Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Adolescent Medicine and Supportive Care
Dr. Sahler's research interests are:
1) Chronic Illness
2) Palliative Care
3) Long Term Childhood Cancer Survivors
5) Complementary/Integrative Medicine
7) Chronic Pain
Current research projects include:
1. "Online Implementation of Problem-Solving Skills Training for Mothers of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Cancer Patients". The goal of this project is to develop and test a web-based version of our highly effective in-person intervention for mothers of newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients.
2. Massage Therapy as an Emotional Healer - Teaching massage therapy to parents to reduce anxiety in both parents and pediatric patients undergoing painful treatments.
Devine KA, Heckler CE, Katz ER, Fairclough DL, Phipps S, Sherman-Bien S, Dolgin MJ, Noll RB, Askins MA, Butler RW, Sahler OJ. "Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Pediatric Parenting Stress Inventory (PPSI)." Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association.. 2014 Feb; 33(2):130-8. Epub 2013 Apr 01.
Knight JM, Moynihan JA, Lyness JM, Xia Y, Tu X, Messing S, Hunter BC, Huang LS, Obi RO, Gaisser D, Liesveld JL, Sahler OJ. "Peri-Transplant Psychosocial Factors and Neutrophil Recovery following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation." PloS one. 2014 9(6):e99778. Epub 2014 Jun 10.
Knight JM, Lyness JM, Sahler OJ, Liesveld JL, Moynihan JA. "Psychosocial factors and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: potential biobehavioral pathways." Psychoneuroendocrinology.. 2013 Nov; 38(11):2383-93. Epub 2013 Jul 08.
2013 Oct 17
Butler RW, Fairclough DL, Katz ER, Kazak AE, Noll RB, Thompson RD, Sahler OJ. "Intellectual functioning and multi-dimensional attentional processes in long-term survivors of a central nervous system related pediatric malignancy." Life sciences.. 2013 Oct 17; 93(17):611-6. Epub 2013 May 31.
2013 Apr 1
Sahler OJ, Dolgin MJ, Phipps S, Fairclough DL, Askins MA, Katz ER, Noll RB, Butler RW. "Specificity of problem-solving skills training in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: results of a multisite randomized clinical trial." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2013 Apr 1; 31(10):1329-35. Epub 2013 Jan 28.