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Sharon Manne, Ph.D.

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Professor, Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Sharon Manne, PhD, is the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. A professor of medicine, Dr. Manne also serves as chief of the Section of Population Studies at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. A nationally-recognized researcher with a behavioral science focus, Dr. Manne is a recipient of several major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. Her work aims to further understand the impact of cancer on patients and their families and their psychosocial needs. In particular, developing and evaluating couple-based psychological interventions in the area of oncology that promote adaptive communication and supportive behavior. Dr. Manne also has a particular focus in improving the acceptance of cancer screening practices among cancer patients and their families. Her experience has led to the development of effective print materials that are specially tailored for family members at risk for cancer.