Kaitlyn Fladeboe, PhD

Kaitlyn  Fladeboe, PhD
"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.

    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

    Adolescent Health, Behavioral / Mental Health, Cancer

  • Related Resources

    • 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.

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