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Oxana Palesh

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Psychiatry Clinic 401 Quarry Rd M/C 5723 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-7011 Fax (650) 498-6678
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-7011
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Psychology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Director, Stanford Cancer Center (2010 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Behavior and Social Science Volunteer Awardee, APA, Washington, DC (2012)
  • National Institutes of Health Summer Distinguished Fellow Award, NIH (2009)
  • Honorable Mention Poster Award, American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) (2009)
  • Young Investigator Award, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) (2009, 2008)
  • ASCO Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2008)
  • Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology Award, CSPP-San Diego (2002)

Professional Education

Medical Education: California School of Professional Psychology CA (2005)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2006)
Internship: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital CA (2002)
BS: Brigham Young University, Psychology (1996)
PhD: California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2002)
Fellowship: Stanford University, Stress and Psychooncology (2006)
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Community and International Work

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research is in the area of cancer control. I am primarily interested in investigating the impact of cancer treatments on sleep, fatigue and quality of life. My current projects include investigating the impact of behavioral and pharmacological interventions on improving sleep, fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. I am also investigating the relationship between dysregulation of the neuroendocrine stress response system, sleep problems, fatigue, and disease progression in cancer patients with primary and metastatic cancers.




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Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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