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Laura Dunn, M.D.

Director of psycho-oncology
Psychiatrist

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1997

Residencies

UCSD Medical Center, Psychiatry 2001

Fellowships

UCSD Medical Center, Psychiatry 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kestenbaum A, James J, Morgan S, Shields M, Hocker W, Rabow M, Dunn LB. "Taking your place at the table": an autoethnographic study of chaplains' participation on an interdisciplinary research team. BMC Palliat Care. 2015; 14:20.
  2. Powell RA, Emanuel L, Handzo G, Lantos J, Dunn LB, Idler EL, Wilkie DJ, Massey K, Summerfelt WT, Barnes MJ, Quest TE, Kestenbaum A, Steinhauser K, Fitchett G, Zollfrank A, Olsen AK, Balboni TA, Sommer D. Transcending differences to study the transcendent: an exploratory study of researchers' and chaplains' reflections on interdisciplinary spiritual care research collaboration. BMC Palliat Care. 2015; 14:12.
  3. Lidz CW, Albert K, Appelbaum P, Dunn LB, Overton E, Pivovarova E. Why is therapeutic misconception so prevalent? Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2015 Apr; 24(2):231-41.
  4. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West CM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Kober KM, Dodd MJ, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with distinct trajectories of persistent breast pain after breast cancer surgery. Pain. 2015 Mar; 156(3):371-80.
  5. Luker K, Cooke M, Dunn L, Lloyd-Williams M, Pilling M, Todd C. Development and evaluation of an intervention to support family caregivers of people with cancer to provide home-based care at the end of life: A feasibility study. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Apr; 19(2):154-61.
  6. Miaskowski C, Dunn L, Ritchie C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Aouizerat BE, Alexander K, Skerman H, Yates P. Latent Class Analysis Reveals Distinct Subgroups of Patients Based on Symptom Occurrence and Demographic and Clinical Characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jul; 50(1):28-37.
  7. Yates P, Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Alexander K, Aouizerat B, Dunn L, Ritchie C, McCarthy A, Skerman H. Differences in Composition of Symptom Clusters Between Older and Younger Oncology Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1025-34.
  8. Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Paul SM, Berman MB, Shumay DM, Kober K, Merriman JD, West C, Neuhaus JM, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of fear of recurrence in women with breast cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Jul; 23(7):2033-43.
  9. Langford DJ, Schmidt B, Levine JD, Abrams G, Elboim C, Esserman L, Hamolsky D, Mastick J, Paul SM, Cooper B, Kober K, Dodd M, Dunn L, Aouizerat B, Miaskowski C. Preoperative Breast Pain Predicts Persistent Breast Pain and Disability Following Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec 16.
  10. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn LB, Kober K, Langford DJ, West C, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Associations between catecholaminergic, GABAergic, and serotonergic genes and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Jun; 19(3):251-9.
  11. Kyranou M, Puntillo K, Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Neuhaus J, West C, Dodd M, Miaskowski C. Predictors of initial levels and trajectories of anxiety in women before and for 6 months after breast cancer surgery. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec; 37(6):406-17.
  12. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations Between Cytokine Genes and a Symptom Cluster of Pain, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression in Patients Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Oct 10.
  13. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr; 23(4):953-65.
  14. Bell E, Racine E, Chiasson P, Dufourcq-Brana M, Dunn LB, Fins JJ, Ford PJ, Glannon W, Lipsman N, Macdonald ME, Mathews DJ, McAndrews MP. Beyond consent in research. Revisiting vulnerability in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Jul; 23(3):361-8.
  15. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene associations with self-report ratings of morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Mar; 17(2):175-84.
  16. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Melisko M, Chen LM, Mastick J, West C, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Schmidt BL, Hammer M, Cartwright F, Wright F, Langford DJ, Lee K, Aouizerat BE. Disease and treatment characteristics do not predict symptom occurrence profiles in oncology outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Cancer. 2014 Aug 1; 120(15):2371-8.
  17. Huang AX, Delucchi K, Dunn LB, Nelson JC. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Psychotherapy for Late-Life Depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 23(3):261-73.
  18. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Aug; 18(4):397-404.
  19. Shields M, Kestenbaum A, Dunn LB. Spiritual AIM and the work of the chaplain: A model for assessing spiritual needs and outcomes in relationship. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Feb; 13(1):75-89.
  20. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.

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