|Christine Rini, PhD|
|Research Associate Professor
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
|2001||University of California at Los Angeles||PhD, Social Psychology|
I am a social/health psychologist studying psychosocial factors that facilitate or hinder adjustment to health-related stressors--particularly those related to cancer. My major interests include: (1) Interpersonal processes, including variation in the effectiveness of social support, peer support processes, and interpersonal influences on patient decision making; (2) Other influences on patient decision making and post-decision adjustment, especially in the context of genomic testing (e.g., as in the NCGENES study); and (3) Development of behavioral interventions, including those using technology (eHealth). In one NIH-funded study, my colleagues and I developed an automated Internet-based pain coping skills training program (PainCOACH) designed to mimic in-person training. In an American Cancer Society-funded study, we found benefits of a new intervention for distressed stem cell transplant survivors. Called expressive helping, it pairs benefits of emotionally expressive writing with benefits of providing help to other transplant recipients ("peer helping"). A new NIH-funded project will study variation in the effectiveness of partner support for increased physical activity among insufficiently active people with arthriti
|Rini, C., Austin, J., Wu, L., Winkel, G., Valdimarsdottir, H., Stanton, A. L., Isola, L., Rowley, S., & Redd, W. H. (In press).|
Harnessing benefits of helping others: A randomized controlled trial testing Expressive Helping to Address survivorship problems after hematopoietic stem cell transplant..
|Rini, C., Williams, D. A., Broderick, J., & Keefe, F. J. (2012)|
Meeting them where they are: Using the Internet to deliver behavioral pain interventions..
Translational Behavioral Medicine: vol.2, p.82-92.
|Rini, C., Redd, W., Austin, J., Mosher, C. E., Meschian, Y. M., Isola, L., Scigliano, E., Moskowitz, C. H., Papadopoulos, E., Labay, L. E., Rowley, S., Burkhalter, J. E., Dunkel Schetter, C., & DuHamel, K. N. (In press) (2011)|
Effectiveness of partner social support predicts enduring psychological distress after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology: vol.79, p.64-74.
|Rini, C., O’Neill, S. C., Valdimarsdottir, H., Goldsmith, R. E., Jandorf, L., Brown, K., DeMarco, T. A., Peshkin, B., & Schwartz, M.D. (2009)|
Cognitive and emotional factors predicting decisional conflict among high-risk breast cancer survivors who receive uninformative BRCA1/2 results.
Health Psychology: vol.28(5), p.569-578.
|Rini, C., Lawsin, C., Austin, J., DuHamel, K., Markarian, Y., Burkhalter, J., Labay, L., Redd, W. H. (2007)|
Peer mentoring and survivors’ stories as an informational resource for cancer patients: Positive effects and some cautionary notes.
Journal of Clinical Oncology: vol.25, p.163-166.