- Cancer Survivorship
- Health Psychology
- Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Hoyt is a clinical and health psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and holds a Master’s degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine-Emerson College program in Health Communication. Dr. Hoyt’s research is focused on biobehavioral processes related to psychological adjustment and coping in the context of chronic disease and health-related adversity, with a particular focus on issues of cancer survivorship. He examines coping processes and other psychological factors associated with mental health, neuroendocrine and immune function, and adjustment to cancer and cancer treatment.
His work spans the translational spectrum including basic laboratory research, longitudinal observational studies, and the testing of biobehavioral clinical interventions. He has led several large studies including a trial of men with mixed cancer types examining the utility of emotion-regulating coping; an investigation of the relationships of stress and coping processes with neuroimmune and sleep-related outcomes in men with prostate cancer; and a multi-phase study of quality of life in young adults with testicular cancer. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine and serves on the editorial board of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.