First Name: Matt
Last Name: Bitsko
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
About Me/My interests: Psychological and cognitive late effects of childhood cancer; Survivorship; Interventions and care for the patient and family who has relapsed; Transition to survivorship; Identity status and formation for adolescents with chronic illness; Treatment adherence.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: 1101 East Marshall Street, P.O. Box 98012, Richmond, VA 23298-0121
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Adjustment to childhood cancer; Survivorship; Relapsed Care; Identity Formation.
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Bitsko, M., Stern, M., Dillon, R., & Russell, C., Laver, J. (2008). Happiness and
Time Perspective as Potential Mediators of Quality of Life and Depression in Adolescent Cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 50(3), 613-619.
Foster, R.H., Stern, M., Russell, C., Shivy, V., Bitsko, M., Dillon, R., M., Klosky,
J., & Godder, K. (in press). Examining the influence of optimism and perceived health vulnerability on parent-adolescent attachment among survivors of pediatric cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
Stern, M., Krivoy, E., Foster, R. Bitsko, M., Toren, A., & Ben Arush, M. (2010).
Psychosocial Functioning and Career Decision-Making in Israeli Adolescent Cancer Survivors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 55,708-713