Lora AM Thompson, PhD

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Lora AM Thompson, PhD

Assistant Member

Office  (813) 745-4630

Education And Training
  • Research Fellow, University of South Florida, 2005
  • Intern, University of Florida, 2003 - Clinical Psychology
  • PhD, University of South Florida, 2000 - Clinical Psychology
  • MA, University of South Florida, 2000 - Clinical Psychology
  • BA, University of Florida, 1994 - Psychology

I am primarily interested in how the cancer experience impacts the quality of life of individuals with cancer. Other interests include pain, caregiver quality of life, behavior change, and skin cancer detection and prevention practices.

  • Staras SA, Vadaparampil ST, Livingston MD, Thompson LA, Sanders AH, Shenkman EA. Increasing human papillomavirus vaccine initiation among publicly insured Florida adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May;56(5 Suppl):S40-S46. Pubmedid: 25863554. Pmcid: PMC4394203.
  • Jacobsen PB, Muchnick S, Marcus S, Amheiser P, Reiersen P, Gonzalez B, Gomez M, Jim HS, Thompson LM, Minton S, Bower J. Pilot study of Iyengar yoga for management of aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgia in women with breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2015 Jan. Pubmedid: 25631519.
  • Dilling TJ, Extermann M, Kim J, Thompson LM, Yue B, Stevens CW, Antonia S, Gray J, Williams C, Haura E, Pinder-Schenck M, Tanvetyanon T, Kim S, Chiappori A. Phase 2 study of concurrent cetuximab plus definitive thoracic radiation therapy followed by consolidation docetaxel plus cetuximab in poor prognosis or elderly patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov;90(4):828-833. Pubmedid: 25216856.
  • Jacobsen PB, Phillips KM, Jim HS, Small BJ, Faul LA, Meade CD, Thompson L, Williams CC, Loftus LS, Fishman M, Wilson RW. Effects of self-directed stress management training and home-based exercise on quality of life in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a randomized controlled trial. Psychooncology. 2012 Jun;22(6):1229-1235. Pubmedid: 22715124.
  • Donovan KA, Thompson LM, Hoffe SE. Sexual function in colorectal cancer survivors. Cancer Control. 2010 Jan;17(1):44-51. Pubmedid: 20010518.
  • Azzarello LM, Jacobsen PB. Factors influencing participation in cutaneous screening among individuals with a family history of melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Mar;56(3):398-406. Pubmedid: 17184873.
  • Ransom S, Azzarello L, McMillan S. Methodological issues in the recruitment of cancer pain patients and their caregivers. Res Nurs Health. 2006 Jun;29(3):190-198. Pubmedid: 16676340.
  • Ransom S, Sacco W, Weitzner M, Azzarello L, McMillan S. Interpersonal factors predict increased desire for hastened death in late-stage cancer patients. Ann Behav Med. 2006 Feb;31(1):63-69. Pubmedid: 16472040.
  • Azzarello L, Dessureault S, Jacobsen P. Sun-Protective Behavior among Individuals with a Family History of Melanoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jan;15(1):142-145. Pubmedid: 16434600.
  • Jacobsen PB, Hann DM, Azzarello LM, Horton J, Balducci L, Lyman GH. Fatigue in women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer: characteristics, course, and correlates. J Pain Symptom Manage. 1999 Oct;18(4):233-242. Pubmedid: 10534963.
  • Hann DM, Garovoy N, Finkelstein B, Jacobsen PB, Azzarello LM, Fields KK. Fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation: a longitudinal comparative study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 1999 May;17(5):311-319. Pubmedid: 10355210.
  • Jacobsen P, Azzarello L, Hann D. Relation of catastrophizing to fatigue severity in women with breast cancer. Cancer Res Ther Cont. 1999;8:155-164.
  • Hann DM, Jacobsen PB, Martin SC, Kronish LE, Azzarello LM, Fields KK. Fatigue in women treated with bone marrow transplantation for breast cancer: a comparison with women with no history of cancer. Support Care Cancer. 1997 Jan;5(1):44-52. Pubmedid: 9010989 .
  • Huang IC, Thompson LA, Chi YY, Knapp CA, Revicki DA, Seid M, Shenkman EA. The linkage between pediatric quality of life and health conditions: establishing clinically meaningful cutoff scores for the PedsQL. Value Health. 12(5):773-781. Pubmedid: 19508660. Pmcid: PMC4299816.
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