Daniel-Ovidiu David

Daniel-Ovidiu David, PhD

  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy

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Daniel David, Ph.D., is the ''Aaron T. Beck'' Professor of clinical cognitive sciences at ''BabeĊŸ-Bolyai'' University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, one of the largest and most prestigious academic institutions in Eastern and Central Europe. His research is focused on the role of cognitive mechanisms, both explicit (e.g., autobiographical memory) and implicit (e.g., implicit memory; priming) in generating subjective/emotional, behavioral, and psycho-physiological human responses, more specifically, on the role of (a) rational/functional and irrational/dysfunctional beliefs and (b) response hopes and/or expectancies on various psychological and medical outcomes related to cancer and mental health.

Dr. David is also a member of the Center for Behavioral Oncology here at Mount Sinai, and within the Center, he is a member of the Integrative Behavioral Medicine program. He has worked with this group for nearly two decades, during which time he has collaborated on projects developing and testing a psychological intervention including a Rational-Emotive Behavioral therapy component to help breast cancer patients manage radiotherapy-related fatigue, and on a current NCI-funded program to train psychosocial cancer care providers across the nation in this technique.


PhD, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania