Rina Sobel Fox

  • 295 Citations
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Dr. Fox is a clinical health psychologist and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of medicine. She received a VA in Psychology and Spanish from Tufts University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She also completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer control and survivorship at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Fox's research is broadly focused on delineating how psychosocial processes impact adjustment to and coping with chronic illness, with an emphasis on symptom management and health related quality of life (HRQOL) in cancer and scleroderma. She is particularly interested in the role of sleep disturbance and fatigue in HRQOL, and the development of interventions to improve these outcomes. Dr. Fox is also interested in better understanding the chronobiological mechanisms underlying symptom burden, as well as addressing health disparities experienced by underrepresented groups with chronic illnesses.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

… → 2016

MPH, San Diego State University

… → 2016

Research interests

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Psychology
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Quality of Life
  • Scleroderma
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Grants 2019 2023

Research Output 2013 2020

  • 295 Citations
  • 33 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Sleep disturbance and cancer-related fatigue symptom cluster in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Fox, R. S., Ancoli-Israel, S., Roesch, S. C., Merz, E. L., Mills, S. D., Wells, K. J., Sadler, G. R. & Malcarne, V. L., Feb 1 2020, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 28, 2, p. 845-855 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
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

Perceived Discrimination and Cardiometabolic Risk Among US Hispanics/Latinos in the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study

Fox, R. S., Carnethon, M. R., Gallo, L. C., Wiley, J. F., Isasi, C. R., Daviglus, M. L., Cai, J., Davis, S. M., Giachello, A. L., Gonzalez, P., McCurley, J. L., Schneiderman, N. & Penedo, F. J., Aug 15 2019, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 26, 4, p. 331-342 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Abdominal Obesity
Waist Circumference

Psychosocial and Neighborhood Correlates of Health- Related Quality of Life: A Multi-Level Study Among Hispanic Adults

Mills, S. D., Fox, R. S., Bohan, S., Roesch, S. C., Sadler, G. R. & Malcarne, V. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
quality of life
Quality of Life
social status
7 Citations (Scopus)

Reliability and validity of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 in Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference

Baik, S. H., Fox, R. S., Mills, S. D., Roesch, S. C., Sadler, G. R., Klonoff, E. A. & Malcarne, V. L., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Health Psychology. 24, 5, p. 628-639 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Reproducibility of Results
Independent Living