Hoda Badr, PhD
- ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
PhD, University of Houston
Dr. Badr has established a robust program of research investigating family adjustment during the protracted course of cancer treatment, as well as interpersonal relationship factors that influence patient and caregiver quality of life. Her current work seeks to develop/test the efficacy of family-based interventions to improve health behaviors and the coordination of care and support between lung and head and neck cancer patients and their caregivers. Specifically, her NCI R01 (CA187143) is a randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of a psychosocial intervention that targets the family caregivers of advanced lung cancer patients. The goal is to determine if intervening with the caregiver earlier in the disease trajectory (i.e., at the start of treatment as opposed to in hospice care) impacts patient and caregiver self-care behaviors, quality of life, and palliative care utilization. Her recently funded ACS Research Scholar grant (15-058-01 PCSM) involves a randomized controlled trial of a dyadic psychosocial intervention that targets both lung cancer patients and their family caregivers and focuses on the coordination of care and support in the dyad. An overarching research question that Dr. Badr hopes to address with these two studies in lung cancer is whether intervening with the dyad results in greater improvements in patient and caregiver outcomes relative to intervening with the caregiver alone. Finally, Dr. Badr’s NCI R21 (CA178478) is a pilot randomized controlled trial of a home-based couples’ skills-training intervention to improve symptom management and the coordination of care between patients and their spousal caregivers over the courseof radiation treatment for head and neck cancer.
Badr H, Carmack Taylor C, Kashy D, Cristofanilli M, Revenson T. Dyadic coping in metastatic breast cancer. Health Psychology;.
Manne S, Badr H. Intimacy processes and psychological distress among couples coping with head and neck or lung cancers. Psycho-oncology;.
Badr H, Carmack Taylor C. Sexual dysfunction and spousal communication in couples coping with prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology 2009; 18(7): 735-746.
Carmack Taylor C, Badr H, Lee J, Fossella F, Pisters K, Gritz E, Schover L. Lung cancer patients and their spouses: Psychological and relationship functioning within one month of treatment initiation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2008; 36(2): 129-140.
Badr H, Carmack Taylor C. Effects of relationship maintenance on psychological distress and dyadic adjustment among couples coping with lung cancer. Health Psychology 2008; 27(5): 616-627.
Manne S, Badr H. Intimacy and relationship processes in couples’ psychosocial adaptation to cancer. Cancer 2008; 112(11 Suppl): 2541-2555.
Badr H, Acitelli L, Carmack Taylor C. Does talking about their relationship affect couples’ marital and psychological adjustment to lung cancer?. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2008; 2(1): 53-64.
Badr H, Acitelli L, Carmack Taylor C. Does couple identity mediate the stress experienced by caregiving spouses? . Psychology and Health 2007; 22(3): 211-229.
Badr H, Basen-Engquist K, Carmack Taylor C, deMoor C. Mood states associated with transitory physical symptoms among breast and ovarian cancer survivors. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2006; 29(5): 461-475.
Badr H, Carmack Taylor C. Social constraints and spousal communication in lung cancer. Psycho-Oncology 2006; 15(8): 673-683.
Minimum effective masking levels in threshold audiometry. The Journal of speech and hearing disorders 1974 Aug; 39(3).
Badr H, Yeung C, Lewis MA, Milbury K, Redd WH. An observational study of social control, mood, and self-efficacy in couples during treatment for head and neck cancer. Psychology & health 2015; 30(7).
Badr H, Carmack CL, Diefenbach MA. Psychosocial interventions for patients and caregivers in the age of new communication technologies: opportunities and challenges in cancer care. Journal of health communication 2015; 20(3).
Badr H, Smith CB, Goldstein NE, Gomez JE, Redd WH. Dyadic psychosocial intervention for advanced lung cancer patients and their family caregivers: results of a randomized pilot trial. Cancer 2015 Jan; 121(1).
Badr H, Gupta V, Sikora A, Posner M. Psychological distress in patients and caregivers over the course of radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Oral oncology 2014 Oct; 50(10).
Badr H, Chandra J, Paxton RJ, Ater JL, Urbauer D, Cruz CS, Demark-Wahnefried W. Health-related quality of life, lifestyle behaviors, and intervention preferences of survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice 2013 Dec; 7(4).
Milbury K, Badr H. Sexual problems, communication patterns, and depressive symptoms in couples coping with metastatic breast cancer. Psycho-oncology 2013 Apr; 22(4).
Badr H, Krebs P. A systematic review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for couples coping with cancer. Psycho-oncology 2013 Aug; 22(8).
Badr H, Pasipanodya EC, Laurenceau JP. An electronic diary study of the effects of patient avoidance and partner social constraints on patient momentary affect in metastatic breast cancer. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 2013 Apr; 45(2).
Badr H, Laurenceau JP, Schart L, Basen-Engquist K, Turk D. The daily impact of pain from metastatic breast cancer on spousal relationships: a dyadic electronic diary study. Pain 2010 Dec; 151(3).
Badr H, Carmack CL, Kashy DA, Cristofanilli M, Revenson TA. Dyadic coping in metastatic breast cancer. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association 2010 Mar; 29(2).