SUMMARY

The research of Steven C. Ames, Ph.D., is focused on tobacco control, particularly the design of more-effective smoking cessation interventions for particularly at-risk populations, including young adults, medical patients, uninsured people and low-income individuals. Additionally, Dr. Ames performs ongoing research to develop new approaches to enhance the quality of life of patients with cancer and help these individuals cope with their illnesses.

Focus areas

  • Developing more-effective treatments for young adults who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol
  • Developing a specialized program to improve the quality of life of individuals being treated for cancer
  • Studying how psychological factors might affect the outcome of cancer treatment

Significance to patient care

Dr. Ames is working to develop more-effective smoking cessation treatments that both improve the likelihood of success with quitting smoking and address other commonly occurring problems, including excess alcohol consumption. Additionally, his research has contributed to a better understanding of the unmet needs of individuals being treated for cancer and to the development of strategies to improve their quality of life.

PUBLICATIONS

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PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Primary Appointment

  1. Psychology

Joint Appointment

  1. Oncology

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Oncology
  2. Associate Professor of Psychology

EDUCATION

  1. Senior Research Fellowship - Clinical Research & Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  2. Fellow - Clinical Research & Medical Psychology Nicotine Research Center, Mayo Clinic
  3. Fellow - Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  4. Internship - Psychology, American Psychological Association Accredited Program Medical University of South Carolina
  5. PhD - Psychology, American Psychological Association Accredited Program in Clinical Psychology Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  6. MA - Psychology, American Psychological Association Accredited Program in Clinical Psychology Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  7. BA - Psychology Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
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