Dr. Julie Schnur received her B.A. in Psychology from the
University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. She then completed
a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control at the
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During her fellowship, she
was awarded a postdoctoral grant from the American Cancer Society.
She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of
Oncological Sciences and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai, Co-Director of
the Integrative Behavioral Medicine Program and a clinician in the
Dubin Breast Center at the Tisch Cancer Institute.
Schnur’s National Cancer Institute funded grants include a
randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of
cognitive-behavioral therapy and hypnosis to reduce skin toxicity
in breast cancer radiotherapy patients, and a project to develop a
scale to assess patient-rated skin toxicity in breast cancer
radiotherapy patients. She has published 37 articles in
peer-reviewed journals. Her future work will focus on investigating
re-traumatizing aspects of cancer treatment in adult sexual abuse
survivors. Overall, her program of research is focused on applying
psychotherapeutic concepts and techniques to improve patients’
quality of life as they navigate through cancer diagnosis,
treatment and survivorship.