The Section of Pediatric Population Science, Outcomes, and Disparities Research, within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the The New Jersey Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research Center of Excellence (NJ PHORCE) at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, aims to improve outcomes and reduce disparities for pediatric, adolescent, and young adult populations with cancer or blood disorders.
Major research themes include identifying risk and protective factors for poorer outcomes among cancer survivors or youth with sickle cell disease and developing and evaluating interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes across the cancer trajectory and healthcare transitions. Research projects consider multi-level factors contributing to disparities and employ a family-centered approach to improving outcomes and reducing disease burden.
Our Mission: To advance impactful research in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Our Vision: To improve the lives of all children and families with hematology/oncology conditions through research.
Our Values: To promote collaborative, transdisciplinary evidence-based research.
Katie Devine, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Section of Pediatric Population Science, Outcomes, and Disparities Research
in the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Angela Senger, MS, MCM
Doctoral Student (Communication), School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
Department: Section of Pediatric Population Science, Outcomes, and Disparities Research in the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program
- LITE Night
- Project Highlight: “Needs Survey for childhood, adolescent, young adult cancer survivors, their siblings, and parents/caregivers”
- The Section is initiating a new research survey titled “Needs Survey for childhood, adolescent, young adult cancer survivors, their siblings, and parents / caregivers.” Utilizing the results of this survey, we aim to identify and understand the unique needs and psychosocial functioning of pediatric survivors and their families. adolescents, and young adults as well as their siblings and parents/caregivers.
- We are recruiting pediatric survivors, their siblings, and parents both at CINJ in New Brunswick and at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark for this one-time online survey.
- The work will be used to guide future intervention research that focuses on improving the cancer survivorship experience for children and their families.
Faculty posting: Open-rank tenure-track faculty positions in pediatric population science, health outcomes, and disparities research
The successful behavioral or physician-scientist will join the Pediatric Population Science, Outcomes, and Disparities Research Section in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an innovative, independent, collaborative, and extramurally-funded research program.
Area of research interest is open, but we are particularly interested in applicants conducting research in pediatric hematology/oncology health disparities, health equity, cancer survivorship, psychosocial risk and resilience, or community-based research.
The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and is a member of the National Cancer Institute supported Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research and clinical trials. The LITE Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provides long-term evaluation, support, and health education for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors.