Kevin D. Stein, PhD
Managing Director, Behavioral Research Center
Dr. Kevin Stein is the Managing Director of the Behavioral Research Center for American Cancer Society, located in Atlanta, GA. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Dr. Stein was Director of Survivorship and Quality of Life Research at ACS. The goals of Dr. Stein’s 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. He is also a co-investigator on other federally-funded research grants. Dr. Stein’s work has been published in numerous scientific journals and has been presented at national and international cancer conferences.
Dr. 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. He completed an APA-approved internship at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Before coming to the American Cancer Society, Dr. Stein completed a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.
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. Dr. Stein is an active member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, International Society of Quality of Life, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.
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.