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Dr. Giselle Perez

Giselle Perez, PhD

Dr. Giselle Perez

Giselle Perez, PhD


Massachusetts General Hospital


MGH Research Fellows



For nearly 30 years, the funding provided by the Rappaport Foundation to physicians and researchers has allowed brilliance to flourish and breakthroughs to triumph in the areas of neurologic diseases and mental illness.

Giselle K. Perez, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a clinical psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She has a strong interest in cancer survivorship and behavioral intervention research and is committed to identifying innovative solutions to improve health care equity and cancer outcomes among vulnerable and underserved groups, particularly adolescents and young adults. Specific research interests include the development of behavioral and mind-body interventions to increase stress coping and improve overall physical and emotional health outcomes for patients throughout the cancer spectrum.  Clinically, she specializes in working with young adults touched by cancer with a focus on managing the unexpected social and emotional challenges that occur after cancer treatment, improving stress and anxiety symptoms, coping with uncertainty, and promoting health behavior change.  In particular, her work examines the physical, psychosocial, and biobehavioral effects of stress and stress interventions in cancer survivors.