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Melanie J. Bonner, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Melanie J. Bonner
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Office Phone:  (919) 681-0024
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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Psy 739.01, Ethical issues research/pract Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 238, Th 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
  • Psy 744.01, Clinical practicum Synopsis
    Reuben-coo 312a, W 01:25 PM-03:00 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. Moya-Mendez, ME; Mueller, DM; Pratt, M; Bonner, M; Elliott, C; Hunanyan, A; Kucera, G; Bock, C; Prange, L; Jasien, J; Keough, K; Shashi, V; McDonald, M; Mikati, MA (2021). Early onset severe ATP1A2 epileptic encephalopathy: Clinical characteristics and underlying mutations.. Epilepsy Behav, 116, 107732. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wallace, K; Uchitel, J; Prange, L; Jasien, J; Bonner, M; D'Alli, R; Maslow, G; Mikati, MA (2020). Characterization of Severe and Extreme Behavioral Problems in Patients With Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood.. Pediatr Neurol, 111, 5-12. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Uchitel, J; Abdelnour, E; Boggs, A; Prange, L; Pratt, M; Bonner, M; Jasien, J; Dawson, G; Abrahamsen, T; Mikati, MA (2020). Social impairments in alternating hemiplegia of childhood.. Dev Med Child Neurol, 62(7), 820-826. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Kuerten, BG; Brotkin, S; Bonner, MJ; Ayuku, DO; Njuguna, F; Taylor, SM; Puffer, ES (2020). Psychosocial Burden of Childhood Sickle Cell Disease on Caregivers in Kenya.. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(5), 561-572. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Allen, TM; Anderson, LM; Brotkin, SM; Rothman, JA; Bonner, MJ (2020). Computerized cognitive training in pediatric sickle cell disease: A randomized controlled pilot study.. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 8(4), 390-401. [doi]  [abs]

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