Give Yourself the Gift of Movement

Angela Fong, Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Angela Fong is a faculty member (Instructor of Medicine) in Population Science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and in Medical Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University.

Her research program aims to understand the influence of physical activity on psychosocial outcomes in women diagnosed with cancer from health psychology and knowledge translation.  Dr. Fong has received funding from the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Center Support Grant from Rutgers University.

As a former certified group-fitness professional and registered kinesiologist, she saw firsthand the effectiveness of physical activity for cancer survivors in terms of physical functioning, psychological wellbeing, and social support. Motivated by this observation, she focused her dissertation on using both knowledge translation strategies and exercise psychology theories to promote physical activity in breast cancer survivors in real-world settings. Angela continues her passion to get important physical activity and exercise knowledge into the hands of cancer survivors by furthering her research at national and North American levels.

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