Giselle Perez

Graduate Student, Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research interests primarily lie in understanding factors that influence the course of medical conditions (such as cancer and HIV). I am particularly interested in exploring factors that promote the acquisition of health behaviors, especially in disenfranchised populations. In the future, I aspire to develop and implement interventions that help improve quality of life, reduce anxious and depressive symptoms, increase health behaviors, and enhance treatment outcome in medical and at risk populations. As an example, my dissertation project proposes to create an intervention grounded in theory that will help increase adaptive behaviors (in particular vaccine use) in women at risk for cervical cancer. In my endeavors, I look forward to the dissemination of these ideas through publications and teaching as well as through their application in my own clinical work.


Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut (Clinical Psychology), expected 2013
M.A., University of Connecticut, 2009
B.A., Brown University, 2004

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269-1020