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Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D.
Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D.


Care of patients and families with cancer

General Information:



Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
Member, JCCC Community

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 1980
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 1978


Board Certification(s):
Licensed Psychologist, Board of Psychology, California, 1981

Contact Information:

(310) 794-6644 Appointments and Administrative

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Psychological issues and coping associated with all types of cancer
Integrative oncology and mind-body approaches to coping with cancer
Survivorship issues
End of life concerns

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Anne Coscarelli has been interested, since 1980, in the impact of disease processes on the psychology and psychosocial needs of the patient and family. In particular, her work has been in the area of cancer with some work in the area of HIV. She believes that one has to understand the difficulties that patients face in order to provide comprehensive treatment. Most of Coscarelli's research has been in understanding the components of quality of life and the factors that influence quality of life after a diagnosis of cancer. She is currently dedicated to designing and offering services through the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology (formerly known as the Ted Mann Family Resource Center) that will enable patients and family members to live fully with the disease and its treatments.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Coscarelli A, Recklitis C, Ahmed K. Long-term Psychological Well-being: Strategies for Assessment and Intervention. In Feuerstein, M. & Ganz, P.A. (eds). Health Services for Cancer Survivors, New York: Springer. 2011.

Ganz PA, Casillas JN, Coscarelli A. Estimating the human costs of cancer survivorship in children. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Apr 6;152(7):465-6.

Sarna L, Grannis F, Coscarelli A. Medical and psychosocial issues in lung cancer survivors. In (ed) Ganz PA, Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow, New York: Springer. 2007.

Ashing-Giwa KT, Padilla G, Tejero J, Kraemer J, Wright K, Coscarelli A, Clayton S, Williams I, Hills D. Understanding the breast cancer experience of women: a qualitative study of African American, Asian American, Latina and Caucasian cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2004 Jun;13(6):408-28.

Coscarelli A. Treating cancer as a family disease. West J Med. 2000 Dec;173(6):389-90