Charles S. Kamen, Ph.D.

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

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2016 Sep
Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Heckler CE, Kesler SR, Sprod LK, Atkins J, Melnik M, Kamen C, Giguere J, Messino MJ, Mohile SG, Mustian KM. "YOCAS©® Yoga Reduces Self-reported Memory Difficulty in Cancer Survivors in a Nationwide Randomized Clinical Trial: Investigating Relationships Between Memory and Sleep." Integrative cancer therapies. 2016 Sep; 15(3):263-71. Epub 2015 Nov 29.
2016 Jun
Kamen C, Vorasarun C, Canning T, Kienitz E, Weiss C, Flores S, Etter D, Lee S, Gore-Felton C. "The Impact of Stigma and Social Support on Development of Post-traumatic Growth Among Persons Living with HIV." Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 2016 Jun; 23(2):126-34.
2016 May
Heckler CE, Garland SN, Peoples AR, Perlis ML, Shayne M, Morrow GR, Kamen C, Hoefler J, Roscoe JA. "Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, but not armodafinil, improves fatigue in cancer survivors with insomnia: a randomized placebo-controlled trial." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2016 May; 24(5):2059-66. Epub 2015 Nov 05.
2016 Feb
Conley CC, Kamen CS, Heckler CE, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR, Peppone LJ, Scalzo AJ, Gross H, Dakhil S, Mustian KM, Palesh OG. "Modafinil Moderates the Relationship Between Cancer-Related Fatigue and Depression in 541 Patients Receiving Chemotherapy." Journal of clinical psychopharmacology. 2016 Feb; 36(1):82-5.
Jabson J, Kamen CS. "Sexual minority cancer survivors' satisfaction with care." Journal of psychosocial oncology. 2016 34(1-2):28-38. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

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