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Matt Bitsko, PhD, LCP

Matt Bitsko, PhD, LCP

Assistant professor
Licensed clinical psychologist

Specialty
Hematology and Oncology

Location
Children's Pavilion

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)
Fax: (804) 828-6455
E-mail: matthew.bitsko@vcuhealth.org

Education

BA, Randolph-Macon College
MS, Springfield College
PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Areas of Interest

Adolescent and family therapy
Adolescent adjustment to chronic illness
Quality of life
Identity development

Research Interests

Treatment adherence, quality of life and adolescent identity development within pediatric chronic illness populations and survivorship aspects of pediatric cancer

Research Projects

Psychological and cognitive late effects of childhood cancer
Survivorship
Interventions and care for the patient and family who has relapsed
Transition to survivorship
Identity status and formation for adolescents with chronic illness
Treatment adherence

Recent Publications

Bitsko, M.J., Cohen, D., Dillon, R., Harvey, J., Krull, K., & Klosky, J.L. (in press). Psychosocial late effects in pediatric cancer survivors: A report from the Children?s Oncology Group. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

Treadwell, M., Johnson, S., Bitsko, M., Gildengorin, G., Medina, R., Barreda, F., ... & Smith, W. R. (2015). Development of a sickle cell disease readiness for transition assessment. International journal of adolescent medicine and health.

Treadwell, M., Johnson, S., Bitsko, M., Gildengorin, G., Medina, R., Barreda, F., ... & Smith, W. R. (2015). Self-efficacy and readiness for transition from pediatric to adult care in sickle cell disease. International journal of adolescent medicine and health.

Foster, R. H., Russell, C. C., Dillon, R., Bitsko, M. J., Godder, K., & Stern, M. (2014). Relations Among Optimism, Perceived Health Vulnerability, and Academic, Self-Regulatory, and Social Self-Efficacy in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Journal of psychosocial oncology, 32(2), 207-223.


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