Cynthia A Gerhardt, PhD

Cynthia Gerhardt


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Cancer, Brain Injuries, Depression, Wounds and Injuries, Anemia, Sickle Cell, Anxiety, Breast Cancer, Brain Cancer, Neurofibromatosis 1, Brain Diseases

Cynthia Gerhardt, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Ohio State and a member of the Cancer Control Program at the OSUCCC – James, where she focuses her research on pediatric cancers and the roles of family.

In particular, she is interested in parent-child communication about childhood cancers, long-term adjustment by families with a pediatric brain tumor survivor and quality-of-life issues affected by pediatric cancer.

One of her recent studies emphasized the role of maternal post-traumatic stress symptoms, maternal communication and subsequent adolescent post-traumatic stress symptoms in the treatment of childhood cancer.

Dr. Gerhardt has authored or co-authored dozens of articles in such well-respected scientific journals as Neuropsychology, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Psycho-Oncology and Pediatric Blood & Cancer. .

Office Location

J1411 Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205



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