Tae Hart, PhD


Associate Scientific Staff

Tae HartDr. Tae Hart’s research centers on psychological factors associated with adjustment to illness in chronically-ill individuals and their spouses/partners. Primarily, Dr. Hart’s work has investigated quality of life, psychological distress, and symptom burden in patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  Dr. Hart currently has a grant funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research to examine physical and psychological health and quality of life in long-term survivors of colorectal cancer who are participants in the Ontario Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry.  Dr. Hart has expanded her program of research to examine the psychological impact of having Lynch syndrome and factors involved in managing risks associated with Lynch syndrome as well as other familial cancers (i.e., familial gastric cancer).

Mount Sinai Hospital
Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases

E-mail: zcc@mtsinai.on.ca


  • Hart, SL, Hoyt, MA, Diefenbach M, Anderson, DR, Kilbourn, KM, Craft, LL, Steel, JL, Cuijpers P, Mohr DC, Berendsen, M, Spring, B, Stanton AL. (2012). Meta-analysis of the efficacy of psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions for depressive symptoms in adults diagnosed with cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 104(13), 990-1004.

  • Hart, SL, Charles, ST (2012). Negative affect and appraisals about cancer: Application of strength and vulnerability integration (SAVI). Health Psychology. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Kowalkowski, M.A., Hart, S.L., Du, X.L., Baraniuk, S., Latini, D.M. (2012). Cancer perceptions:  Implications from the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. DOI: 10.1007/s11764-012-0217y [Epub ahead of print].

  • Hart SL, Torbit, LA,  Crangle, CJ,  Esplen, MJ, Holter, S.,  Semotiok, K.,  Borgida, A.,  Ardiles, P.,  Rothenmund, H., & Gallinger, S. (2011). Moderators of cancer-related distress and worry after a pancreatic cancer genetic counselling and screening intervention.  Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.2026. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wang JY, Hart SL, Wilkowski KS, Lee JW, Delmotte EC, del Rosario KM, del Rosario AS, Varma MG. (2011). Gender-specific differences in pelvic organ function after proctectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 54, 66-76