Entry Year

2013

Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine

Mentor

Vanessa Malcarne, PhD

E-mail

austjanauskas@gmail.com

Research Interests

Amy’s research is focused on helping patients and families cope with chronic illness, distress screening and coordination of psychosocial services, patient navigation, and health disparities.

Representative Publications
  • Ustjanauskas, A. E., Quinn, G. P., Pan, T. M., Rivera, M., Vázquez-Otero, C., Ung, D., Roetzheim, R. G., Laronga, C., Johnson, K., Norton, M., Carrizosa, C., Muñoz, D., Goldenstein, M., Nuhaily, S., & Wells, K. J. (2016). Facilitators of Survivorship Care Among Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Cancer Education, 1-8.

  • Wells, K. J., Pan, T. M., Vázquez-Otero, C., Ung, D., Ustjanauskas, A., Muñoz, D., Laronga, C., Roetzheim, R. G., Goldenstein, M., Carrizosa, C., Nuhaily, S., Johnson, K., Norton, M., Sims, E., & Quinn, G.P. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to endocrine therapy adherence among underserved hormone-receptor positive breast cancer survivors: A qualitative study. Supportive Care In Cancer, 24(10): 4123-30.

  • Ustjanauskas, A. E., Bredice, M., Nuhaily, S., Kath, L., Wells, K. J. (2015). Training in patient navigation: A review of the research literature. Health Promotion Practice, 1-9.

  • Harris, J. L., Schwartz, M. B., Ustjanauskas, A., Ohri-Vachaspati, P., & Brownell, K. D. (2011). Effects of serving high-sugar cereals on children’s breakfast-eating behavior. Pediatrics, 127(1), 71–76.

Grants/Awards
  • IPOS/APOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology Best Student Poster Award 2015
Lab Website

http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/malcarne/