Erin Costanzo


Department of Psychiatry
Area Group: Clinical

Faculty: Costanzo, Erin (Psychiatry)
Lab: Psychosocial Oncology Lab
Research Foci: Our research focuses on the role of psychological factors in the health and well-being of cancer patients. Current projects focus on developing and testing behavioral interventions for cancer patients. We also investigate interactions between psychological factors and immune functioning, as well as psychological adjustment to a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Contact: Erin Costanzo,
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Prerequisite Courses or Year: None
Credit/Pay: Credit
Minimum number of credit hours required: Not Specified
Duties/Type of Work: Responsibilities vary based on interest and experience, but research assistants are typically responsible for enrolling, administering study questionnaires, and conducting interviews with patients in the UW Cancer Center or inpatient hospital and coordinating collection of study data during participants’ follow-up clinic visits. Additional responsibilities include data entry, telephoning and mailing materials to study participants,
Number of positions typically available each semester: Varies
Start Date: Summer, Fall semester, Spring semester
Number of Semester Commitment: at least 2 semesters
Hours per week: 8-10
Location: Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, Carbone Cancer Center
Lab Meeting Times: Friday mornings
Size of Lab: small