David Wellisch, Ph.D.


Director, Outpatient Psychological Testing

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Adult Psychiatry

Member, JCCC Cancer Prevention & Control

JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (800) 825-9989

Work Address:

C8-847 NPI
CAMPUS - 175919



A selected list of publications:

Thomas Kamala S, Bower Julienne E, Williamson Timothy J, Hoyt Michael A, Wellisch David, Stanton Annette L, Irwin Michael   Post-traumatic disorder symptoms and blunted diurnal cortisol production in partners of prostate cancer patients Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2012; 37(8): 1181-90.
O'Connor Mary-Frances, Wellisch David K, Stanton Annette L, Olmstead Richard, Irwin Michael R   Diurnal cortisol in Complicated and Non-Complicated Grief: slope differences across the day Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2012; 37(5): 725-8.
Wellisch David K, Cohen Marie M   The special case of complicated grief in women at high risk for breast cancer Palliative & supportive care, 2010; 8(1): 7-15.
O'Connor Mary-Frances, Irwin Michael R, Wellisch David K   When grief heats up: pro-inflammatory cytokines predict regional brain activation NeuroImage, 2009; 47(3): 891-6.
Kim Youngmee, Wellisch David K, Spillers Rachel L   Effects of psychological distress on quality of life of adult daughters and their mothers with cancer Psycho-oncology, 2008; 17(11): 1129-36.
Spillers Rachel L, Wellisch David K, Kim Youngmee, Matthews B Alex, Baker Frank   Family caregivers and guilt in the context of cancer care Psychosomatics, 2008; 49(6): 511-9.
O'Connor Mary-Frances, Wellisch David K, Stanton Annette L, Eisenberger Naomi I, Irwin Michael R, Lieberman Matthew D   Craving love? Enduring grief activates brain's reward center NeuroImage, 2008; 42(2): 969-72.
Kim Youngmee, Kashy Deborah A, Wellisch David K, Spillers Rachel L, Kaw Chiew Kwei, Smith Tenbroeck G   Quality of life of couples dealing with cancer: dyadic and individual adjustment among breast and prostate cancer survivors and their spousal caregivers Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2008; 35(2): 230-8.
Kim Youngmee, Wellisch David K, Spillers Rachel L, Crammer Corinne   Psychological distress of female cancer caregivers: effects of type of cancer and caregivers' spirituality Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2007; 15(12): 1367-74.
Kim Youngmee, Loscalzo Matthew J, Wellisch David K, Spillers Rachel L   Gender differences in caregiving stress among caregivers of cancer survivors Psycho-oncology, 2006; 15(12): 1086-92.
Owen Jason E, Bonds Curley L, Wellisch David K   Psychiatric evaluations of heart transplant candidates: predicting post-transplant hospitalizations, rejection episodes, and survival Psychosomatics, 2006; 47(3): 213-22.
Kim Youngmee, Baker Frank, Spillers Rachel L, Wellisch David K   Psychological adjustment of cancer caregivers with multiple roles Psycho-oncology, 2006; 15(9): 795-804.
Wellisch David K, Crater Brian, Wiley Frances M, Belin Thomas R, Weinstein Karen   Psychosocial impacts of a camping experience for children with cancer and their siblings Psycho-oncology, 2006; 15(1): 56-65.
Kagawa-Singer Marjorie, Wellisch David K   Breast cancer patients' perceptions of their husbands' support in a cross-cultural context Psycho-oncology, 2005; 12(1): 24-37.
Bugbee Mary E, Wellisch David K, Arnott Isobel M, Maxwell James R, Kirsch Daniel L, Sayre James W, Bassett Lawrence W   Breast core-needle biopsy: clinical trial of relaxation technique versus medication versus no intervention for anxiety reduction Radiology, 2005; 234(1): 73-8.
Lindberg Nangel M, Wellisch David K   Identification of traumatic stress reactions in women at increased risk for breast cancer Psychosomatics, 2005; 45(1): 7-16.
Wellisch David K, Kaleita Thomas A, Freeman Donald, Cloughesy Timothy, Goldman Jeffrey   Predicting major depression in brain tumor patients Psycho-oncology, 2005; 11(3): 230-8.
Kaleita Thomas A, Wellisch David K, Cloughesy Timothy F, Ford Judith M, Freeman Donald, Belin Thomas R, Goldman Jeffrey   Prediction of neurocognitive outcome in adult brain tumor patients Journal of neuro-oncology, 2005; 67(1-2): 245-53.
Maxwell James R., Bugbee Mary E., Wellisch David, Shalmon Anat, Sayre James, Bassett Lawrence W.   Imaging-Guided Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast: Study of Psychological Outcomes The breast journal, 2000; 6(1): 53-61.