Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Vanessa Malcarne, PhD / Kristen Wells, PhD



Research Interests

Sharon’s research interests include studying the biopsychosocial factors involved in the etiology, detection, treatment, and survivorship of cancer, as well as health disparities among underserved populations, and access to health care and health information.

Representative Publications
  • Baik, S. H., Gallo, L. C., & Wells, K. J. (2016). Patient Navigation in breast cancer treatment and survivorship: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 34, 3686-3696.

  • Baik, S. H., Arevalo, M., Gwede, C., Meade, C. D., Jacobsen, P. B., Quinn, G. P., Luque, J. S., & Wells, K. J. (2016). Development and validation of the Biomedical Research Trust Scale (BRTS) in English and Spanish. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 11, 346-356.

  • Baik, S. H., Fox, R. F., Mills, S. D., Roesch, S. C., Sadler, G. R., Klonoff, E. K., & Malcarne, V. L. (2017). Reliability and validity of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 in Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication.

  • San Diego Fellowship
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