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Jennifer M. Rohan, Ph.D., L.C.P.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Education

MA, University of Dayton (2007)
PhD, University of Cincinnati (2015)

Awards and honors

Graduate Student Spotlight Award, 2014, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54

Research description

My areas of clinical/research specialization include quality improvement initiatives, research methodology and advanced data analytic methods, program development, adherence and self-management, pediatric chronic illness, pediatric psychology, child and adolescent clinical psychology, medical coping, health promotion, and development of innovative clinical interventions to improve clinical care and patient outcomes. Prior to joining CHoR, I developed a comprehensive Pediatric Psychology program at Boston Children's Hospital that focused on improving health outcomes and quality of life for children/adolescents with urological disorders. My track record shows interdisciplinary clinical and research collaborations across various chronic illness populations and topics in pediatric psychology. I’ve published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two book chapters, including one on medication adherence in pediatric chronic illness and another on reviewing articles for peer-reviewed journals. Over the past 12 years, I served in many roles across multiple NIH-funded, FDA-funded, community-funded, and pilot studies. I have independent grant funding in pediatric cancer, including a NRSA F31 that was funded by NCI and has recently received funding from Massey and the Children's Hospital Foundation. I also actively work on research that investigates innovative interventions to improve medication adherence, self-management of chronic illness, psychological functioning, and health outcomes of pediatric patients with cancer, blood diseases, or pre- and post-transplant.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Hematologic Malignancies, Prostate, Ovarian, Brain & nervous system, Colorectal, Endocrine/neuroendocrine, Genitourinary (GU), Gynecologic, Head & neck, Hepatic, Pancreatic, Respiratory/lung, Sarcoma, Skeletal

Research keywords

Bioinformatics,Biomarkers,Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Clinical trials,Community health,Palliative care,Precision medicine,Prevention/population health,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information

Email: jennifer.rohan@vcuhealth.org