Cynthia Berg, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Utah
Cynthia Berg is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah. She is also a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and a member of HCI's Cancer Control and Population Sciences program.
Berg's research interests involve the ways individuals, throughout their lives, cope with chronic health conditions together with close relationships. Her research examines how collaboration can serve to enhance relationship satisfaction, reduce psychosocial distress, and in the case of dealing with health-related problems, enhance adherence to a medical regimen. Berg has received grants to examine how parents may facilitate type 1 diabetes management across adolescence and into emerging adulthood, and to examine how individuals across the life span solve everyday problems and collaborate to resolve those problems. Her work in prostate cancer examines how collaboration between husbands and wives can facilitate adjustment and well-being as men deal with treatment decisions and resolve problems surrounding treatment.
Berg has numerous publications related to life-span developmental psychology and serves on editorial boards for professional journals. Berg completed her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale University in New Haven, CT.