Staff: Brennan P. Streck, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H.
Brennan P. Streck, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H.
Cancer Prevention Fellow
Brennan Parmelee Streck, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H. is a Cancer Prevention Fellow (CPF) in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) of the Behavioral Research Program.
Dr. Streck's research interests focus on the mind-body connection in cancer survivors. She is especially interested in the psycho-emotional impact of cancer and cancer treatment on aging trajectories of survivors. Her work emphasizes the mechanisms which underlie the mind-body connection in this context (physiologic, social, and behavioral), and underscores the contribution of psychological health to morbidity throughout survivorship. Her previous work focused on dyadic processes and interdependent health among patients with cancer and their caregivers, co-depression among patients and partners, and clinical considerations for reducing patient/family distress during palliative chemotherapy decision making.
Dr. Streck received her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the George Washington University, Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing, her M.S.N. in Nursing Education from Duke University, and her B.S.N. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Current and/or past BRP mentors include Jennifer Guida.
- Mind-body Connection
- Psychological Stress
- Cancer Survivorship
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Streck BP, Wardell DW, Derrick J, Wood GL. Physical and Psychological Health Interdependence Among Dyads in Hematological Cancer. Cancer Nurs 2021 Mar 16.
- Harrison RA, Sharafeldin N, Rexer JL, Streck B, Petersen M, Henneghan AM, Kesler SR. Neurocognitive Impairment After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Hematologic Malignancies: Phenotype and Mechanisms. Oncologist 2021 Jun 22.
- Streck BP, Wardell DW, LoBiondo-Wood G, Beauchamp JES Interdependence of physical and psychological morbidity among patients with cancer and family caregivers: Review of the literature. Psychooncology 2020 Jun; 29(6):974-989.
- Parmelee Streck B, LoBiondo-Wood G. A systematic review of dyadic studies examining depression in couples facing breast cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol 2020 Jul-Aug; 38(4):463-480.