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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Patient and Family Wellness Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Center for Adherence and Self-Management

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Ahna Luise Hoff Pai, PhD, is a faculty member of the Center for the Promotion of Adherence and Self-Management, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.

Clinical Interests

Adherence; oncology; transplant

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Divisions

Behavioral Medicine, Brain Tumor, Clinical Psychology, Adherence and Self-Management

Cincinnati Children's Blog

My Child Was Diagnosed With Cancer  Now What

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My Child Was Diagnosed With Cancer – Now What?

By Ahna Pai, PhD9/19/2018

My Locations

My Education

BS: Colorado State University, Denver, CO, 1993.

MA: University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1998.

MS: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2000.

PhD: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2003.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Screening for Family Psychosocial Risk in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation with the Psychosocial Assessment Tool. Pai, AL H; Swain, AM; Chen, FF; Hwang, W; Vega, G; Carlson, O; Ortiz, FA; Canter, K; Joffe, N; Kolb, EA; et al. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2019; 25:1374-1381.

An Independent Evaluation of the Accuracy and Usability of Electronic Adherence Monitoring Devices. McGrady, ME; Holbein, CE; Smith, AW; Morrison, CF; Hommel, KA; Modi, AC; Pai, AL H; Ramsey, RR. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018; 169:419-422.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Self-management by Adolescents and Young Adults After a Stem Cell Transplant. Morrison, CF; Martsolf, D; Borich, A; Coleman, K; Ramirez, P; Wehrkamp, N; Tehan, R; Woebkenberg, K; Pai, AL H. Cancer Nursing. 2018; 41:347-358.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of an Adherence-Promotion Intervention for Children With Leukemia: A Markov Model-Based Simulation. McGrady, ME; Eckman, MH; O'Brien, MM; Pai, AL H. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 43:758-768.

Longitudinal examination of family efficacy following pediatric stem cell transplant. Tillery, R; Joffe, NE; Mara, CA; Davies, SM; Pai, AL H. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer. 2018; 27:1915-1921.

A Randomized Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention to Promote Medication Adherence: The Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial (TAKE-IT). Foster, BJ; Pai, AL H; Zelikovsky, N; Amaral, S; Bell, L; Dharnidharka, VR; Hebert, D; Holly, C; Knauper, B; Matsell, D; et al. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2018; 72:30-41.

Predicting health care utilization and charges using a risk score for poor adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Rich, KL; Modi, AC; Mara, C; Pai, AL H; Varnell, CD; Turnier, L; Huber, J; Hooper, DK. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 6:107-116.

Relationship between cancer-related traumatic stress and family milestone achievement in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Tillery, R; Beal, SJ; Thompson, AN; Pai, AL H. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e26998-e26998.

Earlier Pediatric Psychology Consultation Predicts Lower Stem Cell Transplantation Hospital Costs. McGrady, ME; Joffe, NE; Pai, AL H. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 43:434-442.

Future orientation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and unaffected peers. Beal, SJ; Tillery, R; Wu, YP; Thompson, AN; Pai, A. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer. 2018; 27:1078-1081.