Deidre B Pereira

Deidre B Pereira, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor & Associate Chair For Postgraduate Programs

Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6039
Business Email: dpereira@phhp.ufl.edu

About Deidre B Pereira

Dr. Deidre Pereira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami in 1999 (Clinical Health Psychology). She completed her postdoctoral training on an NIMH-funded training grant on Biopsychosocial Research in Immunology and AIDS from the University of Miami in 2000.

Accomplishments

Doctoral Mentor of the Year Award
2019 · College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
Preeminence Term Professor
2018-2021 · University of Florida
Fellow
2018 · American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology
Mentor Award
2013 · Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
Assistant Professor Excellence Award
2011 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Clinical Health Psychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Health Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Depression – overview
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Major depression
  • Prostate cancer

Research Profile

The long-range goal of Dr. Pereira’s research program is to improve health outcomes and promote the wellbeing of individuals with chronic and/or life-limiting illnesses, with an emphasis on malignancies that occur commonly or exclusively among women. Grounded in the biobehavioral model of tumor growth and development outlined by Antoni and colleagues (2006), her research seeks to understand the psychoneuroimmunologic (PNI) influences on cancer initiation, recurrence, progression, and mortality, as well as on cancer-related quality of life.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9881-7670

Areas of Interest
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Women’s Health

Publications

2020 Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
2019 Supportive Care In Cancer : Official Journal Of The Multinational Association Of Supportive Care In Cancer
2019 Supportive Care In Cancer : Official Journal Of The Multinational Association Of Supportive Care In Cancer
2010 Annals of Behavioral Medicine
2008 Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Grants

Dec 2019 ACTIVE
Diurnal Variations in Salivary Concentrations of Pro-Tumorigenic Cytokines and Possible Effects of Psycho-Physiological Stress in Gynecologic Cancer Patients and Matched Healthy Controls
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Mentor
Sep 2015 ACTIVE
lmpact of a Minority Prostate Cancer {MiCaP} Research Digest in Translating Scientific Discovery into Public Health and Community Applications
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Project Manager
Aug 2009 – May 2017
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS ON SLEEP, PAIN, AND CYTOKIN
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Principal Investigator

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biobehavioral Research in HIV/AIDS
2000 · University of Miami
American Psychological Association-Approved Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
1999 · University of Miami
PhD, Clinical Health Psychology
1999 · University of Miami
MS, Clinical Psychology
1997 · University of Miami
BA, Psychology
1991 · University of Pennsylvania

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6039
Emails: