Nihal E Mohamed, PhD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Urology
Nihal Mohamed, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Director of Patient Education and Behavioral Research in the Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has a broad background in health psychology with specific expertise in key research areas of the field such as illness and risk perception, patient-provider communication, health-related quality of life and emotional adjustment following cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Mohamed’s previous research has focused primarily on exploring social, cognitive, and affective factors influencing patients’ coping with and adjustment to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Guided by a self-regulation theoretical framework, the focus of her current research is twofold: the assessment of cognitive and affective factors influencing treatment decision making and the development of applied psychosocial interventions to enhance treatment decision making, quality of life, and post-treatment healthcare among both prostate and bladder cancer patients and their family caregivers. Dr. Mohamed’s research is funded by a Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS), an Idea Development Award from the Department of Defense (DOD), an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (NINR) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Tisch Cancer Institute, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Additionally, she serves as a faculty member in the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at Mount Sinai, Co-Chair of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)-Survivorship Working Group, and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Tisch Cancer Institute.
Fellowship, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
PhD, Free University of Berlin
Novel Approach to Enhance Ostomy Care in Bladder and Colorectal Cancer Patients
Aims: To design and evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to enhance ostomy care in bladder and colorectal cancer patients.
The personal patient profile decision support for patients with bladder cancer
Aims: To examine the feasibility and acceptability of the Personal Patient Profile – Bladder Cancer (P3-BC) intervention in serving as a personalized, value-based decisional tool for bladder cancer patients undergoing radical cystectomy (bladder removal) and urinary diversion.
Racial, Cultural, and Dyadic Relationships Factors Influencing Treatment Decisions about Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer
Aims: To examine racial, cultural, and dyadic factors that influence men’s decisions about and adherence to active surveillance following prostate diagnosis.
An Educational Intervention for Bladder Cancer Patients
Aims: To examine the feasibility of an educational intervention to enhance bladder cancer treatment decision making among newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients.
Secondhand Smoke In Central And East Harlem: Understanding Cancer Survivors' And Family Caregivers' Perceptions Of The Health Consequences Of Involuntary And Voluntary Exposure To Tobacco Smoke
Aims: To examine the ways in which urologic cancer patients and their caregivers perceive environmental exposure to tobacco smoke.
Examining Unmet Needs Among Bladder Cancer Patients
Aims: To examine unmet informational, physiological and health-related unmet needs among muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Care Planning for Prostate Cancer Patients on Active Surveillance
Aims: To examine the feasibility of a behavioral intervention to enhance compliance with follow-up care recommendation among newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.