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Cheryl Koopman, Ph.D.

Cheryl Koopman
Phone Number: 

(650) 723-9081 


Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Behavioral Medicine, Breast Cancer, Lyme Disease


Dr. Koopman's research focuses on survivors of a variety of stressful events that include political and interpersonal violence, natural disasters and serious illness. In these studies, Dr. Koopman examines relationships between the severity of traumatic exposure and disease, previous life history, risk and resilience factors, and demographic characteristics with the symptoms of acute and other stress reactions. Dr. Koopman's research also focuses on social interventions that promote physical and mental health in communities. Dr. Cheryl Koopman's funded research focuses on people living with serious illness, including breast/gynecological cancer, Lyme disease, and HIV/AIDS. Currently, her Stanford team is collaborating with community-based partners from Northern Sierra Rural Health Network to evaluate the effects of providing support groups via videoconferencing on improving quality of life for women living with breast cancer in rural areas. Also, Dr. Koopman is collaborating with experts in Lyme disease and biostatistics to investigate the diverse manifestations of Lyme disease in relation to symptoms, signs, and diagnostic tests.



1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888





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