Lori Wiener, PhD DCSWStaff Scientist Pediatric Oncology Branch

Dr. Lori Wiener is co-director of the Behavioral Health Core and Head of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program at the pediatric oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As both a clinician and behavioral scientist, Dr. Wiener has dedicated her career to the fields of oncology and pediatric HIV/AIDS.
At NCI, she developed a robust clinical and research program that has focused on critical clinical issues that had not previously been studied such as lone parenting, transnational parenting, emotional consequences of medically required isolation, preparation for amputation and sibling donation, graph-versus-host disease, and adolescent end-of-life planning. Dr. Wiener has also dedicated a substantial part of her career to applying knowledge from her clinical experience and psychosocial studies to create innovative resources such as workbooks, therapeutic games and an advance care planning guide for adolescents and young adults. These resources are distributed worldwide and widely utilized in pediatric centers. Dr. Wiener has published extensively and co-edited the Pediatric Psycho-Oncology: A Quick Reference on the Psychosocial Dimensions of Cancer Symptom Management, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015 and Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multi-disciplinary Care, Springer International Publishing, 2015. She has been part of the leadership team that has developed the first evidence-based psychosocial standards of care for children with cancer and their family members.
General Session: Communicating with Adolescents at End of Life: Ethical Dilemmas and Practical Solutions (104)
Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland