Nancy Lau, PhD

I am a clinical psychologist and researcher currently funded as a K12 Implementation Science Scholar (Career Development Award: 5K12 HL137940-02). My research focuses on pediatric psychology, intervention science, and leveraging mHealth technologies to disseminate and implement evidence-based psychosocial interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with cancer and other serious medical conditions. mHealth interventions confer the advantages of instant availability, anonymity, self-pacing, the ability to reach patients in remote areas and those traditionally underserved, and cost-effectiveness due to reduced personnel and infrastructure requirements. Current and future research investigations aim to help improve patient and family coping skills, psychosocial well-being, and quality of life by increasing access to evidence-based care.

Education

BA, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Harvard University
PhD, Harvard University

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI)
Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)
Palliative Care and Resilience Research Lab (PCAR)

Recent Publications

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and medically traumatic events (TEs) in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer: a report from the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) randomized controlled trial.
(2020 Nov 20)
Support Care Cancer
Scott SR, O'Daffer AG, Bradford MC, Fladeboe K, Lau N, Steineck A, Taylor M, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR

eHealth and mHealth Psychosocial Interventions for Youths With Chronic Illnesses: Systematic Review.
(2020 Nov 10)
JMIR Pediatr Parent 3(2): e22329
Lau N, Waldbaum S, Parigoris R, O'Daffer A, Walsh C, Colt SF, Yi-Frazier JP, Palermo TM, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

Facilitators and Barriers to Utilization of Psychosocial Care in Adolescents and Young Adults with Advanced Cancer: Integrating Mobile Health Perspectives.
(2020 Sep 24)
J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol
Lau N, Parsa AG, Walsh C, Yi-Frazier JP, Weiner BJ, Curtis JR, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR, Barton K

Creating a Resilient Research Program-Lessons Learned From a Palliative Care Research Laboratory.
(2020 Oct)
J Pain Symptom Manage 60(4): 857-865
Rosenberg AR, Barton K, Junkins C, Scott S, Bradford MC, Steineck A, Lau N, Comiskey L, Yi-Frazier JP

Android and iPhone Mobile Apps for Psychosocial Wellness and Stress Management: Systematic Search in App Stores and Literature Review.
(2020 May 22)
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 8(5): e17798
Lau N, O'Daffer A, Colt S, Yi-Frazier JP, Palermo TM, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR

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