Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Associate Chairman

Cheryl Gore-Felton, Ph.D. Gore-Felton
401 Quarry Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

MC 5718

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Academic Profile



Dr. Gore-Felton, Ph.D., became the Associate Chair of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 2011. She has been a faculty member at Stanford since 2005.

Gore-Felton is the co-Director of the Stanford Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences Laboratory, which is dedicated to research and education that focuses on the psychosocial sequelae of chronic, life-threatening illnesses such as Cancer and HIV/AIDS. She is the co-Chair of the Appointment and Promotions Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

After receiving her BA in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1986, Gore-Felton completed a master degree in counseling psychology from Boston University in 1989. Gore-Felton went on to complete her Ph.D. in counseling and health psychology at Stanford University in 1997 and completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship at Stanford in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Gore-Felton has received leadership, research, and teaching awards, which include the prestigious Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women; Emerging Leadership Award, Committee on Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association; Research Citation Award for Excellence, Society of Behavioral Medicine; Research Science Award, Division 38- Health Psychology, American Psychological Association; and the Golden Apple Award-Professor of the Year, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium.

An accomplished independent investigator in Behavioral Medicine, with an emphasis on the psychological and behavioral aspects of living with chronic and life-threatening disease, Dr. Gore-Felton has conducted extensive research internationally and nationally focused on developing interventions to reduce HIV transmission and understanding psychosocial factors that influence of risk behavior. Dr. Gore-Felton has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. She is a standing member of a National Institutes of Health scientific review panel and is an editorial board member of several peer-review journals.

Since 1999, Dr. Gore-Felton has worked on the state and national level to advance HIV/AIDS research. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP).

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