Patricia A. Cioe Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Patricia Cioe is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester (2012) where she investigated the levels of perceived risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factor knowledge in persons living with HIV (PLWH). Her recent publications have focused on smoking cessations interventions in PLWH, the effects of alcohol use and cigarette smoking on HIV clinical outcomes and biomarkers of monocyte activation and inflammation, and the use of behavioral couples therapy for smoking cessation in smoking-discordant couples. She was awarded a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to receive extensive trianing in qualitative methods and intervention development. She will develop and pilot test a tailored invention to improve cardiovascular risk perception and the adoption of heart-healthy behaviors in PLWH, including diet, physical activity, and smoking cessation. She has current interests in qualitative research methods, intervention development, cardiovascular risk reduction, and positive psychology.

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