Kristi Graves, PhD

Dr. Graves is interested in research focused on cancer survivorship and individuals at high risk for cancer. She works to improve patient-reported outcomes among cancer survivors and is interested in evaluating interventions. Dr. Graves is trained as a clinical psychologist and is a tenured Associate Professor of Oncology and in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. In collaboration with Nueva Vida, Gilda’s Club New York City, SHARE and Latinas Contra Cancer, Dr. Graves has led a PCORI-funded project to test an intervention that aims to help Latina breast cancer survivors and their caregivers improve their quality of life. Dr. Graves is also co-leading an NIH funded project to explore symptoms experienced by patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer who received radioactive iodine treatment. In prior work, Dr. Graves investigated ways to inform people about genetic testing for genetic changes related to small increases in cancer risk.