Patricia Moran, PhD


Patty Moran is a clinical psychologist at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer, and a research specialist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000, with a focus on health psychology. She completed an American Psychological Association-approved clinical internship with a behavioral medicine specialization at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, and a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology and medicine at UCSF.

In UCSF's psycho-oncology program, Moran uses cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused and mindfulness-based approaches to help cancer patients and their family members cope with a wide array of concerns and symptoms related to cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Moran has been the project director for several NIH-funded studies, including two Center of Excellence in Research grants on mindfulness-based interventions for HIV and obesity, as well as a study examining end-of-life care preferences and coping in patients and caregivers with cancer and HIV.

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University of Iowa, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology 2000


UCSF, Psychology and Medicine 2002