First Name: Christine
Last Name: Trask
Position Title: Pediatric Neuropsychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
About Me/My interests: I am a pediatric neuropsychologist at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital and have specific interests in neurocognitve late effects from childhood cancer. In addition to examining the changes in children’s thinking abilities, I am also interested in how those changes impact families and schools. I routinely see children from pediatric hematology/oncology to assess neurocognitive functioning and to help formulate treatment recommendations. In addition to my clinical work, I am currently conducting research related to the impact on families and schools. Lastly, I am a supervisor for pediatric psychology interns and pediatric neuropsychology fellows in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and frequently provide lectures or seminars on neurocognitive late effects associated with childhood cancer.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: Neuropsychology Program, Physician’s Office Building, Suite 430, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Neurocognitive late effects, family impact
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Heneghan, J., Trask, C.L., Greene Welch, J.J., & Faust, M. (2011). Family Burden of the Cognitive Late Effects of a Childhood Cancer Diagnosis. (abstract). Psycho-Oncology, 20 (S1), 76.
Trask, C. L. & Faust, M. (2011) . Neurocognitive Late Effects: The Need for Greater Outreach to the Schools (abstract). Psycho-Oncology, 20 (S1), 75.
Trask, C.L., Greene Welch, J., Manley, P., Jelalian, E., & Schwartz, C.L. (2009). Parental Needs for Information Related to Neurocognitive Late Effects from Pediatric Cancer and Its Treatment. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 52, 273-279.
Trask, C.L. & Melton, A. (2009). Academic Fluency Deficits in Children Treated for Brain Tumor (abstract). Journal of the Neuropsychological Society, 15 Suppl1. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617709090420.
Greene Welch, J.J., Trask, C.L., & Schwartz, C.L. (2008). Parents’ Use of the Internet Related to Their Child’s Cancer Diagnosis (abstract). Psycho-Oncology, 17 (S1), S77.