Carolyn Rabin Carolyn Rabin, PhD

617-327-6777 x2266, Work Space 328F


  • Director, Health Psychology Concentration
  • Associate Professor


  • PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA, Wellesley College


  • Theoretical Foundations in Clinical Health Psychology (HP530)
  • Advanced Topics in Clinical Health Psychology (HP550)
  • Clinical Practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (BX700)
  • Adult Psychopathology (PY522) Clinical Seminar II (CS700, CS705)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Health psychology
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Health behavior change
  • Empirically supported treatments

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist (Massachusetts, previously Rhode Island)


  • Meritorious Student Poster, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting
  • Research Award, Rhode Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society
  • New Investigator Award, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Research Poster Award, American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Meeting
  • Collaborative Research Award in Breast Cancer, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • National Research Service Award, National Cancer Institute
  • Basic, Clinical & Translational Breast Cancer Research Award, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon Funds, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  • Small Grant for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control, National Cancer Institute
  • Mentored Research Scholar Grant, American Cancer Society

Publications and Presentations


Rabin, C.  (In press).  Self-disclosure to peers by young adult cancer survivors.  Psycho-Oncology.

Rabin, C. (2018).  Impact of cancer on romantic relationships among young adults: A systematic review.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  Epub ahead of print.

Rabin, C. (2017). Barriers to increasing physical activity among young adult cancer survivors.  Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 6(2), 372 – 376.

Rabin, C. Pinto, B., & Fava, J.  (2016). Physical activity and meditation intervention for young adult cancer survivors.  Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Rabin, C., Horowitz, S & Marcus, B.  (2013). Recruiting young adult cancer survivors for behavioral research.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20 (1), 33 - 36.

Rabin, C., Simpson, N., Morrow, K., & Pinto, B.  (2013). Intervention format and delivery preferences among young adult cancer survivors.  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20 (2), 304-310. 

Rabin, C., Dunsiger, S., Ness, K.K., & Marcus, B.H. (2012).  Internet-based physical activity intervention targeting young adult cancer survivors.  Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 1 (4), 188 – 194.

Rabin, C. & Bock, B.  (2011). Desired features of smartphone applications promoting physical activity.  Telemedicine and e-Health, 17 (10), 1 - 3.

Rabin, C.  (2011). Review of health behaviors and their correlates among young adult cancer survivors.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34 (1) 41 - 52.

Rabin, C., Simpson, N., Morrow, K., & Pinto, B. (2011).  Behavioral and psychosocial program needs of young adult cancer survivors.  Qualitative Health Research, 21 (6), 796 – 806.


Rabin, C. (2017, October). Self-disclosure to peers among young adult cancer survivors. Poster presented at the 2017 New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Newton, MA.

Rabin, C., Pinto, B. & Fava, J.  (April, 2015).  Testing an Exercise and Relaxation Intervention for Young Adult Cancer Survivors.  Poster presented at the 2015 New England Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium, Boston, MA

Rabin, C. (2012, March).  Developing Behavioral Programs for Young Adult Cancer Survivors.  Psychosocial Oncology Grand Rounds, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. 

Rabin, C. (2011, November).  The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors.  Massachusetts General Hospital Palliative Care Grand Rounds.  Boston, MA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cancer Survivorship
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Staff Psychologist, The Miriam Hospital
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Behavioral Medicine
  • Member, Scientific Program Committee, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Invited Reviewer, American Cancer Society grant review
  • Invited Reviewer, Pennsylvania Department of Health Grants
  • Abstract Reviewer, Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)

Community Engagement

  • Served as co-chair of a workgroup developing cancer prevention recommendations for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • Provided pro-bono lecture at The Miriam Hospital (Providence, Rhode Island) to community members on the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors