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Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3839
Fax: (617) 632-2473


christopher_recklitis@dfci.harvard.edu

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Reseach, Perini Family Survivors' Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research interests are in the areas of health psychology and mental health outcomes of oncology patients. I am interested in the assessment for quality-of-life, psychiatric morbidity, and health behaviors in cancer survivors. My current projects include an evaluation of existing anxiety and depression screening measures for assessment of young adult cancer survivors, a study of suicidality in long-term prostate cancer survivors, and studies of pilot intervention programs to treat insomnia and increase sun-protection in cancer survivors.

Publications

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  • Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Perez GK, Leisenring W, Weissman JS, Donelan K, Mertens AC, Reschovsky JD, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Franklin M, Hyland KA, Diller LR, Recklitis CJ, Kuhlthau KA. Childhood cancer survivor study participants' perceptions and understanding of the affordable care act. J Clin Oncol 2015; 33:764-72. PubMed
  • Heinze KE, Rodday AM, Nolan MT, Bingen K, Kupst MJ, Patel SK, Syrjala K, Harris L, Recklitis C, Schwartz L, Davies S, Guinan EC, Noll R, Chang G, Parsons SK. The impact of pediatric blood and marrow transplant on parents: introduction of the parent impact scale. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2015; 13:46. PubMed
  • Bober SL, Recklitis CJ, Bakan J, Garber JE, Patenaude AF. Addressing Sexual Dysfunction After Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Effects of a Brief, Psychosexual Intervention. 2014. PubMed
  • Blackmon JE, Liptak C, Recklitis CJ. Development and preliminary validation of a short form of the Beck Depression Inventory for Youth (BDI-Y) in a sample of adolescent cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv 2014. PubMed
  • Zhou ES, Hu JC, Kantoff PW, Recklitis CJ. Identifying suicidal symptoms in prostate cancer survivors using brief self-report. J Cancer Surviv 2014. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Zhou ES, Zwemer EK, Hu JC, Kantoff PW. Suicidal ideation in prostate cancer survivors: Understanding the role of physical and psychological health outcomes. Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Zhou ES, Recklitis CJ. Insomnia in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from project REACH. Support Care Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Bakan J, Chen B, Medeiros-Nancarrow C, Hu JC, Kantoff PW, Recklitis CJ. Effects of a gift certificate incentive and specialized delivery on prostate cancer survivors' response rate to a mailed survey: a randomized-controlled trial. 2014; 5:127-32. PubMed
  • Brinkman TM, Zhang N, Recklitis CJ, Kimberg C, Zeltzer LK, Muriel AC, Stovall M, Srivastava DK, Sklar CA, Robison LL, Krull KR. Suicide ideation and associated mortality in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Cancer 2014; 120:271-7. PubMed
  • Bober SL, Zhou ES, Chen B, Manley PE, Kenney LB, Recklitis CJ. Sexual function in childhood cancer survivors: a report from Project REACH. 2013; 10:2084-93. PubMed
  • Park ER, Kirchhoff AC, Zallen JP, Weissman JS, Pajolek H, Mertens AC, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Donelan K, Recklitis CJ, Diller LR, Kuhlthau KA. Childhood Cancer Survivor Study participants' perceptions and knowledge of health insurance coverage: implications for the Affordable Care Act. J Cancer Surviv 2012; 6:251-9. PubMed
  • Liptak C, Manley P, Recklitis CJ. The feasibility of psychosocial screening for adolescent and young adult brain tumor survivors: the value of self-report. J Cancer Surviv 2012. PubMed
  • Merport A, Recklitis CJ. Does the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 Case Rule Apply in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer?: Comparison With the Symptom Checklist-90. J Pediatr Psychol 2012. PubMed
  • Varela VS, Ng A, Mauch P, Recklitis CJ. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma: prevalence of PTSD and partial PTSD compared with sibling controls. 2011. PubMed
  • Zwemer EK, Mahler HI, Werchniak AE, Recklitis CJ. Sun exposure in young adult cancer survivors on and off the beach: results from Project REACH. J Cancer Surviv 2011. PubMed
  • Merport A, Bober SL, Grose A, Recklitis CJ. Can the distress thermometer (DT) identify significant psychological distress in long-term cancer survivors?: a comparison with the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18). Support Care Cancer 2011. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Sanchez Varela V, Ng A, Mauch P, Bober S. Sexual functioning in long-term survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma. 2010; 19:1229-33. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Diller LR, Li X, Najita J, Robison LL, Zeltzer L. Suicide ideation in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:655-61. PubMed
  • Kenney LB, Nancarrow CM, Najita J, Vrooman LM, Rothwell M, Recklitis C, Li FP, Diller L. Health status of the oldest adult survivors of cancer during childhood. Cancer 2010; 116:497-505. PubMed
  • Park ER, Bober SL, Campbell EG, Recklitis CJ, Kutner JS, Diller L. General internist communication about sexual function with cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med 2009; 24 Suppl 2:S407-11. PubMed
  • Bober SL, Recklitis CJ, Campbell EG, Park ER, Kutner JS, Najita JS, Diller L. Caring for cancer survivors: a survey of primary care physicians. Cancer 2009; 115:4409-18. PubMed
  • Hoffman KE, McCarthy EP, Recklitis CJ, Ng AK. Psychological distress in long-term survivors of adult-onset cancer: results from a national survey. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1274-81. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ. Psychometric research and clinical screening: do we really want one without the other? Psychooncology 2009; 18:789-90. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ,Campbell EG,Kutner JS,Bober SL. Money talks: non-monetary incentive and Internet administration fail to increase response rates to a physician survey. J Clin Epidemiol 2009; 62:224-6. PubMed
  • Zwahlen D, Hagenbuch N, Carley MI, Recklitis CJ, Buchi S. Screening cancer patients' families with the distress thermometer (DT): a validation study. 2008; 17:959-66. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Sanchez-Varela V, Bober S. Addressing psychological challenges after cancer: a guide for clinical practice. Oncology (Huntingt) 2009; 22:11-20. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Li S, Recklitis C, Diller LR, Neuberg D, Silver B, Mauch PM. Health Practice in Long-Term Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2008; 71:468-76. PubMed
  • Zeltzer LK, Lu Q, Leisenring W, Tsao JC, Recklitis C, Armstrong G, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Ness KK. Psychosocial outcomes and health-related quality of life in adult childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008; 17:435-46. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Licht I, Ford J, Oeffinger K, Diller L. Screening adult survivors of childhood cancer with the distress thermometer: a comparison with the SCL-90-R. Psychooncology 2007; 16:1046-9. PubMed
  • O'leary TE, Diller L, Recklitis CJ. The effects of response bias on self-reported quality of life among childhood cancer survivors. Qual Life Res 2007; 16:1211-20. PubMed
  • Schultz KA, Ness KK, Whitton J, Recklitis C, Zebrack B, Robison LL, Zeltzer L, Mertens AC. Behavioral and social outcomes in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:3649-56. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Rodriguez P. Screening childhood cancer survivors with the brief symptom inventory-18: classification agreement with the symptom checklist-90-revised. 2007; 16:429-36. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Lockwood RA, Rothwell MA, Diller LR. Suicidal ideation and attempts in adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:3852-7. PubMed
  • Temel JS, Pirl WF, Recklitis CJ, Cashavelly B, Lynch TJ. Feasibility and validity of a one-item fatigue screen in a thoracic oncology clinic. J Thorac Oncol 2007; 1:454-9. PubMed
  • Recklitis CJ, Parsons SK, Shih MC, Mertens A, Robison LL, Zeltzer L. Factor structure of the brief symptom inventory--18 in adult survivors of childhood cancer: results from the childhood cancer survivor study. Psychol Assess 2006; 18:22-32. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Li S, Recklitis C, Neuberg D, Chakrabarti S, Silver B, Diller L. A comparison between long-term survivors of Hodgkin's disease and their siblings on fatigue level and factors predicting for increased fatigue. Ann Oncol 2005; 16:1949-55. PubMed
  • Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Yasui Y, Hobbie W, Chen H, Gurney JG, Yeazel M, Recklitis CJ, Marina N, Robison LR, Oeffinger KC,. Health status of adult long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. JAMA 2003; 290:1583-92. PubMed
  • Recklitis C, O'Leary T, Diller L. Utility of routine psychological screening in the childhood cancer survivor clinic. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:787-92. PubMed
  • Gagnon EM, Recklitis CJ. Parents' decision-making preferences in pediatric oncology: the relationship to health care involvement and complementary therapy use. 2003; 12:442-52. PubMed
  • Chordas C, Manley P, Merport Modest A, Chen B, Liptak C, Recklitis CJ. Screening for pain in pediatric brain tumor survivors using the pain thermometer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 2013; 30:249-59. PubMed
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