Dr. Penedo is the Sylvester Professor of Psychology and Medicine and Associate Director for Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as program Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Program and Director of Survivorship. He earned a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology in 1999 from the University of Miami, and completed his clinical psychology residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center. He is current President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Penedo’s research program is supported by several NIH funded studies that address the underlying psychosocial, sociocultural and biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic diseases processes and health outcomes. His current research program focuses on four broad domains of chronic disease management: Behavioral and Psychosocial Processes in Health Outcomes, Sociocultural Determinants of Health, Biobehavioral Mechanisms & Chronic Disease Management Interventions.