I study mechanisms of stress-biological changes in cancer survivors who experience distress, fatigue and depression. Informed by this work, I also investigate effectiveness of novel integrative interventions for survivors designed to optimize psychosocial wellness. These include Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, a compassion meditation program, and curcumin.
Badger, T. A., & Pace, T. W. (2017). Depression in families.. In Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 4th ed.. New York, New York: Springer.
McLean, S. A., Ressler, K., Koenen, K. C., Neylan, T., Germine, L., Jovanovic, T., Clifford, G. D., Zeng, D., An, X., Linnstaedt, S., Beaudoin, F., House, S., Bollen, K. A., Musey, P., Hendry, P., Jones, C. W., Lewandowski, C., Swor, R., Datner, E., , Mohiuddin, K., et al. (2020). The AURORA Study: a longitudinal, multimodal library of brain biology and function after traumatic stress exposure. Molecular psychiatry, 25(2), 283-296.
Powers, A., Dixon, H. D., Conneely, K., Gluck, R., Munoz, A., Rochat, C., Mendoza, H., Hartzell, G., Ressler, K. J., Bradley, B., Pace, T. W., Umpierrez, G. E., Schwartz, A. C., Michopoulos, V., & Gillespie, C. F. (2019). The differential effects of PTSD, MDD, and dissociation on CRP in trauma-exposed women. Comprehensive psychiatry, 93, 33-40.
Pace, T. W., Dodds, S. E., Sikorskii, A., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C., Negi, L. T., Harrison, T., & Crane, T. E. (2019). Cognitively-Based Compassion Training versus cancer health education to improve health-related quality of life in survivors of solid tumor cancers and their informal caregivers: study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot trial. Trials, 20(1), 247.
Zeiders, K. H., Nair, R. L., Hoyt, L. T., Pace, T. W., & Cruze, A. (2019). Latino early adolescents' psychological and physiological responses during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology.
Carrington, J. M., Pace, T. W., Sheppard, K. G., Dudding, K. M., & Stratton, D. (2017). Using Twitter to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program. Clinical nurse specialist CNS, 31(6), 349-352.
Mehl, M. R., Raison, C. L., Pace, T. W., Arevalo, J. M., & Cole, S. W. (2017). Natural language indicators of differential gene regulation in the human immune system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(47), 12554-12559.
Segrin, C., Badger, T. A., Sikorskii, A., Crane, T. E., & Pace, T. W. (2017). A dyadic analysis of stress processes in Latinas with breast cancer and their family caregivers. Psycho-oncology.
Sikorskii, A., Wyatt, G., Lehto, R., Victorson, D., Badger, T., & Pace, T. (2017). Using SMART design to improve symptom management among cancer patients: A study protocol. Research in nursing & health, 40(6), 501-511.
Powers, A., Michopoulos, V., Conneely, K., Gluck, R., Dixon, H., Wilson, J., Jovanovic, T., Pace, T. W., Umpierrez, G. E., Ressler, K. J., Bradley, B., & Gillespie, C. F. (2016). Emotion Dysregulation and Inflammation in African-American Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Neural plasticity, 2016, 8926840.
Reed, R. G., O'Connor, M. F., Pace, T. W., Raison, C. L., & Butler, E. A. (2016). Dyadic Coping and Salivary Interleukin-6 Responses to Interpersonal Stress. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43).
Pace, T. W., Dodds, S., Sikorskii, A., Pahlitzsc, K. H., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C. G., Negi, L. T., Harrison, T., & Crane, T. E. (2019, February). Feasibility and Acceptability of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training to Improve Indicators of Distress in Solid Tumor Cancer Survivors and Their Informal Caregivers. American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Atlanta, GA.
Pace, T. W. (2019, July). Overcoming Distress to Promote Wellness in Cancer Survivorship. University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, Cancer Biology and Pharmacology 2019 Research Seminar Series. University of Illinois - Peoria: UIC College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology.
Cruze, A., Cruze, A., Pace, T. W., Pace, T. W., Hoyth, L., Hoyth, L., Nair, R. L., Nair, R. L., Zeiders, K. H., & Zeiders, K. H. (2018, September). Latino adolescents’ psychological and physiological response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Annual Conference. Newport Beach, CA.
Pace, T. W., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C. G., Sikorskii, A., & Crane, T. E. (2018, April / Spring). Saliva C-reactive Protein and Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Informal Caregivers: Relationship with Cancer Treatments and Health-Related Quality of Life. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference. Spokane, WA, United States: Western Institute of Nursing.
Pace, T. W., Sikorskii, A., Segrin, C. G., Badger, T. A., & Crane, T. E. (2018, Spring). Depression and Anxiety is Associated with Body Mass Index, but not Fatigue among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Spokane, WA: Western Institute of Nursing.
Pace, T. W., Sikorskii, A., Segrin, C. G., Badger, T. A., & Crane, T. E. (2018, Fall). Personalizing Symptom Management Interventions: Symptom Burden among Latinas with Breast Cancer and Their Informal Caregivers. State of the Science Congress. Washington DC: American Academy of Nursing.
Pace, T. W., Sikorskii, A., Segrin, C. G., Badger, T. A., & Crane, T. E. (2018, Spring). Body Mass Index and Depression among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors. American Psycosocial Oncology Society Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ: American Psycosocial Oncology Society.
Pace, T. W. (2017, August). Overcoming Stress to Promote Wellness in Survivorship. Kellman Beat Cancer Boot Camp monthly meeting. Udall Park, Tucson, AZ: Kellman Beat Cancer Boot Camp.
Sikorskii, A., Wyatt, G., Pace, T. W., Badger, T. A., & Victorson, D. (2016, December). Using SMART design to improve symptom management among cancer patients.. Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar. University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Weihs, K. L., Raison, C. L., Pace, T. W., Dodds, S., Bell, M., Eparvier, L., & Fiero, M. (2015, July). Feasibility and Effects of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) on Psychological Well-Being in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized, Wait List Controlled Pilot Study. 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Washington, D.C.: American PsychoOncology Society.
Gallegos Jr., J. L., Taylor-Piliae, R. E., Pace, T. W., Gallek, M., & Ritter, L. S. (2019, March). Hidden Risks: Relationship among visceral adipose tissue, interleukin - 18, and adiponectin in the development of type 2 diabetes in Filipino Americans. American Heart Association's 2019 EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Houston, TX: American Heart Association.
Pace, T. W., Dodds, S., Badger, T. A., Sikorskii, A., Negi, L. T., Segrin, C. G., Harrison, T., & Crane, T. E. (2019, April). FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABLITY OF COGNITIVELY-BASED COMPASSION TRAINING FOR SOLID TUMOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND THEIR INFORMAL CAREGIVERS. Western Institute of Nursing 2019 Conference. San Diego, CA.
Gillespie, C. C., Dickson, D., Gluck, R., Munhoz, A., Mendoza, H., Rochat, C., Carter, S., Jovanovic, T., Fani, N., Lott, A., Bradley, B., Ressler, K., Umpierrez, G., Schwartz, A., Pace, T. W., & Michopoulos, V. (2017, December). Alterations in Glucocorticoid, Immune, and Metabolic Regulation are Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in African-American Women with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 56th Annual Meeting. Palm Spring, CA: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Pace, T. W., DeBlois, M., Walsh, M. E., Toomey, R. B., & Hernandez-Ainza, A. (2017, Spring). Depression, anxiety, and perceived social support as potential mediators for disparities in stress-hormonal regulation in transgender youth.. Mindfulness Research Conference. Seattle, WA.
Pace, T. W., Pace, T. W., McEwen, M. M., Rosenfeld, A. G., Rosenfeld, A. G., & McEwen, M. M. (2016, April). Symptom biomarkers in Mexican American women with diabetes & heart disease.. Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Anaheim CA: Western Institute of Nursing.
McEwen, M. M., Rosenfeld, A. G., & Pace, T. W. (2016, October). Concept Paper: Innovative, biobehavioral, symptom self-management approach to filling the existing gap in knowledge for Mexican-American women with co-occurring T2DM and IHD.. NIMHD program officers meeting.