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Michael E. Galbraith, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Michael Calbraith

Michael Galbraith’s program of research focuses on survivorship and health-related quality of life issues for prostate cancer couples. His first NIH funded research project focused primarily on health-related quality of life, prostate cancer treatment-specific symptoms, and sexual identity issues for men who had been diagnosed and treated in various ways for early stage prostate cancer. In his second NIH funded study, the focus shifted to looking at how prostate cancer and treatment impacted both men and their partners. He currently has two grant proposals under review that are designed to develop and pilot a psycho-educational intervention aimed at addressing communication and intimacy needs for couples who are survivors of prostate cancer and treatment that were identified in his previous work.

Galbraith earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Union College in New York, his master's degree in psych/mental health and administration from Loma Linda University and his PhD in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate School.

Galbraith serves as a scientific reviewer for journals that focus on various men’s health issues and is on a research advisory committee for the Oncology Nursing Society. He is also involved with courses in the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver across the curriculum in the areas of Psychiatric/Mental Health, Research, and Human Health and Illness Experiences.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
Postdoctoral University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Social Support 1993
PhD Claremont Graduate School Department of Psychology
Claremont, California
Social Psychology 1989
Psych/Mental Health Nurse certification CA Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse 1985
MS Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California
Psych/Mental Health and Administration 1978
BS Union College
Schenectady, New York
Nursing 1975
  • 1R15NR005300-01A1 Prostate cancer: acute and extended effects for and couples. Funded by NINR at NIH, July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2005
  • Prostate Cancer Survivors: Following Couples Quality of Life. Seed money grant, Funded by Loma Linda University College of Nursing, 2003
  • Health related quality of life for prostate cancer patients and their wives who received high vs low dose proton-beam radiation. Funded by the Oncology Nursing Society, May 15, 2001 to May 14, 2003
  • Quality of life for prostate cancer patients and their wives, Seed money grant, Funded by the Loma Linda University College of Nursing, March, 20; July, 2003.
  • Quality of life and symptoms for men treated with high vs. low dose proton therapy. Funded by the Loma Linda University Cancer Institute, July, 1997 to June, 1999.
  • 1R15NR4202-01 Funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research at NIH The effect of sex role identity on quality of life for men with prostate cancer. July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1999