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Dr. Bovbjerg’s research focuses on the biobehavioral factors in cancer, and includes ongoing studies biobehavioral factors in breast cancer risk, genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility, the emotional, cognitive, behavioral and biological consequences of treatment and psychobiological and social influences on cancer screening behaviors.
Dr. Bovbjerg received a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York and has undergraduate degrees in philosophy and psychology. In addition to serving as a consulting editor for a wide range of research journals, he has served as an associate editor for The Annals of Behavioral Medicine and on the editorial boards of Brain, Behavior and Immunity, Health Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine. Elected a member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and a fellow in the Society of Behavioral medicine, Dr. Bovbjerg has served on numerous research grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies, both in the United States and internationally.