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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Anna (Nina) Muriel

First Name: Anna (Nina)

Last Name: Muriel

Position Title: Chief, Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychiatry

About Me/My interests:   I currently work as a Child Psychiatrist and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After completing training at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals, I worked on the staff of the PACT Parenting Program and the Pediatric Consultation Service at Mass General Hospital. We conducted an NCI-funded study to develop a new Parenting Concerns Questionnaire for adults with cancer and I co-authored the book “Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick.” In Pediatric Oncology, I have an interest in psychosocial screening and service utilization and psychopharmacology in children with cancer. Our team is also exploring models of psychosocial care delivery and collaboration with Pediatric Palliative Care.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:

Address:  Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Dana 313, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA  02215


Phone: 617-632-6080


Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Parenting, Families, Childhood cancer, Psychopharmacology, Psychosocial service delivery

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Rauch PK, Muriel AC, Cassem NH. Parents With Cancer: Who's Looking After the Children? J Clin Oncol. 2003;21(9 Suppl):117-21.

Rauch PK and Muriel, AC. Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick.  New York: McGraw-Hill. 2006.

Muriel AC, Hwang VS, Kornblith A, Greer J, Greenberg DB, Temel J, Schapira L, Pirl W. Management of psychosocial distress by oncologists. Psychiatr Serv. 2009;60(8):1132-4.

Muriel, AC, Case, C, Sourkes, B. Children’s Voices: The Experience of Patients and their Siblings, in Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care. Wolfe J, Hinds P and Sourkes P, Eds.  Oxford University Press, 2010

Muriel AC, McColloch RCV, Hammel J. Depression, Anxiety and Delirium in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children, 2nd Ed.Oxford University Press, In Press.

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