Branlyn Werba DeRosa, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Psychologist II, Division of Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Hub for Clinical Collaboration
Room #3562
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Psychology)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997.
MS (Clinical and Health Psychology)
The University of Florida, Gainesville, 1999.
PhD (Clinical and Health Psychology, Concentration in Child/Pediatric Psychology )
The University of Florida, Gainesville, 2002.
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Selected Publications

DeRosa, B., MacFarland, S.,Schwartz, L., Zelley, K., Baldino, S., and Brodeur, G.: Targeted pre-visit psychosocial screening to increase access to psychology services for children and adolescents with cancer predisposition syndromes and their family. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Convention March 2023.

Faust, H.L., Darabos, K., Bressler, S., MacFarland, S.P., Zelley, K., Baldino, S., Ike, C., DeRosa, B.W., Brodeur, G.M., Schwartz, L.A.: Distress and uncertainty in primary caregivers of children tested for a genetic cancer predisposition. Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine April 2022.

Zaleta, A.K., McManus, S., Fortune, E.E., DeRosa, B.W., Buzaglo, J.S., Olson, J.S., Goldberger, S., Miller, M.F.: CancerSupportSource®-15+:development and evaluation of a short form of a distress screening program for cancer patients and survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer 29(8): 4413-4421, August 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-05988-2. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Schwartz, L.A., Wakefield, C.E., McLoone, J.K., DeRosa, B.W., & Kazak, A.E.: Adult survivors of childhood cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 4th ed. W. Breitbart, P. Butow, P. Jacobson, W. Lam, M. Lazenby, and M. Loscalzo (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

DeRosa, BW., Zaleta, AK., Johnson, AJ, Clark, KA., Ackourey, DeFeo, S., Donzinger, M., Friedman, SJ, La Cava, S., Lee, NK., Salami, R. and Wright, AA.: Experience of financial burden and distress among people with ovarian cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 38(15): e19400-e19400, 2020.

Schwartz, L.A., DeRosa, B.W., & Kazak, A.E.: Adult survivors of childhood cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 3rd ed. J.E. Holland (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.

Doshi, K., Kazak, A.E., Hocking, M.C., DeRosa, B.W., Schwartz, L.A., Hobbie, W.L., Ginsberg, J.P., Deatrick, J.: Why mothers accompany adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of childhood cancer to follow-up clinic visits. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 31(1): 51-57, 2014.

Hocking, M.C., Schwartz, L.A., Hobbie, W.L., DeRosa, B.W., Ittenbach, R.F., Mao, J.J., Ginsberg, J.P., Kazak, A.E.: Prospectively examining physical activity in young adult survivors of childhood cancer and healthy controls. Pediatric Blood Cancer 60(2): 309-315, 2013.

Brier, M.J., Kazak, A.E., DeRosa, B.W., Hocking, M.C, Schwartz, L.A, Ginsberg, J.P., Hobbie, W., Ittenbach, R.F.: Profiles of Health Competence Beliefs among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology 1(4): 195-202, 2012.

Kazak, A.E., Hocking, M.C., Ittenbach, R.F., Meadows, A.T., Hobbie W, DeRosa, B.W., Leahey, A., Kersun, L., Reilly, A.: A revision of the intensity of treatment rating scale: Classifying the intensity of pediatric cancer treatment. Pediatric Blood Cancer 59(1): 96-99, 2012.

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