Kristi D Graves


Tenure Line -- Associate Professor


Population Sciences
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Dr. Graves received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of Kentucky. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Oncology and in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. Dr. Graves has led a PCORI-funded project to test an intervention that aims to help Latina breast cancer survivors and their caregivers improve their quality of life. Dr. Graves is collaborating with Nueva Vida, Inc (Washington DC) and three other community organizations (two in New York and one in California) on this effort. Dr. Graves is also co-leading an R01-funded project to explore symptoms experienced by patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer who received radioactive iodine treatment. In prior work, Dr. Graves investigated ways to inform people about genetic testing for genetic changes related to small increases in cancer risk. She is interested in translational research and research that improves cancer survivorship.


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  • PhD (2002) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Clinical Psychology
  • Intern (2001) Medical University of South Carolina, Clinical Psychology
  • MA (1997) Appalachian State University, Health Psychology
  • BS (1995) James Madison University, Psychology