Research & Publications
Dr. Calvocoressi’s primary research interests are in cancer epidemiology and prevention. Past projects include participation in a multisite study that examined the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas, and investigation of factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations. Dr. Calvocoressi has also collaborated with the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System with work focusing on prostate cancer.
Dr. Calvocoressi is also the primary developer of the Family Accommodation Scale, an interviewer-rated instrument used worldwide in research and clinical practice to assess the behaviors of family members of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. She and her colleagues have also developed a self-rated version of the instrument (FAS-SR) and a patient-rated version (FAS-PV). Dr. Calvocoressi is currently overseeing a large psychometric study of the FAS-SR. She and her colleagues are also developing a measure to examine relatives' motivations for engaging in accommodating behaviors.
Education & Training
- PhDYale University School of Medicine (2003)
- MSWUniversity of Connecticut (1982)