First Name: Kristin
Last Name: Bingen
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychologist
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
About Me/My interests: My clinical practice, research, and training of pre- and post-doctoral psychology students has specialized in stress and coping and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in childhood cancer and BMT survivors, with an expertise in adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology. Clinically, I provide outpatient and inpatient assessment/testing, treatment, and consultation for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families, including those seen in our multidisciplinary survivorship clinic. I coordinate a monthly young adult oncology support group, YA educational series and adolescent social networking activities. I am an active member of the Young Adult Alliance. My research has included investigation of the neurocognitive & psychosocial functioning/HRQL of pediatric survivors from pre- to 5 yrs post-BMT (Hope Street Kids & MACC Fund grants; in data analysis) and multi-method assessment of psychosocial functioning of long-term survivors clinic. These studies have led to an active project that is evaluating the HRQL of survivors transitioning to off treatment care and then into long-term follow-up care (MACC Fund) from which a transitional program will be developed and implemented. I have been Site Co-I for 2 multi-site longitudinal studies (funded by ACS & NCI), which have focused on HRQL assessment & intervention in pediatric BMT patients & parents (Susan Parsons, PI). I am PI for an American Cancer Society-funded study that will result in development of a health-related quality of life instrument for AYAs with cancer that will be utilized for clinical and research outcomes.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: Medical College of Wisconsin, Dept. of Pediatrics, MFRC 3018, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Adolescent and young adult oncology, Health-related quality of life,
Stress and coping, Measurement, Childhood cancer survivorship
Publications that may be of interest to others:
BINGEN, K., & Kupst, M.J. (2010, March). Evaluation of a survivorship educational program for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, 25(4), 530-37. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-010-0077-y.
Schmidt, D., Anderson, L., BINGEN, K., Cooper, J., Kupst, M.J., & Warwick, A. (2010, April). Late effects in adult survivors of childhood cancer: Considerations for the primary care provider. Wisconsin Journal of Medicine, 109 (2), 98-107.
BINGEN, K., Schroedl, R.L., Anderson, L., Schmidt, D., Hoag, J., Christiansen, H., & Kupst, M.J. (2011, November). A multi-method assessment of psychosocial functioning and late effects in survivors of childhood cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3182281f8e.
BINGEN, K., Kupst, M.J., & Himelstein, B. (2011). Development of the palliative care parental self-efficacy measure. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14 (9). DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0069.
BINGEN, K., Kent, M.W., Rodday, A.M., Ratichek, S.J., Kupst, M.J., & Parsons, S.K. (Ms. in press). Children’s coping with hematopoietic stem cell transplant stressors: Results from the Journeys to Recovery study. Children’s Health Care.