Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

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

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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
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

Marsac, M.L., Kassam-Adams, N., Delahanty, D.L., Ciesla, J., Weiss, D., Widaman, K.F., & Barakat, L.P.: Results from a longitudinal study to predict posttraumatic stress in children after injury. Poster presentated at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. April 2017.

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Kayser, C.E., Daniel, L. Butler, E., Barakat, L.P., Fredericks, E., Dowshen, N., Amaral, S., Fleisher, L., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., Jacobs, L.A., Wartman, E., Szalda, D.: The rigorous development and evaluation of a text bank: A trial of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer as an example. Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 2017.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. : Discrepancies in knowledge of clinical trials among adolescents and young adults with a history of cancer and their caregivers: Associations with developmental maturity. Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 2017.

Ver Hoeve, E.S., Schwartz, L.A. Psihogios, A.M., Smith, N., Schapira, M., Deatrick, J.A. Stevens, E., Reilly, A., & Barakat, L.P.: Development of a web-based decision support tool for adolescents and young adults with cancer: DECIDES (Deciding about Enrolling on a Clinical Intervention Trial: Decision Aid for Education and Support). Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 2017.

Hildenbrand, A., Kassam-Adams, N., Barakat, L.P., Kohser, K., & Marsac, M.L.: Associations between pain, morphine use, and posttraumatic stress after pediatric injury. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 32nd Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. November 2016.

Kuioloi, C., Stevens, E., Ronan, L.A., Miller, J., Patterson, C.A., & Barakat, L.P.: Factors Associated with Routine and Urgent Healthcare Utilization among African American Youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October 2016.

Barakat, L.P., NeMoyer, A., Ding, K., Paltin, I., Schwartz, L.A., & Hocking, M.C.: The transition off treatment for pediatric cancer: the role of neurocognitive difficulties in patient health-related quality of life, patient and parent distress and family functioning. Presented at poster discussion session at the 48th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Dublin, Ireland. October 2016.

Antiel, R.M., Halpern, S.D., Stevens, E.M., Vrecenak, J.D., Patterson, C.A., Tchume-Johnson, T., Peranteau, W.H., Flake, A.W., & Barakat, L.P.: Acceptability of in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation for sickle cell disease – a study of parent’s decisions. Poster presentated at the Lee B. Lusted Moderated Student Poster Session at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in Vancouver, BC, Canada. October 2016.

Hocking, M.C., McCurdy, M., & Barakat, L.P. : Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a computerized cognitive training program in survivors of pediatric brain tumors. Presentation at the Pediatric Psycho-oncology Education Day of the 48th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Dublin, Ireland. October 2016.

Psihogios, A.M., Daniel, L.C., Tarazi, R.A., Smith-Whitley, K., Patterson, C.A., & Barakat, L.P.: Testing the utility of the pediatric self-management model for predicting health outcomes in youth with sickle cell disease: A mediation model. Paper presented at the meeting of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Baltimore, MD. September 2016.

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