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Lamia P. Barakat, PhD


Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


2009, Who's Who in America

2008, Leadership Institute on Women in Psychology, American
 Psychological Association, Selected as Member of Inaugural Class

2008, Pennsylvania Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Community Service Project Award

2008, Mentor of the Year Award, Graduate Student Association, Drexel University

2007, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching Nomination, Drexel University

2004, Rafiki Award, Division of Student Life, Drexel University

2000-2001, Allen Rothward Award for Teaching Excellence, Drexel University

1990, Dissertation Award, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association

1985 Bernard L. Bonniwell Award for Academic Excellence in Psychology, Villanova University

1985, Magna Cum Laude, Villanova University

1985, Psi Chi, Psychology National Honor Society

1985, Who's Who Among American College Students

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2008-2013, Associate Editor, Journal of Pediatric Psychology

2010-2012, Editor, Special Issue on Culture and Families, Journal of Pediatric Psychology

2008-2010, Editor, Special Issue on Family Assessment, Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Clinical Journal of Pain
Health Psychology
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Family Psychology
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
The Journal of Pain


Memberships in professional organizations

American Psychological Association, Fellow
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • Fellows Review Committee Member, 2010
  • Division 54 APA Convention Program Reviewer, 2010

Participation in national scientific committees

Cancer Control and Prevention: Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Review Committee, American Cancer Society

  • Chair, 2012-2013
  • Co-chair, 2010-2011

Children's Oncology Group, Behavioral Sciences Steering Committee

  • ALTE07C1 Study Committee, 2010-present
  • AAML 1031 Study Committee, 2010-present
  • AML Steering Committee, 2008-present

Original Papers


Hocking MC, Hobbie WL, Deatrick JA, Lucas MS, Szabo MM, Volpe EM, et al. Neurocognitive and family functioning and quality of life among young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Clin Neuropsychol. Epub 2011 Jul 4. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21722062. Read the abstract

Zidani MS, Patterson CA, Pulgarón ER, Robinson MR, Barakat LP. Health-related quality of life and adaptive behaviors of adolescents with sickle cell disease: stress processing moderators. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. Epub 2011 Jun 18. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21681659. Read the abstract

Kazak AE, Barakat LP, DiTaranto S, Biros D, Hwant WT, Beele D, et al. Screening for psychosocial risk at pediatric cancer diagnosis: the psychosocial assessment tool. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 May;33(4):289-94. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21516024. Read the abstract

Kazak AE, Barakat LP, Hwang WT, DiTaranto S, Biros D, Beele D, et al. Association of psychosocial risk screening in pediatric cancer with psychosocial services provided. Psychooncology. 2011 Jul;20(70:715-23. doi: 10.1002/pon.1972. Epub 2011 Apr 7. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21480432. Read the abstract

Barakat LP, Alderfer MA. Introduction to special issue: advancing the science of family assessment in pediatric psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Jun;36(5):489-93. Epub 2011 Jan 11. No abstract available

Patterson CA, Barakat LP, Henderson PK, Nall F, Westin A, Dampier CD, et al. Comparing abstract numerical and visual depictions of risk in survey of parental assessment of risk in sickle cell hydroxyurea treatment. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Jan;33(1):4-9. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21178705. Read the abstract


Pulgarón ER, Salamon KS, Patterson CA, Barakat LP. A problem-solving intervention for children with persistent asthma: a pilot of a randomized trial at a pediatric summer camp. J Asthma. 2010 Nov;47(9):1031-9. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20858029. Read the abstract

Barakat LP, Schwartz LA, Salamon KS, Radcliffe J. A family-based randomized controlled trial of pain intervention for adolescents with sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Oct;32(7):540-7. Epub 2010 Aug 3. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20686425.  Read abstract.

Daniel LC, Grant M, Kothare SV, Dampier C, Barakat LP. Sleep patterns in pediatric sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Sep;55(3):501-7. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20658622.  Read the abstract  

Posters and Presentations



Barakat LP, Marmer P, Schwartz LA. Quality of life of adolescents with cancer: family risks and resources [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association; 2010 Aug; San Diego, CA.

Kazak AE, Barakat LP, Hocking M, DiTaranto S, Beele D, Mougianis E, et al. Screening for psychological risk in pediatric cancer is feasible and informative for intervention [presentation]. 5th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference; 2010 Jun; Washington, DD.

Robinson MR, Daniel LC, Patterson CA, Barakat LP. Moderation of pain, functional ability, and quality of life by SES among youth with sickle cell disease [presentation]. Health Disparities in Children: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status, Education, Race, Parenting, and Neighborhoods. Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine; 2010 Apr; Seattle, WA.

Schwartz LA, Barakat LP. Minority status, income, and health-related hindrance of goals in adolescents with cancer [presentation]. Health Disparities in Children: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status, Education, Race, Parenting, and Neighborhoods. Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine; 2010 Apr; Seattle, WA.

Barakat LP, Patterson CA, Robinson MR, Daniel LC. Problem-solving intervention for disease management and school functioning for school-age children with sickle cell disease and their families [presentation]. Health Disparities in Children: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status, Education, Race, Parenting, and Neighborhoods. Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine; 2010 Apr; Seattle, WA.


Allen SL, O'Hara EA, LeGoff D, Chute D, Barakat LP. Mental state attribution and adaptive social functioning in children with Asperger's disorder [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the National Association of Neuropsychology; 2009 Nov; New Orleans, LA.

Robinson MR, Barakat LP, Daniel L, O'Hara EA, Nash C, Szabo M. Pain, physical activity, functional abilities and quality of life among youth with sickle cell disease [presentation]. Midwest Conference on Pediatric Psychology; 2009 Apr; Kansas City, MO.

O'Hara EA, Barakat LP, Robinson MR. Exploring functional ability measures among children and adolescents with sickle cell disease; the functional disability inventory and the child activity limitations questionnaire [presentation]. Midwest Conference on Pediatric Psychology; 2009 Apr; Kansas City, MO.

Barakat LP, Kazak A. Translating psychological research into practice in pediatrics [presentation]. 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association; 2009 Aug; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Invited lectures


Barakat LP. Family research in pediatric oncology [invited lecture]. N818 Families and Research Doctoral/Postdoctoral Seminar, University of Pennsylvania Nursing Program; 2010 Feb; Philadelphia, PA.

Barakat LP. Securing your first professional position [invited lecture]. Postdoctoral Psychology Fellows Forum, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2010 Jan; Philadelphia, PA.

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