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Michael A. Hoyt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Hunter College, City University of New York

Michael Hoyt is an assistant professor of health and clinical psychology at Hunter College, CUNY. 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 directs the Stress and Coping Lab at Hunter College and his 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 competitive funding for his work which has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Health Psychology, Cancer, JNCI, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

For more information on Dr. Hoyt's lab, please click here.