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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Robert Annett

First Name: Robert

Last Name: Annett

Position Title: Professor of Pediatrics & Research Professor of Psychology

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: My professional interests have been in developing a broader understanding of how biomedical therapies impact child neuropsychological functioning and in developing improved predictive models of child vulnerabilities to neuropsychological dysfunction. I have a strong research interest in the neuropsychological and psychosocial factors that impact decision-making in children and families, especially in the area of biomedical treatment decision making. Our research ethics group has been studying the process of consent and assent and how family and individual psychological factors contribute to the decisions made by families who are considering clinical trial participation.

Other professional interests include training the next generation of pediatric neuropsychologists and continuing to learn from families about the challenges that they experience when their child undergoes treatment, and more importantly, continuing to provide clinical care that optimizes child and family functioning.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:

Address: Department of Pediatrics MSC10-5590; 1 University of New Mexico; Albuquerque,
NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-0331

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Pediatric neuropsychology, Quality of life, Psychosocial adaptation, Functional impairment

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Krull KR, Annett RD, Pan Z, Ness KK, Nathan PC, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. (2011). Neurocognitive functioning and health-related behaviors in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. European Journal of Cancer, 47(9), 1380-1388.

Hile, S, Montague, E, Carlson-Green, B, Colte, P, Embry, L, & Annett, RD. (2011; accepted). Pediatric cancer survivors: neurocognitive late effects. In MA Hayat (Ed.) Tumors of the Central Nervous System.

Annett, RD, Bender, BG, Skipper, B, & Allen, C. (2010). Predicting moderate improvement and decline in pediatric quality of life over 24 months. Quality of Life Research, 19(10), 1517-1527.

Annett, RD, Erickson, SJ. (2009). Feasibility of a School Re-Integration Program for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. European Journal of Cancer Care, 18, 421-428.

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