First Name: Larry
Last Name: Mullins
Position Title: Professor and Department Head, Department of Psychology
Job Responsibilities: Research; Teaching
About Me/My interests: I am interested in identifying risk factors for poor adjustment outcomes in children with cancer (and other chronic health conditions) and their parents. I am particularly interested in the construct of illness uncertainty. In addition, I am very interested in the development of clinical interventions for families of children with cancer.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: Department of Psychology, 116 N. Murray, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. 74078
Phone: (405) 744-6027
Topics of Interest for Collaboration
Pediatric cancer, adjustment outcomes, uncertainty, interventions
Mullins LL, Fedele DA, Chaffin M, Hullman SE, Kenner C, Eddington AR, Phipps S, & McNall-Knapp RY. (in press). A clinicbBased interdisciplinar intervention for mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: a pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Alderson, R. M., & Mullins, L.L. (in press). Theoretical and clinical implications of using an ADHD framework to understand attention, concentration, and executive functioning deficits in pediatric cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Chaney, J. M., Elkin, D., Wiener, L., Hullmann, S. E., Fedele, D. A., & Junghans, A. (2011). The relationship between single parent status
and parenting capacities in mothers in youth with chronic health conditions: The mediating role of income. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 249-257. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsq080.
Fedele, D., Mullins, L. L. , Wolfe-Christensen, C. & Carpentier, M. (2011). Longitudinal
assessment of maternal parenting capacity variables and child adjustment outcomes in
pediatric cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology,33,199-202.R
Hullmann, S. E., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Meyer, W.H., McNall-Knapp, R.Y., & Mullins, L.L (2010). The relationship between parental overprotection and health-related quality of life in pediatric cancer: The mediating role of perceived child vulnerability. Quality of Life Research, 19, 1373-1380, doi:10.1007/s11136-010-9696-3. R
Wolfe-Christensen, C., Mullins, L.L., Fedele, D.A., Rambo, P.L., Eddington, A.E Carpentier, M.Y. (2010). The relationship of caregiver demand to adjustment outcomes in children with cancer: the moderating role of parenting stress. Children's Health Care, 39, 108-124. doi: 10.1080/02739611003679881.