• 454 Citations
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Research Interests

Dr. Yanez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Broadly, Dr. Yanez’s focus is in the area of cancer control and survivorship. Her work bridges behavioral medicine, health equity, and precision medicine to research improvements in the patient-centered and clinical outcomes of individuals diagnosed with cancer. Her research program is characterized by work focused on three major public health problems facing cancer patients and survivors: (a) adherence to cancer treatments; (b) outcomes among racial/ethnic minority cancer survivors; and (c) reach and scalability of evidence-based interventions for oncology patients that can be delivered via technology platforms. An emerging area of her work involves patient-centered precision oncology. Her ongoing work in this area aims to develop a patient-centered intervention that is feasible, scalable and embedded within a healthcare delivery system for patients receiving individualized cancer treatment based on genomic profiling.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California-Los Angeles

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Health Disparities
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychological Issues of Patients Dealing with Medical Illness
  • Quality of Life

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Grants 2012 2023

Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
Patient Care
Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Participation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Patient-Centered Care
Self Care
Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
Medication Adherence
Health Education
Kidney Neoplasms
Disease Progression

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 454 Citations
  • 34 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
3 Citations (Scopus)

Application of the ConNECT framework to precision health and health disparities

Menon, U., Ashing, K., Chang, M. W., Christy, S. M., Friberg-Felsted, K., Rivas, V. G., Gwede, C. K., Lu, Q., Meade, C. D., Sly, J., Wang, M., Yanez, B., Yeary, K., Yi, J. C. & Alcaraz, K. I., Mar 1 2019, In : Nursing Research. 68, 2, p. 99-109 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Medicine
Diffusion of Innovation
Behavioral Sciences

Cancer fatalism and adherence to national cancer screening guidelines: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Moreno, P. I., Yanez, B. R., Schuetz, S. J., Wortman, K., Gallo, L. C., Benedict, C., Brintz, C. E., Cai, J., Castaneda, S. F., Perreira, K. M., Gonzalez, P., Gonzalez, F., Isasi, C. R. & Penedo, F. J., Jun 1 2019, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 60, p. 39-45 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Hispanic Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Community perspectives: Developing and implementing a smartphone intervention for latina breast cancer survivors in Chicago

Oswald, L. B., Guitelman, J., Buitrago, D., Buscemi, J., Iacobelli, F., Perez-Tamayo, A., Penedo, F. & Yanez, B. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 13, Special Issue 2019, p. 131-136 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Breast Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Improving health care career pipeline programs for underrepresented students: Program design that makes a difference

Taylor, S., Iacobelli, F., Luedke, T., Matthews, P. A., Monge, M., Cooper, J., Moreira, J., Grippo, P., Girotti, J., Molina, Y., Yanez, B. & Simon, M. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 13, Special Issue, p. 113-122 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health care
Delivery of Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating PROMIS® computerized adaptive tests into a web-based intervention for prostate cancer

Fox, R. S., Moreno, P. I., Yanez, B., Estabrook, R., Thomas, J., Bouchard, L. C., McGinty, H. L., Mohr, D. C., Begale, M. J., Flury, S. C., Perry, K. T., Kundu, S. D. & Penedo, F. J., May 1 2019, In : Health Psychology. 38, 5, p. 403-409 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Health Promotion