Christie A. Befort, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center


Education and Training

University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science/Kinesiology
Arizona State University: Master of Science, Counseling Psychology
Colorado State University: Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas Medical Center: Fellowship


Research Interests

Behavioral Weight Control Intervention and Cancer Survivorship

My research focuses on identifying behavioral and psychosocial factors associated with obesity and its treatment outcomes and developing effective behavioral weight control interventions particularly among women disproportionately impacted by obesity.

  • R01 CA155014: Group Phone-Based Weight Control among Rural Breast Cancer Survivors

Teaching

My teaching interests include behavioral medicine, counseling skills, quality improvement, survey research, and behavioral clinical trial research. I aim for students to have a solid comprehension of scientific principles and methods, and the ability to apply that knowledge to evaluate published research as well as programs or practices in their field. I believe that learning is greatest when students experience high expectations and genuine enthusiasm from their instructor and a participatory and supportive learning environment.

  • PRVM 960: Health of the Public (M4 Medical Students)
  • PRVM 818: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health: Cancer Survivorship & Energy Balance (MPH Students)
Last modified: Jan 17, 2014

Christie Befort, PhD

Contact

Christie A. Befort, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Center

Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health
Mailstop 1008
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160

P: 913-588-3338
F: 913-588-2780
cbefort@kumc.edu

Biographical sketch

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