Staff: Camella Rising, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.N.
Camella Rising, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.N.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Camella Rising, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.N., is a Cancer Research Training Award fellow in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch.
Dr. Rising's research is focused on health, family, and lifespan communication in the context of prostate cancer, breast cancer, and hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. She has a strong research interest in the way individuals and families navigate and integrate offline and online health information and social support into cancer preventive behaviors and family communication about cancer, risk, and prevention.
Dr. Rising earned a Ph.D. in communication from George Mason University. Her dissertation used a mixed-method design to investigate fathers' and adult sons' communication motivations, challenges, and approaches in response to prostate cancer diagnosis and familial risk.
Dr. Rising is a registered dietitian nutritionist (R.D.N.). She holds a master's degree in nutritional sciences from San Diego State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from University of California, San Diego.
- Family health and cancer communication across the life span
- Communication and uncertainty management
- Nutrition and physical activity behavior
- Digital health
- Social support
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Wright K, Fisher C, Rising C, Burke-Garcia A, Afanaseva D, Cai X. Partnering With Mommy Bloggers to Disseminate Breast Cancer Risk Information: Social Media Intervention. J Med Internet Res 2019 Mar 7; 21(3).
- Rising CJ, Bol N, Burke-Garcia A, Rains S, Wright KB. Perceived Stress in Online Prostate Cancer Community Participants: Examining Relationships with Stigmatization, Social Support Network Preference, and Social Support Seeking. J Health Commun 2017 Jun; 22(6):469-476.
- Rising CJ, Jensen RE, Moser RP, Oh A. Characterizing the US Population by Patterns of Mobile Health Use for Health and Behavioral Tracking: Analysis of the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey Data. J Med Internet Res 2020 22; 5(e1629).
- Fisher CL, Roccotagliata T, Rising CJ, Kissane DW, Glogowski EA, Bylund CL. "I Don't Want to Be an Ostrich": Managing Mothers' Uncertainty during BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling. J Genet Couns 2017 Jun; 26(3):455-468.
- Fisher CL, Wright KB, Rising CJ, et al. Culturally Appropriate Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Messages: Targeting Racially and Ethnically Diverse Mothers. J Cancer Educ 2019 Dec 9.