MEET DR. MICHELLE FINGERET

I have devoted my entire career to body image care for cancer survivors.

Through my work in academic medicine, I identified best practices and principles of body image care for patients with cancer that is rooted in empirical research and spans across professional disciplines.

Michelle Fingeret, PHD, MS, BA, Fingeret Psychology Services

I founded Fingeret Psychology Services in 2017, and have over 17 years of experience as a psychologist specializing in body image and cancer.

During my 10 years as a faculty member at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, I developed the only program of its kind in the United States focused on addressing body image issues for cancer patients through a combination of research, patient care activities, and educational activities.

I helped to create the first and only academic textbook on best practices and models of body image treatment in the oncology setting. Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practices was written for a multidisciplinary audience of oncology healthcare professionals.

To date, I have published 52 peer-reviewed research articles, and have been the author or co-author on 9 book chapters. I have served as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or consultant on numerous extramural grants from the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society. I am a fellow and former President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.

Finally, I am a wife and mother of 2 teenage children and reside in Houston, TX with my family. I also lovingly served as a caregiver for my mother when she had her own battle with pancreatic cancer in 2019.

Education

  • 2004: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • 2001: M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station TX
  • 1997: B.A. in Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Experience:

  • 2017-present: Owner, Fingeret Psychology Services
  • 2014-2015: President, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • 2013-2017: Associate Professor, Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD
    Anderson Cancer Center (with joint appointments: Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery)
  • 2007-2013: Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (with joint appointments: Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2004-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2003-2004: Psychology Intern, University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center
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