Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor and JDP Co-Director SDSU Behavioral Medicine / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 619-594-8642 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103 / San Diego, CA 92120-4913

Graduate Institution

University of Vermont

Research Description

Prevention and quality of life issues in serious illness, especially cancer and the rheumatic diseases, with a focus on underserved populations; test construction and validation across cultural groups.

Representative Publications
  • Merz, E. L., Malcarne, V. L., Assassi, S., Nair, D. K., Graham, T. A., Yellman, B. P., Estrada-Y-Martin, R. M., & Mayes, M. D. (in press). Biopsychosocial typologies of pain in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Care & Research.

  • Fox, R. S, Malcarne, V. L., Roesch, S. C., & Sadler, G. R. (in press). The Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (CHAQ): Reliability, validity, and refinement. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

  • Malcarne, V. L., Fox, R. S., Mills, S. D., & Gholizadeh, S. (2013). Psychosocial aspects of systemic sclerosis. Clinical Opinions in Rheumatology. 25, 707-713.

  • Malcarne, V. L. (2011). Coping with cancer. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.