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The research interests of Shawna L. Ehlers, Ph.D., L.P., focus in the area of psycho-oncology and stem cell transplantation. Dr. Ehlers conducts transdisciplinary patient-oriented research aimed at improving patient care and overall health. Her research focuses on issues such as health behaviors, including tobacco use, obesity-related behaviors, and adherence and compliance to medical regimens; quality of life; psychological adjustment to chronic illness; social support and caregiving; coping; and psychological factors affecting medical conditions.
Dr. Ehlers's research is aimed at working with the patient to promote proactively healthy behaviors and to fully engage each patient in the process of his or her own medical care. She hopes that her research will contribute to improving both quality of life and overall outcomes.
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