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Lara Traeger, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital


ltraeger@mgh.harvard.edu

Lara Traeger, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Assistant, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Moran SM, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Jacobsen JC, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Ryan DP, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Coping and Prognostic Awareness in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Shin JA, Knight H, Mirabeau-Beale K, Fishbein J, Vandusen HH, Jackson VA, Volandes AE, Temel JS. Qualitative Study of Patients' and Caregivers' Perceptions and Information Preferences About Hospice. J Palliat Med 2017; 20:759-766. PubMed
  • Fong ZV, Alvino DM, Castillo CF, Nipp RD, Traeger LN, Margaret R, Lubitz CC, Johnson CD, Chang DC, Warshaw AL, Lillemoe KD, Ferrone CR. Health-related Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes in 5-year Survivors After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Ann Surg 2017. PubMed
  • Fong ZV, Loehrer AP, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Bababekov YJ, Jin G, Ferrone CR, Warshaw AL, Traeger LN, Hutter MM, Lillemoe KD, Chang DC. Potential impact of a volume pledge on spatial access: A population-level analysis of patients undergoing pancreatectomy. Surgery 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc T, VanDusen H, Traeger L, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Lee SS, Temel JS. Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2016; 316:2094-2103. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Keenan T, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Chen YB, Hobbs G, Traeger L, Fathi AT, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Amrein PC, Stone RM, Temel JS. Potentially avoidable hospital admissions in older patients with acute myeloid leukaemia in the USA: a retrospective analysis. Lancet Haematol 2016; 3:e276-83. PubMed
  • Shin JA, Parkes A, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Knight H, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Retrospective evaluation of palliative care and hospice utilization in hospitalized patients with metastatic breast cancer. Palliat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Gray SW, Park ER, Najita J, Martins Y, Traeger L, Bair E, Gagne J, Garber J, Jänne PA, Lindeman N, Lowenstein C, Oliver N, Sholl L, Van Allen EM, Wagle N, Wood S, Garraway L, Joffe S. Oncologists' and cancer patients' views on whole-exome sequencing and incidental findings: results from the CanSeq study. Genet Med 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Vandusen HB, Traeger LN, Fishbein JN, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Spitzer TR, Chen YA, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood predict posttraumatic stress disorder after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Greer JA, MacDonald JJ, Vaughn J, Viscosi E, Traeger L, McDonnell T, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Pilot Study of a Brief Behavioral Intervention for Dyspnea in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Age and Gender Moderate the Impact of Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncologist 2015. PubMed
  • Mehta DH, Perez GK, Traeger L, Park ER, Goldman RE, Haime V, Chittenden EH, Denninger JW, Jackson VA. Building Resiliency in a Palliative Care Team: A Pilot Study. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015. PubMed
  • Traeger L, McDonnell TM, McCarty CE, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS. Nursing intervention to enhance outpatient chemotherapy symptom management: Patient-reported outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Benedict C, Dahn JR, Antoni MH, Traeger L, Kava B, Bustillo N, Zhou ES, Penedo FJ. Positive and negative mood in men with advanced prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy: considering the role of social support and stress. 2015. PubMed
  • Fujisawa D, Temel JS, Traeger L, Greer JA, Lennes IT, Mimura M, Pirl WF. Psychological factors at early stage of treatment as predictors of receiving chemotherapy at the end of life. 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Traeger LN, Kuzmuk K, Eusebio JR, Vandusen HB, Shin JA, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Ballen KK, Spitzer TR, Graubert TA, McAfee SL, Dey BR, Chen YB, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood of patients and family caregivers during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015; 121:951-9. PubMed
  • Trinh NH, Hagan PN, Flaherty K, Traeger LN, Inamori A, Brill CD, Hails K, Chang TE, Bedoya CA, Fava M, Yeung A. Evaluating patient acceptability of a culturally focused psychiatric consultation intervention for Latino Americans with depression. J Immigr Minor Health 2014. PubMed
  • Chang TE, Brill CD, Traeger L, Andres Bedoya C, Inamori A, Hagan PN, Flaherty K, Hails K, Yeung A, Trinh NH. Association of Race, Ethnicity and Language with Participation in Mental Health Research Among Adult Patients in Primary Care. J Immigr Minor Health 2014. PubMed
  • Benedict C, Traeger L, Dahn JR, Antoni M, Zhou ES, Bustillo N, Penedo FJ. Sexual bother in men with advanced prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. 2014. PubMed
  • Bedoya CA, Traeger L, Trinh NH, Chang TE, Brill CD, Hails K, Hagan PN, Flaherty K, Yeung A. Impact of a culturally focused psychiatric consultation on depressive symptoms among Latinos in primary care. Psychiatr Serv 2014. PubMed
  • Shin JA, Kosiba JD, Traeger L, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Dyspnea and panic among patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 2014. PubMed
  • Carper MM, Traeger L, Gonzalez JS, Wexler DJ, Psaros C, Safren SA. The differential associations of depression and diabetes distress with quality of life domains in type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med 2014; 37:501-10. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Park ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Lennes IT, Jackson VA, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Associations among prognostic understanding, quality of life, and mood in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer 2014; 120:278-85. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Cannon S, Keating NL, Pirl WF, Lathan C, Martin MY, He Y, Park ER. Race by sex differences in depression symptoms and psychosocial service use among non-Hispanic black and white patients with lung cancer. J Clin Oncol 2014; 32:107-13. PubMed
  • Agboola S, Kamdar M, Flanagan C, Searl M, Traeger L, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Pain management in cancer patients using a mobile app: study design of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc 2014; 3:e76. PubMed
  • Knouse LE, Traeger L, O'Cleirigh C, Safren SA. Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and five-factor model traits in a clinical sample: a structural equation modeling approach. J Nerv Ment Dis 2013; 201:848-54. PubMed
  • Park ER, Traeger L, Willett J, Gerade B, Webster A, Rastegar S, Denninger JW, Lee JM. A relaxation response training for women undergoing breast biopsy: exploring integrated care. Breast 2013. PubMed
  • Blashill AJ, Traeger L. Indoor tanning use among adolescent males: the role of perceived weight and bullying. Ann Behav Med 2013; 46:232-6. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Park ER, Sporn N, Repper-DeLisi J, Convery MS, Jacobo M, Pirl WF. Development and evaluation of targeted psychological skills training for oncology nurses in managing stressful patient and family encounters. Oncol Nurs Forum 2013; 40:E327-36. PubMed
  • O'Cleirigh C, Newcomb ME, Mayer KH, Skeer M, Traeger L, Safren SA. Moderate levels of depression predict sexual transmission risk in HIV-infected MSM: a longitudinal analysis of data from six sites involved in a "prevention for positives" study. AIDS Behav 2013; 17:1764-9. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Traeger L, Greer JA, Jackson V, Lennes IT, Gallagher E, Sequist L, Temel JS. Depression, survival, and epidermal growth factor receptor genotypes in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. 2013. PubMed
  • Yoong J, Traeger LN, Gallagher ER, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Temel JS. A pilot study to investigate adherence to long-acting opioids among patients with advanced lung cancer. J Palliat Med 2013; 16:391-6. PubMed
  • Penedo FJ, Benedict C, Zhou ES, Rasheed M, Traeger L, Kava BR, Soloway M, Czaja S, Antoni MH. Association of stress management skills and perceived stress with physical and emotional well-being among advanced prostrate cancer survivors following androgen deprivation treatment. J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2013; 20:25-32. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Penedo FJ, Benedict C, Dahn JR, Lechner SC, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Identifying how and for whom cognitive-behavioral stress management improves emotional well-being among recent prostate cancer survivors. 2013; 22:250-9. PubMed
  • O'Cleirigh C, Traeger L, Mayer KH, Magidson JF, Safren SA. Anxiety Specific Pathways to HIV Sexual Transmission Risk Behavior among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. J Gay Lesbian Ment Health 2013; 17:314-326. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Cannon S, Pirl WF, Park ER. Depression and undertreatment of depression: potential risks and outcomes in black patients with lung cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol 2013; 31:123-35. PubMed
  • Traeger L, O'Cleirigh C, Skeer MR, Mayer KH, Safren SA. Risk factors for missed HIV primary care visits among men who have sex with men. J Behav Med 2012; 35:548-56. PubMed
  • Park ER, Japuntich SJ, Rigotti NA, Traeger L, He Y, Wallace RB, Malin JL, Zallen JP, Keating NL. A snapshot of smokers after lung and colorectal cancer diagnosis. Cancer 2012. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Traeger L, Jackson V, Lennes IT, Gallagher ER, Perez-Cruz P, Heist RS, Temel JS. Depression and survival in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: effects of early palliative care. J Clin Oncol 2012. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Greer JA, Fernandez-Robles C, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Evidence-based treatment of anxiety in patients with cancer. J Clin Oncol 2012. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Traeger L, Bemis H, Solis J, Hendriksen ES, Park ER, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Prigerson HG, Safren SA. A pilot randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in patients with terminal cancer. Oncologist 2012; 17:1337-45. PubMed
  • Robinaugh DJ, Marques L, Traeger LN, Marks EH, Sung SC, Gayle Beck J, Pollack MH, Simon NM. Understanding the relationship of perceived social support to post-trauma cognitions and posttraumatic stress disorder. J Anxiety Disord 2011; 25:1072-8. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Braun IM, Greer JA, Temel JS, Cashavelly B, Pirl WF. Parsing depression from fatigue in patients with cancer using the fatigue symptom inventory. J Pain Symptom Manage 2011. PubMed
  • Marques L, LeBlanc N, Weingarden H, Greenberg JL, Traeger LN, Keshaviah A, Wilhelm S. Body dysmorphic symptoms: phenomenology and ethnicity. 2011; 8:163-7. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Traeger L, Greer JA, Bemis H, Gallagher E, Lennes I, Sequist L, Heist R, Temel JS. Tumor epidermal growth factor receptor genotype and depression in stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Oncologist 2011; 16:1299-306. PubMed
  • Park ER, Japuntich SJ, Traeger L, Cannon S, Pajolek H. Disparities between blacks and whites in tobacco and lung cancer treatment. Oncologist 2011. PubMed
  • Zhou ES, Penedo FJ, Lewis JE, Rasheed M, Traeger L, Lechner S, Soloway M, Kava BR, Antoni MH. Perceived stress mediates the effects of social support on health-related quality of life among men treated for localized prostate cancer. J Psychosom Res 2010; 69:587-90. PubMed
  • Applebaum AJ, Bullis JR, Traeger LN, O'cleirigh C, Otto MW, Pollack MH, Safren SA. Rates of mood and anxiety disorders and contributors to continued heroin use in methadone maintenance patients: A comparison by HIV status. Neurobehav HIV Med 2013; 2010:49-57. PubMed
  • Safren SA, Traeger L, Skeer MR, O'Cleirigh C, Meade CS, Covahey C, Mayer KH. Testing a social-cognitive model of HIV transmission risk behaviors in HIV-infected MSM with and without depression. Health Psychol 2010; 29:215-21. PubMed
  • Traeger L, Penedo FJ, Gonzalez JS, Dahn JR, Lechner SC, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Illness perceptions and emotional well-being in men treated for localized prostate cancer. J Psychosom Res 2009; 67:389-97. PubMed
  • Molton IR, Siegel SD, Penedo FJ, Dahn JR, Kinsinger D, Traeger LN, Carver CS, Shen BJ, Kumar M, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Promoting recovery of sexual functioning after radical prostatectomy with group-based stress management: the role of interpersonal sensitivity. J Psychosom Res 2008; 64:527-36. PubMed
  • Siegel SD, Molton I, Penedo FJ, Llabre MM, Kinsinger DP, Traeger L, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Interpersonal sensitivity, partner support, patient-physician communication, and sexual functioning in men recovering from prostate carcinoma. J Pers Assess 2007; 89:303-9. PubMed
  • Penedo FJ, Traeger L, Dahn J, Molton I, Gonzalez JS, Schneiderman N, Antoni MH. Cognitive behavioral stress management intervention improves quality of life in Spanish monolingual hispanic men treated for localized prostate cancer: results of a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Med 2007; 14:164-72. PubMed
  • Penedo FJ, Molton I, Dahn JR, Shen BJ, Kinsinger D, Traeger L, Siegel S, Schneiderman N, Antoni M. A randomized clinical trial of group-based cognitive-behavioral stress management in localized prostate cancer: development of stress management skills improves quality of life and benefit finding. Ann Behav Med 2006; 31:261-70. PubMed
  • Park ER, Traeger L, Vranceanu AM, Scult M, Lerner JA, Benson H, Denninger J, Fricchione GL. The development of a patient-centered program based on the relaxation response: the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP). Psychosomatics 2013; 54:165-74. PubMed
  • Penedo FJ, Traeger L, Benedict C, Thomas G, Dahn JR, Krause MH, Goodwin WJ. Perceived social support as a predictor of disease-specific quality of life in head-and-neck cancer patients. J Support Oncol 2012; 10:119-23. PubMed
  • Hall DL, Antoni MH, Lattie EG, Jutagir DR, Czaja SJ, Perdomo D, Lechner SC, Stagl JM, Bouchard LC, Gudenkauf LM, Traeger L, Fletcher M, Klimas NG. Perceived Fatigue Interference and Depressed Mood: Comparison of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Patients with Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors. Fatigue 2015; 3:142-155. PubMed
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