Tara Henderson, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the Childhood Cancer Survivors Center and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine. She is a pediatric oncologist with a particular interest in the care of childhood cancer survivors. Dr. Henderson’s research focuses on the outcomes of childhood cancer survivors and the development of and screening for second cancers in these patients. She has participated in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and the Late Effects/Outcomes and Hodgkin Lymphoma Committee for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Dr. Henderson has received research funding from Seattle Genetics to help support a research assistant for a study embedded in a COG trial, which is now closed.
Pamela S. Hinds
Pamela S. Hinds, R.N., Ph.D., is the executive director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and the William and Joanne Conway Endowed Chair in Nursing Research at Children’s National Health System. She is a professor of pediatrics at George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as adjunct professor for University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing; John Hopkins University, School of Nursing; and University of Maryland, College of Nursing. Dr. Hind’s research focuses on the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end-of-life communication and decision making. She was the inaugural chair of the nurse scholars and the inaugural co-director for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Resource Center for the Children’s Oncology Group. She previously served on several National Academies’ activities, including the Committee on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families and the Planning Committee for Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and Their Families: A Workshop.
Barbara L. Jones
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Josleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor of Direct Social Work Practice at the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is also Associate Dean for Health Affairs at the school and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice. At Dell Medical School, she has appointments as chair of the Social Work Department; associate director of Social Sciences and Community Based Research at the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes; and professor of oncology, population health, and psychiatry. Dr. Jones’s research focuses on improving care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families. Her current research focuses on palliative care, pediatric oncology social work interventions, and adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors.
Jennifer I. Koop
Jennifer I. Koop, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a pediatric neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological, behavioral and developmental disorders, with a particular focus on preschool and early childhood years. Dr. Koop’s current research investigates the effects of early neurological injury on the development of neuropsychological functions, especially attention. She previously served on the National Academies’ Committee on Psychological Testing, Including Symptom Validity Testing, for Social Security Administration Disability Determinations.
Valerae O. Lewis
Valerae O. Lewis, M.D., is a professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is also the associate director of the Department of Thoracic/Orthopaedic Center and associate director of the Sarcoma Center. Dr. Lewis is a leader in the field of orthopaedic oncology with particular expertise in limb salvage and pelvic sarcoma surgery in adult and pediatric patients. In 2011, she started the Multidisciplinary Pelvic Sarcoma Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center that not only addresses the clinical needs of this unique group of patients, but also works to improve both the clinical and functional outcome of patients with pelvic sarcoma.
Scott L. Pomeroy
Scott L. Pomeroy, M.D., Ph.D., is neurologist-in-chief and chair of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Bronson Crothers Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pomeroy’s research uses molecular biology to understand neurodevelopmental origins and molecular mechanisms of childhood brain tumors contributing to the molecular classification of medulloblastomas that has been adopted by the World Health Organization. He has developed a genetic method of determining which patients with medulloblastoma are most likely to benefit from therapy. Dr. Pomeroy is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
David Pruitt, M.D., is medical director of the Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He serves as director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Pruitt’s clinical interests include inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric cancer rehabilitation, and pediatric neuro-oncology. His research focuses on the functional outcomes of children with brain tumors.
Leslie L. Robison
Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control; associate director of Population Sciences; and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Survivorship Program within the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a pediatric epidemiologist, Dr. Robison has had a career-long focus of etiologic and clinical research within pediatric populations, particularly childhood malignancies. He has conducted large national epidemiologic studies of childhood cancer and for 20 years was the founding principal investigator (PI) of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (a multi-institutional consortium evaluating a cohort of more than 40,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer). Currently he is the multiple PI (with Dr. Melissa Hudson) of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (a clinical cohort of more than 8,000 survivors of childhood cancer treated at St. Jude).
Nancy J. Tarbell
Nancy J. Tarbell, M.D., served as Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and currently is the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology Mass General Hospital (MGH) and HMS. Previously, she led pediatric radiation oncology at MGH and Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Tarbell is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and, in particular, pediatric brain tumors, and she serves on the national Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Emily S. Tonorezos
Emily S. Tonorezos, M.D., M.P.H., is director of the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program and an associate member and associate attending physician in the Department of Medicine and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. The Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program cares for adult survivors of childhood cancer. As a general internist, Dr. Tonorezos’s research focuses on cardiometabolic consequences of cancer therapy and care coordination for this population.
Brigitte Widemann, M.D., is a senior investigator and head of the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Section at National Cancer Institute (NCI). She serves as Chief of NCI’s Pediatric Oncology Branch and Clinical Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Research. Her research focuses on the development of early clinical trials for children and young adults with refractory cancers and genetic tumor predisposition syndrome such as neurofibromatosis and multiple endocrine neoplasia. She serves as the principle investigator of the Children’s Oncology Group Phase I Consortium and of the Department of Defense-sponsored Neurofibromatosis Consortium.