Amy Otto

Research Asst. Professor

Locator Code:
R669

 
About

Field of Interest: Health & Well-Being in Cancer Survivors & Caregivers

Dr. Amy Otto joins the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences from Moffitt Cancer Center, where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship after earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2018.  Dr. Otto’s research focuses on psychosocial factors affecting well-being in cancer patients and their family caregivers, as well as the ways that patients and caregivers interact with the health care system.  The goal of her research is to identify individual, relationship, and provider-or systems-level processes that are associated with psychological distress and health outcomes in patients and caregivers, identifying those most in need of intervention and ultimately informing the development of these interventions.  Dr. Otto has co-authored a book chapter on biopsychosocial factors in gynecologic oncology, 15 peer-reviewed publications, and has participated at numerous national scientific meetings.