Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

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Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics (Oncology) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Member, Academic Affairs Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Psychology Training Advisory Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Behavioral Oncology Program, Center for Childhood Cancer Research, CHOP Research Institute
Member, CRISSP Faculty Advisory Committee, CHOP Research Institute
Member, Executive Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Co-Division Chief, Division of Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology, and Behavioral Health, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration
Division of Oncology/3rd floor, 3567
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3500 Civic Center Blvd.
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

evidence-based interventions to improve disease management and adaptation among children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their caregivers during active treatment and through the survivorship phase; evidence-based psychosocial screening and assessment in pediatric oncology to improve cancer outcomes and decrease disparities in care; setting and implementing the standards for psychosocial care 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

Lisa A Schwartz, Amanda M Lewis, Melissa A Alderfer, Gabriela Vega, Lamia P Barakat, Sara King-Dowling, Alexandra M Psihogios, Kimberly S Canter, Lori Crosby, Kamyar Arasteh, Paul Enlow, Aimee K Hildenbrand, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Ahna Pai, Thao-Ly Phan, Julia Price, Corinna L Schultz, Erica Sood, Jordan Wood, Anne Kazak: COVID-19 Exposure and Family Impact Scales (CEFIS) and COVID-19 Exposure and Family Impact Scales-Adolescents and Young Adults (CEFIS-AYA). (2021). Co-developer. J Pediatr Psychol 47(6): 631-640, June 2023 Notes: DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsac036.

Gross, J.Y., Freedman, J.L., Poliakova, P., Venella, K., Bercovitz, I., Woodard, K., Barakat, L.P., & Daniel, L.C.: Feasibility of Implementing Extended Vital Sign Checks to Protect Sleep during Recovery from Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant. Poster presentation at the annual sleep conference, Nara, Japan June 2023.

Hammer, S.N., Deatrick, J.A., & Barakat, L.P.: Family Management for Caregivers of Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Implications for Practice. The Pennsylvania Psychologist June 2023.

Galtieri, L.R., Perez, M., & Barakat, L. P. : Quality of Life of Caregivers at the End of their Child’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment: Cancer-Related Worry and Material Hardship. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (eds.). 48(1), April 2023 Notes:

Hammer, S.N., Anil, A.E., & Barakat, L.P. : Psychosocial Maturity and Attitudes Toward Clinical Trials for Adolescents and Young Adults Newly Diagnosed with Cancer: The Role of Social Vulnerability. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 48(1), April 2023 Notes:

Perez, M.N., Deatrick, J.A., Barakat, L.P.: End of Treatment Condition Management Ability and Family Functioning Among Pediatric Cancer Caregivers: Examination of the Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 48(1), April 2023 Notes:

Perez, M. N., Halada, S., Isaza, A., Sisko, L., Mostoufi-Moab, S., Bauer, A. J., & Barakat, L. P.: Health-related quality of life at diagnosis for pediatric thyroid cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 108(5): e169-e177, Apr 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgac648.

Darabos, K., Tucker. C., Brumley, L., King-Dowling, S.; Butler, E.; Stevens, E., O'Hagan, B., Henry-Moss, D., Deatrick, J.A., Szalda, D., Barakat, L.P., & Schwartz, L.A.: Development and validation of a measure of adolescent and young adult goal-based quality of life (MAYA-GQOL). Quality of Life Research Mar 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11136-023-03392-3. Epub ahead of print.

King-Dowling, S., Hammer, S.N., Faust, H., Madden, R., Drake, S., Ahmed, A., Albee, M., Deatrick, J.A., Daniel, L.C., Pai, A., Freyer, D., Psihogios, A.M., Barakat, L.P., Schwartz, L.A. : Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Caregivers and Adolescents and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer Page: e30291, Mar 2023.

Deatrick, J.A., Barakat, L., Scialla, M., & Kazak, A.: Examining Anti-Racist Approaches in an Ongoing Trial Implementing Universal Family Psychosocial Risk Screening in Pediatric Cancer. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, Washington, DC December 2022.

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Last updated: 06/25/2023
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