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patient support professionals

Lamia P. Barakat, PhD

Patient Support Professional
Director of Psychosocial services
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Lamia P. Barakat, PhD, is the Director of Psychosocial services in oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She coordinates psychosocial programs for CHOP’s Division of Oncology. In her role as Director of Psychosocial Services in Oncology, she coordinates services and programming offered by a multidisciplinary team of social workers, child life specialists, creative arts therapists, hospital school teachers, and psychologists with the aim of implementing evidence-based practice to effectively help children and their families navigate the diagnosis and treatment process.


Representative Publications:

Acceptability of In Utero Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease

Mistrust of Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Research

Lessons Learned From a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Family-Based Intervention to Promote School Functioning for School-Age Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Insurance status as a sociodemographic risk factor for functional outcomes and health-related quality of life among youth with sickle cell disease

The Development of a Culturally Sensitive Pediatric Pain Management Intervention for African American Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease

Coping and coping assistance among children with sickle cell disease and their parents