Cheryl Koopman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Research)


University of California, Berkeley




University of California, Los Angeles



Educational Psychology

University of Virginia



Educational Psychology & Program Evaluation


Academic and Professional Experience

4/98 - present Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
12/95 - 3/98 Acting Associate Professor (Research), Dept. of Psychiatry & Behav. Sci., Stanford Univ.
12/92 - 11/95 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry & Behav. Sciences, Stanford Univ.
9/91 - 12/92 Research Psychologist, Dept. Psychiatry & Behav. Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine
3/89 - 6/92 Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
3/88 - 9/81 Research Scientist II, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, NYS Psychiatric Inst., NY
9/87 - 3/88 Senior Research Fellow, Public Agenda Foundation, New York
7/84 - 8/87 Visiting Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Univ.
9/82 - 6/84 Postdoctoral Fellow, Social, Organ.& Coun. Psychol., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.
9/79 - 8/82 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
9/78 - 8/79 Lecturer in Statistics and Measurement, Educ. Psychol., Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


7/01-6/02 Principal Investigator for Evaluation of a Screening Program for PTSD, University-Wide AIDS Research Program, University of California, Berkeley
9/00-12/04 Prinicpal Investigator for Behavioral Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellowship, awarded by San Mateo County
8/00-7/05 C0-Investigator, Psychosocial Treatment Effects on Cancer Survival, RO1, National Cancer Institute
9/00-8/01 C0-Investigator, Health & Costs: WMC Substance Abuse Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
7/99-6/02 Principal Investigator, University of California Breast Cancer Research Program Award: Alternative support for Rural and Isolated Women in an HMO
7/99-6/03 Co-Investigator, Group Interventions to Prevent HIV in High-Risk Women. National Institute of Mental Health
4/98 - present Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
8/98 - 7/00 National Cancer Institute R03: Treatment of Sexual Problems in Gynecological Cancer
6/98 - 5/99 American Cancer Society Institutional Pilot Research Award: A Pilot Study of Group Interventions for Adolescents with Cancer and Their Families
6/97 - 5/98 University of California, Breast Cancer Research Program Award: A Community-Based Workbook for Helping Rural Cancer Patients
11/88 - 10/89 Viola Bernard Clinical and Research Award, Columbia University
9/87 - 3/88 Public Agenda Foundation Research Fellowship
7/84 - 6/86 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University
9/82 - 6/84 NIMH Research Award, Teachers College, Columbia University
5/84 Annual Research Award, American Society for Training and Development
9/79 - 8/82 NIMH Research Award, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Selected Publications

  1. Koopman, C., Nouriani, B., Erickson, V., Anupindi, R., Butler, L., Bachmann, M.H., Sephton, S., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Sleep disturbances in women with metastatic breast cancer. The Breast Journal.
  2. Koopman, C., Butler, L.D., Classen, C., Giese-Davis, J., Morrow, G.R. Westendorf, J., Banerjee,T., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Traumatic stress symptoms among women with recently diagnosed breast cancer. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  3. Maldonado, J., Page, K., Koopman, C., Butler, L.D., Stein, H., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Acute stress reactions immediately following the assassination of Mexican Presidential Candidate Colosio. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  4. Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Song, J., Van Rossem, R., Gwadz, M., Lee, M., Van Rossem, R., & Koopman, C. (in press). Reductions in HIV risk among runaway youths. Prevention Science.
  5. Gore-Felton, C., Koopman, C., Bridges, E., C., Thoresen, C., & Spiegel, D. (2002). Maximizing survey return rates: Methodological issues. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 25 (2), 152-168.
  6. Koopman, C., Pelletier, K., Murray, J., Berger, M., Sharda, C., Turpin, R., Hackleman, P., Gibson, P., Holmes, D., & Bendel, T. (2002). Stanford Presenteeism Scale: Health Status and Employee Productivity. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 44 14-20.
  7. McDermott, R., Cowden, J., & Koopman, C. (2002). Framing, uncertainty, and hostile communications in a crisis experiment. Political Psychology, 23 (1), 133-149.
  8. Martinez, A., Israelski, D., Walker, C., & Koopman, C. (2002). Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women visiting HIV outpatient clinics. AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 16 (6), 283-291.
  9. Koopman, C., Drescher, K., Bowles, S., Gusman, F., Blake, D., Dondershine, H., Chang, V., Butler, L., & Spiegel, D. (2001). Acute dissociative symptoms in veterans with PTSD. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 2 (1), 91-111.
  10. Koopman, C., Angell, K., Turner-Cobb, J., Kreshka, M.A., Donnelly, P., McCoy, R., Turkseven, A., Graddy, K., Giese-Davis, J., & Spiegel, D. (2001). Distress, coping, and social support among rural women recently diagnosed with primary breast cancer. The Breast Journal, 7 (1), 1-9.
  11. Koopman, C., Gore-Felton, C., Classen, C., Kim, P., & Spiegel, D. (2001). Acute stress reactions to everyday stressful life events among sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 10, (2), 83-99.
  12. Steiner, H., Araujo, K.B., & Koopman, C. (2001). The Response Evaluation Measure (REM-71): A new instrument for the measurement of defenses in adults and adolescents. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158 (3), 467-73.
  13. Waelde, L.C., Koopman, C., Rierdan, J., Spiegel, D. (2001). Symptoms of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following exposure to disastrous flooding. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 2 (2), 37-52.
  14. Koopman, C., Gore-Felton, C., Marouf, F., Butler, L.D., Field, N., Gill, M., Chen, X.H., Israelski, D., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Relationships between perceived stress and attachment, social support, and coping among HIV-positive persons. AIDS Care, 12 (5), 663-72.
  15. Turner-Cobb, J., Sephton, S., Koopman, C., Blake-Mortimer, J., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Social support and salivary cortisol levels in women with metastatic breast cancer. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 337-345.
  16. Butler, L., Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1999). Traumatic stress, life events, and emotional support among women with advanced breast cancer. Health Psychology, 18, (6), 555-560.
  17. King, R., Koopman, C., & Millis, D. (1999). Training in ethnic and gender issues in psychiatry residency programs: A national survey of residency training directors. Academic Psychiatry, 23 (1), 20-29.
  18. Koopman, C., Hermanson, K., Angell, K., Diamond, S., and Spiegel, D. (1998). Social support, life stress, and adjustment to advanced breast cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 7 ( 2), 101-11. 55.
  19. Koopman, C., Shiraev, E., McDermott, R., Jervis, R., & Snyder, J. (1998). Views of international security and change in 1992 among Russian and American national security elites. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 4 (1), 35-57.
  20. Koopman, C. (2002). Political psychology as a lens for viewing traumatic events. Republished in R. Altschuler (Ed.), Essential Readings On Political Terrorism: Analyses of Problems and Prospects for the 21st Century (pp. 306-326). New York: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc.

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