Cancer Survivorship Research: What Will It Take to Meet Future Generations' Needs
Julie Rowland, PhD, is director of the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship and a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked with and conducted competitively funded research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families, published broadly in psycho-oncology, and co-edited the ground-breaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology, as well as the more recent Handbook of Cancer Control and Behavioral Science.
Rowland received her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she went on to hold joint appointments in pediatrics and neurology. Since joining the NCI in September 1999, Rowland has helped build the size and visibility of the Office of Cancer Survivorship and created numerous partnerships with other federal and nongovernmental agencies to advance public awareness about and research addressing the health and quality of life needs of cancer survivors and their families.