Nihal E Mohamed, PhD
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.