Dr. Juilette Christie Joins the BSCH Department

Published: January 6th, 2013

Category: Department Life, Faculty News

Dr. Juliette Christie is the newest faculty member to join the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health.

Dr. Christie is a social/health psychologist who received her MA in Communication Studies and PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology at the University of Georgia. In 2012, she completed her postdoctoral research fellowship training in behavioral oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, with an emphasis on cancer health disparities and community-based participatory research methodology. Broadly defined, Dr. Christie’s research focuses on psychosocial antecedents and consequents of stress and coping with illness and traumatic life events across the lifespan. Her current research falls in two major areas: (a) cancer diagnosis and survivorship; and (b) informal caregiving.

As a new Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Christie has authored and co-authored several publications and presented her research at numerous local, regional, and national professional meetings. Dr. Christie’s most recent lead author manuscript examined the cognitive and psychological effects of BRCA genetic counseling in pre- and post-surgical breast cancer patients (http://www.moffitt.org/home/moffitt-in-the-news/press-releases/2012/genetic-counseling). Dr. Christie has prepared and plans to submit a R03 this February aimed at developing a multimedia-based psychosocial education and communication tool for African American women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer to facilitate genetic risk communication to family members.

Dr. Christie is currently teaching a course in health communication in the BSCH Department. This Spring she will be teaching a course in community-based participatory research focused on health disparities in addition to leading an interdisciplinary research journal club for BSCH doctoral students. Dr. Christie is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Preventive Oncology.