Sean Phipps, PhD

    Sean Phipps, PhD

    Member, St. Jude Faculty
    Chair, Psychology
    St. Jude Endowed Chair in Behavioral Medicine

    Departments

    Psychology

    Contact Information

    Sean Phipps, PhD
    Psychology
    MS 740, Room R-4026
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Email: sean.phipps@stjude.org
    Phone: (901) 595-3580
    FAX: (901) 595-4701

    Education

    PhD


    Research Interests


    Selected Publications

    Phipps S, Peasant C, Barrera M, Alderfer MA, Huang Q, Vannatta K. Resilience in children undergoing stem cell transplantation: results of a complementary intervention trial. Pediatrics 129(3):E762-70, 2012.

    Maurice-Stam H, Broek A, Kolk AMM, Vrijmoet-Wiersma JMJ, Meijer-van den Bergh E, van Dijk EM, Phipps S, Grootenhuis MA. Measuring perceived benefit and disease-related burden in young cancer survivors: validation of the Benefit and Burden Scale for Children (BBSC) in the Netherlands. Support Care Cancer 19(8):1249-53, 2011.

    Phipps S, Buckholdt KE, Fernandez L, Wiener L, Kupst MJ, Madan-Swain A, Mullins L, Robert R, Sahler OJ, Vincent N, Noll RB. Pediatric oncologists' practices of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for children and adolescents with cancer: a multi-site study. Pediatr Blood Cancer January 31, 2011.

    Phipps S, Noll RB. Do symptoms of anxiety in the terminally ill child affect long-term psychological well-being in bereaved parents? Pediatr Blood Cancer 55(6):1245, 2010.

    Davis GL, Parra GR, Phipps S. Parental posttraumatic stress symptoms due to childhood cancer and child outcomes: investigation of the role of child anger regulation. Child Health Care 39(3):173-184, 2010.

    Phipps S, Barrera M, Vannatta K, Xiong X, Doyle JJ, Alderfer MA. Complementary therapies for children undergoing stem cell transplantation: report of a multisite trial. Cancer 116(16):3924-3933, 2010.

    Phipps S, Rai SN, Leung WH, Lensing S, Dunavant M. Cognitive and academic consequences of stem-cell transplantation in children. J Clin Oncol 26(12):2027-33, 2008.

    Cox CL, Rai SN, Rosenthal D, Phipps S, Hudson MM. Subclinical late cardiac toxicity in childhood cancer survivors: impact on self-reported health. Cancer 112(8):1835-44, 2008.

    Brown RT, Wiener L, Kupst MJ, Brennan T, Behrman R, Compas BE, David Elkin T, Fairclough DL, Friebert S, Katz E, Kazak AE, Madan-Swain A, Mansfield N, Mullins LL, Noll R, Patenaude AF, Phipps S, Sahler OJ, Sourkes B, Zeltzer L.  Single parents of children with chronic illness: an understudied phenomenon. J Pediatr Psychol 33(4):408-21, 2008.

    Phipps S. Adaptive style in children with cancer: implications for a positive psychology approach. J Pediatr Psychol 32(9):1055-66, 2007.

    Jurbergs N, Russell KM, Long A, Phipps S. Adaptive style and differences in parent and child report of health-related quality of life in children with cancer.  Psychooncology 17(1):83-90, 2008.

    Dolgin MJ, Phipps S, Fairclough DL, Sahler OJZ, Askins M, Noll RB, Butler R, Varni JW, Katz ER. Trajectories of adjustment in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: A natural history study. J Ped Psychology 32(7):771-82, 2007.

    Hudson MM, Rai SN, Nunez C, Merchant TE, Marina N, Zalamea N, Cox C, Phipps S, Pompeau R, Rosenthal D. Non-invasive evaluation of late anthracycline cardiac toxicity in childhood cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 25(24):3635-43, 2007.

    Phipps S, Long AM, Ogden J. Benefit Finding Scale for Children: Preliminary Findings from a Childhood Cancer Population. J Pediatr Psychol32(10):1264-71, 2007.

    Jurbergs N, Long A, Hudson M, Phipps S. Self-report of somatic symptoms in survivors of childhood cancer: Effects of adaptive style. Ped Blood Cancer49(1):84-9, 2007.

    Leung W, Ahn H, Rose SR, Phipps S, Smith T, Gan K, O’Connor M, Hale GA, Kasow KA, Barfield RC, Madden RM, Pui CH.  A prospective cohort study of late sequelae of pediatric allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.  Medicine(Balt.) 86(4):215-24, 2007.

    Russell K, Hudson M, Long A, Phipps S. Assessment of health-related quality of life in children with cancer: consistency and agreement between parent and child reports. Cancer 106:2267-2274, 2006.

    Hancock M, Phipps S. Assessing Adaptive Style in Children: Concordance of Different Classification Approaches. Personality and Individual Differences 41:885-896, 2006.

    Phipps S, Larson S, Long A, Rai SN. Adaptive style and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in children with cancer and their parents. J Ped Psychol 31:298-309, 2006.

    Phipps S, Long A, Hudson MM, Rai SN. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in children with cancer and their parents: effects of informant and treatment status. Ped Blood Cancer 2005 (in press).

    Woodard P, Helton KJ, Benaim E, Hale G, Horwitz, E, Kasow KA, Leung W, Phipps S, Yusuf U, Steen RG, Wang W, Handgretinger R, Cunningham JM. Central nervous system outcome after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe sickle cell disease. Brit J Haematology 129:550-552, 2005.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Gray E, Rai SN. Massage therapy in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant: results of a pilot trial. Journal of Cancer Integrated Medicine 3:62-70, 2005.

    Sahler OJZ, Katz ER, Fairclough DL, Copeland DR, Varni JW, Butler RW, Dolgin MJ, Phipps S, Noll RB. Problem-Solving Skills Training in Immigrant Latina Mothers of Children with Cancer: Unique Challenges and Opportunities. Psycho-Oncology 14 (Suppl):S-7, 2005.

    Noll RB, Phipps S. Health related quality of life after pediatric heart or heart-lung transplantation. Ped Transplantation 9:134-137, 2005.

    Phipps S. Contexts and challenges in pediatric psychosocial oncology: chasing moving targets and embracing ‘good news’ outcomes. J Ped Psychol 30:41-46, 2005.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Lensing S, Rai SN. Psychosocial predictors of distress in parents of children undergoing stem cell transplantation. J Ped Psychol 30:139-153, 2005.

    Sahler OJZ, Fairclough DL, Phipps S, Mulhern RK, Katz ER, Varni JW, Copeland DR, Butler RW, Dolgin MJ, Noll RB. Using Problem-Solving Skills Training to Reduce Negative Affectivity in Mothers of Children with Newly Diagnosed Cancer: Report of a Multi-site Randomized Trial. J Consult Clin Psychol 73:272-283, 2005.

    Merchant TE, Lee H, Zhu J, Xiong X, Wheeler G, Phipps S, Boop F, Sanford RA. The effects of hydrocephalus on intelligence quotient in children with localized infratentorial ependymoma before and after focal radiation therapy. J Neurosurg 101:159-168, 2004.

    Steele RG, Dreyer ML, Phipps S. Patterns of maternal distress among children with cancer and their association with child emotional and somatic distress. J Ped Psychol 29:507-518, 2004.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Lensing S, Rai SN. Patterns of distress in parents of children undergoing stem cell transplantation. Ped Blood & Cancer 43:267-274, 2004.

    Steele RG, Long A, Reddy KA, Luhr M, Phipps S. Changes in parental distress and child-rearing strategies across treatment for childhood cancer. J Ped Psychol 28:447-462, 2003.

    Phipps S. Reduction of distress associated with paediatric bone marrow transplant: complementary health promotion interventions. Ped Rehab 2003.

    Steele RG, Elliott V, Phipps S.  Race and health status as determinants of anger expression and adaptive style in children: Effects of Stigmatization? J Soc Clin Psychol 22:40-57, 2003.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Lensing S, Rai SN. Acute health-related quality of life in children undergoing stem cell transplant: II. Medical and Demographic Determinants. Bone Marrow Transplant 29:435-442, 2002.

    Sahler OJZ, Varni JW, Fairclough DL, Copeland D, Butler RB, Katz EK, Mulhern RK, Phipps S, Dolgin MJ, Noll R. The effect of problem-solving skills training on negative affectivity in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer. J Dev Behav Pediatr 23:77-86, 2002.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Garvie P, Lensing S, Rai SN.  Acute health-related quality of life in children undergoing stem cell transplant: I. Descriptive oPhipps S, Steele RG, Hall K, Leigh L. Repressive adaptation in children with cancer: A replication and extension. Health Psychol 20:445-451, 2001.

    Leung W, Hudson MM, Strickland DK, Phipps S, Srivastava DK, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz JE, Sandlund JT, Kun LE, Bowman LC, Razzouk BI, Mathew P, Evans WE, Pui CH: Late effects of treatment in survivors of childhood acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol 18:3273-3279, 2000.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Srivastava DK, Bowman L, Mulhern RK. Cognitive and academic functioning in survivors of pediatric bone marrow transplantation. J Clin Oncol 18:1004-1011, 2000.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Jayawardene D, Srivastava DK. Assessment of health related quality of life in acute inpatient settings: Use of the BASES scale in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Int J Cancer 12:18-24, 1999.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Srivastava DK, Bowman L, Mulhern RK. Cognitive and academic functioning in survivors of pediatric bone marrow transplantation. J Personal Assess 73:276-289, 1999.

    Phipps S, Dunavant M, Jayawardene D, Srivastava DK. Assessment of health related quality of life in acute inpatient settings: Use of the BASES scale in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation.  Int J Cancer 12:18-24, 1999.

    Steele R, Phipps S, Srivastava DK. Low-end specificity of measures of emotional distress: consistent effect for anxiety and depression in a non-clinical population. J Personal Assess 73:276-289, 1999.

    Phipps S, Srivastava DK. Approaches to the assessment of depressive symptomatology in children with cancer: Attempting to circumvent the effects of defensiveness. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 20: 14-20, 1999.

    Varni JW, Sahler OJ, Katz ER, Mulhern RK, Copeland DR, Noll RB, Phipps S, Dolgin M. Maternal problem-solving therapy in pediatric cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 16: 41-71. 1999.

    Elkin TD, Whelan JP, Meyers AW, Phipps S. The effect of achievement orientation on response to success and failure in pediatric cancer patients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 23:67-76, 1998.

    Phipps S, Fairclough D, Tyc V, Mulhern RK. Assessment of coping with invasive procedures in children with cancer: State-trait and approach-avoidant diversions. Children’s Health Care 27:147-156, 1998.

    Elkin TD, Phipps S, Mulhern RK, Fairclough D. Psychological functioning of adolescent and young adult survivors of pediatric malignancy. Medical and Pediatric Oncology 29:582-588, 1997.

    Phipps S, Mulhern RK. Developmental outcome of unrelated donor marrow transplant in children with Hurler syndrome. Blood 89:732-734, 1997.

    Phipps S, Srivastava DK. Repressive adaptation in children with cancer. Health Psychology 16:521-528, 1997.

    Phipps S, Barclay D. Psychosocial consequences of pediatric bone marrow transplantation. International Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 4:190-201, 1996.

    Phipps S, Brenner M, Heslop H, Krance R, Jayawardene D, Mulhern R. Effects of pediatric bone marrow transplantation on neuropsychologic function and psychosocial adjustment. Bone Marrow Transplant 16:829-835, 1995.

    Phipps S, Fairclough D, Mulhern RK. Avoidant coping in children with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 20:217-232, 1995.

    Mulhern RK, Tyc VL, Phipps S, Crom D, Barclay D, Greenwald C, Hudson M, Thompson EI. Health related behaviors of survivors of childhood cancer. Medical and Pediatric Oncology 25:159-165, 1995.

    Phipps S, Mulhern RK. Family cohesion and expressiveness promote resilience to the stress of pediatric bone marrow transplant: A preliminary report. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 16:257-263, 1995.


    Last update: April 2012