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MCPHS Faculty Stacie Spencer

Stacie Spencer, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Director - Health Psychology Program

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Fennell 224

(P) 617.732.2946


School of Arts and Sciences


Health Psychology (BS)


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Medicine and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Medicine, University of Miami
PhD, Northeastern University
MA, Northeastern University
BA, Allegheny College

Research Interests

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Adherence to Treatment
Stress, Coping, and Illness

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Mustonen, T., Spencer, S.M., Hoskinson, R.A., Sachs, D.P.L., & Garvey, A.J (2005). The influence of gender, race, and menthol content on tobacco exposure measures. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 7, 581-590.

Carver, C. S., Harris, S. D., Lehman, J. M., Durel, L. A., Antoni, M. H., Spencer, S. M., & Pozo-Kaderman, C. (2000). How important is the perception of personal control: Studies of early stage breast cancer patients. Personality and Social Psychology Bu

Spencer, S.M., Lehman, J. M., Wynings, C., Arena, P., Carver, C. S., Antoni, M. H., DerHagopian, R. P., Ironson, G., & Love, N. (1999). Concerns about breast cancer and relations to psychosocial well-being in a multi-ethnic sample of early stage patients.

Spencer, S.M., Carver, C. S., & Price, A. A. (1998). Psychological and social factors in adaptation. In J. Holland (Ed.), Psycho-Oncology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Spencer, S. M., & Norem, J. K. (1996). Reflection and distraction: Defensive pessimism, strategic optimism, and performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 354-365.


MCPHS Trusteess Teaching Excellence Award, 2006

MCPHS Long-Term Service Award, 2006

Best Poster Award for The Psychology Term Paper: The Whole Needs All of Its Parts, presented at the New England Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, 2004

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

American Psychological Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine
New England Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science