pain interventions for pediatric sickle cell disease; family-based interventions to improve adaptation among children with cancer and their caregivers; evidence-based assessment in pediatric oncology
training and mentorship in pediatric psychology and pediatric psycho-oncology
My federally-funded research program is focused examining risk-and-resistance models of adaptation to pediatric chronic conditions particularly sociodemographic and family factors in quality of life and disease management in pediatric hematology and oncology. Another focus is on translating risk-and-resistance models into empirically supported interventions to improve disease management, school functioning, quality of life in pediatric samples. Within oncology, at present, I have an active research program examining evidenced based assessment in clinical care and posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in survivors of childhood cancer and their caregivers. Future projects involve understanding perceived benefits and barriers to participation in clinical trials and examining engagement of adolescents and young adults with cancer in this decision-making and implications for adherence to treatment and quality of life.
- Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2013– present)
- Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2009 – 2013)
- Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2013– present)
- PhD, Clinical-Community Psychology, University of South Carolina (1991)
- BA, Psychology, Villanova University (1985)
- Daniel, L.C., Hocking, M., & Barakat, L.P.. Cancer. Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. New York: Guilford; 2014.
- Dampier, C., & Barakat, L.P.. Sickle cell pain. Textbook of Pediatric Pain. 2014.