Karen Crew, BSc

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Karen Crew, BSc, is a senior clinical research coordinator on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Departments and Services




Hexem KR, Miller VA, Carroll KW, Faerber JA, Feudtner C. Putting on a happy face: emotional expression in parents of children with serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Mar;45(3):542-51. PMID: 22926092

Renjilian CB, Womer JW, Carroll KW, Kang, TI, Feudtner C. Parental explicit heuristics in decision-making for children with life-threatening illnesses. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e566-72. PubMed PMID: 23319524


Carroll KW, Mollen CJ, Aldridge S, Hexem KR, Feudtner C. Influences on decision making identified by parents of children receiving pediatric palliative care. AJOB Primary Research. 2012 Vol. 3, No. 1: 1-7. ISBN: 2150-7716

Madrigal VN, Carroll KW, Hexem KR, Faerber JA, Morrison WE, Feudtner C. Parental decision-making preferences in the pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2012 Vol. 40, No. 10: 2876-2882. PubMed PMID: 22824932.


Hexem KR, Mollen CJ, Carroll K, Lanctot DA, Feudtner C. How parents of children receiving pediatric palliative care use religion, spirituality, or life philosophy in tough times. J Palliat Med. 2011 Jan;14(1):39-44. PubMed PMID: 21244252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3021326.


Feudtner C, Carroll KW, Hexem KR, Silberman J, Kang TI, Kazak AE. Parental hopeful patterns of thinking, emotions, and pediatric palliative care decision making: a prospective cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):831-9. PubMed PMID: 20819965.

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Psychology Department Award
Michael F. Maher, S.J. Award for Academic Excellence