Lisa Schwartz, PhD

Core Faculty

Lisa Schwartz, PhD is a core faculty member at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an attending psychologist in the Division of Oncology and the psychologist for the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program at CHOP, and an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the co-Director and co-Founder of CHOP’s mHealth Research Affinity Group, which provides a forum for educational and networking opportunities to enhance knowledge of mHealth and develop potential collaborations both at CHOP and other local institutions.

Through her work, Dr. Schwartz aims to identify risk and protective factors of adolescents and young adults affected by chronic health conditions, with the goal of developing interventions to facilitate optimal transition to adulthood and engagement in adult-based medical care.

Much of Dr. Schwartz’s research has targeted adolescents and young adults affected by cancer, with an emphasis on survivorship self-management and readiness to transition to adult care. Her work has focused on developing assessment tools to capture the impact of childhood cancer that generic measures have failed to do. She is currently developing interventions to enhance survivorship self-management using mobile health and care plans.

Dr. Schwartz is also part of an ongoing collaboration with a large multidisciplinary team studying the health of girls with family risk of breast cancer.  Their research has followed two cohorts of young girls from families in the Breast Cancer Family Registry, a large cohort study of families who are at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer based on family history or genetic mutations. Focusing on childhood and adolescence is particularly important for developing breast cancer prevention programs because there is growing evidence that young girls may be particularly sensitive to exposures that either initiate or protect against breast cancer.

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