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Dr. Costanzo is a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a clinical health psychologist specializing in the care and treatment of individuals coping with cancer and their family members.


Dr. Costanzo's clinical interests include coping and adjustment to illness, treatment of depression and anxiety co-occurring with medical conditions, non-medication approaches to managing treatment side effects, psychosocial concerns of young adults with cancer, cancer survivorship and evaluation of cognitive changes with cancer treatment. She serves as the primary psychologist for the UW Bone Marrow Transplant Program.



UW Health Clinics

UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

Professional Certifications and Education

Education University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Costanzo conducts clinical and translational research sponsored by the National Cancer Institute addressing the contributions of psychological factors to the health and well-being of cancer patients.

PubMed Articles
Honerlaw KR Rumble ME Rose SL Coe CL Costanzo ES . Biopsychosocial predictors of pain among women recovering from surgery for endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Feb;140(2):301-6
[PubMed ID: 26363211]
Costanzo ES Campbell TC . Stress biomarkers in advanced cancer patients experiencing the pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance symptom cluster. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 10;33(29_suppl):5
[PubMed ID: 28148148]
Leeson LA Nelson AM Rathouz PJ Juckett MB Coe CL Caes EW Costanzo ES . Spirituality and the recovery of quality of life following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Health Psychol. 2015 Sep;34(9):920-8
[PubMed ID: 25545043]
Rumble ME Rose SL White KH Moore AH Gehrman P Benca RM Costanzo ES . Circadian actigraphic rest-activity rhythms following surgery for endometrial cancer: A prospective, longitudinal study. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jun;137(3):448-55
[PubMed ID: 25906914]
Costanzo ES Juckett MB Coe CL . Biobehavioral influences on recovery following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Mar;30 Suppl:S68-74
[PubMed ID: 22820408]
Costanzo ES Stawski RS Ryff CD Coe CL Almeida DM . Cancer survivors' responses to daily stressors: implications for quality of life. Health Psychol. 2012 May;31(3):360-70
[PubMed ID: 22268712]
Costanzo ES Sood AK Lutgendorf SK . Biobehavioral influences on cancer progression. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;31(1):109-32
[PubMed ID: 21094927]
Costanzo ES Lutgendorf SK Roeder SL . Common-sense beliefs about cancer and health practices among women completing treatment for breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2011 Jan;20(1):53-61
[PubMed ID: 20148441]
Costanzo ES Ryff CD Singer BH . Psychosocial adjustment among cancer survivors: findings from a national survey of health and well-being. Health Psychol. 2009 Mar;28(2):147-56
[PubMed ID: 19290706]