ChicagoCHEC Role: Research Education Core Co-lead
Organization: Northwestern University
Betina Yanez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A clinical health psychologist, Betina’s research has focused on understanding the interplay of the psychosocial aspects relevant to cancer control and survivorship and on evaluating patient-centered outcomes in cancer. Her research draws special emphasis on improving the quality of life among underserved and racial/ethnic minority groups diagnosed with cancer. Betina is particularly interested in research that seeks to elucidate factors underlying health disparities in cancer survivorship and developing culturally informed psychosocial interventions for Hispanic breast cancer survivors. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles.