Kate E. Dibble
Ph.D., Health and Well-being
Entered the Program: 2015
Hometown: Southington, CT
- Graduate certificate, Quantitative Research Methods, University of Connecticut, 2018
- Graduate certificate, Exercise Prescription, University of Connecticut, 2017
- M.A., Psychology (Specialization in Health Psychology), Central CT State University, 2015
- B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2013
- Cancer in adult and gerontology populations
- Genetic cancer mutations and genetic counseling
- Epidemiology of cancer and public health
- Cancer continuum and its effect on family dynamic
- Cancer prevention in geriatric populations (e.g. screening, genetic testing, etc.)
- Health & well-being of disadvantaged populations
- Major Advisor: Keith Bellizzi
- Preston A. Britner
- Laura Donorfio
- Park, C.L., Bellizzi, K.M., Sinnott, S., & Dibble, K.E. (commissioned). Resilience trajectories of cancer survivors: A meaning-making perspective. In Altmaier, E. (Eds.). Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, Academic Press.
- Dibble, K.E., Maksut, J.L., Siembida, E.J., & Bellizzi, K.M. (in press). What about boys?: Gardasil uptake barriers among adolescent boys, parents, and their physicians. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
- Bellizzi, K.M., & Dibble, K.E. (2017). Age and Gender: Gender Dynamics of Patient and Caregiver Pairs by Age. In Kim, L., & Loscalzo, M. (Eds.), Gender Issues in Psycho-Oncology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Farrell, A., Dibble, K.E., Randall, K., & Britner, P.A. (2017). Population screening for housing instability and homelessness among child-welfare involved families: A brief report. Journal of Community Psychology, 60, 25-32.
- Research coordinator, 2018-present – Dr. Bellizzi CTBHI grant on genetic counseling in women testing positive for BRCA1/2 mutations
- Research coordinator, 2017-present – Dr. Bellizzi & Dr. Park NIH cancer survivorship and resilience trajectory grant
- Teaching assistant, 2015-present – Dr. Keith Bellizzi Death, Dying & Bereavement undergraduate course in Human Development & Family Sciences
- Teaching assistant, 2015-2018 – Dr. Keith Bellizzi Research Methods in Human Development & Family Sciences
- Research assistant, 2015-2018 – Dr. Keith Bellizzi breast cancer study
- Research assistant, 2015-2018 – Dr. Anne Farrell, Dr. Preston Britner, & Dr. Danielle Annett CARHD data analyst and ACF grant
- Teaching assistant, 2016-2017 – Dr. Caitlin Lombardi Research Methods in Human Development & Family Sciences
- Connecticut (CT) Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) Research Grant (2018)
- University of Connecticut Michael Ego Travel Fund Award (2018)
- National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Affiliate Councils Grant (2017)
- Dr. Howard A. Rosencranz Memorial Scholarship Fund Award (2017)
- University of Connecticut Graduate School Summer Fellowship (2017)
- University of Connecticut Michael Ego Travel Fund Award (2016)
- University of Connecticut Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2016)
- President for UCCFR organization, 2017-2018
- Vice President for UCCFR organization, 2016-2017
- Enjoys taking hikes with my two dogs (Ted & Tilly) and skiing in my free time!