Alyson B. Moadel, Ph.D.
Alyson Moadel, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as Director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC), Bronx NY. As a health psychologist, Dr. Moadel applies a career in research, teaching and counseling to her interest in the psychological, social and cultural factors associated with coping with cancer. She received her doctorate in Health Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1995, after which she received her postdoctoral training (1995-1997) at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Psycho-Oncology. Since then, she has been involved in studying the efficacy of various behavioral and complementary medicine methods to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
In 2001, Dr. Moadel was awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute and Langeloth Foundation to initiate one of the first randomized controlled trials in the United States to examine the effects of yoga on quality of life in breast cancer patients. As a follow-up to this pilot work, the Langeloth Foundation awarded an additional 2-years of funding (January 2004-2006) to continue her yoga research in breast cancer, as well as to expand it to two new patient populations, namely lung and colorectal cancer patients. In addition to her research in yoga, Dr. Moadel received a three-year grant from the American Cancer Society (July 2003-2006) to investigate the effects of a spiritual group intervention in comparison to a psycho-educational intervention on quality of life, spiritual well-being, and survival in advanced stage cancer patients. All of her studies are accessible to English and Spanish-speaking patients.
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