First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Brand
Position Title: Staff Psychologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
About Me/My interests: I am a staff psychologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with the neuro-oncology and solid tumor teams. The majority of my clinical time is spent providing services to children and families on active treatment. I also co-lead a social support group for adolescent and young adult pediatric brain tumor survivors. My research interests include understanding the process of decision medical decision making in adolescent and young cancer patients and the development of tools/interventions for patients, parents/caregivers, and providers to facilitate the shared decision making process.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Psychosocial screening, adolescent/young adults, program development
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Rosen, G.M. & Brand, S.R. (2011) Sleep in children with cancer: A case review of seventy children. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19, 985-994.
Brand, S.R., Griffin, A., Meacham, L., Mertens, A.C., Wasilewski-Masker, K. (2010). The relationship between psychosocial functioning during and after cancer treatment and treatment severity in childhood cancer survivors [Abstract]. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 55(5):195.
Cherven, B., Johnson, A., Fong, G., Brand, S.R., Meacham, L. (2010). Neurocognitive, behavioral, and psychological late effects in pediatric cancer survivors. Continuing Education Module, www.cancersurvivorlink.org.