Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Description of ResearchDr. Schneiderman’s research focuses on improving the quality of life (QoL) in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy or beam radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer. As project leader of a study entitled “Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management and Prostate Cancer” (under the direction of Dr. Michael Antoni, the PI) Dr. Schneiderman’s laboratory is conducting studies comparing a ten-week cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) program versus a one-day CBSM seminar. They are examining quality of life indicators, urinary and sexual functioning, and immune system status (e.g., natural killer cell cytotoxicity or NKCC) across a 12-month follow-up period. Dr. Schneiderman is the Director of the Health Psychology Division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami and Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) project examining biobehavioral mechanisms in cardiovascular disease.
- Discovered that maintaining an optimistic outlook is associated with NKCC by way of greater emotional expression in men with prostate cancer
- Found that perceived stress management skills mediate improvements in mood and quality of life during the CBSM intervention for men with prostate cancer
Selected Cancer-Related Publications
- Fekete EM, Antoni MH, Lopez CR, Durán RE, Penedo FJ, Bandiera FC, Fletcher MA, Klimas N, Kumar M, Schneiderman N. Men's serostatus disclosure to parents: associations among social support, ethnicity, and disease status in men living with HIV. Brain Behav Immun 23:693-9, 2009. Read more »
- Traeger L, Penedo FJ, Gonzalez JS, Dahn JR, Lechner SC, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Illness perceptions and emotional well-being in men treated for localized prostate cancer. J Psychosom Res 67:389-97, 2009. Read more »
- Dixon D, Meng H, Goldberg R, Schneiderman N, Delamater A. Stress and body mass index each contributes independently to tumor necrosis factor-alpha production in prepubescent Latino children. J Pediatr Nurs 24:378-88,2009. Read more »
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