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Amanda Claire Rhodes, Psy.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Rhodes is a licensed psychologist and part of a clinical research program that characterizes the longitudinal effects of disease and treatment as well as the development of novel psychological interventions on the cognitive function and quality of life (QOL) in children and adults with cancer, cancer predisposition syndromes, and other chronic illnesses. She has expertise in acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions and chronic and acute pain. She also serves in leadership roles in several international scientific organizations related to contextual behavioral science and psycho-oncology. 

Areas of Expertise

Acceptance And Commitment Therapy
Chronic And Acute Pain
Cognitive Assessment
Medication Adherence
Patient-reported Outcomes


Selected Recent Publications

A contextual-behavioral perspective on chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic and future times of mandated physical distancing

Rhodes, A., Martin, S., Guarna, J., Vowles, K., & Allen, T.
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 17: 152-158, 2020.
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Sleep disturbance in adults with sickle cell disease: relationships with executive and psychological functioning

Rhodes, A., Martin, S., Wolters, P., Rodriguez, Y., Toledo-Tamula, M. A., Struemph, K., Fitzhugh, C., Hsieh, M., Tisdale, J.
Annals of Hematology. 99: 2057-2064, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Psychological Flexibility, Pain Characteristics and Risk of Opioid Misuse in Noncancerous Chronic Pain Patients

Rhodes, A., Marks, D., Block-Lerner, J., & Lomauro, T.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2: 405-417, 2020. [ Journal Article ]