Chloe Huelsnitz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chloe Huelsnitz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)
Entry Year

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Minnesota (2020)

Master's Degree

M.P.H., University of Minnesota (2021)

Research Interests

Social Psychological Processes in Health Behavior Promotion; Close Relationships; Risk Perceptions; Psychosocial Aspects of Hereditary Cancers

Primary Preceptor/Branch/Division

William Klein, Ph.D., Office of the Associate Director, Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

Secondary Preceptor/Branch/Division

Payal Khincha, M.B.B.S., M.S.H.S., Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)


Werner-Lin, A., Forbes Shepherd, R., Rising, C. J., Thompson, A. S., Huelsnitz, C., Wilsnack, C., Boyd, P., Sleight, A. G., Hutson, S., Khincha, P. P. (2023). How do young people with a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome understand and experience cancer survivorship? Psycho-Oncology, 32, 375-382. doi:

Werner-Lin A, Forbes Shepherd R, Rising CJ, Thompson AS, Huelsnitz C, Wilsnack C, Boyd P, Sleight AG, Hutson S, Khincha PP. How do young people with a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome understand and experience cancer survivorship? "With Li-Fraumeni syndrome, it's just an intermission". Psychooncology. 2022 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/pon.6080. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36514197.

Huelsnitz CO, Rothman AJ, Simpson JA. Effects of Social Control on Eating and Relational Behaviors in Romantic Relationships. Ann Behav Med. 2022 Nov 18;56(12):1244-1258. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaac011. PMID: 35445689.

Nakamura MS, Huelsnitz CO, Rothman AJ, Simpson JA. Associations Between Parents' Health and Social Control Behaviors and Their Adolescent's Self-Efficacy and Health Behaviors: Insights From the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) survey. Ann Behav Med. 2022 Aug 30;56(9):920-932. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaab113. PMID: 35022658.

Huelsnitz CO, Jones RE, Simpson JA, Joyal-Desmarais K, Standen EC, Auster-Gussman LA, Rothman AJ. The Dyadic Health Influence Model. Pers Soc Psychol Rev. 2022 Feb;26(1):3-34. doi: 10.1177/10888683211054897. Epub 2021 Dec 7. PMID: 34873983.

Huelsnitz CO, Turbitt E, Taber JM, Lewis KL, Biesecker LG, Biesecker BB, Klein WMP. Dyadic concordance and associations of beliefs with intentions to learn carrier results from genomic sequencing. J Behav Med. 2021 Dec;44(6):860-866. doi: 10.1007/s10865-021-00222-0. Epub 2021 May 13. PMID: 33987754.

Rothman AJ, Simpson JA, Huelsnitz CO, Jones RE, Scholz U. Integrating intrapersonal and interpersonal processes: a key step in advancing the science of behavior change. Health Psychol Rev. 2020 Mar;14(1):182-187. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1719183. PMID: 31959071.

Huelsnitz CO, Farrell AK, Simpson JA, Griskevicius V, Szepsenwol O. Attachment and Jealousy: Understanding the Dynamic Experience of Jealousy Using the Response Escalation Paradigm. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2018 Dec;44(12):1664-1680. doi: 10.1177/0146167218772530. Epub 2018 May 17. PMID: 29771201.

Johnson WF, Huelsnitz CO, Carlson EA, Roisman GI, Englund MM, Miller GE, Simpson JA. Childhood abuse and neglect and physical health at midlife: Prospective, longitudinal evidence. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec;29(5):1935-1946. doi: 10.1017/S095457941700150X. PMID: 29162194.