First Name: E. Anne
Last Name: Lown
Position Title: Research Scientist
Job Responsibilities: Research
Education/Training: Epidemiology/Public Health
About Me/My interests: I bring a unique set of experiences to pediatric psycho-oncology. I have a doctorate in Public Health/epidemiology and clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture. I am currently a Research Scientist doing epidemiological research at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California and am Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Current projects include: using Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) data to study alcohol use among siblings of children with cancer; studying multiple risky health behaviors including tobacco and alcohol use, obesity, physical activity and use of long-term follow-up care among childhood and young adult cancer survivors in relation to emotional distress and resilience; a longitudinal study of psychological distress and tobacco use in Childhood cancer survivors from the CCSS, randomized-control pilot of acupressure for improved symptom management in children receiving stem cell transplants and multiple and clustered risky health behaviors in a national household sample of adults. I am a co-investigator for a COG/CureSearch project creating a website to provide patient/family/community education on psychosocial issues related to childhood cancer. I am also member of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group and I serve on the Research Advisory Board of SuperSibs!, an organization that provides care and support for siblings of childhood cancer survivors.
Training Opportunities: No
My Contact Information:
Address: Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-597-3440 X285
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Lown EA, Mehling WE, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn BN, Dunn EA, Acree M, Abrams DI, Hecht FM. (in press) “Hematopoietic cell transplant and use of massage for improved symptom management: Results from a pilot randomized control trial.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Lown EA, Nayak, M, Korcha, R, Greenfield, T. 2011 “Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: A comprehensive look at alcohol consumption patterns, consequences and dependence: From the National Alcohol Survey.” Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35:5, 317-25.
Melissa A. Alderfer, Ph.D., Kristin A. Long, B.A., E. Anne Lown, Dr.P.H., Anna L. Marsland, Ph.D., R.N., Nancy L. Ostrowski, Ph.D., Janet M. Hock, Ph.D., Linda J. Ewing, Ph.D., R.N. 2009: “Psychosocial adjustment of siblings of children with cancer: A Systematic Review”, Psycho-Oncology. 18:8, 789-805.
Nathan PC, Ford JS, Henderson TO, Hudson MM, Emmons KM, Casillas JN, Lown EA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC. 2009 “Review Series: Health Behaviors, Medical Care, and Interventions to Promote Healthy Living in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cohort" Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27:14, 2363-73