Felicity Harper

Felicity Harper

Felicity Harper

Position Title

Associate Professor - Clinical
Population Science

Office Location

Mid-Med Lofts, Suite 3000
87 E Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

Mailing Address

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R.
Mail Code: MM03CB
Detroit, MI 48201

Office Phone

(313) 576-8763

Office Fax

(313) 576-8270

Education Training

Education
(1999-2002)  Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
(1996-1999)  M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
(1985-1989)  B.A. American Studies (Cum Laude), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Postgraduate Training
(2002-2004)  Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
(2000-2001)  Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship (APA-approved): Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, WI

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments
(2014-Present)  Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2013-2014)  Faculty Appointment, Department of Nursing, University of North Carolina Graduate School, Chapel Hill, NC
(2010-2014)  Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(2004-2010)  Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Hospital and Other Professional Appointments
(2010-Present)  Staff Appointment, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Detroit, MI
(2010-Present)  Staff Appointment, Detroit Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
(2010-Present)  Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Supportive Care Service, Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit MI
(2005-Present)  Scientific Member, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI (member by application)
(2004-Present)  Scientist, Communication and Behavioral Oncology Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit MI
(2004-2010)  Psychologist, Counseling Service, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI

Major Professional Societies

(2011-Present)  International Psychosocial Oncology Society
(2003-Present)  American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)
(2003-Present)  American Psychosocial Oncology Society
(2003-Present)  Society of Behavioral Medicine
(1997-Present)  Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
(1997-Present)  American Psychological Association

Honors and Awards

(2012)  Citation Award, National Cancer Institute American Cancer Society Cancer Survivorship Research Conference (Washington, DC) (award for outstanding presentation)
(2007)  Center Director's Quarterly Research Award, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI (institute-wide quarterly award for outstanding research publication; third author)
(2007)  Center Director's Quarterly Research Award, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI (institute-wide quarterly award for outstanding research publication; first author)
(2006)  Center Director's Quarterly Research Award, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI (institute-wide quarterly award for outstanding research publication; second author)
(2005) Top Three Paper Award, Health Communication Division, National Communication Association 91st Annual Meeting (Boston, MA)(annual award for top three outstanding national research presentations)
(2002)  University of Georgia Forehand-Jackson-Boardman Post-Internship Award (annual award to the outstanding graduating clinical psychology doctoral candidate for excellence in supervision and mentoring of students)
(2001-2002)  University of Georgia Graduate School Research Assistantship (university-wide award to outstanding graduating doctoral candidates to support dissertation research)
(1999)  University of Georgia Florene M. Young Award for Excellence in Clinical Work (annual award to the outstanding student clinician in clinical psychology graduate program)
(1998-2000)  University of Georgia Graduate School Research Travel Award (university-wide award to support student travel for national research presentations)
(1998)  American Association of University Women Athenian Scholarship (university-wide award to one outstanding master's degree candidate)

Research Interests

Dr. Harper has studied the psychological and social factors that influence the emotional well-being, quality of life, and health behaviors of cancer patients and their families for the past 10 years. She is an NIH-funded investigator and has experience with hierarchal linear modeling and qualitative data analysis. She is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Karmanos and has a therapy practice working with cancer patients and their families.

 

 

Publications

1. Harper, F. W. K., Peterson, A., Albrecht, T. L., Taub, J., Phipps, S., & Penner, L. A. (2015). Satisfaction with support versus size of network: Differential effects of social support on psychological distress in parents of pediatric cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.3863

2. Harper, F. W. K., *Goodlett, B., Trentacosta, C., Albrecht, T. L., Taub, J., Phipps, S., & Penner, L. A. (2014). Temperament, personality, and quality of life in pediatric cancer patients. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 459-468. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jst141

3. Peterson, A. M., Harper, F. W. K., Albrecht, T. L., Taub, J. W., Orom, H., Phipps, S., & Penner, L. A. (2014). Parent caregiving self-efficacy and child reactions to pediatric cancer treatment procedures. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31, 18-27. doi: 10.1177/1043454213514792

4. Harper, F. W. K., *Nevedal, A., Eggly, S., *Francis, C., Schwartz, K., & Albrecht, T. L. (2013). “It’s up to you and God”: Understanding attitudes about health behavior change among older, urban African American survivors of colorectal cancer. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 94-103. doi: 10.1007/s13142-012-0188-6
 
5. Harper, F. W. K., *Peterson, A., *Uphold, H., Albrecht, T. L., Taub, J., & Penner, L. A. (2013). Longitudinal study of parent caregiver self-efficacy and parent stress reactions to pediatric cancer treatment procedures. Psycho-Oncology, 22(7). 1658-1664. doi: 10.1002/pon.3199 PMID: 23034930
 
6. Harper, F. W. K., Heath E., *Gleason, M. E. J., Penner, L., LoRusso, P., Wang, D., & Albrecht, T. (2012). Physicians’ use of patients’ daily reports of quality of life to evaluate treatment response in phase I cancer trials. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3(5), 582-588
 
7. Harper, F. W. K., Penner, L. A., *Peterson, A., Albrecht, T. L., & Taub, J. (2012). Child Positive Dispositional Attributes, Parent Empathic Responses, and Children’s Responses to Painful Pediatric Oncology Treatment Procedures. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 30(5), 593-613. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2012.703769
 
8. Eggly, S., Harper, F. W. K, Penner, L., *Gleason, M., *Foster, T., & Albrecht, T. L. (2011). Variation in question asking during cancer clinical interactions: A potential source of disparities in access to information. Patient Education and Counseling, 82: 63-68.
 
9. *Gleason, M. E. J., Harper, F. W. K., Eggly, S., Ruckdeschel, J. C., & Albrecht, T. L. (2009). The influence of patient expectations regarding cure on patient treatment decisions. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 263-269. PMCID: 19147315
 
10. Penner, L. A., Cline, R. J. W., Albrecht, T. L., Harper, F. W. K., *Peterson, A. M., Taub, J., & Ruckdeschel, J. C. (2009). Parents’ empathic responses and pain and distress in pediatric patients. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 102-113.
 
 

 

Faculty Status

Population Science

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