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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.



Cancer Psychology

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations



UW Carbone Cancer Center
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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.

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
Spencer R Alexander V Eickhoff J Woo K Costanzo E Marx N Rose S A digital media attention diversion improves mood and fear in patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent gynecologic malignancies: results of a randomized trial. Int J Gynecol Cancer . 2020 Apr;30(4):525-532
[PubMed ID: 32122951]
Gorzelitz J Costanzo ES Spencer RJ Rumble M Rose SL Cadmus-Bertram L Longitudinal assessment of post-surgical physical activity in endometrial and ovarian cancer patients. PLoS One . 2019;14(10):e0223791
[PubMed ID: 31618279]
Larson AG Morris KJ Juckett MB Coe CL Broman AT Costanzo ES Mindfulness, Experiential Avoidance, and Recovery From Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Ann Behav Med . 2019 Aug 29;53(10):886-895
[PubMed ID: 30624541]
Nelson AM Juckett MB Coe CL Costanzo ES Illness perceptions predict health practices and mental health following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Psychooncology . 2019 Jun;28(6):1252-1260
[PubMed ID: 30942921]
Kwekkeboom K Zhang Y Campbell T Coe CL Costanzo E Serlin RC Ward S Randomized controlled trial of a brief cognitive-behavioral strategies intervention for the pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance symptom cluster in advanced cancer. Psychooncology . 2018 Dec;27(12):2761-2769
[PubMed ID: 30189462]
Knight JM Kerswill SA Hari P Cole SW Logan BR D'Souza A Shah NN Horowitz MM Stolley MR Sloan EK Giles KE Costanzo ES Hamadani M Chhabra S Dhakal B Rizzo JD Repurposing existing medications as cancer therapy: design and feasibility of a randomized pilot investigating propranolol administration in patients receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation. BMC Cancer . 2018 May 24;18(1):593
[PubMed ID: 29793446]
Kwekkeboom KL Tostrud L Costanzo E Coe CL Serlin RC Ward SE Zhang Y The Role of Inflammation in the Pain, Fatigue, and Sleep Disturbance Symptom Cluster in Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage . 2018 May;55(5):1286-1295
[PubMed ID: 29360570]
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]
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]