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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Kristin Bingen

First Name: Kristin

Last Name: Bingen

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychologist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

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


Phone:  414-456-4148

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.


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