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.