Kenneth Tercyak, PhD

Behavioral Scientist/Child Health Psychologist

Dr. Tercyak is an Associate Professor of Oncology and Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he serves as the Director of Pediatric Psychology in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is a member of the Cancer Control research program. As a child health psychologist, Dr. Tercyak’s primary research interests include biobehavioral cancer/tobacco prevention and control in children and families, including work on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of cancer and other forms of predictive genetic testing. In support of this, he has received continuous funding from NIH/NCI, as well as from the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH and other sources. Dr. Tercyak is also presently editing a forthcoming volume, Handbook of Genomics and the Family: Psychosocial Context for Children and Adolescents, to be published by Springer Science (New York).