Karen Clark

Karen Clark

  • Program Manager, Department of Supportive Care Medicine

Karen Clark

Karen Clark leads and manages three NCI training grants, SupportScreen (touch screen technology for patient and family screening), and research program development for the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.
 
Clark manages the development, implementation and evaluation of tailored versions of SupportScreen; sharing SupportScreen and other department innovations with the larger research community through publications and presentations at national and international conferences.
 
In her work developing new supportive care programs, Clark mentors health care professionals at City of Hope and nationally in how to create new programs and manage culture change. She actively collaborates with the department leadership and colleagues to identify opportunities for research funding and develop concepts into proposals while training and mentoring team members interested in publishing and/or conducting research. 
 
 
 
  • 2008-present, Program Manager, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope
  • 2007-2008, Program Evaluator/Statistician, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope
  • 2004-2007, Program Evaluator/Statistician, Science of Caring and Community Outreach Departments, Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Degrees

  • M.S., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, California State University at San Bernardino
  • B.S., Psychology, San Diego State University
Kaskowitz SR, Nakaji MC, Clark KL, Gunsauls DC, Sadler GR. Bringing Prostate Cancer Education to Deaf Men. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 30(5) 439-48, 2006. Epub 2006 Nov 13.
 
Loscalzo MJ, Clark KL. 2007. Problem-Related Distress in Cancer Patients Drives Requests for Help: A Prospective Study. Oncology, 21: 1133-1138.
 
Loscalzo MJ, Clark KL. Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors: Cancer Treatment and Research. Springer Press, 2007.
 
Loscalzo M.J., Clark K.L. The Psychosocial Context of Cancer-Related Infertility Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors: Cancer Treatment and Research. New York, NY: Springer Press, 2007.
 
Clark KL, Bardwell WA, Arsenault T, DeTeresa R, Loscalzo MJ. 2009. Implementing Touch Screen Technology to Enhance Recognition of Distress. Psycho-Oncology, 18: 822-830. 
 
Loscalzo MJ, Kim Y, Clark. 2010. Gender and Caregiving. Psycho-Oncology Second Edition. Wiley Publications.
 
Clark KL, Loscalzo MJ. 2009. Partners in Time of Crisis. The JMML Foundation LifeLine online Newsletter. Spring: 7-9.
 
Clark K, Loscalzo M. 2009. How to Implement Automated Screening for Problem-Related Distress in Cancer Settings. Online  Psycho-oncology. info Practical Guides.
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K, Dillehunt J, Rinehart R, Strowbridge R, Smith D. SupportScreen: A Model for Improving Patient Outcomes at Your Fingertips. Journal of National Comprehensive Center Network, 8: 2010, 496-504.
 
Clark K.L., Loscalzo M., Trask P.C., Zabora J., Philip E.J. Psychological Distress in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer-An Understudied Group. Psycho-Oncology, 2010; 19:12: 1313-1320.
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K, Holland J.  Successful Strategies for Implementing Biopsychosocial Screening. Psycho-Oncology.  Psycho-Oncology 20: 455–462 (2011) Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/pon.1930.
 
Lowery, A.E., Greenberg, M.A., Foster, S.L., Clark, K., Casden, D.R., Loscalzo, M. & Bardwell, W.A. (2011). Validation of a needs-based biopsychosocial distress instrument for cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.2008.
 
Miller M, Buzaglo J, Clark K, Loscalzo M, Kennedy V, Taylor J, Dougherty K, Golant M. Demonstrating the psychometric properties of a problem-related distress screener in a community sample of 319 cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology. Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 1249–1257, June 2013
 
Bultz, B., Loscalzo, M., J., Clark, K., L., (2012). Screening for Distress, the 6th Vital Sign, as the Connective Tissue of Health Care Systems:  A Roadmap to Integrated Interdisciplinary Person-Centered Care. Clinical Psycho-oncology: An International Perspective, 1st Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
 
Clark K, Greene P, DuHamel K, Loscalzo M, Grant M, Glazier K, Redd W. (2012). A Unique Interactive Cognitive Behavioral Training Program for Front-Line Cancer Care Professionals. J Canc Educ. DOI 10.1007/s13187-012-0425-1.
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K. (2014). Gender Opportunities in Psychosocial Oncology. Goerling (Ed.): Psycho-Oncology (Recent Results in Cancer Research). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. Volume 197, pgs 31-48.
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K, Bultz B. (in press). Social Work Leadership in Supportive Care Programs: An Integrated Interdisciplinary Staff Leadership Model. Oncology Social Work Handbook. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 
 
Clark K, Loscalzo M, Bultz B. (in press). Successful Implementation of Touch Screen Biopsychosocial Screening and Why Social Workers May Benefit. Oncology Social Work Handbook. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 
 
Decat Bergerot C, Clark K, Nonino A, Waliany S, Murilo Buso M, Loscalzo M. Course of distress, anxiety and depression in hematological cancer patients: Association between gender and grade neoplasm. Palliative & Supportive Care, 2013 DOI: 10.1017/S1478951513000849
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K, Pal S, Pirl W. Role of Biopsychosocial Screening in Cancer Care. Cancer Journal. 19(5):414-420, September/October 2013.
 
Bitz C, Clark K, Vito C, Kruper L, Ituarte P, Loscalzo M. (2014) Partners’ clinic: an innovative gender strengths-based intervention for breast cancer patients and their partners immediately prior to initiating care with their treating physician.  Psycho-Oncology. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/pon.3604.
 
Hammer S, Clark K, Grant M, Loscalzo, M. (2014) Seventeen years of progress for supportive care services. A resurvey of National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. Palliative and Supportive Care. doi:10.1017/S1478951514000601.
 
Addressing Psychosocial Needs of Partners of Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Program Using Social Workers to Improve Communication and Psychosocial Support Kauffmann, Rondi; Bitz, Courtney; Clark, Karen; Loscalzo, Matthew; Kruper, Laura; Vito, Courtney Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer (accepted).
 
Decat Bergerot C, Clark K, Nonino A, Waliany S, Buso M, Loscalzo, M (2015). Course of distress, anxiety, and depression in hematological cancer patients: Association between gender and grade of neoplasm. Palliative and Supportive Care. 13, 115–123.
 
Clark, K., Bergerot, C. D., Philip, E. J., Buga, S., Obenchain, R., & Loscalzo, M. J. (2016). Biopsychosocial problem‐related distress in cancer: examining the role of sex and age. PsychoOncology.
 
Bergerot CD, Philip EJ, Schuler TA, Clark KL, Loscalzo M, Buso MM, de Matos Neto JN, Pinto Neto JV, Nonino A, de Araujo TC. Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Psychosocial Screening Program in a Brazilian Cancer Center"Psychooncology. 2016 Nov;25(11):1343-1349. doi: 10.1002/pon.4275. Epub 2016 Sep 26.
 
Loscalzo M, Clark K, Bitz C, Rosenstein D, Yopp J (In press, Spring 2018). When the Invisible Screen Becomes Visible:  Sex and Gender Matters in Biopsychosocial Interventions and Programs. Gender-oriented Psycho-Oncology Research and Practice:  (Kim, Y Loscalzo M, Eds), Oxford University Press.
 
Hurria A, Hsu T, Loscalzo MJ et al. (in press) Are Disagreements in Caregiver and Patient Assessment of Patient Health Associated with Increased Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Older Adults with Cancer Oncologist DOI:10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0085
 
 
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
  • International Psychosocial Oncology Society (IPOS)
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