Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

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Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3510 Civic Center Blvd., 10303 CTRB
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-8135
Fax: 215-590-3020
Education:
BA (Psychology)
Villanova University, 1985.
PhD (Clinical-Community Psychology)
University of South Carolina, 1991.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

pain interventions for pediatric sickle cell disease; family-based interventions to improve adaptation among children with cancer and their caregivers; evidence-based assessment in pediatric oncology

Description of Other Expertise

training and mentorship in pediatric psychology and pediatric psycho-oncology

Description of Research Expertise

My federally-funded research program is focused examining risk-and-resistance models of adaptation to pediatric chronic conditions particularly sociodemographic and family factors in quality of life and disease management in pediatric hematology and oncology. Another focus is on translating risk-and-resistance models into empirically supported interventions to improve disease management, school functioning, quality of life in pediatric samples. Within oncology, at present, I have an active research program examining evidenced based assessment in clinical care and posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in survivors of childhood cancer and their caregivers. Future projects involve understanding perceived benefits and barriers to participation in clinical trials and examining engagement of adolescents and young adults with cancer in this decision-making and implications for adherence to treatment and quality of life.

Selected Publications

Quast LF, Phillips PC, Li Y, Kazak AE, Barakat LP, Hocking MC.: A prospective study of family predictors of health-related quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 65(6:e26976), June 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.26976. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Daniel, L.C., Walsh, C., Meltzer, L., Barakat, L.P., & Kloss, J.D.: The relationship between child and caregiver sleep in acute lymphoblastic leukemia maintenance. 26, 1123-1132. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3933-z Supportive Care Cancer 26(4): 1123-1132, Apr 2018.

SanGiacomo, J., Toth, J., Barakat, L.P. Hobbie, W., Broden E., Raily, S., Smolyn, J., Knafl, K., & Deatrick, J.A.: Challenges to family management for caregivers of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Poster presented at the Eighth International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA April 2018.

Baran, J.N., Brodsky, C., Quast, L., Phillips, P., Barakat, L.P., & Hocking, M.C.: Indirect effects of neurocognitive function on friendship quality through coping responses to social dilemmas in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Poster presented at the Eighth International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA April 2018.

Ding, K., Patterson, C.P., Barakat, L.P., Zhang, F., Daly, & B.P. : Assessing the Moderation Effects of Cognitive Functioning, Academic Functioning, and Academic Needs on the Relationship between Disease Management and Health-related Quality of Life in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. April 2018.

Stevens, E., Deatrick, J.A., Hobbie, W., Knafl, K., & Barakat, L.P. : Development of the Training in Problem-solving Intervention for Caregivers of Young Adults Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Paper and poster presented at the Eighth International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA April 2018.

Ding, K., Patterson, C.P., Barakat, L.P., Zhang, F., Daly, & B.P.: Assessing the Moderation Effects of Cognitive Functioning, Academic Functioning, and Academic Needs on the Relationship between Disease Management and Health-related Quality of Life in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. April 2018.

Stevens, E., Deatrick, J.A., Hobbie, W., Knafl, K., & Barakat, L.P. : Development of the Training in Problem-solving Intervention for Caregivers of Young Adults Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Paper and poster presented at the Eighth International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA. April 2018.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Fellmeth, H., Deatrick, J., Kersun, L., Pai, A., & Barakat, L.P.: Medical adherence among adolescents and young adults on treatment for cancer: A multi-faceted adherence conceptualization. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018.

Kennedy, T., Barakat, L.P., & Marsac, M.: Professional Panel: Integrating Research and Practice in a Pediatric Psychology Career. Presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018.

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