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Dr. Tae Hart profile

Dr. Tae L. Hart, C.Psych.

EducationPhD, University of Southern California
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 554247
Areas of Expertisebehavioral medicine; cancer; Lynch syndrome

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Dr. Hart received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  Dr. Hart completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, followed by a National Institute of Mental Health research postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University.  After working for four years as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Hart moved to Toronto in 2007 to join the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Dr. Hart also holds academic appointments at the Zane Cohen Center for Digestive Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, and an adjunct academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Hart’s research centers on psychological factors associated with adjustment to illness in chronically-ill individuals and their spouses/partners. Primarily, Dr. Hart’s work has investigated quality of life, psychological distress, and symptom burden in patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, multiple sclerosis, or gastrointestinal disorders (inflammatory bowel disease or functional bowel disorders). At the current time, Dr. Hart’s program of examines the psychological impact of having Lynch syndrome and factors involved in managing risks associated with Lynch syndrome as well as other familial cancers (i.e., familial gastric cancer).

Dr. Hart’s teaching interests include courses in both clinical and health psychology, and has supervised numerous trainees on research methodology, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy.  At TMU, Dr. Hart has taught graduate-level Psychopathology, Professional Ethics, and Treatment of Psychological Disorders.  Undergraduate level courses have included Death, Dying, and Bereavement, Psychological Disorders and Introduction to Clinical Psychology.  


Selected Publications & Presentations

McGarragle, K,,  Holter, S., Hare, C., Holter, S., Anglin Facey, D., McShane, K., Gallinger, S., & Hart, T.L. (2019). Examining intrafamilial communication of colorectal cancer risk status to family members and kin responses to colonoscopy: A qualitative study. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 17, 16., external link (external link) 

Hart, T.L., Charles, S.T., Gunaratne, M., Baxter, N.N., Cotterchio, M., Cohen, Z., Gallinger, S. (2018). Symptom Severity and Quality of Life Among Long-Term Colorectal Survivors Compared with Matched Controls: A Population Based Study. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 61, 355-363.

Hare, C.J., Crangle, C., McGarragle, K., Ferguson, S.E., Hart, T.L. (2022) Change in cancer-related fatigue over time predicts health-related quality of life in ovarian cancer patients, Gynecologic Oncology, 166, 487-493.

Huband, H., Hart, T., Boehmer, U. (2022). Cancer and the SGM Population in Canada and the USA. In Boehmer, U., Dennert, G. (Eds.) LGBT Populations and Cancer in the Global Context. Springer, Cham.