Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Sofia F Garcia, PhD

Sofia F Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

Sofia Garcia, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Northwestern University, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is Director of Translational Research in the Cancer Survivorship Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC). Dr. Garcia has thirteen years of research experience in patient-reported outcome measure development and applications in oncology. Her research has focused on de...[Read full text]Sofia Garcia, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Northwestern University, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is Director of Translational Research in the Cancer Survivorship Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC). Dr. Garcia has thirteen years of research experience in patient-reported outcome measure development and applications in oncology. Her research has focused on developing and validating patient reported outcome measures and evaluating patient-centered care initiatives, including those that incorporate health information technology and are tailored to vulnerable populations. She has served as principal investigator of five, and scientific project director of four, cancer control and survivorship studies. Dr. Garcia has been scientific project director, mentored investigator and site principal investigator on three Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) supplement awards. She has also served as a co-investigator on numerous federally-funded studies, including those addressing health literacy and health disparities. Dr. Garcia’s ongoing research includes evaluations of electronic health record-integrated cancer survivorship care plans and patient-reported distress screening, psychosocial oncology supportive care and palliative care services, and a smart-phone application to promote health self-management in cancer survivors. In her clinical role, she provides psychological treatment and evaluation through the Supportive Oncology Program of the RHLCCC.[Shorten text]

 

Education and Certification

  • PhD: Loyola University-Chicago, Clinical Psychology (2004)
  • Internship: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hines, Psychology (2004)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Evanston Northwestern Healthcare) (2005)

Visit Sofia F Garcia's Northwestern Scholars Profile to see the list of publications.