Diane Blyler, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

Contact: dblyler@ncu.edu

Areas of Expertise:
• Stress / Coping
• Health Psychology
• Non-Cognitive Predictors of Student Persistence
• Public Policy

Education:
• Ph.D., Iowa State University
• M.S., Shippensburg University
• M.F.A., Vermont College
• B.A., Bloomsburg University

Dissertation:
Predictors of return to higher risk sexual behaviors for men who have sex with men

Selected Publications:
• “Predictors and patterns of participant adherence to a cortisol collection protocol,” Psychoneuroendocrinology (2011)
• “Engaging African-American breast cancer survivors in an intervention trial: culture, responsiveness and community,” Journal of Cancer Survivorship (2011)
• “Managing uncertainty about treatment decision making in early stage prostate cancer: a randomized clinical trial,” Patient Education and Counseling (2009)

Selected Professional Experience:
• Project Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health
• Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement
• Postdoctoral Fellow, The George Washington University, Center for Family Research