First and foremost, Id like to thank my dissertation chair and mentor, Dr. Pereira for sharing her expert knowledge of the field of PsychoOncology and allowing me the freedom to co nduct this project within her research lab. I am thankful for the confidence that Dr.
Kare n Kay Perrin, Ph. March 3, Key Words: They also taught me to accept challenges, be honest, and do my best. Thank you for helping to make me who I am today. PAGE 3 vi Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge and thank t hose who helped me to successfully complete this learning process: Karen Kay Perrin, for your mentorsh ip as my major professor during this long doctoral training process.
I also appreciate your guida nce through the bureaucracy, dodging the politics, and seeking out financia l assistance. Without your encouragement, guidance and friendship over the years, this achievement would not have been possible. Stanley Graven, for sharing you r passion for promoting the healthy development of young children, your demand for excellence, and your soft spoken commendations.
Thank you for pushing me to expa nd my field of vision in the realm of maternal and child health. Jeffery Kromrey, for your ability to ma ke complex statistical concepts seem easy.
You also have more patience that anyone else I know. These are special gifts that I thank you for sharing with me over the years. Charles Mahan, for shar ing your unique sense of hu mor, your wide base of knowledge, and your enthusiasm.
I have learne d something new from every contact with you and hope to carry that enthusiasm forward. Lisa Simpson, for providing me encouragement and guidance.
From the moment we met, you reached out to help in any way you could including helping to PAGE 4 vii expand my limited knowledge of health policy, rearranging your sche dule for my needs, and providing me office space.
Mario Hernandez, for your endless s upport during this dissertation process. Your flexibility as an employer and mentor ha s been endless.
When I asked for anything work, time off from work, advice, or co-a uthorship opportunities you gave it to me without hesitation. Thank you for being you. Thank you for flexible employment opportunities, moral support, in corporation of my dissertation in your ACHA contract so that I could recruit for my study, and for waiving fees for data analysis regarding my dissertation.
My family, for always being there when I need them, and for not being there during those times when I needed to be left alone to write.
You ar e an inspiration and I will do my best to make you proud. Finally, my best friend and husband, Alan Shellhorn, for always being there to encourage and support me through this challe nging time in my life. Without you by my side, this dissertation woul d not have been possible.
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