Lamia Barakat Research Program

Led by Lamia P. Barakat, PhD, researchers in the Barakat Research Program are examining evidence-based assessment of psychosocial risk and resilience in families of children newly diagnosed with cancer and families transitioning off treatment; family interventions to improve disease management, health-related quality of life, and school functioning; strategies to increase recruitment and retention in pediatric clinical trials; and strategies to promote successful adaptation and transition of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer.

Selected Publications

The impact of dexamethasone and prednisone on sleep in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Sep;24(9):3897-906.
Daniel LC, Li YB, Kloss JD, Reilly A, Barakat LP.

Initial validation of the sleep disturbances in pediatric cancer model. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Jul;41(6):588-99.
Daniel LC, Schwartz LS, Mindell JA, Tucker CA, Barakat LP.

 Patient/family education for newly diagnosed pediatric oncology patients: consensus recommendations from a Children’s Oncology Group expert panel. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2016 Jul 5. pii: 1043454216655983. [Epub ahead of print]
Landier W, Ahern J, Barakat LP, Bingen KM, Bondurant PG, et al.

Caregiver distress and patient health-related quality of life: psychosocial screening during pediatric cancer treatment. Psychooncology. 2016 Jun 20. doi: 10.1002/pon.4171. [Epub ahead of print]
Pierce L, Alderfer MA, Hocking MC, Schwartz LA, Kazak AE,  Barakat LP.

Assessing the psychosocial needs and program preferences of adolescents and young adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb;24(2):823-32.
Barakat LP, Galtieri L, Szalda D, Schwartz LA.

Health-related quality of life among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Psychooncology. 2015 Jul;24(7):804-11.
Barakat LP, Li Y, Hobbie W, Hardie T, Ogle S, Volpe E, Szabo M, Reilly M, Deatrick JA.

Providing children and adolescents opportunities for social interaction as a standard of care in pediatric oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec;62 Suppl 5:S724-49.
Christiansen HL, Bingen K, Hoag JA, Karst JS, Velázquez-Martin B, Barakat LP.