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Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

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
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

Stevens, E.M., Patterson, C.A., Li, Y.B., Smith-Whitley, K., & Barakat, L.P. : Factors related to mistrust of clinical trials research among adolescent/young adults with sickle cell disease and caregivers of children with sickle cell disease. American Journal of Preventive Medicine SCD Supplement 51: 78-86, June 2016 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.01.024.

Ding, K., NeMoyer, A., & Barakat, L.P.: Assessing agreement between youth who recently completed cancer treatment and their parents on ratings of health-related quality of life. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA. June 2016.

Lucas MS, Barakat LP, Ulrich CM, Jones NL, Deatrick JA.: Mother-caregiver expectations for function among survivors of childhood brain tumors. Support Care Center 24(5): 2147-54, May 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-3013-1. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Antiel, R.M., Halpern, S.D., Stevens, E.M., Vrecenak, J.D., Patterson, C.A., Flake, A.W., & Barakat, L.P.: Acceptability of in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation (IUHCT) for sickle cell disease (SCD). Oral presentation at the Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Oral presentation at the Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. April 2016.

Marsac ML, Ciesla J, Barakat LP, Hildenbrand AK, Delahanty DL, Widaman K, Winston FK, Kassam-Adams N: The Role of Appraisals and Coping in Predicting Posttraumatic Stress Following Pediatric Injury. Psychological Trauma April 2016 Notes: [Epub ahead of print]

Paltin, I., Zebrowski, C., Hill-Kayser, C., Lustig, R.A., Belasco, J., Waanders, A., Cole, K., Fisher, M.J., Mintern, J.E., & Barakat, L.P.: Neuropsychological, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning at baseline and at least 2 years post cranial proton radiation therapy. Poster presentation at the 7th International Nursing Survivorship Conference, Philadelphia, PA April 2016.

Schwartz, L.A., Daniel, L.C., Butler, E., Henry-Moss, D., Bonafide, C., Dowshen, N., Hobbie, W., Kersun, L., Pierce, L., Li, Y., Szalda, D., & Barakat, L.P.: A Pilot Text Messaging Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Recently Off Treatment for Cancer. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Washington, DC. April 2016.

Daniel LC, Li Y, Kloss JD, Reilly AF, Barakat LP.: The impact of dexamethasone and prednisone on sleep in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Support Care Cancer Apr 2016 Notes: doi 10.1007/s00520-016-3234-y.

Daniel, L.C., Barakat, L.P., Butler, E., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., & Schwartz, L.A.: Sleep in adolescents and young adults in the year post cancer treatment. \{Sleep in adolescents and young adults in the year post cancer treatment. Poster presentation at the 7th International Nursing Survivorship Conference, Philadelphia, PA.} April 2016.

Deatrick, J.A., Toth, J., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie, W., Reilly, M., Leri, D., Broden, E., SanGiacomo, N., & Knafl, K.: Identifying Family Management Challenges for AYA Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. Poster presentation at the 7th International Nursing Survivorship Conference, Philadelphia, PA April 2016.

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Last updated: 06/16/2016
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