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Charles S. Kamen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 658
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

2003-2004 Data Manager, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
2005-2006 Research Therapist, American Heart Association Study/Emory University
2006 Project Coordinator, University of Georgia, Department of Psychology
2007-2008 Associate Clinic Director, University of Georgia, Department of Psychology
2008-2009 General Intern, Palo Alto Veteran's Affairs Health Care System
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2011-2012 Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2012-present Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, JPWCC, Behavioral Medicine Unit, URMC

Research Bio

Dr. Kamen is a clinical psychologist with a strong background and training in behavioral medicine, health disparities and couples-based interventions. His research to date has focused on factors that lead to health disparities among sexual minority populations, specifically disparities in HIV risk and cancer diagnoses, as well as developing and testing dyadic interventions to address these disparities. He has been involved in a grant-funded randomized clinical trial of a group-based HIV prevention intervention targeting men and women living with HIV and reporting histories of trauma, as well as in development of a behavioral intervention targeting spouses and veterans reporting symptoms of trauma post-deployment.

He is currently involved in conducting behavioral cancer control interventions with a dyadic focus, including an exercise intervention targeting sexual minority cancer patients and their caregivers. He is also trained in psychotherapeutic interventions for couples and families.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 17 available »

2015 Sep
Kamen C, Mustian KM, Heckler C, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Mohile S, McMahon JM, Lord R, Flynn PJ, Weiss M, Spiegel D, Morrow GR. "The association between partner support and psychological distress among prostate cancer survivors in a nationwide study." Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 2015 Sep; 9(3):492-9. Epub 2015 Jan 21.
2015 Mar
Kamen C, Mustian K, Johnson MO, Boehmer U. "Same-sex couples matter in cancer care." Journal of oncology practice. 2015 Mar; 11(2):e212-5. Epub 2015 Jan 06.
2014 Jan 5
Kamen C, Tejani MA, Chandwani K, Janelsins M, Peoples AR, Roscoe JA, Morrow GR. "Anticipatory nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy." European journal of pharmacology. 2014 Jan 5; 722:172-9. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
2013 May
Kamen C, Flores S, Etter D, Lazar R, Patrick R, Lee S, Koopman C, Gore-Felton C. "General self-efficacy in relation to unprotected sexual encounters among persons living with HIV." Journal of health psychology. 2013 May; 18(5):658-66. Epub 2012 Aug 29.
2013 Apr
Kamen C, Bergstrom J, Vorasarun C, Mardini M, Patrick R, Lee S, Lazar R, Koopman C, Gore-Felton C. "The impact of childhood bullying among HIV-positive men: psychosocial correlates and risk factors." Child abuse & neglect. 2013 Apr; 37(4):273-81. Epub 2013 Jan 05.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Cancer Control (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | University of Georgia2009
MS | Clinical Psychology | University of Georgia2006
BA | Psychology | University of Notre Dame2003