Kaitlyn Fladeboe, PhD

Kaitlyn  Fladeboe, PhD

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

"I am passionate about improving the lives of adolescents and young adults with cancer. The goal of my research is to make sure that all young people have access to the social and psychological support they need at each step of their cancer experience."

  • Biography

    Dr. Kaitlyn (Katy) Fladeboe is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a principal investigator in the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Washington Department of Psychology and completed her postdoctoral research training at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Her research interests are in AYA psychosocial oncology; social relationships and health; and behavioral intervention design.

    • Related Pages

    • Development and Psychosocial Outcomes Lab

      The Development and Psychosocial Outcomes Lab, directed by Dr. Kaitlyn (Katy) Fladeboe, is dedicated to identifying and addressing the unique psychological, social, and developmental needs of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer.

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Siembida EJ, Fladeboe KM, Ip E, Zebrack B, Snyder MA, Salsman JM
      A Developmental Science Approach to Informing Age Subgroups in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research.
      37294255 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2023 Sept. : 73(3)543-552
    • Fladeboe KM, Siembida EJ, Ip E, Rosenberg AR, Snyder MA, Salsman JM
      Indicators of developmental status among adolescents and young adults with cancer: Perceived adult status, social milestones, and health-related quality of life.
      37381114 Psycho-oncology, 2023 Sept. : 32(9)1363-1371
    • Fladeboe KM, Scott S, Comiskey L, Zhou C, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR
      The Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention for adolescents and young adults receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation: a randomized controlled trial protocol.
      35585525 BMC palliative care, 2022 May 19 : 21(1)82 PMCID:PMC9117082
    • Fladeboe KM, O'Donnell MB, Barton KS, Bradford MC, Steineck A, Junkins CC, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR
      A novel combined resilience and advance care planning intervention for adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer: A feasibility and acceptability cohort study.
      34358332 Cancer, 2021 Dec 1 : 127(23)4504-4511 PMCID:PMC9187361
    • Fladeboe KM, Walker AJ, Rosenberg AR, Katz LF
      Relationships Between Adolescents with Cancer and Healthy Peers: A Qualitative Study.
      33164615 Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, 2021 Oct. : 10(5)555-561
    • Fladeboe KM, Scott S, Bradford MC, Ketterl TG, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR
      Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Cancer Treatment: A Report from the PRISM Randomized Controlled Trial.
      32316824 Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, 2020 Oct. : 9(5)594-600 PMCID:PMC7578176
    • Fladeboe K, Gurtovenko K, Keim M, Kawamura J, King KM, Friedman DL, Compas BE, Breiger D, Lengua LJ, Katz LF
      Patterns of Spillover Between Marital Adjustment and Parent-Child Conflict During Pediatric Cancer Treatment.
      29562288 Journal of pediatric psychology, 2018 Aug 1 : 43(7)769-778 PMCID:PMC6054255
    • Fladeboe K, King K, Kawamura J, Gurtovenko K, Stettler N, Compas B, Friedman D, Lengua L, Breiger D, Katz LF
      Featured Article: Caregiver Perceptions of Stress and Sibling Conflict During Pediatric Cancer Treatment.
      29474676 Journal of pediatric psychology, 2018 Jul 1 : 43(6)588-598 PMCID:PMC6005109
  • Research Funding
    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Addressing Social Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (R00) NIH/NCI $747,000 Aug. 2023 - Aug. 2026
    Addressing Social Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (K99) NIH/NCI $230,226 March 2022 - July 2023

Overview

Clinical Interests

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) psychosocial oncology; social relationships and health; behavioral intervention design

Research Description

Dr. Fladeboe’s research uses a developmental framework to improve understanding of psychosocial needs among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer; develop and disseminate interventions to address these needs; and integrate psychosocial programs into standard care.

Research Focus Area

Cancer, Behavioral / Mental Health, Adolescent Health