Kathryn Vannatta A PhD

Kathryn Vannatta A PhD
Assoc ProfessorCollege of MedicineKathryn.Vannatta@nationwidechildrens.org
Center for Biobehavioral Health 700 Children's Drive Columbus OH 43205
Phone:(614) 722-3182Fax: (614) 722-6980
  • Cancer Control

Research Description

Dr. Vannatta has a history of funded research in pediatric psychology emphasizing social, emotional and behavioral outcomes of children affected by cancer and its treatment. Dr. Vannatta is broadly interested in childhood family and peer relations and how risk and resilience are demonstrated in social development when children are faced with severe chronic illness or significant disruption in family functioning.

Current Publications

  • Jackson JL, Tierney K, Daniels CJ, Vannatta KDisease knowledge, perceived risk, and health behavior engagement among adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.Heart Lung in press 9/29/2014
  • Vannatta K, Salley CG, Gerhardt CA, Fairclough DL, Patenaude AF, Kupst MJ, Barrera MSocial self-perception among pediatric brain tumor survivors compared with peers.J Dev Behav Pediatr 35 427-34 9/1/2014
  • Compas BE, Desjardins L, Vannatta K, Young-Saleme T, Rodriguez EM, Dunn M, Bemis H, Snyder S, Gerhardt CAChildren and adolescents coping with cancer: self- and parent reports of coping and anxiety/depression.Health Psychol 33 853-61 8/1/2014
  • Heverly-Fitt S, Wimsatt MA, Menzer MM, Rubin KH, Dennis M, Taylor HG, Stancin T, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Bigler ED, Yeates KOFriendship Quality and Psychosocial Outcomes among Children with Traumatic Brain Injury.J Int Neuropsychol Soc 20 684-93 8/1/2014
  • Wolfe KR, Bigler ED, Dennis M, Gerhardt CA, Rubin K, Taylor HG, Vannatta K, Yeates KOSelf-Awareness of Peer-Rated Social Attributes in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury.J Pediatr Psychol in press 7/30/2014
  • Robinson KE, Fountain-Zaragoza S, Dennis M, Taylor HG, Bigler ED PhD, Rubin K, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Yeates KOExecutive Functions and Theory of Mind as Predictors of Social Adjustment in Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury.J Neurotrauma in press 7/8/2014
  • Lindwall JJ, Russell K, Huang Q, Zhang H, Vannatta K, Barrera M, Alderfer M, Phipps SAdjustment in parents of children undergoing stem cell transplantation.Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 20 543-8 4/1/2014
  • Akard TF, Gilmer MJ, Miller K, Steele AC, Hancock K, Barrera M, Compas B, Davies B, Dietrich MS, Fairclough DL, Hogan NS, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CAFactors affecting recruitment and participation of bereaved parents and siblings in grief research.Prog Palliat Care 22 75-79 4/1/2014
  • Schulte F, Vannatta K, Barrera MSocial problem solving and social performance after a group social skills intervention for childhood brain tumor survivors.Psychooncology 23 183-9 2/1/2014
  • Long KA, Keeley L, Reiter-Purtill J, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Noll RBChild-rearing in the context of childhood cancer: perspectives of parents and professionals.Pediatr Blood Cancer 61 326-32 2/1/2014
  • Rodriguez EM, Dunn MJ, Zuckerman T, Hughart L, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Saylor M, Schuele CM, Compas BEMother-child communication and maternal depressive symptoms in families of children with cancer: integrating macro and micro levels of analysis.J Pediatr Psychol 38 732-43 8/1/2013
  • Gerhardt CA, Barrera M, Kupst MJ, Meyer EA, Patenaude AF, Vannatta K, Ach EFamily factors associated with academic achievement deficits in pediatric brain tumor survivors.Psychooncology 22 1731-7 8/1/2013
  • Taylor HG, Rubin K, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Yeates KO, Dennis M, Simic N, Bigler ED, Abildskov T, Agostino ACognitive, affective, and conative theory of mind (ToM) in children with traumatic brain injury.Dev Cogn Neurosci 5 25-39 7/1/2013
  • Bigler ED, Abildskov TJ, Petrie J, Farrer TJ, Dennis M, Simic N, Taylor HG, Rubin KH, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Owen Yeates KHeterogeneity of brain lesions in pediatric traumatic brain injury.Neuropsychology 27 438-51 7/1/2013
  • Abildskov T, Dennis M, Rubin KH, Stancin T, Taylor HG, Vannatta K, Yeates KO, Gerhardt CA, Bigler EDPeer relationships of children with traumatic brain injury.J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19 518-27 5/1/2013
  • Kaal J, Thompson AL, Barrera M, Compas BE, Davies B, Fairclough DL, Foster TL, Jo Gilmer M, Hogan N, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Steele ACBereaved parents and siblings offer advice to health care providers and researchers.J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35 253-9 5/1/2013
  • Dennis M, Simic N, Agostino A, Taylor HG, Bigler ED, Rubin K, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Yeates KOIrony and empathy in children with traumatic brain injury.J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19 338-48 3/1/2013
  • Dennis M, Agostino A, Taylor HG, Bigler ED, Rubin K, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Stancin T, Yeates KOEmotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury.J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19 34-43 1/1/2013
  • Bigler ED, Yeates KO, Dennis M, Gerhardt CA, Rubin KH, Stancin T, Gerry Taylor H, Vannatta KNeuroimaging and social behavior in children after traumatic brain injury: findings from the Social Outcomes of Brain Injury in Kids (SOBIK) study.NeuroRehabilitation 32 707-20 1/1/2013

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