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Yasmin Asvat

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience-Adult Psychiatry
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Asvat is a clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine and psychosocial oncology. Her clinical practice offers psychological support services to cancer patients and survivors both in the outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital settings. She applies evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, meaning-centered psychotherapy, and mindfulness, to help promote coping and adjustment to cancer, management of mood concerns impacting cancer care (such as depression and anxiety), behavioral symptom management (including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and nausea), and coping with end-of-life concerns.

    Her research interests include the identification of psychological and behavioral factors that impact coping and adjustment to cancer, and the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions that promote physical and psychological well-being among cancer patients and survivors. She has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Psycho-Oncology, the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

    Dr. Asvat completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, as well as an internship at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial oncology at Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Sciences.

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    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL03/2015Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology
    University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Chicago, IL06/2013Internship in Clinical Psychology
    University of South Florida, Tampa, FLPhD08/2013Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University, San Diego, CAMA06/2006Psychology
    University of Toronto, Toronto, CanadaBSc05/2004Psychology & English

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    P30CA014599     (LE BEAU, MICHELLE M)Feb 1, 1977 - Mar 31, 2023
    Cancer Center Support Grant
    Role Description: The goal of this supplement to the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant is to fund an initiative to build and implement a sustainable, cancer-center wide tobacco cessation treatment program. The program at the University of Chicago is known as "No Smoker Left Behind" and is led by Drs. Andrea King and Yasmin Asvat in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Deshields TL, Asvat Y, Tippey AR, Vanderlan JR. Distress, depression, anxiety, and resilience in patients with cancer and caregivers. Health Psychol. 2022 Apr; 41(4):246-255. PMID: 35324246.
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    2. Salloum RG, D'Angelo H, Theis RP, Rolland B, Hohl S, Pauk D, LeLaurin JH, Asvat Y, Chen LS, Day AT, Goldstein AO, Hitsman B, Hudson D, King AC, Lam CY, Lenhoff K, Levinson AH, Prochaska J, Smieliauskas F, Taylor K, Thomas J, Tindle H, Tong E, White JS, Vogel WB, Warren GW, Fiore M. Mixed-methods economic evaluation of the implementation of tobacco treatment programs in National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Apr 09; 2(1):41. PMID: 33836840.
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    3. Asvat Y, King AC, Smith LJ, Lin X, Hedeker D, Henderson TO. Substance use behaviors in adolescent and young adult cancer patients: Associations with mental and physical health. Psychooncology. 2020 06; 29(6):1068-1076. PMID: 32154963.
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    4. Hoogland AI, Lechner SC, Gonzalez BD, Small BJ, Tyson DM, Asvat Y, Barata A, Gomez MF, Rodriguez Y, Jim HSL, Antoni MH, Jacobsen PB, Meade CD. Efficacy of a Spanish-Language Self-Administered Stress Management Training intervention for Latinas undergoing chemotherapy. Psychooncology. 2018 04; 27(4):1305-1311. PMID: 29462503.
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    5. Gerhart JI, Asvat Y, Lillis TA, Fung H, Grosse J, Hobfoll SE. The impact of posttraumatic stress symptoms on social support and social conflict during hematopoietic stem cell transplant. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 May-Jun; 36(3):304-318. PMID: 29424670.
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    6. Penalba V, Asvat Y, Deshields TL, Vanderlan JR, Chol N. Rates and predictors of psychotherapy utilization after psychosocial evaluation for stem cell transplant. Psychooncology. 2018 02; 27(2):427-433. PMID: 28600801.
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    7. Lee MS, Asvat Y, Gonzalez BD, Jacobsen PB, Jim HS. Coping, stress, and insomnia in hematopoietic stem cell transplant candidates. Psychooncology. 2017 04; 26(4):560-562. PMID: 27073024.
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    8. Cessna JM, Jim HS, Sutton SK, Asvat Y, Small BJ, Salsman JM, Zachariah B, Fishman M, Field T, Fernandez H, Perez L, Jacobsen PB. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the PROMIS Cancer Fatigue Short Form with cancer patients. J Psychosom Res. 2016 Feb; 81:9-13. PMID: 26800633.
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    9. Lattie EG, Asvat Y, Shivpuri S, Gerhart J, O'Mahony S, Duberstein P, Hoerger M. Associations Between Personality and End-of-Life Care Preferences Among Men With Prostate Cancer: A Clustering Approach. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Jan; 51(1):52-9. PMID: 26344553.
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    10. Gerhart J, Asvat Y, Lattie E, O'Mahony S, Duberstein P, Hoerger M. Distress, delay of gratification and preference for palliative care in men with prostate cancer. Psychooncology. 2016 Jan; 25(1):91-6. PMID: 25899740.
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    11. Asvat Y, Cao D, Africk JJ, Matthews A, King A. Feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based smoking cessation intervention in a racially diverse, urban smoker cohort. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104 Suppl 4:S620-7. PMID: 25100429.
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    12. McGinty HL, Phillips KM, Jim HS, Cessna JM, Asvat Y, Cases MG, Small BJ, Jacobsen PB. Cognitive functioning in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Aug; 22(8):2271-80. PMID: 24859915.
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    13. Asvat Y, Malcarne VL, Sadler GR, Jacobsen PB. Validity of the multidimensional fatigue symptom inventory-short form in an African-American community-based sample. Ethn Health. 2014; 19(6):631-44. PMID: 24527980.
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    14. Phillips KM, McGinty HL, Cessna J, Asvat Y, Gonzalez B, Cases MG, Small BJ, Jacobsen PB, Pidala J, Jim HS. A systematic review and meta-analysis of changes in cognitive functioning in adults undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Oct; 48(10):1350-7. PMID: 23645166.
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    15. Wells KJ, Luque JS, Miladinovic B, Vargas N, Asvat Y, Roetzheim RG, Kumar A. Do community health worker interventions improve rates of screening mammography in the United States? A systematic review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Aug; 20(8):1580-98. PMID: 21653645.
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    16. Asvat Y, Cafri G, Thompson JK, Jacobsen PB. Appearance-based tanning motives, sunbathing intentions, and sun protection intentions in adolescents. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Apr; 146(4):445-6. PMID: 20404241.
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    17. Asvat Y, Malcarne VL. Acculturation and depressive symptoms in Muslim university students: personal-family acculturation match. Int J Psychol. 2008 Apr; 43(2):114-24. PMID: 22023606.
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