PhD Licensed Psychologist
Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
8609 South Dixie Highway
Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Care Cultural Diversity in Cancer Care Mindfulness Impact of support groups and other psychological interventions for Cancer Survivors Standards for Psychosocial care of pediatric oncology patients Caregiver stress Compassion Fatigue
Any professional Group, General public
Peggy Rios received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1995. She further complemented her training with a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Houston where she focused on intercultural and cross cultural aspects of health. In 1996, she transferred to the University of Miami as a full-time faculty member. After five years studying and teaching about cultural influences on mental health and developing a private practice serving critically ill patients, Dr. Rios transitioned to the Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (formerly known as The Wellness Community -- Greater Miami). In the last 14 years, Dr Peggy Rios has dedicated herself to the growth of Cancer Support Community programs to the benefit of cancer patients and in particular underserved patients. She has presented her work at conferences for the American Psycho-Oncology Society and the International Psycho-Oncology Society as well as for many local organizations. She is also a Senior Advisor for the Cancer Support Community Research and Training Institute in Philadelphia.