Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Kristen Wells, PhD

Research Interests

Janna’s research has examined cancer across the care continuum, including cancer communication, prevention, detection, and survivorship. She is particularly interested in investigating cancer care among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) and sexual minority individuals.

Representative Publications
  • Blashill, A.J., Gordon, J.R., & Safren, S.A. (2014). Depression longitudinally mediates the association of appearance concerns to ART non-adherence in HIV-infected individuals with a history of injection drug use. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 166-172.

  • White, J.M., Gordon, J.R., Mimiaga, M.J. (2014) The Role of Substance Use and Mental Health Problems in Medication Adherence Among HIV-Infected MSM. LGBT Health, 1, 319-322.

  • Vranceanu, A., Gordon, J.R., Gorman, M.J, & Safren, S.A. (in press). Behavioral medicine strategies in outpatient psychiatric settings. In: T. Petersen, S. Sprich, & S. Wilhelm (Eds.), Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. New York: Springer.