Paul Krebs

Paul Krebs, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health


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.



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Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

PhD from University of Rhode Island

Krebs, Paul; Shtaynberger, Jonathan; McCabe, Mary; Iocolano, Michelle; Williams, Katie; Shuk, Elyse; Ostroff, Jamie S

JMIR cancer. 2017 Mar 1; 3(1):e4-e4e4

Sherman, Scott E; Krebs, Paul; York, Laura S; Cummins, Sharon E; Kuschner, Ware; Guvenc-Tuncturk, Sebnem; Zhu, Shu-Hong

Tobacco control. 2017 Feb 11; ?-?

Shtaynberger, Jonathan; Krebs, Paul

Journal of cancer education. 2016 Dec; 31(4):749-754

Sherman, Scott E; Link, Alissa R; Rogers, Erin S; Krebs, Paul; Ladapo, Joseph A; Shelley, Donna R; Fang, Yixin; Wang, Binhuan; Grossman, Ellie

American journal of preventive medicine. 2016 Oct; 51(4):566-577

Tseng, Tuo-Yen; Krebs, Paul; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Wong, Selena; Sherman, Scott; Gonzalez, Mirelis; Urbina, Antonio; Cleland, Charles M; Shelley, Donna

AIDS & behavior. 2016 Sep 7; ?-?

Snow, A; Winell, J; Lansinger, S; Jones, K; Shtaynberger, J; Krebs, P

Journal of community & supportive oncology. 2016 Jun; 14(6):273-279

Krebs, Paul; Rogers, Erin; Smelson, David; Fu, Steven; Wang, Binhuan; Sherman, Scott

Journal of health psychology. 2016 May 4; ?-?

Rogers, Erin S; Smelson, David A; Gillespie, Colleen C; Elbel, Brian; Poole, Senaida; Hagedorn, Hildi J; Kalman, David; Krebs, Paul; Fang, Yixin; Wang, Binhuan; Sherman, Scott E

American journal of preventive medicine. 2016 Apr; 50(4):518-527