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Melanie J. Bonner, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of the Practice and Associate Professor of Surgery and Member of Duke Cancer Institute

Melanie J. Bonner
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Office Phone:  (919) 681-0024
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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • Psy 743.01, Clinical practicum Synopsis
    Soc/psych 312a, W 01:25 PM-03:00 PM
  • Psy 754s.01, Cognitive assessment Synopsis
    Soc/psych 128, M 08:45 AM-12:00 PM

Ph.D.Virginia Polytech Institute and State University1995
Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral FellowshipDuke University Medical Center1996
M.S. in PsychologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1992
B.S. in PsychologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1989

Clinical Psychology
Research Interests:

My research program is focused on neurocognitive assessment and intervention in children with chronic illness. Current projects include: 1) cognitive rehabilitation interventions in children with cancer and with sickle cell disease; 2) understanding the impact of child chronic illness on caregivers 3)) evaluation of quality of life factors in children with chronic illness. Please see my Scholars@Duke profile for publications and other information

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Brotkin, SM; Maslow, GR; Bonner, MJ (2019). JPP Student Journal Club Commentary: The Relationship between Parent and Child Distress in Pediatric Cancer.. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. [doi]
  2. Olivier, TW; Bass, JK; Ashford, JM; Beaulieu, R; Scott, SM; Schreiber, JE; Palmer, S; Mabbott, DJ; Swain, MA; Bonner, M; Boyle, R; Chapeiski, ML; Evankovich, KD; Armstrong, CL; Knight, SJ; Wu, S; Onar-Thomas, A; Gajjar, A; Conklin, HM (2019). Cognitive Implications of Ototoxicity in Pediatric Patients With Embryonal Brain Tumors.. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 37(18), 1566-1575. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Porter, LS; Baucom, DH; Bonner, M; Linardic, C; Kazak, AE (2019). Parenting a child with cancer: a couple-based approach.. Transl Behav Med, 9(3), 504-513. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Jasien, JM; Bonner, M; D'alli, R; Prange, L; Mclean, M; Sachdev, M; Uchitel, J; Ricano, J; Smith, B; Mikati, MA (2019). Cognitive, adaptive, and behavioral profiles and management of alternating hemiplegia of childhood.. Dev Med Child Neurol, 61(5), 547-554. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Tan, QK-G; Cope, H; Spillmann, RC; Stong, N; Jiang, Y-H; McDonald, MT; Rothman, JA; Butler, MW; Frush, DP; Lachman, RS; Lee, B; Bacino, CA; Bonner, MJ; McCall, CM; Pendse, AA; Walley, N; Undiagnosed Diseases Network, ; Shashi, V; Pena, LDM (2018). Further evidence for the involvement of EFL1 in a Shwachman-Diamond-like syndrome and expansion of the phenotypic features.. Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies, 4(5). [doi]  [abs]

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