Paul Krebs

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Paul Krebs

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Contact Info

Address
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

646/501-2637
Paul.Krebs@nyumc.org

Research Summary

Paul Krebs, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a Clinical Psychologist at the VA New York Harbor. His research focuses on extending the reach of tobacco cessation and health behavior change strategies, especially among cancer patients and persons with a mental health diagnosis. He is particularly interested in the use of technologies to facilitate behavior change and has received NIH funding to create an online intervention to promote physical activity and improved dietary practices among cancer survivors, as well as a video game to model coping skills for tobacco cessation. His published research examines the quality of life and health outcomes among cancer survivors, the design of the game-based relapse prevention intervention, and meta-analyses addressing the efficacy of behavioral interventions related to cancer prevention and symptom control. Dr. Krebs completed his undergraduate training at the University of Scranton, followed by a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.


Associations Between Decisional Balance and Health Behaviors Among Adult Cancer Survivors
Shtaynberger, Jonathan; Krebs, Paul. Associations Between Decisional Balance and Health Behaviors Among Adult Cancer Survivors. Journal of cancer education. 2016 Dec;31(4):749-754 (2219282)

Smoking-Cessation Interventions for Urban Hospital Patients: A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial
Sherman, Scott E; Link, Alissa R; Rogers, Erin S; Krebs, Paul; Ladapo, Joseph A; Shelley, Donna R; Fang, Yixin; Wang, Binhuan; Grossman, Ellie. Smoking-Cessation Interventions for Urban Hospital Patients: A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial. American journal of preventive medicine. 2016 Oct;51(4):566-577 (2254612)

Combining Text Messaging and Telephone Counseling to Increase Varenicline Adherence and Smoking Abstinence Among Cigarette Smokers Living with HIV: A Randomized Controlled Study
Tseng, Tuo-Yen; Krebs, Paul; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Wong, Selena; Sherman, Scott; Gonzalez, Mirelis; Urbina, Antonio; Cleland, Charles M; Shelley, Donna. Combining Text Messaging and Telephone Counseling to Increase Varenicline Adherence and Smoking Abstinence Among Cigarette Smokers Living with HIV: A Randomized Controlled Study. AIDS & behavior. 2016 Sep 7;:?-? (2238642)

Group-based psychosocial services: Assessing outpatient oncology needs
Snow, A; Winell, J; Lansinger, S; Jones, K; Shtaynberger, J; Krebs, P. Group-based psychosocial services: Assessing outpatient oncology needs. Journal of community & supportive oncology. 2016 Jun;14(6):273-279 (2187682)

Relationship between tobacco cessation and mental health outcomes in a tobacco cessation trial
Krebs, Paul; Rogers, Erin; Smelson, David; Fu, Steven; Wang, Binhuan; Sherman, Scott. Relationship between tobacco cessation and mental health outcomes in a tobacco cessation trial. Journal of health psychology. 2016 May 4;:?-? (2101272)