Kevin D. Stein, PhD

Managing Director, Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society

Dr. Stein oversees a team of 12 behavioral scientists and staff who conduct original research to reduce cancer disparities, modify cancer risk behaviors, and improve cancer outcomes and quality of life among cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general population.  He was appointed Managing Director of the BRC in 2010.

Prior to becoming Managing Director, Dr. Stein was director of survivorship and quality of life research at ACS.  The goals of his research are to (a) gain a better understanding of factors related to the physical and psychosocial functioning of persons affected by cancer and (b) develop evidence-based interventions to address these issues.  He is the Principal Investigator of the American Cancer Society’s Study of Cancer Survivors, a large-scale, nationwide, population-based longitudinal study of quality of life among cancer survivors in the United States.

In addition to his work with the American Cancer Society, Dr. Stein holds an adjunct faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Health Education Department of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.  He is an active member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.  He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia.

Dr. Stein received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida. Before coming to the American Cancer Society, he completed a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychosocial Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.