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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Gwendolyn Quinn

First Name: Gwendolyn

Last Name: Quinn

Position Title: Associate Professor, Associate Member

Job Responsibilities: Research

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My research goals center on the need to understand the determinants of health behavior to improve health communication initiatives. The common theme throughout my research has been the application of social marketing toward the promotion of improved communication between patients and providers concerning use of and access to health care services. I have developed a line of research that focuses on improving patient- physician communication by understanding the barriers and benefits of health care service use from the perspective of both the patient/consumer and the physician. For the past ten years, my research program has applied these principles to health communication in the context of: Fertility Preservation, Cancer Genetics Services (including Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnoses), and Quality of Life issues in Pediatric, Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Populations, and Cancer Clinical Trials (including minority barriers to participation

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:
Address: Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive MRC CANCONT, Tampa, FL 33612
Email: gwen.quinn@moffitt.org
Phone: 813.745.1359

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Adolescent- young adult survivorship, fertility, quality of life, clinical trials, qualitative research

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Quinn GP, Huang I, Murphy D, Zidonik Eddleton K. (2011) Young Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer Perceptions of Partnering: The Impact of Survivorship on Romantic Relationships. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (In Press)

Knapp C, Quinn GP, Murphy D.(2011) Assessing the Reproductive Concerns of Children and Adolescents with Cancer: Challenges and Potential Solutions. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (In Press)

Quinn GP, Murphy D, Knapp C, Stearsman D, Bradley-Klug K, Sawczyn K, Clayman M. Who decides? (2011) Decision making and Fertility Preservation in Teens with Cancer: A Review of the literature Journal of Adolescent Health (In Press)

Knapp CA, Quinn GP. Healthcare provider perspectives on fertility preservation for cancer patients. Cancer Treat Res. 2010;156:391-401. Pubmed ID: 20811850.

Quinn GP, Ellery J, Jeffers D, Detman L, Wallace K, Gorski P, Tackett H, Darr D, Mahan CS.. Using Social Marketing to Create User Friendly Systems of Health Care International Journal of Medical Practice Management (2009)


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