Rebecca Selove, PhD, MPH
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Immediately after obtaining her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University with a dual focus on clinical and social psychology, Rebecca Selove began her career as a clinical psychologist in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. She moved to St. Louis Missouri where she was primarily a clinician, with some supervisory and administrative responsibilities, in a community mental health system for nearly 10 years. She then worked as a consultant in the St. Louis Shriners Hospital and in private practice, and completed the M.P.H. program at St. Louis University before moving to Washington DC. There she served in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Children’s National Medical Center for six years, during which time she provided interventions for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, assessments of quality of life with childhood cancer survivors, and supervision for clinical psychology interns. She also worked with the DC Cancer Consortium (DCCC), helping to write the Pediatric Chapter of the DC Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for 2005-2010. She completed a DCCC-funded assessment of access to education services for childhood cancer survivors in DC, and a survey of psychosocial services offered to childhood cancer survivors and their families in Children’s Oncology Group institutions. In 2010 she moved back to Tennessee and joined the staff of Centerstone Research Institute where she was involved in implementation and evaluation of community-based behavioral health services. In 2013 she moved to her current position as Research Associate Professor at Tennessee State University, serving as Behavioral Researcher for the U54-funded Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership. Her current projects include adapting and updating a web-based media literacy tobacco use prevention program, addressing challenges to implementing a university campus tobacco-free policy, working with a team of MT-DIRC Fellows and others on a scoping review of implementation of tobacco control programs, and assessing barriers and facilitators to implementing an evidence-based psychosocial program for cancer survivors in rural communities.