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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Heather Christiansen

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Heather Christiansen
First Name: Heather

Last Name: Christiansen

Position Title: Pediatric Psychologist, Blank Children’s Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Job Responsibilities: Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: I am a pediatric psychologist within the Blank Children’s Hematology/Oncology Clinic.  I offer services to patients and families, both inpatient and outpatient, at various stages of their oncology treatment.  I am the first psychologist within my institution and in the process of developing the psychosocial oncology program.  My clinical and research interests include standardizing psychosocial care for oncology patients, improving care for AYA patients and survivors, determining best practices in the implementation of distress screening measures and school and cognitive assessment standards.    

Training Opportunities: No

My Contact Information:
Address: Blank Children’s Hematology/Oncology Clinic, 1215 Pleasant St, Suite 306, Des Moines, IA 50309
Email:   christhl@ihs.org
Phone: 515-241-3254

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Coping and adjustment, Psychosocial standards of care, AYA, School and Cognitive standards, Distress Screening

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Bingen, K., Schroedl, R., Anderson, L., Schmidt, D., Hoag, J., Christiansen, H., & Kupst, M.  (2012).  A multimethod assessment of psychosocial functioning and late effects in survivors of childhood cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 34, 22-28.


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