Members of the Oncology Clinic are part of an interdisciplinary, interagency research partnership- the SUCCESS Lab (Supporting & Understanding Childhood Cancer: Education, Strategies, and Services) with a shared mission of improving educational experiences and outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Research team members come from the fields of oncology, neuropsychology and education, allowing for true interdisciplinary collaboration. SUCCESS Lab members represent Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins School of Education and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Research Lab Partners:
Clifton Thornton, PhD, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPNP-CP
Research Lab Graduate Students
Sydney Henegan, DPN
Laina Parrillo, PhD(c ), BSN, RN
Mary Jo Gamper, MSN, RN, CPNP
- Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Neurocognitive Challenges. Johns Hopkins’ SUCCESS Lab Works to Ensure They Receive a Quality Education.
- They Survived Cancer. Now the Hard Part: Returning to School
- Thriving in School After Childhood Cancer
- Surviving Cancer, Thriving in Life
- Dana Foundation Cerebrum Podcast, featuring Dr. Lisa Jacobson
- UDL Research in 15 Minutes Podcast, featuring Dr. Lisa Jacobson
- Carey, L. B., Harkins-Brown, A., Ruble, K., Paré-Blagoev, E. J., Milla, K., Thornton, C. P., & Jacobson, L. A. (2022). Improving Assistive Technology Access for Students With Chronic and Complex Medical Conditions: Lessons Learned From Young Cancer Survivors. TEACHING Exceptional Children. https://doi.org/10.1177/00400599221117824
- Carey, L. B., Ruble, K., Paré-Blagoev, J., Milla, K., Thornton, C. P., Henegan, S., & Jacobson, L. A. (2021). Childhood cancer survivors and distance education challenges: Lessons learned from the covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsab103
- Carey, L.B., Ruble, K., Paré-Blagoev, E.J., Jacobson, L.A. (2021) Advocating for immunocompromised children in the time of COVID-19: Learning from children with cancer [White paper]. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Ruble et al., 2020. Pediatric oncology provider perspectives and practices: Supporting patients and families in schooling after cancer diagnosis: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/pbc.28166
- Beeler et al., 2020. Educating Childhood Cancer Survivors: a Qualitative Analysis of Parents Mobilizing Social and Cultural Capital: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32088849/
- Paré-Blagoev et al., 2020. Tools of the trade to address schooling related communication needs after childhood cancer: A mini-review with consideration of health disparity concerns: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0093775420300038
- Ruble et al., 2019. Assessment of Online Resources for Returning to School During and After Treatment of Childhood Cancer: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31049872/
- Paré-Blagoev et al., 2019. Schooling in Survivorship: Understanding Caregiver Challenges when Survivors Return to School: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30758107/
- Ruble et al., 2018. Parent perspectives on oncology team communication regarding neurocognitive impacts of cancer therapy and school reentry: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30160071/