Judith Carroll, PhD
Dr. Carroll conducts NIH- and American Cancer Society-funded research examining patterns and predictors of accelerated aging in various populations across the lifespan (e.g., maternal-child health, late life). One key area of her work is in cancer survivorship. Here she seeks to understand the interaction of cancer and aging with psychosocial and behavioral factors (See a recent paper in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology). She was recently named section editor for the Psychosocial Oncology section of the journal Cancer and serves as the Principal Investigator and lead for the laboratory studies in the multi-site “Thinking and Living with Cancer” (TLC) Study. Dr. Carroll is an associate professor in the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at UCLA and holds the Endowed Chair for the George F. Solomon Professorship in Psychobiology. She is faculty member of both the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and founder and director of the Aging Biology & Behavior Laboratory.