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Jennifer Rohan, PhD, LCP

Jennifer Rohan, PhD, LCP

Assistant professor
Director of Psychosocial Clinical Care and Research, Hematology and Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Children's Pavilion
Main Hospital, 7th Floor

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Areas of Interest

Pediatric hematology, oncology and transplantation
Pediatric chronic illness
Pediatric psychology
Treatment adherence and self-management
Medical coping
Quality of life

Research Interests

Treatment adherence and self-management in pediatric chronic illness
Innovative interventions to improve clinical care
Impact of treatment adherence and self-management on clinical outcomes

Recent Publications

Britto, M.T., Rohan, J.M., Dodds, C.M., Byczkowski, T.L. (In Press). A Randomized Trial of User-Controlled Text Messaging to Improve Asthma Outcomes: A Pilot Study. Clinical Pediatrics. Available online: 10.1177/0009922816684857

Rohan, J.M., Fukuda, T., Alderfer, M.A., Donewar, C., Ewing, L., Katz, E.R., Muriel, A.C., Vinks, A.A., & Drotar, D. (2016). Measuring Medication Adherence in Pediatric Cancer: An Approach to Validation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 232-244.

Ibeziako, P., Rohan J.M., Bujoreanu, S., Choi, C., Hanrahan, M., Freizinger, M. (In Press) Medically Hospitalized Patients with Eating Disorders and Somatoform Disorders in Pediatrics: What Are Their Similarities and Differences and How Can We Improve Their Care? Hospital Pediatrics, 6, 730-737.

Rohan, J.M., Huang, B., Pendley, J., Delamater, A., Dolan, L., Reeves, G., & Drotar, D. (2015). Predicting Health Resilience in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: A Test of the Resilience Model Framework. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 956-967.

Rohan, J.M., Drotar, D., Alderfer, M., Donewar, C., Ewing, L., Katz, E., & Muriel, A. (2015). Electronic Monitoring of Medication Adherence in Early Maintenance Phase Treatment for Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma: Identifying Patterns of Nonadherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 75-84.

Iskander, J.M., Rohan, J.M., Pendley, J., Delamater, A., & Drotar, D. (2015). A Three-year Prospective Study of Parent-Child Communication in Early Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Relationship to Adherence and Glycemic Control. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 109-120.

Wu, Y.P., Rausch, J., Rohan, J.M., Hood, K.K., Pendley, J., Delamater, A., & Drotar, D. (2014). Autonomy Support and Responsibility-Sharing Predict Blood Glucose Monitoring Frequency Among Youth With Diabetes. Health Psychology, 33, 1224-1231.

Rohan, J.M., Rausch, J.R., Shroff Pendley, J., Delamater, A., Dolan, L., Reeves, G., & Drotar, D. (2014). Identification and Prediction of Group-Based Glycemic Control Trajectories during the Transition to Adolescence. Health Psychology, 33, 1143-1152.

Veeneman, N. C., Rohan, J.M., & Nabors, L.A. (2014). Middle school age children?s acceptance of a child with a facial scar. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 7, 213-217.

Rohan, J., Drotar, D., Alderfer, M., Donewar, C., Ewing, L., Katz, E., & Muriel, A. (2014). Abstracts of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society 11th Annual Conference: Patterns of Adherence to Maintenance Treatment and Psychosocial Outcomes in Pediatric Cancer. Psycho-Oncology,23 (S1), 92-93.

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Dr. Rohan has extensive clinical and research experience in pediatric chronic illness including hematology/oncology and transplantation, adherence and self-management, interdisciplinary clinical and research collaborations, clinical research trials and advanced data analytic methods. Prior to her residency and fellowship, she completed her graduate training in Pediatric and Health Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rohan is a member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association, Children's Oncology Group and American Psychosocial Oncology Society.

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