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Patty Moran, PhD

Research Specialist
Department of Medicine, UCSF

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Patty Moran, PhD is Research Specialist in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000, with a focus on health psychology. She completed an American Psychological Association-approved clinical internship with a Behavioral Medicine Specialization at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychology and Medicine at UCSF.

Dr. Moran’s research interests include mindfulness-based interventions for health conditions, psychological adjustment in chronic or serious illness, and coping at the end-of-life. She has been the Project Director for several NIH-funded studies, including two Center of Excellence in Research grants on mindfulness-based interventions for HIV and obesity, as well as a study examining care preferences and coping at the end-of-life in patients and caregivers with cancer and HIV. In addition, Dr. Moran mentors post-docs on clinical trial methods and the logistics of study implementation.

Dr. Moran is also a Clinical Psychologist in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she uses cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and mindfulness-based approaches to help cancer patients and their family members cope with a wide array of concerns and symptoms related to cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

In collaboration with the UCSF Cancer Resource Center, Dr. Moran facilitates the General Cancer Support Group, a weekly, 90-minute group that is open to adults with all types and stages of cancer.

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