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

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Just-Right Hybrid Model to Synthesize the Growing Landscape of Publicly Available Health-Related Mobile Apps.
(2021 Jun 7)
J Med Internet Res 23(6): e27105
Lau N, O'Daffer A, Yi-Frazier J, Rosenberg AR

From Theory to Patient Care: A Model for the Development, Adaptation, and Testing of Psychosocial Interventions for Patients With Serious Illness.
(2021 Mar 5)
J Pain Symptom Manage
Rosenberg AR, Steiner J, Lau N, Fladeboe K, Toprak D, Gmuca S, O'Donnell MB, Smith K, Brown CE, Yi-Frazier JP

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.
(2021 Jul)
Support Care Cancer 29(7): 3773-3781
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

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