Yasmin Asvat

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Yasmin Asvat is a clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine and psychosocial oncology. Her clinical practice offers psychological support services to cancer patients and survivors both in the outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital settings. She applies evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, meaning-centered psychotherapy, and mindfulness, to help promote coping and adjustment to cancer, management of mood concerns impacting cancer care (such as depression and anxiety), behavioral symptom management (including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and nausea), and coping with end-of-life concerns.

Her research interests include the identification of psychological and behavioral factors that impact coping and adjustment to cancer, and the development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions that promote physical and psychological well-being among cancer patients and survivors. She has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Psycho-Oncology, the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Asvat completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, as well as an internship at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial oncology at Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Sciences.

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