• 474 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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  • Research Output

    • 474 Citations
    • 38 Article
    • 2 Chapter
    • 1 Review article

    Brief culturally informed smartphone interventions decrease breast cancer symptom burden among Latina breast cancer survivors

    Yanez, B., Oswald, L. B., Baik, S. H., Buitrago, D., Iacobelli, F., Perez-Tamayo, A., Guitelman, J., Penedo, F. J. & Buscemi, J., Jan 1 2020, In : Psycho-oncology. 29, 1, p. 195-203 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Technology-Based Psychosocial Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Symptom Burden in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

    Penedo, F. J., Fox, R. S., Oswald, L. B., Moreno, P. I., Boland, C. L., Estabrook, R., McGinty, H. L., Mohr, D. C., Begale, M. J., Dahn, J. R., Flury, S. C., Perry, K. T., Kundu, S. D. & Yanez, B., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An electronic health intervention for latina women undergoing breast cancer treatment (my guide for breast cancer treatment): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Yanez, B., Baik, S. H., Oswald, L. B., Buitrago, D., Buscemi, J., Iacobelli, F., Perez-Tamayo, A., Fajardo, P., Serrano, G., Guitelman, J. & Penedo, F. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 12, e14339.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • 5 Scopus citations

    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., 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 2019, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 60, p. 39-45 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle