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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Dennis Drotar

First Name: Dennis

Last Name: Drotar

Position Title: Professor and Director, Center for Treatment Adherence and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Job Responsibilities: Research

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: Dennis Drotar, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and Director of the Center for Adherence Promotion and Self-Management.

A nationally recognized leader and teacher, Dr. Drotar is a past president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) and Society of Developmental Pediatrics (SDBP) and is currently editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP). Among his many professional honors, Dr. Drotar has received the Distinguished Service Award, and the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award from the SPP.

Dr. Drotar’ s research focuses on understanding the factors, including innovative that influence psychological outcomes of children and teens with chronic physical illness, including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, asthma, and cancer. He is currently the principle investigator of several NIH-funded studies and is the author of more than 200 publications, including several books, such as Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness (2006).

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:

Address: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, MLC 7039, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039
Email: Dennis.Drotar@cchmc.org
Phone: 513-363-3936

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Adherence, measurement, informed consent

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Yap, T.Y., Yamokoski, A., Noll, R., Drotar, D., Zyzanski, S., & Kodish, D. (2009). A physician-directed intervention: teaching and measuring better informed consent. Academic Medicine, 84, 1036-1042.

Schwartz, L. & Drotar, D. (2009). Health related hindrance of personal goal pursuit and well-being of young adults with cystic fibrosis, pediatric cancer survivors, and peers without a history of chronic illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 954-965.

Hazen, R.A., Eder, M., Drotar, D., Zyzanski, S., Reynolds, A.E., Reynolds, P., Kodish, E., Noll, R.B. (2010). A feasibility trial of a video intervention to improve informed consent for parents of children with leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 55, 113-118.

Ramirez, L.Y., Huestis, S., Yap, T.Y., Zyzanski, S., Drotar, D., & Kodish, E. (2009). Potential chemotherapy side effects. What do oncologists tell parents? Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 52, 497-502.

Pai, A. L. H. & Drotar, D (2009). Medication Adherence in Pediatric Oncology. In A.E. Kazak, M. J. Kupst, M. Pao, A. F. Patenaude, & L. Wiener (Eds.), Quick Reference for Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management. (pp. 90-96). Charlottesville, VA: IPOS Press.


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