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Alexandra Zaleta, PhD

Vice President, Research

Alexandra Zaleta, PhD, is Vice President of Research at Cancer Support Community. In this role, she oversees numerous Research and Training Institute initiatives focusing on people living with cancer and caregivers. Dr. Zaleta is trained as a behavioral health researcher and a clinical psychologist. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a master's degree in human development and psychology from Harvard University. She completed her doctorate in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and clinical internship training at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She subsequently completed 3 years of postdoctoral training in psychosocial oncology, palliative care, and women’s behavioral health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Zaleta’s research focuses on the psychosocial impact of cancer on patients, survivors, and caregivers; cancer survivorship; distress screening, referral, and follow-up; and the development and validation of patient experience outcomes measures.