Last Name: Wiener
Position Title: Director, Psychosocial Support and Research Program
Co-Director, Behavioral Science Core, National Cancer Institute
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
Education/Training: Psychology and Social Work
About Me/My interests: I have dedicated my career to the fields of oncology and pediatric HIV/AIDS as both a clinician and clinician scientist. My research has focused on parental needs and coping, children's distress, sibling issues, mental health outcomes, diagnosis disclosure, adolescence to young adult transition, lone parenting, international transparenting, loss and bereavement and interventions designed to meet the needs of critically ill children and families. I thoroughly enjoy translating what is learned from my clinical work and research to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate new therapeutic and educational materials that help children, their siblings and family members cope and adapt to illness and loss.
Training Opportunities: Yes, but very limited.
My Contact Information:
Address: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Dr. Pediatric Clinic, 1-6466
Bethesda, MD 20892
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Wiener, L., McConnell, D., Latella, L., Ludi, E. (in press). Cultural and religious considerations in pediatric palliative care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 10(4).
Wiener, L., Crum, C., Grady, C., Merchant, M. (in press). To friend or not to friend: the use of social media in clinical oncology. Journal of Oncology Practice.
Wiener, L., Alderfer, M, Hersh, SP. Psychiatric and Psychosocial Support for Child and Family. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology (6th Edition). Pizzo, PA & Poplack, DG (Eds.) Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1322-1346, 2011.
Wiener L., Ballard E., Brennan T., Martinez P., Pao M. (2008). How I wish to beremembered: theuse of an advance care planning document in adolescent and young adult populations. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11(10), 1309-1313.
Brown, R., Wiener, L., Kupst, MJ., et al. (2008). Single parenting and children with chronic illness: an understudied phenomenon. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33(4), 408-421.