Loyola University Chicago, USA
Dr. Mathews leads a research team with co-PI Linda Janusek, PhD, RN that seeks to identify the biological basis for the immune dysfunction that accompanies psychosocial distress. It is the premise of their work that psychosocial distress contributes to cancer recurrence through neuroendocrine activation and dysregulation of immune function. If this premise proves to be true, then reductions in psychosocial distress would be expected to result in a normalization of immune function.
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences, Health Behaviors, Health Communication and Informatics, Science of Research and Technology, Tobacco Control