Compared to healthy individuals, cancer survivors report less adherence to recommended diet and physical activity guidelines. While some find this counterintuitive, we now understand how faulty beliefs and overwhelming emotions supersede knowledge about healthy lifestyles.

I examine how evidence of cancer survivors’ cancer beliefs and worry of recurrence could be harnessed to inform health interventions. I plan to use evidence to inform an eHealth and mHealth interventions that instill helpful beliefs about cancer promote physically active lifestyles among cancer survivors.