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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 (Summer2 2018):

  • Psy 239-1.01m, Adolescence Synopsis
    Social sciences 113, MTuWThF 02:00 PM-04:05 PM

Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral FellowshipDuke University Medical Center1996
Ph.D.Virginia Polytech Institute and State University1995
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. Allen, TM; Anderson, LM; Rothman, JA; Bonner, MJ (2017). [Formula: see text]Executive functioning and health-related quality of life in pediatric sickle cell disease.. Child Neuropsychology, 23(8), 889-906. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Schreiber, JE; Palmer, SL; Conklin, HM; Mabbott, DJ; Swain, MA; Bonner, MJ; Chapieski, ML; Huang, L; Zhang, H; Gajjar, A (2017). Posterior fossa syndrome and long-term neuropsychological outcomes among children treated for medulloblastoma on a multi-institutional, prospective study.. Neuro-Oncology, 19(12), 1673-1682. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Gallentine, WB; Shinnar, S; Hesdorffer, DC; Epstein, L; Nordli, DR; Lewis, DV; Frank, LM; Seinfeld, S; Shinnar, RC; Cornett, K; Liu, B; Moshé, SL; Sun, S; FEBSTAT Investigator Team, (2017). Plasma cytokines associated with febrile status epilepticus in children: A potential biomarker for acute hippocampal injury.. Epilepsia, 58(6), 1102-1111. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Willard, VW; Allen, TM; Hardy, KK; Bonner, MJ (2017). Social functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumors: Contribution of neurocognitive and social-cognitive skills. Children's Health Care, 46(2), 181-195. [doi]
  5. Shashi, V; Pena, LDM; Kim, K; Burton, B; Hempel, M; Schoch, K; Walkiewicz, M; McLaughlin, HM; Cho, M; Stong, N; Hickey, SE; Shuss, CM; Undiagnosed Diseases Network, ; Freemark, MS; Bellet, JS; Keels, MA; Bonner, MJ; El-Dairi, M; Butler, M; Kranz, PG; Stumpel, CTRM; Klinkenberg, S; Oberndorff, K; Alawi, M; Santer, R; Petrovski, S; Kuismin, O; Korpi-Heikkilä, S; Pietilainen, O; Aarno, P; Kurki, MI; Hoischen, A; Need, AC; Goldstein, DB; Kortüm, F (2017). De Novo Truncating Variants in ASXL2 Are Associated with a Unique and Recognizable Clinical Phenotype.. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 100(1), 179. [doi]

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