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Research interests include psychological aspects of health behavior with a focus on the effects of genetic testing for hereditary disease. Among persons at risk for Huntington's disease, the goals of research have been: to identify the factors that distinguish persons who elect testing from those who do not; to identify the predictors of adjustment to favorable or unfavorable test outcomes; to quantify the incidence of major depression after a positive genetic test. Among persons at risk for hereditary colorectal cancer, research goals have been: to identify the psychological factors distinguishing test acceptors from test decliners; to identify the predictors of colorectal cancer screening behavior; and to determine the psychological effects of testing for hereditary cancer in children. Clinical interests include psychotherapy with adults, older adolescents, couples, and groups.
Codori AM, Waldeck T, Petersen GM, Miglioretti DL, Trimbath JD, Tillery MA: Genetic counseling outcomes: Perceived risk and distress after counseling for hereditary colorectal cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling 2005:14:119-132.
Codori AM, Slavney PR, Rosenblatt A, Brandt J. Prevalence of major depression one year after predictive testing for Huntington’s disease. Genetic Testing 2004: 8:114-119.
Codori AM, Zawacki KL, Peteresen GM, Miglioretti DL, Bacon JA, Brensinger JD, Booker SV, Picarello K, Giardiello FM. Genetic testing for hereditary colorectal cancer in children: Long term psychological effects. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003:116A:117-128.
Brandt J, Shpritz B, Codori AM, Margolis R, Rosenblatt, A. Neuropsychological manifestations of the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease in presymptomatic individuals. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2002: 8:918-924.
Codori AM, Petersen GM, Miglioretti DL, Boyd P. Health beliefs and endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer: Implications for cancer prevention. Preventive Medicine 2001:33:128-136.