Kevin Stein, PhD
Vice President, Behavioral Research Center
Kevin Stein, Ph.D., Vice President of the Behavioral Research Center (BRC) for the American Cancer Society, oversees a team of 12 behavioral scientists and staff who conduct original research to reduce cancer disparities, modify cancer risk behaviors, and improve cancer outcomes and quality of life among cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general population. He was appointed Managing Director of the BRC in 2010.
Prior to becoming Managing Director, Dr. Stein was Director of Survivorship and Quality of Life Research at the Society. The goals of his research are to (a) gain a better understanding of factors related to the physical and psychosocial functioning of persons affected by cancer and (b) develop evidence-based interventions to address these issues. He is the Principal Investigator of the American Cancer Society’s Study of Cancer Survivors, a large-scale, nationwide, population-based longitudinal study of quality of life among cancer survivors in the United States.
In addition to his work with the American Cancer Society, Dr. Stein holds an adjunct faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Department of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. He is an active member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and an advisor on the European Collaborative Group on Cancer Survivorship. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.
Kevin Stein received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida. Before coming to the American Cancer Society, he completed a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.
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Hawkins , N.A., Smith, T.G., Zhao, L., Rodriguez, J., Berkowitz, Z. & Stein, K.D. (2010). Health-Related Behavior Change after Cancer: Results of the American Cancer Society’s Studies of Cancer Survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 4, 20-32.
Stein, K.D., Kaw, C.K., Crammer, C., & Gansler, T. (2009). The Role of Psychological Functioning in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Methods among Disease-free Colorectal Cancer Survivors: A Report from the American Cancer Society’s Studies of Cancer Survivors (SCS). Cancer, 115 (18), 4397-4408.
Stein K.D., Andrykowski, M.A. & Syrjala K.L. (2008). Physical and Psychological Long-Term and Late Effects of Cancer. Cancer, 112 (11), 2577-2592.
Blanchard, C.M., Courneya, K.S., & Stein, K.D. (2008). Cancer Survivors’ Adherence to Lifestyle Behavior Recommendations and Associations with Health-related Quality of Life: Results from the ACS SCS-II. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26, 2198-2204.
Stein K.D., Zhao, L., Crammer, C., & Gansler T. (2007). Prevalence and Sociodemographic Correlates of Beliefs Regarding Cancer Risks. Cancer, 110 (5), 1- 10.