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Laura Dunn, M.D.

Director of psycho-oncology
Psychiatrist

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1997

Residencies

UCSD Medical Center, Psychiatry 2001

Fellowships

UCSD Medical Center, Psychiatry 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lidz CW, Albert K, Appelbaum P, Dunn LB, Overton E, Pivovarova E. Why is therapeutic misconception so prevalent? Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2015 Apr; 24(2):231-41.
  2. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West CM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Kober KM, Dodd MJ, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with distinct trajectories of persistent breast pain after breast cancer surgery. Pain. 2015 Mar; 156(3):371-80.
  3. Kyranou M, Puntillo K, Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Neuhaus J, West C, Dodd M, Miaskowski C. Predictors of initial levels and trajectories of anxiety in women before and for 6 months after breast cancer surgery. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec; 37(6):406-17.
  4. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep 24.
  5. Bell E, Racine E, Chiasson P, Dufourcq-Brana M, Dunn LB, Fins JJ, Ford PJ, Glannon W, Lipsman N, Macdonald ME, Mathews DJ, McAndrews MP. Beyond consent in research. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Jul; 23(3):361-8.
  6. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine Gene Associations With Self-Report Ratings of Morning and Evening Fatigue in Oncology Patients and Their Family Caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 May 27.
  7. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Melisko M, Chen LM, Mastick J, West C, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Schmidt BL, Hammer M, Cartwright F, Wright F, Langford DJ, Lee K, Aouizerat BE. Disease and treatment characteristics do not predict symptom occurrence profiles in oncology outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Cancer. 2014 Aug 1; 120(15):2371-8.
  8. Huang AX, Delucchi K, Dunn LB, Nelson JC. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Psychotherapy for Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 23(3):261-73.
  9. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug; 18(4):397-404.
  10. Shields M, Kestenbaum A, Dunn LB. Spiritual AIM and the work of the chaplain: A model for assessing spiritual needs and outcomes in relationship. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Feb; 13(1):75-89.
  11. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.
  12. Iltis AS, Misra S, Dunn LB, Brown GK, Campbell A, Earll SA, Glowinski A, Hadley WB, Pies R, Dubois JM. Addressing risks to advance mental health research. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 1; 70(12):1363-71.
  13. Marrero I, Bell M, Dunn LB, Roberts LW. Assessing professionalism and ethics knowledge and skills: preferences of psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 1; 37(6):392-7.
  14. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8.
  15. Alfaro E, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Koetters T, Merriman JD, West C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine gene variations and self-reported sleep disturbance in women following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Feb; 18(1):85-93.
  16. Ritchie C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Skerman H, Merriman JD, Aouizerat B, Alexander K, Yates P, Cataldo J, Miaskowski C. Differences in the symptom experience of older oncology outpatients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr; 47(4):697-709.
  17. Punnen S, Cowan JE, Dunn LB, Shumay DM, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. A longitudinal study of anxiety, depression and distress as predictors of sexual and urinary quality of life in men with prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2013 Jul; 112(2):E67-75.
  18. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Baggott CR, Cataldo JK, Dhruva A, Dunn L, West C, Paul SM, Ritchie CS, Swift PS, Miaskowski C. Preliminary evidence of an association between an interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Apr; 16(2):152-9.
  19. Dunn LB, Fisher SR, Hantke M, Appelbaum PS, Dohan D, Young JP, Roberts LW. "Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 21(4):337-45.
  20. Wildeman S, Dunn LB, Onyemelukwe C. Incapacity in Canada: review of laws and policies on research involving decisionally impaired adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 21(4):314-25.

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