Sherilynn Chan, PhD

I am a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with patients with cancer, tumors of the central nervous system, hematological disorders, and immunological disorders, including patients undergoing a stem cell transplant. I provide psychosocial care to children, teens, and young adults seen in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

In addition to clinical care, I engage in program development, quality improvement projects, and research. My research interests are broadly in pediatric psycho-oncology, and include survivorship and adolescent peer relationships.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psycho-Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016-2018
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Miami, 2016
Predoctoral Internship, Pediatric Psychology, Children's Mercy Kansas City, 2015-2016
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Miami, 2012
BA, Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2009

Department Affiliations

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric psycho-oncology
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Cancer survivorship

Recent Publications

Evaluation of a transition to survivorship program for pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer patients and caregivers.
(2023 May)
Pediatr Blood Cancer 70(5): e30277
Bingen K, Karst J, Anderson L, Chan S, Jordan A, Morin J, Nichols J, Palou-Torres A, Phelan R, Schmidt D, Yan K, Hoag JA

Development and Preliminary Validation of a Multidimensional Psychosocial Assessment Strategy for Young Adults With Cancer.
(2022 Aug 12)
J Pediatr Psychol 47(8): 952-963
McGrady ME, Mara CA, Beal SJ, Chan SF, Sorge CE, Pai ALH

Sleep Problems and Posttraumatic Stress: Children Exposed to a Natural Disaster.
(2020 Oct 1)
J Pediatr Psychol 45(9): 1016-1026
Lai BS, La Greca AM, Colgan CA, Herge W, Chan S, Medzhitova J, Short M, Auslander B

Implementation of the Psychosocial Standards for Caregiver Mental Health Within a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program.
(2021 Jun)
J Clin Psychol Med Settings 28(2): 323-330
McTate E, Szulczewski L, Joffe NE, Chan SF, Pai ALH

Cyber victimization, cyber aggression, and adolescent alcohol use: Short-term prospective and reciprocal associations.
(2019 Jul)
J Adolesc 74(): 13-23
Chan SF, La Greca AM, Peugh JL

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