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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
E. Anne Lown

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 also the mother of a childhood cancer survivor. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Research at the University of California, San Francisco. Current projects include: studying tobacco industry corporate social responsibility tactics, particular in Africa, analyzing 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 and a study of substance use behavior in adolescent sibling of children with cancer. I was 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 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

Lown EA, Goldsby R, Mertens AC, Greenfield T, Bond J, Whitton J, Korcha R, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. 2008 “Alcohol consumption patterns and risk factors among childhood cancer survivors compared to siblings and general population peers”The Addiction Journal, 103, 1139-1148


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