Rachel Tillery, PhD
Rachel Tillery, PhD

Rachel Tillery, PhD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Education

BA - Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
MS - Psychology The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Residency/Internship - Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
PhD - Clinical Psychology The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Fellowship - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Research Interests

  • Health related quality of life outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer
  • Sociodemographic, family, and psychological factors linked to healthy lifestyle behaviors in children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer
  • Development of novel interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer
  • Coping and adjustment in children with cancer and their family members

Selected Publications

Tillery R, McGrady ME. Do complementary and integrative medicine therapies reduce healthcare utilization among oncology patients? A systematic review of the literature and recommendations. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 36:1-8, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2018.06.004

Tillery R, Joffe NE, Mara CA, Pai ALH. Family efficacy following pediatric stem cell transplant. Psycho-Oncology 27(8):1915-1921, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4741.

Tillery R, Beal SJ, Thompson AN, Pai ALH. Relationship Between Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress and Family Milestone Achievement in AYA Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Brief Report. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 65(6):e26998, 2018. doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26998 3.

Beal SJ, Tillery R, Thompson AN, Pai ALH. Future orientation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and unaffected peers. Psycho-Oncology 27(3):1078-1081, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4588.

Tillery R, Cohen R, Berlin KS, Phipps S. Youth’s Adjustment to Cancer: Examination of Patterns of Adjustment and the Role of Peer Relations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 42(10):1123-1132, 2017. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx067.

Sharp KMH, Willard VW, Barnes S, Tillery R, Long A, Phipps S. Emotion socialization in the context of childhood cancer: Perceptions of parental support promotes posttraumatic growth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 42(1):95-103, 2016. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv080.

Okado Y, Tillery R, Howard Sharp K, Long AM, Phipps S. Effects of Time Since Diagnosis on the Association Between Parent and Child Distress in Families with Pediatric Cancer. Children's Health Care 45(3):303-322, 2016. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2014.996883.

Tillery R, Berlin KS, Banks GG, Kamody RC, Rybak TM. Relations Between Baseline and Nonlinear Longitudinal Changes in Children’s Body Mass Index and Internalizing Symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 41(3):340-349, 2015. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv080.

Tillery R, Sharp KMH, Okado Y, Long A, Phipps S. Profiles of Resilience and Growth in Youth With Cancer and Healthy Comparisons. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 41(3):290-297. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv091.

Okado Y, Sharp KMH, Tillery R, Long AM, Phipps S. Profiles of Dispositional Expectancies and Affectivity Predict Later Psychosocial Functioning in Children and Adolescents With Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 41(3):298-308, 2015. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv096.

Sharp KMH, Willard VW, Okado Y, Tillery R, Barnes S, Long A, Phipps S. Profiles of Connectedness: Processes of Resilience and Growth in Children With Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 40(9):904-913, 2015. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv036.

Tillery R, Cohen R, Parra GR, Kitzmann KM, Sharp KMH. Friendship and the Socialization of Sadness. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 61(4):486-508, 2015. OI: 10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.61.4.0486.

Tillery R, DiSabitino K, Parra GR, Buckholdt KE, Jobe-Shields L. Examination of consistency of adolescent and parent reports across domains of functioning. Personal Relationships 21(4):599-611, 2014. doi: 10.1111/pere.12051.

Tillery R, Phipps S, Long A. Child perceptions of care and overprotection in children with cancer and healthy children. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 21(2):165-172, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-014-9392-5.

Jobe-Shields L, Parra GR, Buckholdt KE, Tillery RN. Adolescent reactions to maternal responsiveness and internalizing symptomatology: A daily diary investigation. Personal Relationships 21(2):335-348, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12034. 

Last update: September 2018