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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Lisa Calvocoressi, PhD

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  • Biostatistics

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



Dr. Calvocoressi was the first researcher to quantify and measure family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder and she is the primary developer of the Family Accommodation Scale, an interviewer-rated instrument used worldwide in research and clinical practice. She and her colleagues have also developed a self-rated version of the instrument (FAS-SR) and a patient-rated version (FAS-PV). 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 Covid-19 clinical trial participation among racial and ethnic minorities.

Education & Training

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

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