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 & Neurosciences
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 & Neurosciences
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 & Neurosciences
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 & Neurosciences
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 & Neurosciences
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 & Neurosciences
Awarded By
National Institutes of Health
Role
Principal Investigator
Start Date
End Date

Publications:

ATTACHMENT, DYADIC ADJUSTMENT, AND WELL-BEING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: TESTING SOCIOEMOTIONAL SELECTIVITY THEORY IN YOUNG AND OLDER ADULT COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER

Authors
Ramos, K; Langer, S; Porter, LS
MLA Citation
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1484419
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
55
Published Date
Start Page
S541
End Page
S541

Can a brief multimedia intervention facilitate breast cancer patients' communication about sexual health? Findings from a randomized controlled trial.

Authors
Reese, JB; Lepore, SJ; Daly, MB; Handorf, E; Sorice, KA; Porter, LS; Tulsky, JA; Beach, MC
MLA Citation
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1476163
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Volume
38
Published Date

PARENTING CONCERNS IN COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER: ASSOCIATIONS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELATIONSHIP FUNCTIONING

Authors
Porter, LS; McDaniel, H; Keefe, FJ; Langer, S
MLA Citation
Porter, Laura S., et al. “PARENTING CONCERNS IN COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER: ASSOCIATIONS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELATIONSHIP FUNCTIONING.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 55, 2021, pp. S540–S540.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1484783
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
55
Published Date
Start Page
S540
End Page
S540

SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HINDRANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS COMPLETING WEB-BASED PAIN COPING SKILLS TRAINING

MLA Citation
Van Denburg, Alyssa N., et al. “SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HINDRANCE AMONG PATIENTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS COMPLETING WEB-BASED PAIN COPING SKILLS TRAINING.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 55, 2021, pp. S424–S424.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1484785
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
55
Published Date
Start Page
S424
End Page
S424

"ALL IN" TOGETHER: INNOVATIONS IN DYADIC ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS ACROSS MEDICAL SETTINGS

Authors
Bannon, SM; Cornelius, T; Reese, JB; Voils, CI; Porter, LS; Vranceanu, A-M
MLA Citation
Bannon, Sarah M., et al. “"ALL IN" TOGETHER: INNOVATIONS IN DYADIC ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS ACROSS MEDICAL SETTINGS.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 55, 2021, pp. S554–S554.
URI
https://scholars.duke.edu/individual/pub1484900
Source
wos-lite
Published In
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Volume
55
Published Date
Start Page
S554
End Page
S554