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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

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Dr. Calvocoressi was the first researcher to measure family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Family accommodation involves a set of family responses to patient symptoms that have been associated with poor treatment outcomes. The Family Accommodation Scales, developed by Dr. Calvocoressi and colleagues, have been translated into multiple languages and are used worldwide in research and clinical practice. Dr. Calvocoressi is currently overseeing a large psychometric study of the self-rated version of the scale. She and her colleagues are also developing a measure to examine relatives' motivations for engaging in accommodating behaviors.

Dr. Calvocoressi also conducts research in cancer epidemiology and in psychosocial epidemiology. She has collaborated on studies examining the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas, and on studies examining factors associated with prostate cancer severity. She has also investigated factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations. She is currently collaborating on an FDA-funded project focused on promoting clinical trial participation among racial and ethnic minorities.

Dr. Calvocoressi co-teaches the graduate biostatistics capstone course, Statistical Practice. And, she is the director of the Young Scholars Program and Internship in Biostatistics and Clinical Research, a program for gifted and talented high school students.

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  • PhD
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)

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