Kate E. Dibble

Ph.D., Health and Well-being


Entered the Program: 2015

Hometown: Southington, CT

Previous Education:

  • Graduate certificate, Exercise Prescription, University of Connecticut, 2017
  • M.A., Psychology (Specialization in Health Psychology), Central CT State University, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Cancer throughout the lifespan
  • Epidemiology of cancer and public health
  • Cancer continuum and its effect on family dynamic
  • Genetic cancer mutations
  • Cancer prevention in geriatric populations (e.g. screening, genetic testing, etc.)
  • Health & well-being of disadvantaged populations

Advising Committee:

  1. Major Advisor: Keith Bellizzi
  2. Preston A. Britner
  3. Laura Donorfio

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research assistant, 2017-present – Dr. Bellizzi & Dr. Park longitudinal cancer survivorship resilience trajectory study
  • Teaching assistant, 2015-present – Dr. Keith Bellizzi Research Methods in Human Development & Family Studies
  • Teaching assistant, 2015-present – Dr. Keith Bellizzi Death, Dying & Bereavement undergraduate course
  • Research assistant, 2015-2018 – Dr. Keith Bellizzi breast cancer study
  • Research assistant, 2015-2018 – Dr. Anne Farrell, Dr. Preston Britner, & Dr. Danielle Annett CARHD data analyst and ACF grant
  • Teaching assistant, 2016-2017 – Dr. Caitlin Lombardi Research Methods in Human Development & Family Studies

Awards/scholarships/fellowships:

  • Connecticut (CT) Breast Health Initiative (CTBHI) Research Grant (2018)
  • University of Connecticut Michael Ego Travel Fund Award (2018)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Affiliate Councils Grant (2017)
  • Dr. Howard A. Rosencranz Memorial Scholarship Fund Award (2017)
  • University of Connecticut Graduate School Summer Fellowship (2017)
  • University of Connecticut Michael Ego Travel Fund Award (2016)
  • University of Connecticut Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Monetary Award (2016)

Other:

  • President for UCCFR organization, 2017-2018
  • Vice President for UCCFR organization, 2016-2017
  • Enjoys playing video games and skiing in my free time!