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Martin A. Perez, Ph.D.

Publications:
 
Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., Lieskovsky, G., Skinner, D.G., Reynolds, B., & Skinner, E.C. (1997). Quality of life and sexuality in prostate cancer patients who use or do not use erectile aids. Urology, 50, 740-746.  

Ganz, P.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., & Perez, M.A. (1999). Sexual health and functioning after cancer. In Klastersky, J., Schimpff, S.C., and Senn, H.J. (Eds.), Supportive Care in Cancer: A Handbook for Oncologists. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Bull, A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2000). Cancers common in women. In R.M. Eisler and M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Gender, Culture, and Health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
 

Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E., & Skinner, E.C. (2002). Sexuality and intimacy following radical prostatectomy: Patient and partner perspectives. Health Psychology, 21, 288-293.
 

Otis-Green, S., Sherman, R., Perez, M.A., Baird, P. (2002). An integrated psychosocial-spiritual model
for cancer pain management. Cancer Practice, 10, S58-S65.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Meyerowitz, B.E. (2004). Patient and partner quality of life and psychosocial adjustment following radical prostatectomy.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 11, 15-30.
 

Rojas-Cooley, T., Grant, M., Juarez, G., Perez, M., Decker, G.(2005). Complementary and alternative medicine: Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude, and experience.
Oncology Nursing Forum, 32, 479-480
 

Thornton A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2006). Post-traumatic growth in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Psycho-oncology, 15, 285-296.
 

Thornton A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2007). Cancer survivorship and interpersonal relationships. In M. Feuerstein (Ed.), Handbook of cancer survivorship. Springer.
 

Oh, S., Meyerowitz, B. E., Perez, M. A., & Thornton, A. A., & (2007). Need for cognition and psychosocial adjustment in prostate cancer patients and partners.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25, 1-19.
 

Lagos, V.I., Perez, M.A., Ricker, C.N., Blazer, K.R., Santiago, N.M., Feldman, ,N.,
Viveros, L., & Weitzel, J.N. (2008). Social cognitive aspects of underserved Latinas preparing to undergo genetic cancer risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Psycho-oncology, 17, 733-854.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Oh, S., Crocitto, L. (2011).Optimism and Prostate Cancer-Specific Expectations Predict Better Quality of Life after Robotic Prostatectomy.
Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 29, 157-167.
   
Presentations at Scientific Meetings:
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Skinner, E.C. Perez, M., Lieskovsky, G., Reynolds, B., Skinner, D.G., & Meyerowitz, B.E.
(1995, April). Quality of life following radical prostatectomy for carcinoma of the prostate.
American Urological Association, Las Vegas.
 

Perez, M., Meyerowitz, B.E., Reynolds, B., Lieskovsky, G., & Skinner, E.C. (1995, July).
Sexual satisfaction and behavior, not functioning, predict adjustment in prostate cancer patients.
American Psychological Society, New York.
 

Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1998, April). Sexual satisfaction following radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer patients and their partners: An exploratory analysis.
University of Southern California 8th Annual Leibovitz Clinical Psychology Research Conference, Los Angeles.
 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Perez, M.A., Reynolds, B., Lieskovsky, G., & Skinner, E. C. (1998, August). Sexuality following surgery for prostate cancer: Patient and partner perspectives. American Psychological Association, San Francisco.
 

Oh, S., Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (2002, April). Optimism and well-being in prostate cancer patients following radical prostatectomy. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
 

Arosemena, F., Perez, M.A., Otis-Green, S., & Ross, P. (2003, November). Quality of life in Latinos with cancer: The role of fatalism and optimism. American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
 

Oh, S., Perez, M.A., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (2004, April). Need for Cognition and psychosocial adjustment in prostate cancer patients and partners. Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
 

Perez, M.A., Thornton, A.A., Arosemena, F., Otis-Green, S., & Ross, P. (2004, July). Role of culture and coping in Latinos with cancer. American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
 

Perez, M.A., Lagos, V., & Weitzel, J. (2006, August). Social-cognitive predictors of perceived access in underserved women undergoing genetic counseling. American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
 

Weitzel, J.N., Lagos, V.I., Blazer, K.R., Ricker, C.N., Santiago, N., Kumar, V., & Perez, M.A. (2006, November). Impact of genetic cancer risk assessment on cancer screening and prevention behaviors in an underserved predominantly Latina population. Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, Boston, MA.
 

Thornton, A.A., Perez, M.A., Oh, S. & Campos , I. (March, 2008).
Prostate-specific quality of life outcomes following robotic-assisted prostatectomy.
Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Diego, California.
[Published abstract available in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35, s147].
 
Invited Talks and Addresses:
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Sherman, R., & Perez, M.A. (2000, October). Sexuality in the palliative care patient.
The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Duarte, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. & Otis-Green, S. (2001, October). Cultural issues in pain and palliative care. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Long Beach, CA.
 

Perez, M.A.
& Otis-Green, S. (2002, October). Arts and healing in palliative care: Empirical and clinical considerations. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases, Anaheim, CA.
 

Otis-Green, S. & Perez, M.A. (2003, June). An integrated psychosocial-spiritual model for cancer pain management. American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives 14th Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A., & Otis-Green, S. (2003, October). Breaking bad news: Principles of patient-healthcare team communication. The Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Supportive Care of the Patient with Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases,
Huntington Beach, CA.
 

Thornton, A.A., & Perez, M.A. (2007, September). Psychological and sexual concerns in the prostate cancer survivor. City of Hope New Technologies and Innovative Strategies for Genitourinary Malignancies Inaugural Conference, San Diego, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2007, November). Acculturation and its relationship to quality of life
Latino cancer patients. Division of Population Science CME conference. City of Hope,
Duarte, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, January). Quality of life and sexuality in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. US TOO. Department of Urology, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, April). Cancer-related distress: The role of psychological consultation. Huntington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, August). Predictors of post-treatment sexual functioning in prostate cancer survivors and their partners. Community Outreach Prostate Education group, Huntington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2008, November). Emotional Distress in the Older Adult: The role of psychological consultation. Senior Care Network, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2009, May). Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment: Psychological, social, and cultural aspects. Oliveview Medical Center, Sylmar, CA.
 

Perez, M.A. (2011, October). Cancer-Related Distress: The Role of Psychological Consultation. Cancer Support Wellness Community, Pasadena, CA.
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