Laura M. Mackner, Ph.D. :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

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Biography

Laura Mackner, PhD, is an Investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Psychologist in the Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her research focuses on adjustment to chronic illness and the interaction of biopsychosocial factors that contribute to optimal adjustment, particularly in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her current work is exploring biopsychosocial issues in adolescents with IBD and socially interactive technology use in this population. She is also developing and evaluating a mentoring program for children with IBD.

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Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Stress and the Microbiome in Pediatric IBD (Co-I): This study is investigating the microbial profiles in children with IBD to determine whether microbial community structure is altered in children reporting higher levels of stress. Funding Period: 2014. Funding Agency: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Collaborating Investigators: Michael Bailey, PhD
  • Development of the Self-management Transition Enhancement Program (STEP) (Mentor): The purpose of this study is to develop a transition program that will improve knowledge of IBD, medical treatment, and past medical history, promote adolescent independence in IBD management, facilitate transfer of responsibility for IBD care from parent to adolescent, and teach patients to successfully self-advocate and navigate the adult health care system. Funding Period: 2014-2017. Funding Agency: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Collaborating Investigators: Wendy Gray, PhD, Kevin Hommel, PhD, Lee Denson, MD, Shehzad Saeed, MD
  • Social Functioning in Adolescent Chronic Illness (PI): This project investigated social functioning in adolescents with IBD and identified biopsychosocial pathways between chronic illness and its impact on adolescent social functioning. Project: 1R01HD058317 Funding Period: 4/10/2008 - 3/31/2013 Funding Agency: NICHD- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborating Investigators: Wallace Crandall M.D., Bill Gardner Ph.D., Kathryn Vannatta, Ph.D.
  • The Stress Response System in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease (PI): The purpose of this project was to examine stressors, the stress response system, and disease activity in pediatric CD. Funding Period: 2011 – 2013 Funding Agency: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Collaborating Investigators: Kathleen Pajer, MD, John Sollers, PhD, Wallace Crandall, MD
  • Developing a Peer Mentoring Program to Improve Self-Management in Youth with IBD (PI): The purpose of this project is to develop a mentoring program for youth with IBD to improve self-management in the areas of social functioning, functional ability and quality of life. Project: 1R21HD073609 Funding Period: 2012-2014. Funding Agency: NICHD-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Collaborating Investigators: Kathryn Vannatta, PhD, Wallace Crandall, MD
  • Homeschooling in Pediatric Chronic Illness (PI): The goal of this study is to gain more knowledge about families’ decisions to pursue homeschooling rather than traditional schooling. Funding Period: 2014. Funding Agency: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Collaborating Investigators: Kathryn Vannatta, PhD, Wallace Crandall, MD
  • Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care (Consultant): This project was a collaborative community focused on transforming chronic illness care in pediatric IBD. It is a network that connects patients, families, clinicians and researchers with each other and includes resources such as health data tracking, social networking, self-management support and online social games. Project: R01DK085719 Funding Period: 2011 – 2014 Funding Agency: NIDDK Collaborating Investigators: Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, Michael Seid, PhD
  • Diversity Supplement – Social Functioning in Adolescent Chronic Illness (PI): The purpose of this supplement was to investigate intervention modalities for addressing social difficulty in adolescents with IBD, including web-based interventions and a peer mentoring program. Project: 1R01HD058317 Funding Period: 4/10/2011 - 3/31/2013 Funding Agency: NICHD- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborating Investigators: Wallace Crandall M.D., Bill Gardner Ph.D., Kathryn Vannatta, Ph.D.

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • University of Illinois
    Date Completed: 05/17/1992

Internship

  • University of Maryland Medical System
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999

Graduate School

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Date Completed: 08/31/1999

Fellowship

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 07/18/2001

Professional Experience

2012–present

  • Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

2001–present

  • Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

2001–present

  • Investigator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for BioBehavioral Health

2001–present

  • Pediatric Psychologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology

Publications

  • Crandall,Wallace,V; Baldassano,Robert; Bousvaros,Athos; Denson,Lee,A; Gupta,Neera; Mackner,Laura,M. 2014. NASPGHAN Single-Topic Symposium: Discovering the Future of Pediatric IBD Care.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 58, no. 1. (January): 130-138.
  • Hommel,Kevin,A; Greenley,Rachel,N; Maddux,Michele,Herzer; Gray,Wendy,N; Mackner,Laura,M. 2013. Self-Management in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Clinical Report of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION. Vol. 57, no. 2. (August): 250-257.
  • Mackner, L. M. & Crandall, W. V. 2013. Psychological aspects of IBD in children and adolescents. In Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2nd Edition. Edited by P. Mamula, R. Baldassano, and J. Markowitz. Norwell, MA: Springer.
  • Mackner, L.M. & Crandall, W. V. 2013. Are there emotional issues that are commonly seen in pediatric IBD that I should look for in my patients and their families?. In Curbside Consultation in Pediatric GI: 49 Clinical Questions. Edited by J. Rosh and A. Bousvaros. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc..
  • Mackner, L.M., Greenley, R.N., Szigethy, E., Herzer, M., Deer, K., & Hommel, K.A. 2013. Psychosocial issues in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A clinical report of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 56, no. 4. (January): 449-458.
  • 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.
  • Mackner,Laura,M; Bickmeier,Robert,M; Crandall,Wallace,V. 2012. Academic Achievement, Attendance, and School-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS. Vol. 33, no. 2. (February): 106-111.
  • Mackner, LM, Bickmeier, R., Crandall, W. V. 2011. Achievement, absence and quality of life in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • Mackner LM, Clough-Paabo E, Pajer K, Lourie A, Crandall WV. 2011. Psychoneuroimmunologic factors in inflammatory bowel disease.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Vol. 17, no. 3. (January): 849-857.
  • Mackner LM. 2010. Family Life. In Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Family Guide for Caregiving.. Edited by M. Olivia-Henker, D. Zering, A Bousvaros. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press..
  • Boyle B, Mackner LM, Ross C, Moses J, Kumar S, & Crandall W. 2010. A single-center experience with methotrexate after thiopurine therapy in pediatric crohn’s disease.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 51, no. 6. (January): 714-7.
  • Mackner LM, Vannatta K, and Crandall WV. 2010. Gender differences in the social functioning of adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
  • Greenley RN, Hommel KA, Nebel J, Raboin T, Li SH, Simpson P, & Mackner LM. 2010. A meta-analytic review of the psychosocial adjustment of youth with inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 35, no. 8. (January): 857-69.
  • Hommel KA, Mackner LM, Denson LA, Crandall WV. 2008. Treatment regimen adherence in pediatric gastroenterology.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Vol. 47, no. 5. (November): 526-543.
  • Hommel KA, Denson LA, Crandall WV, & Mackner LM. 2008. Behavioral functioning and treatment adherence in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Vol. 4, no. 11. (January): 785-796.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2008. Psychological aspects of IBD in children and adolescents. In Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Edited by P. Mamula, R. Baldassano, and J. Markowitz. Norwell, MA: Springer.
  • Crandall WV, Halterman TE, Mackner LM. 2007. Anxiety and pain symptoms in children with inflammatory bowel disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders undergoing colonoscopy.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 44, no. 1. (January): 63-7.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2007. Psychological factors affecting pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Current Opinion in Pediatrics. Vol. 19, no. 5. (January): 548-552.
  • Mackner LM & Crandal WV. 2006. Brief report: Psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 31, no. January: 281-285.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV, Szigethy EM. 2006. Psychosocial functioning in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Vol. 12, no. January: 239-244.
  • Stark LJ, McGrath AD, Janicke DM, Mackner LM, Hommel KA, Bean JA, Lovell D, Heubi JE, Kalkwarf HJ. 2006. A randomized clinical trial of dietary calcium to improve bone accretion in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 148, no. 4. (January): 501-507.
  • 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. 7. (January): 454-460.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2005. Long-term psychosocial outcomes reported by children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.  American Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 100, no. January: 1386-1392.
  • Stark LJ, Hommel KA, Mackner LM, Janicke DM, McGrath AM, Pfefferkorn M, Crandall W, Heubi J. 2005. Randomized trial comparing two methods of increasing dietary calcium intake in children with inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 40, no. 4. (January): 501-507.
  • Mackner LM, Crandal WV. 2005. Oral medication adherence in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Vol. 11, no. 11. (January): 1006-1012.
  • Stark LJ, Janicke DM, McGrath AM, Mackner LM, Hommel KA, Lovell D. 2005. Prevention of osteoporosis: A randomized clinical trial to increase calcium intake in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 30, no. 5. (January): 377-386.
  • Mackner LM, Sisson DP, Crandall WV. 2004. Review: Psychosocial issues in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 29, no. January: 243-257.
  • Mackner LM, Black MM, Starr RH, Jr. 2003. Cognitive development of children in poverty with failure to thrive: A prospective study through age 6.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol. 44, no. January: 743-751.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Hirschsprung's Disease. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Food Allergy. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Gastroesophageal Reflux. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Peptic Ulcer Disease. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Swift EE, Heidgerken A, Stalets M, Linscheid T. 2003. Training in pediatric psychology: A survey of predoctoral internship programs.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Vol. 28, no. January: 433-441.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Celiac Disease. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Plubishers.
  • Mackner LM, Sims-Clark KN & Crandall WV. 2003. Gastrointestinal Disorders. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
  • Stark LJ, Opipari LC, Spieth L, Jelalian E, Quittner AQ, Higgins L, Mackner LM, Byars K, Lapey A, Stallings VA, Dugan C. 2003. The contribution of behavior therapy to nutrition adherence in cystic fibrosis: A two-year randomized controlled study.  Behavior Therapy. Vol. 34, no. January: 237-258.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Crandall WV. 2003. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Mackner LM, Sims-Clark KN, Crandall WV. 2003. Diarrhea. In Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology. Edited by T. Ollendick and C. Schroeder. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Stark LJ, Mackner LM, Patton S, Acton JD. 2003. Cystic fibrosis. In Handbook of Pediatric Psychology. 3rd ed. Edited by MC. Roberts. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Crandall WV & Mackner LM. 2003. Infusion reactions to infliximab in children and adolescents: Frequency, outcome, and a predictive model.  Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Vol. 17, no. January: 75-84.
  • Stark LJ, Mackner LM, Kessler JH, Opipari LC, Quittner AQ. 2002. Preliminary findings for calcium intake in children with cystic fibrosis following behavioral interventions for caloric intake.  Children's Health Care. Vol. 31, no. January: 107-118.
  • Mackner LM, McGrath AM, Stark LJ. 2001. Dietary recommendations to prevent and manage chronic pediatric health conditions: Adherence, intervention, and future directions.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol. 22, no. January: 130-143.
  • Stark LJ, Jelalian E, McGrath A, Mackner LM. 2001. Behavioral approaches in cystic fibrosis: Applications to feeding and eating. In Psychosocial Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis. Edited by B. Lask, D. Angst, M. Bluebond-Langer. London: Arnold.
  • Mackner LM, Starr RH, Jr., Black MM. 1997. The cumulative effect of neglect and failure to thrive on cognitive functioning.  Child Abuse and Neglect. Vol. 21, no. January: 691-700.
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