Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a licensed psychologist. Dr. Reese’s research focuses on designing, evaluating, and disseminating methods for improving intimacy, interpersonal functioning, and quality of life among those with cancer. Her research is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Reese was named a Putnam Scholar by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare in 2018.
Carol L. Kuhle, DO, MPH, is a Consultant and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine with a second appointment in the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She is presently the Director of the Menopause and Women’s Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN which specializes in complicated menopausal hormonal and sexual health issues for adult women with a special focus on cancer survivorship.
Immediate Past Chair
Sharon Bober, PhD, is an Institute Psychologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Founding Director of the multi-disciplinary Sexual Health Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bober’s clinical and research efforts focus on developing effective sexual health interventions for cancer patients and survivors, improving doctor-patient communication about sexual function, and addressing late effects for adult survivors of pediatric cancer.
Kelly Shaffer, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in psychooncology and digital health. The goal of her research is to modernize and expand psychosocial care delivery to people with cancer and their families through scalable and effective technology-based interventions. She presently leads a US-national clinical trial to identify a fully-automated, Internet-delivered intervention to address symptoms of sexual distress and dysfunction among breast cancer survivors (R37CA269776).
Shari Damast, MD is a practicing radiation oncologist at the Yale Cancer Center and a Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, where she directs the gynecologic radiation therapy program. In her clinical work, Dr. Damast treats gynecologic cancer patients with radiation therapy, both external beam and brachytherapy. Her research focuses broadly on health outcomes and quality of life of gynecologic cancer patients treated with radiation. In particular, her interest is in finding ways to mitigate the negative effects of cancer therapies on vaginal and sexual health in cancer survivors.