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) 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. "Pain Education". The goal of this project is to develop five (5) web-based interprofessional education teaching modules focused on pain management.
3. Research aims to identify specific coping strategies that would facilitate the adjustment of caregivers learning their child had been diagnosed with cancer.
Devine KA; Bukowski WM; Sahler OJZ; Ohman-Strickland P; Smith TH; Lown EA; Patenaude AF; Korones
DN; Noll RB. "Social competence in childhood brain tumor survivors: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a peer-mediated intervention". Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2016; 37(6): 475-482.
Sahler, O.J. "Commentary on lessions about dying and death from the classroom of the bedside". Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2015; 21(6): pg. 6.
Knight JM, Szabo A, Zhao S, Lyness JM, Sahler OJ, Liesveld JL, Sander T, Rizzo JD, Hillard CJ, Moynihan JA. "Circulating endocannabinoids during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A pilot study." Neurobiology of stress. 2015 2:44-50.
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.