribute to increased risk for cancer or other chronic diseases. Some of her work is focused specifically on underserved Asian American populations.

Fang is a member of the Translational Research Disease Groups for esophagus, pancreas, and liver cancer; head and neck cancer; and ovarian and gynecological cancer at Fox Chase.

      

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence five consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship and community outreach. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

 

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