Palliative Care and Resilience Research Program (PCAR)

PCAR Team and Collaborators


Abby R Rosenberg, MD

Abby R Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Abby Rosenberg is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington and the principal investigator of the Palliative Care and Resilience Research Program. She received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and her MS in clinical research methods from the University of Washington School of Public Health, and completed her pediatrics residency and hematology/oncology fellowship in the Seattle Children’s/University of Washington programs.

Rosenberg's research focuses on the intersection of medical, psychosocial and bioethical issues involved in the care of children and AYAs with cancer. In particular, she is interested in early palliative care interventions designed to promote patient and family resilience during the cancer experience, such that we can improve their outcomes later on. Through a series of studies, she and the PCAR team developed the PRISM intervention.

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Joyce P. Yi-Frazier, PhD

Joyce P. Yi-Frazier, PhD

Dr. Joyce Yi-Frazier is a senior clinical research scientist in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She completed her PhD in health psychology from the University of Washington and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Yi-Frazier has a long history of research in stress and resilience in association with chronic/serious illness. Interested in the interplay between resilience to stress and health outcomes, she was one of the first to publish on resilience in the diabetes population, and has also studied resilience in relation to stress in caregivers, elite athletes and obese youth. Her partnership with Rosenberg has developed into a fully-tested and developed intervention (PRISM), and she has co-led many projects with Rosenberg and other collaborators disseminating PRISM in oncology, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and end-stage renal disease participants.

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  • Krysta Barton, PhD

    Krysta Barton, PhD

  • Jori Felice Bogetz, MD
  • Miranda Bradford, MS

    Miranda Bradford, MS

  • Kaitlyn  Fladeboe, PhD

    Kaitlyn Fladeboe, PhD


    Dr. Fladeboe is a developmental psychologist who specializes in developmental and psychosocial health needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer. She completed her PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Washington and postdoctoral fellowship within the UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence and Palliative Care and Resilience Research Program. Dr. Fladeboe’s research examines how the cancer experience interacts with developmental processes to confer risk for poor outcomes and applies this knowledge to develop and disseminate psychosocial supportive care programs.

  • Samantha Hurtado, BA

    Samantha Hurtado, BA

  • Nancy  Lau, PHD

    Nancy Lau, PHD

  • Angela Mills, MM

    Angela Mills, MM

  • Maeve O’Donnell, MS

    Maeve O’Donnell, MS

  • Ali O'Daffer, BA

    Ali O'Daffer, BA

  • Kevin Pu, BA

    Kevin Pu, BA

  • Kelly Shipman

    Kelly Shipman

  • Molly Rose Taylor, MD, MS, MS
  • Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW

    Casey Walsh, PhD, MSW

PCAR Collaborators