Durham, NC 27710
Pediatric psychology; patients and families coping with chronic illness; psychological assessment of children and adolescents with medical, developmental, learning, and/or behavioral problems
My current research efforts focus on psychological adjustment in children and families who deal with the stress and strain of chronic illness. Current projects include: 1) an NIH funded project aimed at assessment of biological substrates of learning impairments in pediatric cancer survivors and evaluation of a pharmacological intervention to ameliorate those impairments; 2) a project funded by the Duke Institute for Care at the End-of-Life which involves the development and validation of a new measure of coping and loss for parents of pediatric cancer patients; 3) Evaluation of social functioning in pediatric cancer patients including assessment of social cognition and peer relations; and 4) Evaluation of quality of life parameters in patients with sickle cell disease.
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