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    Belinda Mandrell, PhD

    Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP

    Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty
    Director, Division of Nursing Research


    Pediatric Medicine


    Nursing Research

    Contact Information

    Belinda Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP
    Nursing Research
    MS 738, Room R3049
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Phone: (901) 595-4209
    FAX: (901) 595-2866


    BS – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    RN – St. Mary’s Medical Center, School of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee
    BSN – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland
    MSN – University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
    Fellow – National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research, Summer Genetics Institute
    PhD – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

    Honors & Awards

    Research Interests

    Selected Publications

    Mandrell BN, Wise M, Schoumacher RA, Pritchard M, West N, Ness KK, Crabtree VM, Merchant TE, Morris B. Excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing disturbances in survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58(5):746-51, 2012.

    Vallance K, Yang J, Li J, Crabtree VM, Hinds PS, Mandrell BN. Disturbed sleep in pediatric patients with leukemia: the potential role of interleukin-6 (-174GC) and tumor necrosis factor (-308GA) polymorphism. Oncol Nurs Forum 38(5):E365-E372, 2011.

    Mandrell BN, Yang J, Hooke MC, Wang C, Gattuso JS, Hockenberry M, Jones H, Zupanec S, Hinds PS. Psychometric and clinical assessment of the 13-item reduced version of the Fatigue Scale-Adolescent instrument. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 28(5):287-294, 2011.

    Vallance K, Liu W, Mandrell BN, Panetta JC, Gattuso JS, Hockenberry M, Zupanec S, Yang L, Yang J, Hinds PS. Mechanisms of dexamethasone-induced disturbed sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients receiving treatment for ALL. Eur J Cancer 46(10):1848-1855, 2010.

    Hinds PS, Yang J, Gattuso J, Hockenberry M, Jones H, Zupanec S, Li C, Crabtree VL, Mandrell BN, Schoumacher R, Vallance K, Sanford S, Srivastava DK. The psychometric and clinical assessment of the 10-item reduced version of the fatigue scale-child instrument. J Pain Symptom Manage 39(3):572-578, 2010.

    Mandrell B. Genetic profile of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Nurs 24(3):173-178, 2009.

    Mandrell B. Secondary breast cancer in a woman treated for Hodgkin lymphoma as a child. Oncology 21(11 Suppl Nurse Ed):27-29, 2007.

    Mandrell B, Pritchard M. Understanding the clinical implications of minimal residual disease in childhood leukemia. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 23(1):38-44, 2006.

    Mandrell B, Hobbie W, Deatrick J, Lipman T, Hinds P. When recruiting for advanced practice nurses: develop your staff nurses. J Nurs Adm 34(12):543-545, 2004.

    Mandrell B, McCormick J. Dapsone induced methemoglobinemia: Case reports. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 18(5):224-228, 2001.

    Mandrell B, Ruccione K, Dodd M, Moore J, Nelson A, Pollock B, Stewart J, Stutzer C, Westlake S. Consensus statement: Applying the concept of self-care to pediatric oncology patients. Semin Oncol Nurs 16(4):315-316, 2000.

    Kaste S, Gronemeyer S, Hoffer F, Mandrell B, Wilimas J. Pilot study of non-invasive detection of venous occlusions from central venous access devices in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Radiol 29(8):570-574, 1999.

    Broniscer A, Ribeiro R, Srinivas R, Beham F, Head D, Raimondi S, Mandrell B, Gill P. An adolescent with HTLV-1 associated adult T-cell leukemia treated with interferon-alpha and zidovudine. Leukemia 10:1244-1254, 1996.

    Kanwar V, Jenkins J, Mandrell B, Furman W. Aluminum toxicity following intravesical alum irrigation from hemorrhagic cystitis. Med Pediatr Oncol 27:64-67, 1996.

    Wall J, Mandrell B, Jenkins J, Smiley L, Pratt C. Effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating papillary serous carcinoma of the peritoneum in an adolescent. Am J Obstet Gynecol 172:1049-1052, 1995.

    Pratt C, Raimondi S, Kaste S, Heaton D, Mounce K, Mandrell B, Crom D, Myer D. Outcome for patients with constitutional 13q abnormalities and retinoblastoma. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 11:541-547, 1994.

    Last update: February 2013