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Martin A. Perez, Ph.D.

Education:
 
2000~2001 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Psycho-oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
 
 
 
2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
University of Southern California
Doctoral Dissertation: Effectiveness of a Presurgical Intervention for Prostate Cancer patients and Their Partners (funded by an NIH/NCI F31/NRSA award)
 
 
 
 
1999 Psychology Resident
Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center
Clinical Psychology Residency (APA approved)
 
 
 
1995 Master of Arts, Psychology
University of Southern California
Master's Thesis: Sexuality, Quality of life, and Emotional Distress
Following Radical Prostatectomy for Carcinoma of the Prostate.
 
 
 
   
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Social Ecology
Magna Cum Laude
University of California, Irvine
 
   
Professional Licenses:
 
2002-present Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY #18155)  
2000-2002 Licensed Psychological Assistance (PSB #27963)  
   
Hospital Affiliations:
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2008-present Consulting Clinical Psychologist
Huntington Hospital
Cancer Center
2008-present Allied Health Staff
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
 
2000-2010 Medical Staff
City of Hope National Medical Center
Division of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine
 
2014-present Consulting Clinical Psychologist
Hoag Hospital
Cancer Center
   
Employment:
 
04/08-present Director
Perez & Associates
A Professional Clinical Psychology Corporation
Irvine, CA
 
09/03-3/08 Clinical Psychology & Psycho-Oncology Consultation
Independent Practice
Pasadena, CA
 
09/05-03/08 Co-Director
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Psychology
 
07/01-8/05 Staff Psychologist
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine
   
Consultation:
 
2009 Development of psychosocial screening program
Huntington Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA
 
2009 Development of Parent-Child Coping with Cancer didactic work-shop
Huntington Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA
 
2008-2012 Clinical research consultant, Latina genetic cancer risk assessment projects
City of Hope National Medical Center
 
2008-2010 Psychological Consultation for workman’s comp cases
Arnold Gilberg, MD, PhD, AME, Beverly Hills, CA
 
2008 Development of psychosocial screening program,
City of Hope
 
   
University, Teaching and Research Affiliations:
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2006-2008 Research Faculty, Behavioral Oncology
Division of Population Sciences
City of Hope National Medical Center
 
2006-2008 Research Faculty, Urology
City of Hope National Medical Center
 
2003-2008 Assistant Professor, Psychology
City of Hope National Medical Center
 
2003-2007 Clinical Supervisor, APPIC Predoctoral Psychology Internship
City of Hope National Medical Center
2002 Clinical Associate
University of Southern California, Department of Psychology
 
2002 Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer
University of Southern California, Department of Psychology
 
1996-98 Research and Clinical Associate
Kenneth Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Southern California, Department of Urology
   
Advisory Committees:
 
2009-present Member, Cancer Committee, Huntington Hospital  
2007-2008 Founding Co-Chair, Psychosocial Evaluation and Systematic Screening Committee
City of Hope National Medical Center
 
2003-2008 Physician’s Well-Being Committee City of Hope National Medical Center  
2003-2008 Institutional Review Board, Member, City of Hope National Medical Center  
2000-2008 Multidisciplinary Pain Team, Member, City of Hope National Medical Center  
2002-2010 National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network Advisory Committee  
   
Awards and Honors:
 
2003 Rising Star in Cancer Research Award, National Hispanic Cancer Network  
2000 Departmental Dissertation of the Year Award, University of Southern California  
1993-96 All University Minority Merit Fellowship, University of Southern California
($50,000 plus full tuition stipend for 3 years)
 
1995 Leibovitz Research Travel Award, University of Southern California ($600)  
1991 Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Irvine  
1991 Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Irvine  
1990-91 Minority Honors Program in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine  
1987-88 William J. Mcknight Merit Scholarship, Miami-Dade Community College  
1986-91 Dean's Honor List  
   
Grant Support:
 
10/06-03/08 National Cancer Institute/NIH Special Population Network
Culturally Relevant Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment in Underserved Latinas
U01-CA-06, $75,000 (Pilot Grant)
PI: Martin A. Perez, PhD
 
5/06-4/08 Susan G. Komen Foundation
Cancer Risk Counseling for Underserved Women
POP46406, $250,000 (PI: Jeffrey Weitzel, MD)
Co-I: Martin A. Perez, PhD
 
10/02-03/04 National Cancer Institute/NIH Special Population Network
Coping and Quality of Life in Latino Cancer Patients
U01-CA86117-03, $50,000 (Pilot Grant)
PI: Martin A. Perez, PhD
 
1/97-12/99 National Research Service Award, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Psychological Intervention with Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Spouses,
F31CA73467, $60,000
PI: Martin A. Perez, PhD
 
10/96 American Cancer Society Predoctoral Fellowship, $10,000
PI: Martin A. Perez, PhD (declined award due to NIH grant)
   
Publications:
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Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., Lieskovsky, G., Skinner, D.G., Reynolds, B., & Skinner, E.C. (1997). Quality of life and sexuality in prostate cancer patients who use or do not use erectile aids. Urology, 50, 740-746.  

Ganz, P.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., & Perez, M.A. (1999). Sexual health and functioning after cancer. In Klastersky, J., Schimpff, S.C., and Senn, H.J. (Eds.), Supportive Care in Cancer: A Handbook for Oncologists. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Bull, A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2000). Cancers common in women. In R.M. Eisler and M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Gender, Culture, and Health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
 

Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., & Skinner, E.C. (2002). Sexuality and intimacy following radical prostatectomy: Patient and partner perspectives. Health Psychology, 21, 288-293.
 

Otis-Green, S., Sherman, R., Perez, M.A., Baird, P. (2002). An integrated psychosocial-spiritual model
for cancer pain management. Cancer Practice, 10, S58-S65.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E. (2004). Patient and partner quality of life and psychosocial adjustment following radical prostatectomy.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 11, 15-30.
 

Rojas-Cooley, T., Grant, M., Juarez, G., Perez, M., Decker, G.(2005). Complementary and alternative medicine: Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude, and experience.
Oncology Nursing Forum, 32, 479-480
 

Thornton A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2006). Post traumatic growth in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Pyscho-Oncology, 15, 285-296.
 

Thornton A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2007). Cancer survivorship and interpersonal relationships. In M. Feuerstein (Ed.), Handbook of cancer survivorship. Springer.
 

Oh, S., Meyerowitz, B. E., Perez, M. A., & Thornton, A. A., & (2007). Need for cognition and psychosocial adjustment in prostate cancer patients and partners.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25, 1-19.
 

Lagos, V.I., Perez, M.A., Ricker, C.N., Blazer, K.R., Santiago, N.M., Feldman, ,N.,
Viveros, L., & Weitzel, J.N. (2008). Social cognitive aspects of underserved Latinas preparing to undergo genetic cancer risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Pyscho-Oncology, 17, 733-854.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Oh, S., Crocitto, L. (2011).Optimism and Prostate Cancer-Specific Expectations Predict Better Quality of Life after Robotic Prostatectomy.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 29, 157-167.
   
Presentations at Scientific Meetings:
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Skinner, E.C. Perez, M., Lieskovsky, G., Reynolds, B., Skinner, D.G., & Meyerowitz, B.E.
(1995, April). Quality of life following radical prostatectomy for carcinoma of the prostate.
American Urological Association, Las Vegas.
 

Perez, M., Meyerowitz, B.E., Reynolds, B., Lieskovsky, G., & Skinner, E.C. (1995, July).
Sexual satisfaction and behavior, not functioning, predict adjustment in prostate cancer patients.
American Psychological Society, New York.
 

Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1998, April). Sexual satisfaction following radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer patients and their partners: An exploratory analysis.
University of Southern California 8th Annual Leibovitz Clinical Psychology Research Conference, Los Angeles.
 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Perez, M.A., Reynolds, B., Lieskovsky, G., & Skinner, E. C. (1998, August). Sexuality following surgery for prostate cancer: Patient and partner perspectives. American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
 

Oh, S., Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (2002, April). Optimism and well-being in prostate cancer patients following radical prostatectomy. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
 

Arosemena, F., Perez, M.A., Otis-Green, S., & Ross, P. (2003, November). Quality of life in Latinos with cancer: The role of fatalism and optimism. American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
 

Oh, S., Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (2004, April). Need for Cognition and psychosocial adjustment in prostate cancer patients and partners. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
 

Perez, M.A., Thornton, A.A., Arosemena, F., Otis-Green, S., & Ross, P. (2004, July). Role of culture and coping in Latinos with cancer. American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
 

Perez, M.A., Lagos, V., & Weitzel, J. (2006, August). Social-cognitive predictors of perceived access in underserved women undergoing genetic counseling. American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
 

Weitzel, J.N., Lagos, V.I., Blazer, K.R., Ricker, C.N., Santiago, N., Kumar, V., & Perez, M.A. (2006, November). Impact of genetic cancer risk assessment on cancer screening and prevention behaviors in an underserved predominantly Latina population. Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, Boston, MA.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Oh, S. & Campos , I. (March, 2008).
Prostate-specific quality of life outcomes following robotic-assisted prostatectomy.
Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California.
[Published abstract available in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35, s147].
   
Invited Talks and Addresses:
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Sherman, R., & Perez, M.A. (2000, October). Sexuality in the palliative care patient.
The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Duarte, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. & Otis-Green, S. (2001, October). Cultural issues in pain and palliative care. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Long Beach, CA.
 

Perez, M.A.
& Otis-Green, S. (2002, October). Arts and healing in palliative care: Empirical and clinical considerations. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Anaheim, CA.
 

Otis-Green, S. & Perez, M.A. (2003, June). An integrated psychosocial-spiritual model for cancer pain management. American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives 14th Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A., & Otis-Green, S. (2003, October). Breaking bad news: Principles of patient-healthcare team communication. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases,
Huntington Beach, CA.
 

Thornton, A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2007, September). Psychological and sexual concerns in the prostate cancer survivor. City of Hope New Technologies and Innovative Strategies for Genitourinary Malignancies Inaugural Conference, San Diego, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2007, November). Acculturation and its relationship to quality of life
Latino cancer patients. Division of Population Science CME conference. City of Hope,
Duarte, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, January). Quality of life and sexuality in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. US TOO. Department of Urology, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, April). Cancer-related distress: The role of psychological consultation. Huntington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, August). Predictors of post-treatment sexual functioning in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Community Outreach Prostate Education group, Huntington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, November). Emotional Distress in the Older Adult: The role of psychological consultation. Senior Care Network, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2009, May). Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment: Psychological, social, and cultural aspects. Oliveview Medical Center, Sylmar, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2011, October). Cancer-Related Distress: The Role of Psychological Consultation. Cancer Support Wellness Community, Pasadena, CA.
 
     
Special Skills:
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Native fluency in Spanish. Able to read, speak, and write in Spanish. Experience with conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessment in Spanish. Experience with back-translation of questionnaires and verbal interpretation during clinical interviewing.
   
Areas of Clinical Focus:
 
Health psychology; Psycho-Oncology. Coping with chronic illnesses; Sexual dysfunction; Pain Management; Latino mental health; Couples and family therapy; Empirically validated brief therapies for mood and anxiety disorders.