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Bradley J. Zebrack

Professor of Social Work

Bradley J. Zebrack

Brad Zebrack's teaching and research interests are in the area of health, medicine, and quality of life. He is particularly interested in the effects of cancer on the psychosocial growth and development of adolescents and young adults. His funded research also involves evaluations of the implementation of psychosocial support services in medical care settings.

Zebrack has clinical social work experience in both pediatric and adult oncology, and has been involved in the development of peer support/advocacy programs for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. He currently is a member of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Socio-Behavioral Program, and involved in development of new curriculum on Inter-Professional Education.

Research Interests/Focus

Cancer support, social work oncology

Education

Year Degree   School
1999 PhD Social Work and Sociology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1992 MSW Social Work University of California, Berkeley
1992 MPH Community Health Education University of California, Berkeley
1982 BA Sociology Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Zebrack, B., Santacroce, S. J. Patterson, P., & Gubin, A. (2016). Adolescents and young adults with cancer: A biopsychosocial approach. In A. Abrams, A. Muriel, and L. Weiner (Eds.) Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multi-disciplinary Care. Springer Publishing.

Zebrack, B., Kayser, K., Padgett, L., Sundstrom, L., Jobin, C., Nelson, K., & Fineberg, I. (2016). Institutional capacity to provide psychosocial oncology support services: A report from the Association of Oncology Social Work. Cancer.

Smith, A. W., Seibel, N. L., Lewis, D. R., Albritton, K. H., Blair, D. B., Blanke, C. D., Bleyer, W. A., Freyer, D. R., Geiger, A. M., Hayes-Lattin, B., Tricoli, J. V., Wagner, L. I., & Zebrack, B. J. (2016). Next steps for adolescent and young adult oncology workshop: An update on progress and recommendations for the future. Cancer.

Warner, E. L., Kent, E., Trevino, K., Parsons, H. M., Zebrack, B. J., & Kirchhoff, A. C. (2016). Social well-being among adolescents and young adults with cancer: a systematic review. Cancer.

Quinn G. P., Zebrack, B., Sehovic, I., Bowman, M., & Vadaparampil, S. T. (2015). Adoption and cancer survivors: Findings from a learning activity for Oncology nurses. Cancer.

Patterson, F., McDonald, F., Zebrack, B., & Medlow, S. (2015). Emerging issues among children, adolescent and young adult survivors. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 31(1), 53-59.

Zebrack, B., Kwak, M., Salsman, J., Cousino, M., Meeske, K., Aguilar, C., Embry, L., Block, R., Hayes-Lattin, B., & Cole, S. (2015). The relationship between posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology, 24(2), 162-168.

Shaw, P. H., Reed, D., Bleyer, A., Zebrack, B., Yeager, N., & Castellino, S. (2015). Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology: A specialty in its late adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 37(3), 161-169.

Zebrack, B. & Santacroce, S. (2015). Adolescents and young adults with cancer. In J. Holland, W.S. Breitbart, P. Butow, P. B. Jacobsen, M. J. Loscalzo, R. McCorkle (Eds.), Psycho-Oncology (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Zebrack, B., Jones, B., & Smolinsky, K. (2015). Cancer across a continuum of care: Clinical practice, opportunities, and challenges. In G. Christ, C. Messner, & L. Behard (Eds.), Oncology Social Work Handbook. Oxford University Publishers.

Zebrack, B., Kayser, K., Sandstrom, L., Savas, S. A., Henrickson, C., Acquati, C., & Tamas, R. L. (2015). Psychosocial distress screening implementation in cancer care: An analysis of adherence, responsiveness, and acceptability. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 33(10), 1165-1170.

Yi, J., Zebrack, B., Kim, M., & Cousino, M. (2015). Post-traumatic growth outcomes and their correlates among young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(9), 981-991.

Zebrack, B. (2015). A patient-centered perspective on cancer survivorship. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 5(2), 91-95.

BrintzenhofeSzoc, K., Davis, C., Nedjat, F., Kayser, K., Lee, H., Oktay, J., Zabora, J. & Zebrack, B. (2015). Screening for psychosocial distress: A national survey of oncology social workers. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33(1), 34-47.

Otis-Green, S., Jones, B., Zebrack, B., Kilburn, L., Altilio, T. A., & Ferrell, B. (2014). ExCEL in social work: EXcellence in Cancer Education & Leadership: An oncology social work response to the Institute of Medicine report cancer care for the whole patient: Meeting psychosocial health needs. Cancer Patient Education.

Rosenberg, R. S., Lange, W., Zebrack, B., Moulton, S., & Kosslyn, S. M. (2014). An outdoor adventure program for young adults with cancer: Positive effects of program participation on body image and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 32(5), 622-636.

Zebrack,B., Corbett, V., Embry, Ll, Aguilar, C., Meeske, K. A., Hayes-Lattin, B., Block, R., Zeman, D. T., & Cole, S. (2014). Psychological distress and unsatisfied need for psychosocial support in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients during the first year following diagnosis. Psycho-Oncology.

Allen, J., Zebrack, B., Wittman, D., Hammelef, K., & Morris, A. (2014). Expanding the NCCN Guidelines for distress management: A model of barriers to the use of coping resources. Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology.

Pirl, W. F., Fann, J. R., Greer, J. A., Braun, I., Deshields, T., Fulcher, C., Harvey, E., Holland, J., Kennedy, V., Lazenby, M., Wager, L., Underhill, M., Walker, D., Zabora, J., Zebrack, B., & Bardwell, W. A. (2014). Recommendations for the implementation of distress screening programs in cancer centers: Report from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) joint task force. Cancer.

Zebrack, B. (2014). Patient-centered research to inform patient-centered care for adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA). Cancer.

Otis-Green, S., Zebrack, B., & Jones, B. (2014). ExCEL: Preparing social workers for new frontiers in oncology practice [Abstract]. Psycho-Oncology, 23(Suppl 1), 144.

Klosky, J. L, Krull, K. R., Kawashima, T., Leisenring, W., Randolph-Frye, M., Zebrack, B., Stuber, M. L., Robison, L. L., & Phipps, S. (2014). Relations between posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in long-term survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Health Psychology.

Keegan, T. H. M., Tao, L., DeRouen, M. C., Wu, X., Prasad, P., Lynch, C. F., Shnorhavorian, M., Zebrack, B. J., Chu, R., Harlan, L. C., Smith, A. W., & Parson, H. M. (2014). Medical care in adolescents and young adult cancer survivors: What are the biggest access-related barriers? Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 8(2), 282-292.

Zebrack, B., Kent, E. E., Keegan, T. H. M., Kato, I., & Smith, A. W.. (2014). "Cancer sucks," and other ponderings by adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 32, 1-15.

Jones, B., Phillips, F., Head, B., Hedlund, S., Kalisiak, A., Zebrack, B., Kilburn, L. & Otis-Green, S. (2014). Enhancing collaborative leadership in palliative social work in oncology. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 10(4), 309-321.

Zabora, J., Buzaglo, J., Kennedy, V., Schapmire, T., Zebrack, B. & Ghobrial, I. (2014). Clinical perspective: Linking psychosocial care to the clinical disease continuum in patients with multiple myeloma. Palliative and Supportive Care.

Kwak, M., Zebrack, B., Meeske, K. A., Aguilar, C., Block, R., Hayes-Lattin, B., Li, Y., Butler, M., & Cole, S. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms in adolescents and young adult cancer survivors: a 1-year follow-up study. Psycho-Oncology, 22(8), 1798-1806.

Carbone, L., Zebrack, B., Plegue, M., Joshi, S., & Shellhaas, R. (2013). Treatment and adherence among adolescents with epilepsy: what really matters? Epilepsy and Behavior, 27(1), 59-63.

Kwak, M., Zebrack, B., Meeske, K. A., Embry, L., Aguilar, C., Block, R., Hayes-Lattin, B., Li, Y., Butler, M., & Cole, S. (2013). Trajectories of psychological distress in adolescent and young adult cancer patients: A 1-year longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(17), 2160-2166.

D'Angio, G. J., Chesler, M., Zebrack, B., & Masera, G. (2013). Cure is not enough - One slogan, two paradigms for pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 60(7), 1069-1070.

Smith, A. W., Bellizzi, K. M., Keegan, T. H. M., Zebrack, B., Chen, V. W., Neale, A. V., Hamilton, A., Shnohavorian, M., & Lynch, C. F. (2013). Health-related quality of life of adolescent and young adult patients with cancer in the United States: The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Outcomes and Patient Experience study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(17), 2136-2145.

Smith, A. W., Parson, H. M., Kent, E. E., Bellizzi, K., Zebrack, B. J., Keel, G., Lynch, C. F., Rubenstein, M. B., Keegan, T. H. M., & AYA HOPE Study Collaborative Group. (2013). Unmet support service needs and health-related quality of life among adolescents and young adults with cancer: The AYA HOPE study. Frontiers in Oncology, 3, 75.

Deshields, T., Zebrack, B., & Kennedy, V. (2013). The state of psychosocial services in cancer care in the United States. Psycho-Oncology, 22(3), 699-703.

Zebrack, B., Block, R., Hayes-Lattin, B., Embry, L., Aguilar, C., Meeske, K. A., Li, Y., Butler, M., & Cole, S. (2013). Psychosocial service use and unmet need among recently diagnosed adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Cancer, 119, 201-214.

Coccia, P. F., Altman, J., Bhatia, S., Borinstein, S. C., Flynn, J., George, S., Goldsby, R., Hayashi, R., Huang, M. S., Johnson, R. H., Beaupin, L. K., Link, M. P., Oeffinger, K. C., Orr, K. M., Pappo, A. S., Reed, D., Spraker, H. L., Thomas, D. A., von Mehren, M., Wechsler, D. S., Whelan, K. F., Zebrack, B. J., Sundar, H., & Shead, D. A. (2012). Adolescent and young adult oncology. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(9), 1112-1150.

Zebrack, B., Stuber, M. L., Meeske, K. A., Phipps, S., Krull, K. R., & Liu, Q. (2012). Perceived positive impact of cancer among long-term survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 630-639.

Zebrack, B. (2012). Foreward. In G. Quinn & S. Vadaparampil (Eds.) Reproductive Health and Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. New York: Springer.

Zebrack, B., & Isaacson, S. (2012). Psychosocial care of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(11), 1221-1226.

Keegan, T., Lichtensztajn, D., Kato, I., Kent., Wu, X., West, M., Hamilton A., Zebrack, B., Bellizzi, K., & Smith, A. (2012). Unmet adolescent and young adult cancer survivors' information and service needs: A population-based cancer registry study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6, 239-250.

Bellizzi, K. M., Smith, A., Schmidt, S., Keegan, T. H. M., Zebrack, B., Lynch, C. F., Deapen, D., & Shnorhavorian, M. (2012). Positive and negative psychosocial impact of being diagnosed with cancer as an adolescent or young adult. Cancer, 118(20), 5155-5162.

Nightingale, C., Quinn, G., Shenkman, E., Curbow, B., Zebrack, B., Krull, K., & Huang, I. (2012). Health-related quality of life of young adult survivors of childhood cancer: A review of qualitative studies. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 1(3), 124-132.

Zebrack, B., Burg, M., & Vaitones, V. (2012). Distress screening: An opportunity for enhancing quality cancer care and promoting the oncology social work profession. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 30, 615-624.

Parry, P., Padgett, L. S., & Zebrack, B. J. (2012). Now what? Toward an integrated research and practice agenda in distress screening. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 30, 715-727.

Zebrack, B., & Butler, M. (2012). Context for understanding psychosocial outcomes and behavior among adolescents and young adults with cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 10(9), 1151-1156.

Stuber, M. L., Meeske, K. A., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., Zeltzer, L. K., Dawson, K., Kazak, A. E., Zebrack, B., Mertens, A. C., Robison, L. L., & Krull, K. R. (2011). Defining medical posttraumatic stress among young adult survivors in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33(4), 347-353.

Zebrack, B., & Landier, W. (2011). The perceived impact of cancer on quality of life for post-treatment survivors of childhood cancer. Quality of Life Research, 20(10), 1595-1608.

Zebrack, B., & Hamilton, R. (2011). Dating and disclosure for the cancer patient. In J. Mulhall (Ed.), Sexuality and Cancer. New York, NY: Springer.

D'Agostino, N. M., Penney, A., & Zebrack, B. (2011). Providing developmentally appropriate psychosocial care to adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Cancer, 117(10 Supplement), 2329-2334.

Lu, Q., Krull, K. R., Leisenring, W., Owen, J., Kawashima, T., Tsao, J. C., Zebrack, B., Mertens, A., Armstrong, G. T., Stovall, M., Robinson, L. L., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2011). Pain in long-term adult survivors of childhood cancers and their siblings: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Pain, 152(11), 2616-2624.

Zebrack, B. (2011). Psychological, social and behavioral issues for young adults with cancer. Cancer, 117(10 Suppl.), 2289-2294.

Burg, M. A., Zebrack, B. J., Maramaldi, P., Walsh, K., Lim, J., & Smolinksi, K. (2010). Barriers to accessing quality health care for cancer patients: A survey of members of the Association of Oncology Social Workers. Social Work in Health Care, 49(1), 38-52.

Zebrack, B., Matthews-Bradshaw, B., & Siegel, S. (2010). Quality cancer care for adolescents and young adults: A position statement. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(32), 4862-4867.

Santacroce, S., & Zebrack, B. (2010). Adolescent and Young Adult Patients. In J. Holland, W. S. Breitbart, P. B. Jacobsen, M. S. Lederberg, M. J. Loscalzo, R. McCorkle, et al. (Eds.), Psycho-Oncology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Yi, J., & Zebrack, B. (2010). Self-portraits of families with young adult cancer survivors: Using photovoice. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28(3), 219-243.

Zebrack, B., Foley, S., Wittmann, D., & Leonard, M. (2010). Sexual functioning in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 19(8), 814-822.

Zebrack, B., Chesler, M. A., & Kaplan, S. (2010). To foster healing among adolescents and young adults with cancer: What helps? What hurts? Supportive Care in Cancer, 18(1), 131-135.

Zebrack, B. J., Donohue, J. E., Gurney, J. G., Chesler, M. A., Bhatia, S., & Landier, W. (2010). Psychometric evaluation of the Impact of Cancer (IOC-CS) scale for young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Quality of Life Research, 19(2), 207-218.

Stuber, M. L., Meeske, K. A., Krull, K. R., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., M., & Zebrack, B. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatrics, 125(5), e1124-e1134.

Zebrack, B. (2010). Cancer and job loss. Oncology Nurse Edition, 24(4), 19.

Smith, S., Zimmerman, S., Williams, C. S., & Zebrack, B. (2009). Health status and quality of life among non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Cancer, 115, 3312-3323.

Zebrack, B. (2009). Developing a new instrument to assess the impact of cancer in young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 3(3), 174-180.

Zeltzer, L. K., Recklitis, C., Buchbinder, D., Zebrack, B., Casillas, J., & Tsao, J. (2009). Psychological status in childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(14), 2396-2404.

Gurney, J. G., Krull, K. R., Kadan-Lottick, N., Nicholson, H. S., Nathan, P. C., & Zebrack, B. (2009). Social outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(14), 2390-2395.

Zebrack, B. J. (2009). Information and service needs for young adult cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17, 349-357.

Lohr, K. N., & Zebrack, B. (2009). Using patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice: Challenges and opportunities. Quality of Life Research, 18, 99-107.

Zebrack, B. (2009). Survivor's perspective. Oncology, 23(2), 44-45.

King, L. M., Quinn, G. P., Vadaparampil, S. T., Miree, C. A., Clayton, H. B., & Zebrack, B. (2008). Oncology social workers' perceptions of barriers to discussing fertility preservation with cancer patients. Social Work in Health Care, 47(4), 479-501.

Zebrack, B., Walsh, K., Burg, M., Maramaldi, P., & Lim, J. (2008). Oncology social worker competencies and implications for education and training. Social Work in Health Care, 47(4), 355-375.

Wells, A. A., & Zebrack, B. J. (2008). Psychosocial barriers contributing to the under-representation of racial/ethnic minorities in cancer clinical trials. Social Work in Health Care, 46(2), 1-14.

Zebrack, B., Yi, J., Petersen, L., & Ganz, P. (2008). The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 17(9), 891-900.

Zebrack, B. J. (2008). Information and service needs for young adult cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 16, 1353-1360.

Lim, J., & Zebrack, B. (2008). Different pathways in social support and quality of life between Korean-American and Korean breast and gynecological cancer survivors. Quality of Life Research, 17, 679-689.

Bolte, S., & Zebrack, B. (2008). Sexual issues in special populations: Adolescents and young adults. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 24(2), 115-119.

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