Staff: Camella Rising, Ph.D., R.D.N.
Camella Rising, Ph.D., R.D.N.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Camella Rising, Ph.D., 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 and breast cancer. She has a strong research interest in the way families navigate and integrate offline and online information and social support into 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.
Current and/or past BRP mentors include April Oh.
- 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, Bol N. Nudging Our Way to a Healthier Population: The Effect of Calorie Labeling and Self-Control on Menu Choices of Emerging Adults. Health Commun 2017 Aug; 32(8):1032-1038.
- 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.
- Rising CJ, Bol N, Kreps GL. Age-Related Use and Perceptions of eHealth in Men With Prostate Cancer: A Web-Based Survey. JMIR Med Inform 2015 Jun 25; 1(1).