Vanessa L. Malcarne, Ph.D.


Vanessa Malcarne, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University, and Core Faculty in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a primary affiliation in the Behavioral Medicine track.  Dr. Malcarne is also appointed to the faculty of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Malcarne’s research focuses on chronic illness, from prevention to quality of life after diagnosis. She’s particularly interested in health disparities and in addressing chronic illness issues important to underserved groups. She’s also interested in developing and/or validating measures, especially across diverse groups. 


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