Manolete S. Moscoso, a Peruvian-American psychologist, is a MBSR Research Faculty at the University of South Florida HEALTH in Tampa Florida, where he provides a Mindfulness Intervention training to breast cancer patients. His research focuses on the cognitive and affective mechanisms underlying stress reduction and resilience, as well as the cross-cultural measurements of emotions, in particular, anger, depression and emotional distress. He is the author of the book Cross-Cultural Psychometric Measurement of Emotions in Medicine and Psychology published in the Spanish language by Verlag/Editorial Academica Espanola & Akademikerverlag, Deutschland.
In the past, he served as Director of the Department of Clinical Research at Morton Plant Hospital Cancer Center in Clearwater, and worked as Principal Investigator at St. Joseph’s Hospital Cancer Institute in Tampa, Florida . In 2003, he was awarded a 3-year research grant by the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer. In 1998, he was elected President of the Division of Clinical and Community Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology in San Francisco.
He received his B.A and Professional Title of Psychologist from San Marcos National University of Lima, Peru. He attended a full year in the doctoral program in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1982-1983, supported by the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University in Los Angeles California. In 1996, he joined the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology at the University of South Florida for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of the distinguished professor Charles D. Spielberger.