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

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

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., King-Dowling, S., Darabos, K., Li, Y., O'Hagan, B., Daniel, L.C., Barakat, L.P., Fleischer, L., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., Jacobs, L., Szalda, D.E., & Hill-Keyser, C.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mobile Health Self-Management Intervention for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2020 Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 2020.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Ewing, K.B., Czerniecki, B., Kersun, L.S., Pai, A.L.H, Deatrick, J.A., & Barakat, L.P.: Adherence to multiple treatment recommendations in adolescents and young adults with cancer: A mixed methods, multi-informant investigation. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1089/jayao.2020.0013. Online ahead of print.

Hocking, M.C., Noll, R.B., Kazak, A.E., Brodsky, C., Phillips, P., & Barakat, L.P. : Friendships in pediatric brain tumors survivors and non-central nervous system tumor survivors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 45(2): 194-202, Mar 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz101.

Lichtenthal, W.G., Roberts, K.E., Catarozoli, C., Schofield, E., Holland, J.M., Fogarty, J.J., Coats, T.C., Barakat, L. P., . . . Breitbart, W., Wiener, L. : Regret and unfinished business in parents bereaved by cancer: a mixed methods study. Palliative Medicine 34(3): 367-77, Mar 2020.

Kazak, A.E., Chen, F.F., Hwang, W-T., Askins, M.A., Vega, G., Kolb, E.A., Reilly, A., & Barakat, L.P. : Stability and change in family psychosocial risk over six months in pediatric cancer and its association with medical and psychosocial healthcare utilization. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 67(2): e28051, Feb 2020.

Schwartz, L.A., Daniel, L.C., Henry-Moss, D., Bonafide, C.P., Li, Y., Psihogios, A.M., Butler, E.S., Szalda, D., ver Hoeve, E.S., Hobbie, W.L., Dowshen, N.L., Pierce, L., Kersun, L.S., & Barakat, L.P. : Feasibility and acceptability of a pilot tailored text messaging intervention for adolescents and young adults completing cancer treatment. Psycho-oncology 29(1): 164-72, Jan 2020.

de Haan, A., Landolt, M.A., Fried, E., Kleinke, K. Alisic, E. . . . Meiser-Stedman, R.: Dysfunctional cognitions, posttraumatic stress, and depression in children and adolescents exposed to trauma: A network analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry November 2019 Notes: Published online November 4, 2019.

Stevens, E.M., Patterson C.A., Tchume-Johnson, T., Antiel, R., Flake, A., Smith-Whitley, K. and Barakat, L.P.: Parental attitudes towards prenatal genetic testing for sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 41(8): 579-85, Nov 2019.

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 young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 36(6): 402-12, Nov/Dec 2019 Notes:

Jones, A.C., Kassam-Adams, N., Ciesla, J.A., Barakat, L.P., & Marsac, M.L. : A mixed-methods examination of child avoidance coping and parental coping assistance after pediatric injury. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 44(8): 914-923, August 2019 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz016.

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