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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Meghan Marsac

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Meghan Marsac
First Name: Meghan

Last Name: Marsac

Position Title: Research Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of  Pennsylvania & Director of Training at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Job Responsibilities: Research

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My area of interest focuses on promoting adjustment and preventing posttraumatic stress and other negative psychological symptoms in children with illnesses and injuries and their parents. In particular, my team conducts research to better understand coping with medical-related stressors and to translate empirical evidence into interventions to promote positive coping in children and families facing medical events. Three current research projects include 1) creating, evaluating, and disseminating the Cellie Coping Kit for children with cancer and sickle cell disease (www.celliecopingkit.org), 2) examining the role of early parent-child interactions following pediatric injury in predicting ongoing distress, and 3) evaluating a web-based intervention (Coping Coach) for children exposed to acute traumatic events.

Training Opportunities:Yes, for specific opportunities see  http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/injury/about_cirp/student_opportunities.php

My Contact Information:
Address:  The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3535 Market St, Suite 1150, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: marsac@email.chop.edu
Phone: 267-426-9620

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Pediatric chronic illness and injury, secondary preventive interventions, promoting posttraumatic mental health and adjustment to illness

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Hildenbrand, A.K., Clawson, K., Alderfer, M.A., Marsac, M.L. Coping with pediatric cancer: Strategies employed by children and their parents to manage cancer-related stressors during treatment. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 28(6):344-354, 2011. E-publication 2011 doi:10.1177/1043454211430823

Marsac, M.L., Hildenbrand, A., Clawson, K., Jackson, L, Kohser, K., Barakat, L, Kassam-Adams, N., Aplenc, R., Vinsel, A, Alderfer, M.A. Preliminary data on acceptability and feasibility of the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 (12): 3315-3324, 2012. E-publication 14 May 2012 doi: 10.1007/s00520-012-1475-y

Hildenbrand, A.K., Alderfer, M.A., Deatrick, J.A., & Marsac, M.L. A mixed-methods assessment of coping with pediatric cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. (in press).

Marsac, M.L., Hildenbrand, A., Clawson, K., Jackson, L, Kohser, K., Barakat, L, Kassam-Adams, N., Aplenc, R., Vinsel, A, Alderfer, M.A. Preliminary data on acceptability and feasibility of the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20 (12): 3315-3324, 2012. E-publication 14 May 2012 doi: 10.1007/s00520-012-1475-y

Marsac, M.L., Mirman, J.H., Kohser, K.L., Kassam-Adams, N. Child coping and parent coping assistance during the peri-trauma period in injured children. Family Systems & Health, 29(4): 279-290, 2011. E-publication 2011 doi: 10.1037/a0026465


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