Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH

Professor (PI)

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Research Overview

Keith M. Bellizzi, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut (UConn) with a joint appointment in the Center for Public Health and Health Policy. Prior to joining UConn, Dr. Bellizzi was a Health Scientist in the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a graduate of NCI’s preeminent Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program. He is Editor of the Handbook of Cancer and Aging: Research and Practice as well as Associate Editor of the journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. His research focuses on understanding psychosocial aspects of being diagnosed with cancer; the role health behaviors play in attenuating late health effects of cancer; the impact of cancer on the family; and resilience and posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis. He is Principal Investigator of the UConn Cancer and Family Project and Co-Investigator of a project aimed at understanding the influence of new medical technologies on return to work issues in men with prostate cancer. Dr. Bellizzi serves as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute on two SEER based health outcome studies of cancer survivors. Additionally, Dr. Bellizzi is a research consultant for the CT Challenge Center for Cancer Survivorship. Dr. Bellizzi’s research has been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals and his work and service has received national and international press coverage, including the ABC News, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Australian Financial Review, and Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo).


Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
M.P.H., Epidemiology, George Washington University
M.A., Psychology, Central Connecticut State University
B.S., Business, Quinnipiac University

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486 0663
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1058