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Pascal Jean-Pierre

Pascal Jean-Pierre

Associate Professor
(850) 645-7396
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Dr. Pascal Jean-Pierre, a clinical psychologist with expertise in cancer control and survivorship research and behavioral medicine, is an Associate Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine. His patient-centered and community-based clinical research program focuses on assessing, characterizing and treating deleterious effects of non-central nervous system cancers (and chronic diseases e.g., type II diabetes) and their treatments on brain structures and neurocognitive functioning. His research has contributed towards advancing the field of cancer control and survivorship research, as well as strategies to reduce health care inequities. He has developed and psychometrically validated measures of Patient Satisfaction with Cancer-related Care and Patient Satisfaction with Interpersonal Characteristics of Navigators in both English and Spanish as part of the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society funded Patient Navigation Research Program to reduce cancer care disparities/inequities for medically underserved populations. Dr. Jean-Pierre has served as gubernatorial appointed member on cancer control advisory council in New York and Florida, on committees and workforce advisory groups at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, and on various grant review panels. He has been the recipient of many awards and accolades.

Program of Research

Dr. Jean-Pierre’s program research focuses on: 1) understanding underlying neural and neuropsychological mechanisms involved in cancer-related neurocognitive dysfunction (CRND), and in chronic diseases sufferers where cognitive impairment manifests; 2) developing and testing reliable methods to facilitate diagnosis, optimal care, and successful neurocognitive rehabilitation for sufferers; 3) understanding brain plasticity and changes that accompany recovery of neurocognitive functioning in the context of cancer and other chronic diseases and their treatments; and 4) developing and testing interventions to treat cognitive dysfunction and other biobehavioral adverse effects for patients. He is also interested in health care disparities for medically underserved populations. Dr. Jean-Pierre is currently collaborating with community cancer centers and primary care clinics various studies to assess, characterize, and monitor neurocognitive impairments and the effects of intervention to mitigate this condition in patients with non-central nervous system cancer, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Dr. Jean-Pierre uses an integrative approach that includes patient self-reports of cognitive difficulties, psychometrically validated cognitive and neuropsychological measures, blood biomarker analysis and non-invasive optical brain imaging (i.e., functional near-infrared spectroscopy).

Professional Preparation and Development

1999 Brooklyn College, City University of New York
B.A. in Psychology

2003 University of Rhode Island
M.A. in Clinical Psychology

2005 University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

2009 University of Rochester School of Medicine
M.P.H. in Epidemiology/Clinical Investigation

2009 University of Rochester Medical Center
Post Doctorial Fellowship in Cancer Control

Member, American Psychological Association (1997–present)

Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2006–present)

Member, American Association for Cancer Research (2006–present)

Member, American Society of Preventive Oncology (2006–present)

Member, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (2006–present)

Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2006–present)

Member, American Psychological Association-Division 40, Neuropsychology (2007–present)

Member, American Public Health Association (2008–present)

Notable Research/Creative Works

Jean-Pierre P, Winters PC, Ahles T, Antoni M, Armstrong FD, Penedo F, Lipshultz SE, Miller TL, Fiscella K. Prevalence of Memory Problems in Adult Cancer Survivors: A National Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2012; 8(1); 32-34.

Jean-Pierre P, Morrow GR, Roscoe J, Heckler C, Mohile S, Janelsins M, Peppone L, Hemstad A, Esparaz B, and Hopkins J. A Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial of the Effect of Modafinil on Cancer-Related Fatigue among 642 Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A URCC CCOP Research Base Study. Cancer. 2010, July 15; 116(14):3513-20.

Jean-Pierre P, Fiscella K, Winters PC, Post D, Wells KJ, McKoy JM, Battaglia T, Simon M, Kilbourn K, Taylor E, Roetzheim RG, Patierno SR, Dudley DJ, Raich PC, Freund KM. Psychometric Development and Reliability Analysis of a Patient Satisfaction with Interpersonal Relationship with Navigator Measure: A Multi-Site Patient Navigation Research Program Study. Psycho-Oncology. 2012 Sep; 21(9): 986-92.

Jean-Pierre P, Fiscella K, Freund KM, Clark J, Darnell J, Holden A, Post D, Patierno SR, Winters PC, Patient Navigation Research Program Group. Structural and Reliability Analysis of a Patient Satisfaction with Cancer-Related Care Measure: A Multi-Site Patient Navigation Research Program Study. Cancer. 2011; 117(4): 854-861.

Jean-Pierre P, Ying Cheng; Electra Paskett; Can Shao; Kevin Fiscella; Paul Winters; Patient Navigation Research Program. Item Response Theory Analysis of the Patient Satisfaction with Cancer-Related Care Measure: A Psychometric Investigation in A Multicultural Sample of 1,296 Participants. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Aug; 22(8): 2229-40.

Jean-Pierre P, Cheng Y, Wells K, Freund K, Snyder F, Fiscella K, Holden A, Paskett E, Dudley D, Simmons MA, Valverde P. Satisfaction with Cancer Care Among Underserved Racial-Ethnic Minorities and Lower Income Patients Receiving Patient Navigation. Cancer. 2016;122(7):1060-7.

Faculty Links

Neurocognitive Translational Research Lab

Curriculum Vitae

Complete List of Publications