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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Rhonda Robert

First Name: Rhonda

Last Name: Robert

Position Title: Professor of Clinical Psychology

Job Responsibilities:  Provide clinical psychology services to pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer patients during and after active treatment; conduct and collaborate on clinical research projects; teach trainees.

Education/Training: My Ph.D. is from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  My internship was through the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

About my program: Comprehensive psycho-oncology services are provided through the Children’s Cancer Hospital, U. T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, including clinical and neuropsychological services, as well as psychiatric, expressive arts, education, social work, chaplaincy, and child life.

Current Projects: Research:  quality of life; AYA; long-term survivors; and end-of-life.

Training Opportunities: N/A

My Contact Information:
Phone: 713 792 6620
Fax: 713 792 0608

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Quality of life; AYA; long-term survivors; and end-of-life.

Publications that may be of interest to others:   

Phipps S, Buckholdt KE, Fernandez L, Wiener L, Kupst MJ, Madan-Swain A, Mullins L, Robert R, Sahler OJ, Vincent N, Noll RB. Pediatric oncologists' practices of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for children and adolescents with cancer: A multi-site study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58(2):210-15, 2/2012.

Robert RS, Paxton RJ, Palla SL, Yang G, Askins MA, Joy SE, Ater JL. Feasibility, Reliability, and Validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryT Generic Core Scales, Cancer Module, and Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in Long-Term Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 59(4):703-7, 10/2012.

Robert R, Zhukovsky D, Mauricio R, Gilmore K, Morrison S, Palos G. Bereaved parents' perspectives on pediatric palliative care. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care 8(4):316-38, 11/2012.

Rose M, Robert R. Interface between Psychiatry, Sleep, and Cancer. In: The MD Anderson Manual of Psychosocial Oncology (chpt 12). Ed(s) J. Duffy & A. Valentine. McGraw-Hill: New York, 149-164, 2011.

Zhukovsky D, Robert R. Pediatric palliative care. In: The Oxford American Handbook of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Chapter 27, First. Ed(s) S. Yennurajalingam & E. Bruera. Oxford University Press: New York, 333-343, 2011.

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