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Alexandra Crosswell, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentCtr for Health & Community
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-7421
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    UCLAPhD2014Psychology Department
    Duke UniversityBA2007

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    Alexandra received her PhD from UCLA in 2014 in Health Psychology with a minor in Quatitative Psychology where she studied the influence of stress across the lifespan on health outcomes in adulthood such as self-reported health, acute stress reactivity, and inflammation. Much of her work has focused on understanding these relationships in highly stressed populations such as younger breast cancer survivors. She is currently developing her expertise in cognitive processing, working to uncover the role that chronic stress plays in increasing the risk and trajectory of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Her larger goal is to discover what psychological interventions will work to decrease the negative impacts of chronic and acute stress on well-being.


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    1. Crosswell A, Moreno PI, Raposa EB, Motivala SJ, Stanton AL, Ganz PA, Bower JE. Effects of mindfulness training on emotional and physiologic recovery from induced negative affect. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Aug 04; 86:78-86. PMID: 28923751.
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    2. Kelleher SA, Somers TJ, Locklear T, Crosswell A, Abernethy AP. Using Patient Reported Outcomes in Oncology Clinical Practice. Scand J Pain. 2016 Oct; 13:6-11. PMID: 27818717.
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    3. Sarah A. Kelleher, Tamara J. Somers, Tracie Locklear, Alexandra D. Crosswell, Amy P. Abernethy . Using patient reported outcomes in oncology clinical practice. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 2016; (13):6-11.
    4. Bower JE, Crosswell A, Stanton AL, Crespi CM, Winston D, Arevalo J, Ma J, Cole SW, Ganz PA. Mindfulness meditation for younger breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2015 Apr 15; 121(8):1231-40. PMID: 25537522; PMCID: PMC4393338.
    5. Crosswell A, Bower JE, Ganz PA. Childhood adversity and inflammation in breast cancer survivors. Psychosom Med. 2014 Apr; 76(3):208-14. PMID: 24632893; PMCID: PMC4357419.
    6. Crosswell A, Lockwood KG, Ganz PA, Bower JE. Low heart rate variability and cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Jul; 45:58-66. PMID: 24845177; PMCID: PMC4344376.
    7. Bower JE, Greendale G, Crosswell A, Garet D, Sternlieb B, Ganz PA, Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Arevalo J, Cole SW. Yoga reduces inflammatory signaling in fatigued breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 May; 43:20-9. PMID: 24703167; PMCID: PMC4060606.
    8. Bower JE, Crosswell A, Slavich GM. Childhood Adversity and Cumulative Life Stress: Risk Factors for Cancer-Related Fatigue. Clin Psychol Sci. 2014 Jan; 2(1). PMID: 24377083.
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    9. Dupont A, Bower JE, Stanton AL, Ganz PA. Cancer-related intrusive thoughts predict behavioral symptoms following breast cancer treatment. Health Psychol. 2014 Feb; 33(2):155-63. PMID: 23379385; PMCID: PMC3796187.
    10. Dupont A, Wheeler J, Herndon JE, Coan A, Zafar SY, Hood L, Patwardhan M, Shaw HS, Lyerly HK, Abernethy AP. Use of tablet personal computers for sensitive patient-reported information. J Support Oncol. 2009 May-Jun; 7(3):91-7. PMID: 19507456.
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