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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
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

doctoral training in clinical psychology

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

Dampier, C., & Barakat, L.P. : Sickle cell pain. The Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain. P. McGrath, B.J. Stevens, S.M. Walker, and W. Zempsky (Eds.) (eds.). Oxford, 2014.

Barakat, L.P., Daniel, L.C., Smith, K.E., Robinson, M.R., & Patterson, C.A.: Parental problem solving moderates the association of sickle cell complications with health-related quality of life for school-age children. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Springer, 21(1): 56-65, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10880-013-9379-7.

Barakat, L.P., Daniel, L.C., & Sills, R. : Functional Symptoms in Hematology/Oncology. Functional Symptoms in Pediatric Diseases: A Clinical Guide. R. Anbar (Ed.) (eds.). 2014.

Hocking, M.C., Kazak, A.E., Schneider, S., Barkman, D., Barakat, L.P., & Deatrick, J. : Parent perspectives on family-based psychosocial interventions in pediatric cancer: A mixed-methods approach on parent perspectives. Supportive Care in Cancer 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-2083-1

Daniel, L.C., Hocking, M., & Barakat, L.P. : Cancer. Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. M.C. Roberts, B.S. Aylward, & Y.P. Wu (Eds.), (eds.). New York: Guilford, 2014.

Schwartz Lisa A, Brumley Lauren D, Tuchman Lisa K, Barakat Lamia P, Hobbie Wendy L, Ginsberg Jill P, Daniel Lauren C, Kazak Anne E, Bevans Katherine, Deatrick Janet A: Stakeholder Validation of a Model of Readiness for Transition to Adult Care. JAMA pediatrics Aug 2013.

Noll, R.B., Patel, S. Embry, L., Hardy, K.K., Pelletier, W., Annett, R., Patenaude, A., Lown, A., Sands, S., & Barakat, L.P.: Children’s Oncology Group’s 2013 blueprint for research: Behavioral Sciences. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 60: 1048-1054, June 2013.

Smith Kelsey E, Patterson Chavis A, Szabo Margo M, Tarazi Reem A, Barakat Lamia P: Predictors of Academic Achievement for School Age Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Advances in school mental health promotion 6(1): 5-20, 2013.

Noll Robert B, Patel Sunita K, Embry Leanne, Hardy Kristina K, Pelletier Wendy, Annett Robert D, Patenaude Andrea, Lown E Anne, Sands Stephen A, Barakat Lamia P: Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: Behavioral science. Pediatric blood & cancer 60(6): 1048-54, Dec 2012.

Marsac Meghan L, Hildenbrand Aimee K, Clawson Kathleen, Jackson Leela, Kohser Kristen, Barakat Lamia, Kassam-Adams Nancy, Aplenc Richard, Vinsel Anne, Alderfer Melissa A: Acceptability and feasibility of family use of The Cellie Cancer Coping Kit. Supportive care in cancer 20(12): 3315-24, Dec 2012.

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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