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, 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 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.
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." Pediatric blood & cancer.. 2012 Feb; 58(2):210-5. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
Kirby, LA; Oliva, R; Sahler, OJZ. "Music therapy and pain management in pediatric patients undergoing painful procedures: A review of the literature and a call for research". J Altern Med Res. 2010; 2(1): 7-16. Link