Kathryn A. Vannatta, Ph.D. :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722.3182
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Biography

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Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Vannatta has a history of funded research in pediatric psychology emphasizing social, emotional and behavioral outcomes of children affected by cancer and its treatment. Dr. Vannatta is broadly interested in childhood family and peer relations and how risk and resilience are demonstrated in social development when children are faced with severe chronic illness or significant disruption in family functioning. These interests have led Dr. Vannatta to conduct research on the psychosocial and family outcomes experienced by children with a variety of chronic illnesses, children who have undergone stem cell transplantation, and children with a family member affected by a severe or life threatening disease (e.g. maternal breast cancer). Her collaborators on these projects include colleagues in Columbus as well as at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, St. Jude's Research Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Vannatta has provided clinical, research, and professional mentorship to graduate students, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows in pediatric psychology.

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • University of Vermont
    Date Completed: 06/30/1985

Graduate School

  • University of Oregon
    Date Completed: 06/30/1986

Internship

  • Duke University Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1990

Post Doctoral

  • University of Oregon
    Date Completed: 06/30/1991

Fellowship

  • University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1993

Professional Experience

2004–present

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine and Public Health, OSU

2004–present

  • Associate Professor (Jointly), Department of Psychology, OSU

2003–present

  • Principle Investigator, Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hosptial

Publications

  • Akard, TF, Gilmer, MJ, Miler, K, Steele, AC, Hancock, K, Barrera, M, Compas, BE, Davies, B, Dietrich, MS, Fairclough, DL, Hogan, NS, Vannatta, K, & Gerhardt, CA. 2014. Factors afffecting recruitment and participation of bereaved parents and siblings in grief research.  Progress in Palliative Care. Vol. 22, no. January: 75-79.
  • Yeates, KO, Bigler, ED, Abildskov, A, Dennis, M, Gerhardt, CA, Vannatta, K, Rubin, KH, Stancin, T, & Taylor, HG. 2014. Social Competence in pediatric traumatic brain injury: From brain to behavior.  Clinical Psychological Science. Vol. 2, no. January: 97-107.
  • Long, K.A., Keeley, L., Reiter-Purtill, J., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., & Noll, R.B. 2014. Child-rearing in the context of childhood cancer: Perspectives of parents and professionals.  Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Vol. 61, no. January: 326-32.
  • Schwartz,Laura; Manring,Sam; Misiti,Brian; Eversole,Marci; Barrera,Maru; Compas,Bruce; Fairclough,Diane; Foster,Terrah; Gilmer,Mary,Jo; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia. 2013. The Role of Dyadic Interactions in Parent and Sibling Distress After a Child's Death From Cancer.
  • Vannatta,Kathryn; Misiti,Brian; Clymer,Jessica; Gerhardt,Cynthia; Patenaude,Andrea; Barerra,Maru; Kupst,Mary,Jo; Fairclough,Diane. 2013. Peer Relationships and Emotional Adjustment in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors: Risk Associated With Intensive Treatment and Medical Late Effects.
  • Bigler, ED, Yeates, KO, Dennis, M, Gerhardt, CA, Rubin, KH, Stancin, T, Taylor, HG, & Vannatta, K. 2013. Neuroimaging and social behavior in chidlren after traumatic brain injury: Findings from the Social Outcomes of Brain Injury in Kids (SOBIK) study,.  NeuroRehabilitation. Vol. 32, no. 4. (July): 707-20.
  • Wolfe,K,R; Vannatta,K; Nelin,M; Yeates,K,O. 2013. Executive Functions, Social Information Processing, and Social Adjustment in Preschoolers Born With Very Low Birth Weight.
  • Steele, A., Kaal, J., Thompson, A.L., Barrera, M., Compas, B.E., Davies, B., Fairclough, D.L., Foster, T.L., Gilmer, M.J., Hogan, N., Vannatta, K., & Gerhardt, C.A. 2013. Bereaved parents and siblings offer advice to healthcare providers and researchers after a child's death from cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Vol. 35, no. May: 253-259.
  • Rodriguez, E.M., Saylor, M.M., Schuele, C.M., Zuckerman, T., Hughart, L., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C. A.,Saylor, M., Schyuele, M., & Compas, B.E. 2013. Mother-child communication and maernal depressive symptoms in families of children with cancer; Integrating macro and micro levels of analysis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 38, no. April: 732-43.
  • Dennis, M., Simic, N., Agostino, A., Taylor H.G., Bigler, E.D., Rubin, K., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. 2013. Irony and empathy in children with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Vol. 19, no. March: 338-348.
  • Bigler, E.D., Abildskov, T.J., Petrie, J., Dennis, M., Simic, N., Taylor, H.G., Rubin, K.H., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. 2013. Heterogeneity of brain lesions in pediatric traumatic brain injury.  Neuropsychology. Vol. 32, no. January: 707-20.
  • Schulte, F., VAnnatta, K., & Barrera, M. 2013. Social problem solving and social performance after a social skills intervention for childhood brain tumor survivors.  PsychOnocology. Vol. 23, no. January: 183-9.
  • Dennis, M., Agnostino, A., Taylor, H.G., Bigler, E.D., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. 2013. Emotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Vol. 19, no. January: 338-348.
  • Dennis, M., Simic, N., Bigler, E.D., Abildskov, T., Taylor, H.G., Rubin, K., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., Stancin, T., & Yeates, K.O. 2012. Cogntive, Affective, and conative theory of mind (ToM) in children with traumatic brain injury.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Vol. 5C, no. November: 25-39.
  • Miller,Kimberly,S; Vannatta,Kathryn; Vasey,Michael; Yeager,Nicholas; Compas,Bruce,E; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A. 2012. Health literacy variables related to parents' understanding of their child's cancer prognosis.  PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER. Vol. 59, no. 5. (November): 914-918.
  • Ach, E.A., Gerhardt, C.A., Barrera, M., Kupst, M.J., Meyer, E.A., Patenaude, A.F., & Vannatta, K. 2012. Family factors associated with academic achievement in pediatric brain tumor survivors.  Psycho Oncology. Vol. 22, no. October: 1731-7.
  • Mackner,Laura,M; Vannatta,Kathryn; Crandall,Wallace,V. 2012. Gender Differences in the Social Functioning of Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN MEDICAL SETTINGS. Vol. 19, no. 3. (September): 270-276.
  • Dunn, M.J., Rodriguez, E.M., Barnwell, A.S., Grossenbacher, J.C., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., & Compas, B.E. 2012. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer within six months of diagnosis.  Health Psychology. Vol. 31, no. May: 176-185.
  • Gilmer, M.J., Foster, T.L., Vannatta, K., Barrera, M., Davies, B., Dietrich, M.S., Fairclough, D.L., Grollman, J., & Gerhardt, C.A. 2012. Changes in parents after the death of a child from cancer.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Vol. 44, no. April: 572-582.
  • Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Fairclough,Diane,L; Grossenbacher,Julie,C; Barrera,Maru; Gilmer,Mary,Jo; Foster,Terrah,L; Compas,Bruce,E; Davies,Betty; Hogan,Nancy,S; Vannatta,Kathryn. 2012. Peer Relationships of Bereaved Siblings and Comparison Classmates After a Child's Death from Cancer.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY. Vol. 37, no. 2. (March): 209-219.
  • Rodriguez,Erin,M; Dunn,Madeleine,J; Zuckerman,Teddi; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Compas,Bruce,E. 2012. Cancer-Related Sources of Stress for Children With Cancer and Their Parents.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY. Vol. 37, no. 2. (March): 185-197.
  • Phipps, S., Peasan, C., Barrera, M., Aldefer, M.A., Huang, Q., & Vannatta, K. 2012. Resilience in children after undergoing stem cell transplantation: Resullts of a complimentary intervention trial.  Pediatrics. Vol. 129, no. January: 762-770.
  • Foster, T.L., Gilmer, M.J., Vannatta, K., Barrera, M., Davies, B., Dietrich, M.S., Fairclough, D.L., & Gerhardt, C.A. 2012. Changes in siblings after the death of child from cancer.  Cancer Nursing. Vol. 35, no. January: 347-354.
  • Dennis, M., Simic, N., Taylor, H.G., Bigler, E.D., Rubin, K., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., Stancin, T., Roncadin, C., & Yeates, K.O. 2012. Theory of mind in children with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Vol. 18, no. January: 908-916.
  • Yeates, K.O., Bigler, E.D., Dennis, M., Gerhardt, C.A., Rubin, K.H., Stancin, T., Taylor, H.G., & Vannatta, K. 2012. Theoretical approaches to understanding social function in childhood brain insults: Toward integration of social neuroscience and developmental psychology. In Developmental Social Neuroscience and Childhood Brain Insult Theory and Practice. Edited by V. Anderson & M.H. Beauchamp. New York: Guilford Press.
  • BAIR,L,D; Hamiwka,L,D; Yeates,K,O; Vannatta,K. 2011. Children with epilepsy: how do their classmates and teachers perceive them?. In 136th Annual Meeting of the American-Neurological-Association (ANA)
  • Hamiwka,L,D; BAIR,L,D; Yeates,K,O; Vannatta,K. 2011. Impact of epilepsy on activity involvement: implications for social acceptance and friendship. In 136th Annual Meeting of the American-Neurological-Association (ANA)
  • Vannatta,Kathryn; Barrera,Maru; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Fairclough,Diane; Kupst,Mary,Jo; Meyer,Eugene,A; Patenaude,Andrea,F; Turner,Christopher. 2011. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL ADJUSTMENT OF PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR SURVIVORS: EXAMINATION OF FACTORS THAT MAY MODIFY RISK.
  • Salley,Christina,G; Hewitt,Larissa,L; Patenaude,Andrea,Farkas; Yeates,Keith,O; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Vannatta,Kathryn. 2011. SOCIAL COGNITIVE DIFFERENCES IN PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR SURVIVORS AND COMPARISON PEERS.
  • Salley,Christina,G; Vannatta,Kathryn; Alderfer,Melissa,A; Barrera,Maru; Phipps,Sean. 2011. OPTIMISM AND PESSIMISM AS PREDICTORS OF CHILDREN'S FUNCTIONING FOLLOWING STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION (SCT).
  • Foster, T.L., Gilmer, M.J., Davies, B., Dietrich, M., Barrera, M., Fairclough, D.L., Vannatta, K., & Gerhardt, C.A. 2011. Comparison of continuing bonds reported by parents and siblings after the death of a child from cancer.  Death Studies. Vol. 35, no. January: 420-440.
  • Thompson, AL, Miller, KS, Barrera, M, Compas, BE, Davies, B, Fairclough, DL, Foster, TL, Gilmer, MJ, Hogan, N, Vannatta, K, & Gerhardt, CA. 2011. A qualitative study of advice from bereaved parents and siblings.  Journal of Social Work in End-of-life and Palliative Care. Vol. 7, no. January: 153-172.
  • Kaal,Katrin,Julia; Corbisiero,Amii; Grossenbacher,Julie; Rodriguez,Erin; Dunn,Madeleine; Zuckerman,Teddi; Young-Saleme,Tammi; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia; Compas,Bruce. 2010. THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN MOTHERS' AND FATHERS' ADJUSTMENT TO CHILDHOOD CANCER.
  • Salley,Christina; Vannatta,Kathryn; Alderfer,Melissa; Barrera,Maru; Phipps,Sean. 2010. OPTIMISM AND PESSIMISM AS PREDICTORS OF CHILDREN'S FUNCTIONING FOLLOWING STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION (SCT).
  • Foster,Terrah; Thompson,Amanda; Miller,Kimberly; Barrera,Maru; Davies,Betty; Fairclough,Diane; Gilmer,Mary,Jo; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia. 2010. A Qualitative Study of Bereaved Parents' and Siblings' Advice to Other Families.
  • Dunn,Madeleine; Rodriguez,Erin,M; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia; Compas,Bruce,E. 2010. PARENT-CHILD COMMUNICATION ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER: ROLE OF MOTHERS' ANXIETY AND PERCEPTIONS OF PROGNOSIS.
  • Phipps,Sean; Barrera,Maru; Vannatta,Kathryn; Alderfer,Melissa. 2010. COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN UNDERGOING STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: REPORT OF A MULTI-SITE TRIAL.
  • Rodriguez,Erin,M; Dunn,Madeleine; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia; Compas,Bruce,E. 2010. STRESS AND MOTHER-CHILD INTERACTION IN FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER.
  • Vannatta K, Ramsey RR, Noll RB, & Gerhardt CA. 2010. Associations of child adjustment with parent and family functioning: Comparison of families of women with and without breast cancer.  Journal of Developmental and Beharioral Pediatrics. Vol. 31, no. January: 9-16.
  • Phipps S, Barrera M, Vannatta K, Alderfer M. 2010. Complimentary therapies for children undergoing stem cell transplant: Report of a multi-site trial.  Cancer. Vol. 116, no. January: 3924-3933.
  • Fitzgerald-Butt, SM, Byrne, L, Gerhardt, CA, Vannatta, K, Hoffman, TM, & McBride, KL. 2010. Parental knowledge and attitudes towards hypertropic cardiomyopathy genetic testing.  Pediatric Cardiology. Vol. 31, no. January: 195-201.
  • Dunn, M.J., Rodriguez, E.M., Miller, K.S., Gerhardt, C.A., Vannatta, K., Saylor, M.M., Schuele, C.M., & Compas, B.E. 2010. Direct observation of mother-child communication in pediatric cancer: Assessment of verbal and non-verbal behavior and emotion.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 36, no. January: 565-575.
  • Sterry TW, Reiter-Purtill J, Gartstein MA, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2010. Temperament and peer acceptance: The role of social behavior.  Merrill Palmer Quarterly. Vol. 56, no. January: 189-219.
  • Noll RB, Kiska R, Reiter-Purtill J, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K. 2010. A controlled longitudinal study of the social functioning of children with sickle cell disease.  Pediatrics. Vol. 56, no. January: 189-219.
  • Salley, CG, Vannatta, K, Gerhardt, CA, & Noll, RB. 2010. Social self-perception accuracy: Variations as a function of child age and gender.  Self and Identity. Vol. 9, no. January: 209-223.
  • Gerhardt CA, Baughcum, AE, Young-Saleme, T, & Vannatta, K. 2009. Palliative care, end of life, and bereavement. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. 4th ed. Edited by Michael Roberts and Ric Steele. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Foster, TL, Gilmer, MJ, Davies, B, Barrera, M, Fairclough, DL, Vannatta, K, & Gerhardt, CA. 2009. Bereaved parents' and siblings' reports of legacies created by children with cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Vol. 2, no. 26. (January): 369-376.
  • Vannatta, K, Salley, CG, & Gerhardt, CA. 2009. Pediatric oncology: Progress and future directions. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th Edition). 4th ed. Edited by Michael Roberts & Ric Steele. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Robinson, KE, Gerhardt, CA, Vannatta, K, & Noll, RB. 2009. Survivors of pediatric cancer: The influence of early family factors on distress in emerging adulthood.  Journal of Family Psychology. Vol. 1, no. 23. (January): 23-31.
  • Jobe-Shields, L, Alderfer, KA, Barrera, M, Vannatta, K, Currier, JM & Phipps, S. 2009. Parental depression and family environment predict distress in children about to undergo stem-cell transplantation.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 2, no. 30. (January): 140-146.
  • Vannatta, K, Gartstein, MA, Zeller, M, & Noll, RB. 2009. Peer acceptance during childhood and adolescence: How important are appearance, athleticism, and academic competence?.  International Journal of Behavioral Development. Vol. 1, no. 33. (January): 303-311.
  • Miller, KL, Vannatta, K, Compas, BE, Vasey, M, McGoran, K, Salley, CG, & Gerhardt, CA. 2009. The role of coping and temperament in the adjustment of children with cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 10, no. 34. (January): 1135-1143.
  • Thompson, AL, Gerhardt, CA, Miller, KS, Vannatta, K, & Noll, RB. 2009. Survivors of childhood cancer and comparison peers: The influence of peer factors on later internalizing behaviora and substance use in emerging adulthood.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 10, no. 34. (January): 1119-1128.
  • Gerhardt, C. A., McGoron, K., Thompson, A. L., Vannatta, K., McNamara, K. A., Taylor, J., Passo, M., & Noll, R. B. 2008. Social outcomes among emerging adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  Children's Health Care. Vol. 59, no. December: 1385-1391.
  • Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; McGoron,Katie,D; Vannatta,Kathryn; McNamara,Kelly,A; Taylor,Janalee; Passo,Murray; Noll,Robert,B. 2008. Educational and Occupational Outcomes Among Young Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
  • Vannatta K, Getzoff EA, Powers SW, Noll RB, Gerhardt CA, Hershey AD. 2008. Multiple perspectives on the psychological functioning of children with andwithout migraine.  Headache. Vol. 48, no. 7. (July): 994-1004.
  • Vannatta K, Getzoff EA, Gilman DK, Noll RB, Gerhardt CA, Powers SW, Hershey AD. 2008. Friendships and social interactions of school-aged children with migraine.  Cephalalgia. Vol. 28, no. 7. (July): 734-743.
  • Vannatta,Kathryn; Fairclough,Diane; Farkas-Patenaude,Andrea; Gerhardt,Cynthia; Kupst,Mary,Jo; Olshefski,Randal; Rutherford,Christina; Turner,Christopher. 2008. Peer relationships of pediatric brain tumor survivors. In 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Reiter-Purtill,Jennifer; Schorry,Elizabeth,K; Lovell,Anne,M; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Noll,Robert,B. 2008. Parental distress, family functioning, and social support in families with and without a child with neurofibromatosis 1. In Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Developmental-and-Behavioral-Pediatrics
  • Vannatta K, Grollman JA, Noll RB, Gerhardt CA. 2008. Impact of maternal breast cancer on the peer interactions of children at school.  Psychooncology. Vol. 17, no. 3. (March): 252-259.
  • Reiter-Purtill J, Schorry EK, Lovell AM, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Noll RB. 2008. Parental Distress, Family Functioning, and Social Support in Families with and without a Child with Neurofibromatosis 1.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 33, no. January: 422-34.
  • Gerhardt CA, McGoron KD, Vannatta K, McNamara KA, Taylor J, Passo M, Noll RB. 2008. Educational and occupational outcomes among young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  Arthritis Rheum. Vol. 59, no. 10. (January): 1385-1391.
  • Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Dixon,Meredith; Miller,Kimberly; Vannatta,Kathyrn; Valerius,Kristin,S; Correll,Judy; Noll,Robert,B. 2007. Educational and occupational outcomes among survivors of childhood cancer during the transition to emerging adulthood. In 6th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology
  • Noll,Robert,B; Reiter-Purtill,Jennifer; Moore,Bartlett,D; Schorry,Elizabeth,K; Lovell,Anne,M; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A. 2007. Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with NF1. In 39th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Behavioral-and-Cognitive-Therapies
  • MILLER,K,S; Gerhardt,C,A; McGoron,K,D; Vannatta,K; Gilmer,M,J; Compas,B,E. 2007. The role of coping and temperament in the adjustment of children with cancer.
  • McKenna,K; Young-Saleme,T; Vannatta,K. 2007. Information and support needs of adolescent and young adult oncology patients.
  • McNamara,K; Rutherford,C,G; Grollman,J,A; Fairclough,D; Ca,Gerhardt; Kupst,M,J; Meyer,E,T; Farkas-Patenaude,A; Vannatta,K. 2007. Isolation in the peer group: Similarities of pediatric brain tumor survivors and their friends.
  • Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Yopp,Justin,M; Leininger,Lindsay; Valerius,Kristin,S; Correll,Judy; Vannatta,Kathryn; Noll,Robert,B. 2007. Brief report: Post-traumatic stress during emerging adulthood in survivors of pediatric cancer. In 26th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Behavioral-Medicine
  • Robinson,Kristen,E; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Vannatta,Kathryn; Noll,Robert,B. 2007. Parent and family factors associated with child adjustment to pediatric cancer. In National Conference on Child Health Psychology
  • Gerhardt CA, Yopp JM, Leininger L, Valerius KS, Correll J, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2007. Brief report: post-traumatic stress during emerging adulthood in survivors of pediatric cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 32, no. 8. (January): 1018-1023.
  • Gerhardt CA, Gutzwiller J, Huiet KA, Vannatta K, Fischer S, & Noll RB. 2007. Parental adjustment to childhood cancer: A replication study.  Journal of Families, Systems, and Health. Vol. 25, no. January: 263-275.
  • Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Valerius KS, Correll J, Noll RB. 2007. Social and romantic outcomes in emerging adulthood among survivors of childhood cancer.  Journal of Adolescent Health. Vol. 40, no. 5. (January): 462e9-462e15.
  • Davies WH, Ackerman LK, Davies CM, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2007. About Your Child's Eating: Factor structure and psychometric properties of a feeding relationship measure.  Eating Behaviors. Vol. 8, no. 4. (January): 457-463.
  • Noll RB, Reiter-Purtill J, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Short A. 2007. Peer relationships and emotional well-being of children with sickle cell disease: a controlled replication.  Child Neuropsychology. Vol. 13, no. 2. (January): 173-187.
  • Vannatta K, Grollman JA, Noll RB, Gerhardt CA. 2007. Impact of maternal breast cancer on the peer interactions of children at school.  Psycho-Oncology.
  • Gerhardt CA, Dixon M, Miller K, Vannatta K, Valerius KS, Correll J, & Noll RB. 2007. Educational and occupational outcomes in emerging adulthood among survivors of childhood cancer.  Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 28, no. January: 448-455.
  • Yeates KO, Bigler ED, Dennis M, Gerhardt CA, Rubin KH, Stancin T, Taylor HG,Vannatta K. 2007. Social outcomes in childhood brain disorder: a heuristic integration of socialneuroscience and developmental psychology.  Psychological Bulletin. Vol. 133, no. 3. (January): 535-556.
  • Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Wells RJ, Noll RB. 2007. Intensity of CNS treatment for pediatric cancer: prediction of social outcomes in survivors.  Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Vol. 49, no. 5. (January): 716-722.
  • Zeller MH, Reiter-Purtill J, Modi AC, Gutzwiller J, Vannatta K, & Davies WH. 2007. A controlled study of critical parent and family factors in the obesigenic environment.  Obesity. Vol. 15, no. January: 126-136.
  • Noll RB, Reiter-Purtill J, Moore BD, Schorry EK, Lovell AM, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. 2007. Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with NF1.  American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. Vol. 143, no. 19. (January): 2261-2273.
  • Robinson KE, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2007. Parent and family factors associated with child adjustment to pediatric cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 32, no. 4. (January): 400-410.
  • Vannatta,K; Fairclough,D; Gerhardt,C,A; Kupst,M,J; Meyer,E,T; Patenaude,A. 2006. Peer relationships of pediatric brain tumor survivors.
  • Rutherford,C,G; Vannatta,K; Gerhardt,C,A; Noll,R,B. 2006. Social self-perceptions of children undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Grollman,J,A; Gerhardt,C,A; Noll,R,B; Vannatta,K. 2006. Impact of maternal breast cancer on children's social functioning.
  • MILLER,K,S; Robinson,K,E; Gerhardt,C,A; Vannatta,K. 2006. Parent-child communication about childhood cancer.
  • Robinson,K,E; Gerhardt,C,A; Vannatta,K; Noll,R,B. 2006. Predictors of adjustment among young adult survivors of childhood cancer.
  • Reiter-Purtill,Jennifer; Schorry,Elizabeth,K; Lovell,Anne,M; Vannatta,Kathryn; Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Noll,Robert,B. 2006. Parental distress, family functioning, and social support in families with and without a child with neurofibromatosis.
  • Gerhardt,Cynthia,A; Baughcum,Amy,E; Johnston,Amy; Vannatta,Kathryn; Davies,W,Hobart; Mackner,Laum,M; Noll,Robert,B. 2006. Parent perceptions of nutritional issues during their child's treatment for cancer. In Great Lakes Regional Conference on Child Health
  • Gerhardt CA, Baughcum AE, Johnston A, Vannatta K, Davies WH, Mackner LM, Noll RB. 2006. Parent perceptions of nutritional issues during their child's treatment for cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Vol. 28, no. January: 454-460.
  • Josie,K; Noll,R; Vannatta,K. 2005. Longitudinal association of classroom peer relations and internalizing symptoms of children transitioning to early adulthood.
  • Vannatta,K; McNamara,K; Valerius,K; Gerhardt,C. 2005. Social behavior and friendships of children treated for pediatric brain.
  • Gerhardt,C; Yopp,J; Valerius,K; Baughcum,A; Vannatta,K. 2005. Adjustment of pediatric brain tumor survivors and their parents.
  • Trzepacz,A,M; Vannatta,K; Gerhardt,C,A; Ramey,C; Noll,R,B. 2004. Emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of children with sickle cell disease and comparison peers. In National Sickle Cell Conference
  • Valerius,K,S; Gerhardt,C,A; Howe,S,R; Noll,R,B; Vannatta,K. 2004. Childhood predictors of high school dropout at age 18.
  • Gerhardt,C; Valerius,K; Noll,R; Valerius,K; Vannatta,K. 2004. Childhood chronic illness and psychiatric symptoms in adulthood. In Annual Meeting of the Pediatric-Academic-Societies
  • Vannatta,K; Gerhardt,C; Valerius,K,S; Noll,R. 2004. Neurotoxicity of treatment for pediatric cancer: Implications for emotional well-being of young adult survivors. In Annual Meeting of the Pediatric-Academic-Societies
  • Valerius,K; Gerhardt,C; Vannatta,K; Paragon,J. 2004. Health care utilization and costs for pediatric cancer treatment. In Annual Meeting of the Pediatric-Academic-Societies
  • Grueneich R, Ris DM, Ball W, Kalinyak KA, Noll RB, Vannatta K, Wells R. 2004. Relationship of structural magnetic imaging, magnetic resonance perfusion, and other disease factors to neuropsychological outcome in sickle cell disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 29, no. January: 83-92.
  • Trzepacz A, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Ramey C, Noll RB. 2004. Emotional, social, and behavioral functioning of children with sickle cell disease and comparison peers.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Vol. 26, no. January: 642-648.
  • Gutzwiller,J; Vannatta,K; Noll,R,B; Gerhardt,C,A. 2003. Parent distress, family functioning, and social support during pediatric cancer: a replication study.
  • Gerhardt,C,A; Fischer,S; Hilley,L; Vannatta,K; Noll,R,B. 2003. Developmental outcomes of young adult survivors of childhood cancer and controls.
  • Vannatta,K; Loyden,J; Drury,A; Gerhardt,C,A; Noll,R,B. 2003. Parent-child relationships and depression in children: impact of maternal cancer.
  • Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. 2003. Pediatric oncology: Psychosocial outcomes for children and families. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Reiter-Purtill J, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA, Correll J, Noll RB. 2003. A controlled longitudinal study of the social functioning of children who completed treatment for cancer.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Vol. 25, no. January: 467-473.
  • Reiter-Purtill J, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Passo M, Noll RB. 2003. A controlled longitudinal study of the social functioning of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 28, no. January: 17-28.
  • Trzepacz A, Vannatta K, Stehbens J, Davies WH, Noll RB. 2003. Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with hemophilia.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 24, no. January: 225-232.
  • Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, McKellop JM, Taylor J, Passo M, Reiter-Purtill J, Zeller M, Noll RB. 2003. Child-rearing practices of caregivers with and without a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 28, no. January: 275-279.
  • Zeller MH, Vannatta K, Schafer J, Noll RB. 2003. Behavioral reputation: A cross-age perspective.  Developmental Psychology. Vol. 39, no. January: 129-139.
  • Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, McKellop JM, Zeller M, Taylor J, Passo M, Noll RB. 2003. Comparing family functioning, parental distress, and the role of social support for caregivers with and without a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 28, no. January: 5-15.
  • Noll RB, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K. 2003. Neurocognitive functioning after cancer: Is that all there is to QOL?.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Vol. 25, no. January: 5-7.
  • Gerhardt,C,A; Vannatta,K; Noll,R,B. 2002. Emotional well-being of young adult survivors of childhood cancer and controls.
  • Vannatta,K; Gerhardt,C,A; Wells,R; Noll,R,B. 2002. Neurotoxicity of treatment for pediatric cancer: Implications for emotional well-being and self-concept.
  • Reiter-Purtill,J; Gerhardt,C,A; Passo,M; Taylor,J; Vannatta,K; Noll,R,B. 2002. Child-rearing practices of caregivers with and without a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: The perspectives of caregivers and professionals. In 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-College-of-Rheumatology/37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association-of-Rheumatology-Health-Professionals
  • Noll RB, Stith L, Gartstein MA, Ris MD, Grueneich R, Vannatta K, Kalinyak. 2001. Neuropsychological functioning of youth with sickle cell disease: Comparison with non-chronically ill children.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 26, no. January: 69-78.
  • Verrill JR, Schafer J, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2000. Aggression, antisocial behavior, and substance use in survivors of pediatric cancer: Possible protective effects of cancer and its treatment.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 25, no. January: 493-502.
  • Noll RB, Kozlowski KM, Gerhardt CA, Vannatta K, Taylor J, Passo M. 2000. Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Arthritis and Rheumatism. Vol. 43, no. January: 1387-1396.
  • Gartstein MA, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 2000. Childhood aggression and chronic illness: Possible protective mechanisms.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Vol. 21, no. January: 315-333.
  • Vannatta,K; Verrill,J; Gerhardt,C,A; Wells,R; Noll,R,B. 1999. Neurotoxicity of treatment for pediatric cancer: Implications for social behavior and peer acceptance.
  • Gartstein MA, Short AD, Vannatta K, Noll RB. 1999. Psychosocial adjustment of children with chronic illness: An evaluation of three models.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 20, no. January: 157-163.
  • Noll,R,B; Gartstein,M,A; Vannatta,K; Correll,J; Bukowski,W,M; Davies,W,H. 1999. Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with cancer. In Biennial Meeting of the Society-for-Research-on-Child-Development
  • Noll RB, Gartstein MA, Vannatta K, Correll J, Bukowski WM, Davies WH. 1999. Social, emotional, and beharioral functioning of children with cancer.  Pediatrics. Vol. 103, no. January: 71-78.
  • Vannatta,K; Zeller,M; Noll,R,B; Koontz,K. 1998. Social functioning of children surviving bone marrow transplantation. In 9th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Pediatric-Hematology-Oncology
  • Noll,R,B; McKellop,J,M; Vannatta,K; Kalinyak,K. 1998. Child-rearing practices of primary caregivers of children with sickle cell disease: The perspective of professionals and caregivers. In 21st Annual Meeting of the National-Sickle-Cell-Disease-Program
  • Noll RB, McKellop JM, Vannatta K, Kalinyak K. 1998. Child rearing practices of primary caregivers of children with sickle cell disease: The perspective of professional and caregivers.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 23, no. January: 131-140.
  • Vannatta K, Zeller M, Noll RB, Koontz K. 1998. Social functioning of children surviving bone marrow transplantation.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 23, no. January: 169-178.
  • Vannatta K, Gertstein MA, Short A, Noll RB. 1998. A controlled study of peer relationships of children surviving brain tumors: Teacher, peer, and self-ratings.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 23, no. January: 279-287.
  • Noll RB, Zeller M, Vannatta K, Bukowski WM, Davies WH. 1997. Potential bias in classroom research: Comparison of children with permission and those who do not receive permission to participate.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. Vol. 26, no. January: 36-42.
  • Noll RB, Vannatta K, Koontz K, Kalinyak K, Bukowski WM, Davies WH. 1996. Peer relationships and emotional well-being of youngsters with sickle cell disease.  Child Development. Vol. 67, no. January: 423-436.
  • Noll RB, Gartstein MA, Hawkins A, Vannatta K, Davies WH, Bukowski WM. 1995. Comparing parental distress for families of children who have cancer and matched comparison families without children with cancer.  Family Systems Medicine. Vol. 13, no. January: 11-28.
  • Powers SW, Vannatta K, Noll RB, Cool VA, Stebbens JA. 1995. Cancer and leukemia. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. 2nd ed. Edited by M Roberts. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Noll RB, Yosua LA, Vannatta K, Kalinyak K, Davies WH, Bukowski WM. 1995. Social competence of siblings of children with sickle cell anemia.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 20, no. January: 165-172.
  • Noll RB, Swiecki E, Gartstein M, Vannatta K, Kalinyak K, Davies WH, Bukowski WM. 1994. Parental distress, family conflict, and the role of social support for caregivers with or without a child with sickle cell disease.  Family Systems Medicine. Vol. 12, no. January: 281-294.
  • Weist MD, Vannatta K, Wayland KK, Jackson CY. 1993. Interpersonal skills training for sexually abused girls.  Behaviour Change. Vol. 10, no. January: 244-252.
  • Pelham WE, Murphy DA, Vannatta K, Milich R, Licht BG, Gnagy EM, Greenslade KE, Greiner AR, Vodde-Hamilton M. 1993. Methylphenidate and attributions in boys with attention Deficite-hyperactivity disorder.  Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry & Child Development. Vol. 1, no. January: 242-265.
  • Schaughency EA, Vannatta K, Alansky J. 1992. Parent training. In Handbook of hyperactivity in children. Edited by JL Matson. New York, NY: MacMillan.
  • Schaughency EA, Vannatta K, Langhinrichsen J, Lally C. 1992. Correlates of sociometric status in school children in Buenos Aires.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Vol. 20, no. January: 317-326.
  • Pelham WE, Murphy DA, Vannatta K, Milich R, Licht BG, Gnagy EM, Greenlade KE, Greiner AR, Vodde-Hamilton M. 1992. Methylphenidate and attributions in boys with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol. 60, no. January: 282-292.
  • Tucker DM, Vannatta K, Rothlind J. 1990. Arousal and activation systems and primitive adaptive controls on cognitive priming. In Psychological and biological processes in emotional development. Edited by N Stein, B Leventhal. NJ: Erlbaum Press.
  • Vannatta K, Langhinrichsen J, Tolman A, Rosolack T, Winter C. 1989. Coping with substance abuse: More than just saying no?.  Journal of Primary Prevention. Vol. 9, no. January: 164-172.
  • Compas BE, Wagner BM, Slavin LA, Vannatta K. 1986. A prospective study of life events, social support, and psychological symptomatology during the transition from high school to college.  American Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 14, no. January: 241-257.
  • Compas BE, Wagner BM, Slavin LA, Vannatta K. 1985. Relationship of life events and social support with psychological dysfunction among adolescents.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Vol. 15, no. January: 205-227.
  • Yeates, K.O., Gerhardt, C.A., Bigler, E.D., Abildskov, A., Dennis, M., Rubin, K.H., Stancin, T., Taylor, H.G., & Vannatta, K. Peer relationships of children with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Wolfe, K, Vannatta, K, Nelin, MA, & Yeates KO. Executive functions, social information processing, and social adjustment in young children born with very low birth weight.  Neuropsychology.
  • Rodriguez, E.M., Saylor, M.M., Schuele, C.M., Zuckerman, T., Hughart, L., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C.A., & Compas, B.E. Mother-child communication and maternal depressive symptoms in families of children with cancer: Integrating macro and micro levels of analysis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Yeates, K.O., Gerhardt, C.A., Bigler, E.D., Abildskov, A., Dennis, M., Rubin, K.H., Stancin, T., Taylor, H.G. & Vannatta, K. Peer relationships of children with traumatic brain injury.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Lindwall, JJ, Russell, K, Huang, Q, Zhang, H, Vannatta, K, Barrera, K, Barrera, M, Alderfer, M, & Phipps, S. Adjustment in parents of children undergoing stem cell transplantation.  Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
  • Jackson, JL, Misiti, B, Bridge, JA, Daniels, CJ, & Vannatta, K. Emotional functioning of adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease: A meta-analysis.  Congenital Heart Disease.
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