Sharon Manne, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Behavioral Science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is the founder and co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Manne completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Arizona State University, her post-doctoral fellowship under Dr. Jimmie Holland at Memorial Sloan Kettering in 1990, and she was an Assistant Attending Psychologist in the MSKCC Psychiatry Service (now Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) until 1997. She worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1997-2010.
Dr. Manne is an international expert in the field of psycho-oncology and considered a thought leader in the area of psychological interventions for cancer patients and their families. Dr. Manne has been the recipient of 13 R01 grants, a K04, a K07, and other R-series grants from the National Institutes of Health. Her work aims to further understand the impact of cancer on survivors and their families and their psychosocial needs. One primary research focus for her work been the development of psychological interventions to reduce psychological distress among couples coping with cancer, and she has developed and evaluated four couple-focused interventions for cancer survivors and their partners. She has published 241 articles and two books.