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Lisa Wu

  • INSTRUCTOR Oncological Sciences
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Education

  • PhD, Teachers College Columbia University

Biography

    Dr. Lisa Wu is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with experience in providing neurorehabilitation for individuals with cognitive impairment. Dr. Wu's research is focused on symptom management and quality of life issues in cancer survivors, and the development of interventions to ameliorate such problems. In recent years, Dr. Wu's research has focused primarily on cognitive impairment related to cancer and/or its treatment.

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Dr. Wu has conducted research examining quality of life and survivorship issues in cancer patients, particularly cognitive impairment. In recent years, she has channelled her interest in neurorehabilitation into her research which is primarily focused on the neurobehavioral and neurocognitive changes associated with cancer and its treatment, and the development of interventions to treat such changes. She is also interested in the underlying biological and chronobiological mechanisms of cognitive impairment in cancer survivors. Dr. Wu's research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.

Publications

Amidi A, Wu LM, Agerbaek M, Larsen PL, Pedersen AD, Mehlsen M, Larsen L, Zachariae R. Cognitive impairment and potential biological and psychological correlates of neuropsychological performance in recently orchiectomized testicular cancer patients. Psycho-oncology 2015 Apr;.

Amidi A, Wu LM, Pedersen AD, Mehlsen M, Pedersen CG, Rossen P, Agerbæk M, Zachariae R. Cognitive impairment in testicular cancer survivors 2 to 7 years after treatment. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2015 Feb;.

Wu LM, Diefenbach MA, Gordon WA, Cantor JB, Cherrier MM. Cognitive problems in patients on androgen deprivation therapy: a qualitative pilot study. Urologic oncology 2013 Nov; 31(8).

Redd WH, Valdimarsdottir H, Wu LM, Winkel G, Byrne EE, Beltre MA, Liebman ES, Erazo T, Hayes JA, Isola L, Scigliano E, Meschian Y, Lutgendorf S, Ancoli-Israel S. Systematic light exposure in the treatment of cancer-related fatigue: a preliminary study. Psycho-oncology 2014 Dec; 23(12).

Rini C, Austin J, Wu LM, Winkel G, Valdimarsdottir H, Stanton AL, Isola L, Rowley S, Redd WH. Harnessing benefits of helping others: a randomized controlled trial testing expressive helping to address survivorship problems after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association 2014 Dec; 33(12).

Benish-Weisman M, Wu LM, Weinberger-Litman SL, Redd WH, Duhamel KN, Rini C. Healing stories: narrative characteristics in cancer survivorship narratives and psychological health among hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivors. Palliative & supportive care 2014 Aug; 12(4).

Wu LM, Austin J, Valdimarsdottir H, Isola L, Rowley SD, Diefenbach MA, Cammarata M, Redd WH, Rini C. Cross-sectional study of patient-reported neurobehavioral problems following hematopoietic stem cell transplant and health-related quality of life. Psycho-oncology 2014 Dec; 23(12).

Hamilton JG, Wu LM, Austin JE, Valdimarsdottir H, Basmajian K, Vu A, Rowley SD, Isola L, Redd WH, Rini C. Economic survivorship stress is associated with poor health-related quality of life among distressed survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Psycho-oncology 2013 Apr; 22(4).

Wu LM, Mohamed NE, Winkel G, Diefenbach MA. Patient and spouse illness beliefs and quality of life in prostate cancer patients. Psychology & health 2013; 28(4).

Wu LM, Austin J, Hamilton JG, Valdimarsdottir H, Isola L, Rowley S, Warbet R, Winkel G, Redd WH, Rini C. Self-efficacy beliefs mediate the relationship between subjective cognitive functioning and physical and mental well-being after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Psycho-oncology 2012 Nov; 21(11).

Mosher CE, Lepore SJ, Wu L, Austin J, Valdimarsdottir H, Rowley S, Isola L, Redd WH, Rini C. Social correlates of distress following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: exploring the role of loneliness and cognitive processing. Journal of health psychology 2012 Oct; 17(7).

Wu L, Bonanno G, Duhamel K, Redd WH, Rini C, Austin J, Nereo N, Ostroff J, Parsons S, Martini R, Williams S, Mee L, Sexson S, Manne S. Pre-bereavement meaning and post-bereavement distress in mothers of children who underwent haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. British journal of health psychology 2008 Sep; 13(Pt 3).

DuHamel KN, Manne S, Nereo N, Ostroff J, Martini R, Parsons S, Williams S, Mee L, Sexson S, Wu L, Winkel G, Boulad F, Redd WH. Cognitive processing among mothers of children undergoing bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. Psychosomatic medicine; 66(1).

Manne S, DuHamel K, Nereo N, Ostroff J, Parsons S, Martini R, Williams S, Mee L, Sexson S, Wu L, Difede J, Redd WH. Predictors of PTSD in mothers of children undergoing bone marrow transplantation: the role of cognitive and social processes. Journal of pediatric psychology; 27(7).

Amidi A, Wu LM, Agerbaek M, Larsen PL, Pedersen AD, Mehlsen M, Larsen L, Zachariae R. Cognitive impairment and potential biological and psychological correlates of neuropsychological performance in recently orchiectomized testicular cancer patients. Psycho-oncology 2015 Apr;.

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Dr. Wu did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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