Thoughts and emotions drive decision making
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSF, Arturo Durazo focuses on psychosocial factors that promote protective behaviors among cancer survivors.
His research is guided by self-regulation theory. He examines how illness and risk beliefs, particularly those relating to fatalistic control beliefs, influence emotional reactions such as worry of cancer recurrence and, in turn, motivate healthier lifestyles (such as diet and exercise). These findings guide the development of tailored health interventions communications.