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Kemar V Prussien

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


Coping, Cognitive Function, Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, Pediatric Cancer

My current area of interest is on stress and coping in pediatric sickle cell disease, cancer, and congential heart disease, along with how cognitive functioning is associated with coping in these pediatric populations.

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Representative Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Whitlock, J., Prussien, K., & Pietrusza, C. (2015). Predictors of NSSI recovery and growth in young adults. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 9(19).

Prussien, K. V., DeBaun, M., Yarboi, J., Bemis, H., McNally, C., Williams, E., & Compas, B. E. (2017). Cognitive function, coping, and depressive symptoms in children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology,  in press. 

 

Manuscripts Under Review and in Preparation:

Prussien, K. V., Murphy, L., Gerhardt, C., Vannatta, K., Bemis, H., Dejardins, L., Keim, M.C., Shultz, E. L., Cole, D. A. & Compas, B. E. (2017). Longitudinal associations among maternal depressive symptoms, child emotional caretaking, and anxious/depressed symptoms in pediatric cancer. Manuscript under review. 

Prussien, K. V., Yarboi, J., Compas, B. E., & DeBaun, M. (2017). Correlates of cognitive functioning in children with Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria. Manuscript in preparation. 

 

Posters:

Prussien, K., Yarboi, J., Bemis, H., McNally, C., Knoll, O., Ko, C., Sathanayagam, R., DeBaun, M., & Compas, B. (2017, November). Stress, education, and depressive symptoms in parents of children with sickle cell disease. Poster to be presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.

Prussien, K., Yarboi, J., Bemis, H., Williams, E., DeBaun, M., & Compas, B. (2016, October). Disease-related stress and depressive symptoms in children with sickle cell disease. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 50th Annual Convention. New York, New York.

Desjardins, L., Bemis, H., Murphy, L., Prussien, K., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C. A., & Compas, B.E. (2016, October). Coping and Social Adjustment in Children Diagnosed with Cancer. Poster accepted for presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 50th Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Murphy, L., Gerhardt, C., Vannatta, K., Desjardins, L., Prussien, K., Compas, B. (2016, August). Interpersonal models of coping and distress in pediatric oncology. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Prussien, K., Yarboi, J., Bemis, H., Williams, E., DeBaun, M., & Compas, B. (2016, April). Coping and cognitive function in children with sickle cell disease. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Yarboi, J., Bemis, H., Prussien, K., Lord, J., Williams, E., DeBaun, M., & Compas, B. E. (2016, April). Parenting Stress and Working Memory in Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster presentation at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA. 

Prussien, K., Saunders, R., & Pilling, S. (2014, April). The Impact of Initial Anxiety on Treatment Response in Depression. Poster presented at the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board Spring Forum. Cornell University. Duffield Hall, Ithaca, NY. 

Prussien, K., & Whitlock, J. (2014, March). Parent-child agreement in understanding the what and why of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biannual Meeting. Austin, TX.