Laura Porter

Overview:

My research focuses on developing and evaluating behavioral interventions to help patients and their family members cope with the symptoms and psychological demands associated with chronic and life-limiting illness.

Positions:

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
School of Medicine

Professor in the School of Nursing

School of Nursing
School of Nursing

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Duke Cancer Institute
School of Medicine

Education:

Ph.D. 1996

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Grants:

Feasibility of a Couple-based Intervention for Parents of Children with Cancer

Administered By
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
Awarded By
National Institutes of Health
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Caregiver-Assisted Pain Coping Skills Training for Dementia

Administered By
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
Awarded By
National Palliative Care Research Center
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Yoga-based Symptom Management for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Administered By
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
Awarded By
National Institutes of Health
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Coping Skills Training for Spinal Cord Stimulator Patients

Administered By
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
Awarded By
National Institutes of Health
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Partner-Assisted Emotional Disclosure for GI Cancer

Administered By
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
Awarded By
National Institutes of Health
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Publications:

ATTACHMENT, COMMUNICATION, AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AMONG COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER

Authors
Ramos, K; Langer, S; Todd, M; Romano, JM; Ghosh, N; Keefe, FJ; Baucom, DH; Syrjala, KL; Porter, LS
MLA Citation
Ramos, Katherine, et al. “ATTACHMENT, COMMUNICATION, AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AMONG COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 54, 2020, pp. S18–S18.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1452381
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
54
Published Date
Start Page
S18
End Page
S18

THE RELATIONSHIP INTIMACY MODEL OF COUPLE ADAPTATION TO CANCER: SUPPORT FROM A PROSPECTIVE, LONGITUDINAL, SMARTPHONE-ENABLED ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT STUDY

Authors
Langer, S; Todd, M; Romano, JM; Bolger, N; Bricker, J; Syrjala, KL; Burns, J; Keefe, FJ; Strauman, T; Gralow, J; Westbrook, K; Shankaran, V; Zafar, SY; Martins, R; Ghosh, N; Porter, LS
MLA Citation
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1452384
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
54
Published Date
Start Page
S142
End Page
S142

WEB-BASED PAIN COPING SKILLS TRAINING CHANGES COPING STRATEGIES PEOPLE WOULD USE IN HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS LIKELY TO INCREASE PAIN

Authors
Rini, CM; Katz, A; Nwadugbo, A; Porter, LS; Somers, T; Keefe, FJ
MLA Citation
Rini, Christine M., et al. “WEB-BASED PAIN COPING SKILLS TRAINING CHANGES COPING STRATEGIES PEOPLE WOULD USE IN HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS LIKELY TO INCREASE PAIN.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 54, 2020, pp. S203–S203.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1452385
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
54
Published Date
Start Page
S203
End Page
S203

HIGH RISK PLATINUM OVARIAN CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS: IDENTIFYING NEEDS NEAR THE END OF LIFE

MLA Citation
Davidson, Brittany, et al. “HIGH RISK PLATINUM OVARIAN CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS: IDENTIFYING NEEDS NEAR THE END OF LIFE.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 54, 2020, pp. S688–S688.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1452541
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
54
Published Date
Start Page
S688
End Page
S688

COUPLE COMMUNICATION IN CANCER: NOVEL APPROACHES TO EXAMINING PROCESSES AND MECHANISMS

Authors
Porter, LS; Langer, S; Ramos, K; Romano, JM; Revenson, TA
MLA Citation
Porter, Laura S., et al. “COUPLE COMMUNICATION IN CANCER: NOVEL APPROACHES TO EXAMINING PROCESSES AND MECHANISMS.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 54, 2020, pp. S141–S141.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1452554
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
54
Published Date
Start Page
S141
End Page
S141