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Michael Hoyt
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D. Arizona State University
Training Area: Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Biobehavioral processes related to adjustment and coping with chronic illness; Emotion regulation; Cancer survivorship; Gender; Evidence-based intervention
Michael Hoyt is an Assistant Professor of health and clinical psychology at Hunter College. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and holds a Master’s degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine-Emerson College program in Health Communication. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in behavioral medicine/neuropsychology and an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA in health psychology and psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Hoyt’s research is focused on understanding how cognitive, emotional, and socio-cultural factors influence physical and psychological adaptation to chronic illness. He investigates biobehavioral processes associated with quality-of-life. Specifically, he examines coping processes and other psychological factors associated with mental health, neuroendocrine and immune function, and adjustment to cancer and cancer treatment, with a focus on men and male-specific cancers. He has led several large studies including a trial of men with mixed cancer types examining the utility of emotion-regulating coping; an investigation of the relationships of stress and coping processes with neuroimmune and sleep-related outcomes in men with prostate cancer; and a multi-phase study of quality of life in young adults with testicular cancer. He has received funding for his work which has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Health Psychology, Cancer, JNCI, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine.