Chelsea Balian, MSN RN CNS CPNPPediatric Nurse Practitioner

Chelsea Balian works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the field of blood and marrow transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Prior to this role, Chelsea was the pediatric nurse practitioner for the palliative care program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Chelsea has a vested interest in children with chronic illness who may require end of life management, and have both clinical and research experience in these fields. Chelsea has published in Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and The Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. In 2016, Chelsea presented research on the translocation of GI organisms leading to bloodstream infections in the pediatric transplant population at the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant (ASBMT) tandem meeting, followed by a presentation at the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) meeting.

Chelsea is currently a co-investigator on a multi-site, grant funded study looking prospectively at symptoms in children with advanced cancer using electronic data collection. Chelsea plans to continue research in this field while advancing my career in the blood and marrow transplant population.