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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

Research Scientist in Biostatistics



Dr. Calvocoressi developed the first measure of family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder, the interviewer-rated Family Accommodation Scale (FAS-IR). She and her colleagues subsequently developed a self-rated version of the instrument (FAS-SR) and a patient-rated version (FAS-PV). These instruments have been translated into multiple languages and are used worldwide in research and clinical practice. Dr. Calvocoressi is currently overseeing a large psychometric study of the FAS-SR. She and her colleagues are also developing a measure to examine relatives' motivations for engaging in accommodating behaviors.

Dr. Calvocoressi also conducts research in cancer epidemiology and in psychosocial epidemiology. She has collaborated on studies examining the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas, and on studies examining factors associated with prostate cancer severity. She has also investigated factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations. She is currently collaborating on an FDA-funded project focused on promoting clinical trial participation among racial and ethnic minorities.

Dr. Calvocoressi co-teaches the graduate biostatistics capstone course, Statistical Practice. And, she is the director of the Young Scholars Program and Internship in Biostatistics and Clinical Research, a program for gifted and talented high school students.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • MSW
    University of Connecticut (1982)

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