Lisa Schwartz, PhD, Principal Investigator; Self- Management Education for Childhood Cancer Survivors Project

Lisa Schwartz, PhD, is Principal Investigator on the UPenn PRC Self-Management for Childhood Cancer Survivors Project. Dr. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a faculty member of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a pediatric psychologist and psychologist for the Cancer Survivorship Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a behavioral scientist at the CHOP Center for Childhood Cancer Research. She has focused her career on adolescents and young adults (AYA) impacted by cancer (e.g., those with cancer, who survived cancer, or are at increased risk of cancer). Her federal and foundation-funded research includes intervention research, development of patient reported outcomes and descriptive studies. Variables targeted in her program of research include quality of life, adjustment, health promotion, and transition to adult care for AYA. Examples of her studies include developing a measure of readiness to transition to adult care for AYA survivors, developing an AYA cancer quality of life measure, testing a mHealth (text-messaging and app) intervention with AYA completing treatment, and assessment of the symptoms of and developmental impact on adolescents on treatment. In 2008, she received, via the Children's Oncology Group, the Aflac Young Investigator Award in Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology. Dr. Schwartz received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her PhD in clinical psychology (specialty in pediatric psychology) from Case Western Reserve University, and conducted her internship and post-doctoral training at CHOP. To learn more, visit: