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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Jenny Hoag

First Name: Jenny

Last Name: Hoag

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychologist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My role as a pediatric psychologist allows me to integrate clinical work with both scholarly and research-oriented activities. As a clinician, I service the pediatric oncology and blood and marrow transplant clinics and inpatient floors. My clinical work includes assessment/testing, consultation, and treatment for children and adolescents with a cancer diagnosis and their families. I also established the role of Donor Advocate for matched sibling donors in our institution. I actively participate in research, with the majority of projects focusing on the cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial impact of pediatric cancer diagnosis and treatment. I am principal investigator on a study that is examining the decision making process and psychosocial outcomes for children who donate their bone marrow/peripheral stem cells to a sibling. I am co-investigator on a project looking at health related quality of life in long-term survivors of cancer and another project focused on the transition between active treatment and survivorship. I was also a research coordinator for a multi-site study that examined the feasibility of finding, enrolling, and testing brain tumor survivors treated on the same POG protocol 15 years previous. In addition to my clinical and research responsibilities, I also serve as co-chair for the Hematology/Oncology/BMT Special Interest Group for Division 54.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:
Address:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics, 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road, MFRC 3018, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-5738

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Sibling adjustment, Psychosocial outcomes of bone marrow/peripheral stem cell donation, Health related quality of life, Survivorship

Publications that may be of interest to others:  
Schmidt, D., Anderson, L., Bingen, K., Hoag, J., Kupst, M., & Warwick, A.B. (2010). Late effects in adult survivors of childhood cancer: Considerations for the general practitioner. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 109(2), 98-107.

Bingen, K., Lucey Schroedl, R., Anderson, L., Schmidt, D., Hoag, J., Christiansen, H., & Kupst, M. (2012).A multi-method comparison of the long-term psychosocial functioning and medical late effects in survivors of childhood cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 34(1), 22-28.

Kupst, M., Hoag, J., Briere, M., Mabbott, D., Elkin, T.D., Trask, C., et al. (2012). Infants and young children treated for central nervous system tumors: A ten year follow-up study (Pediatric Oncology Group 9233/34). Manuscript submitted for publication.

Christiansen, H., Hoag, J., Kupst, M., & Bingen, K. (2013).Psychosocial functioning and preparedness in sibling hematopoietic stem cell donors: Evaluation of a pre-donation assessment practice. Manuscript in preparation.


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