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jennifer Jennifer Lynn Steel, PhD
Associate Professor

Pittsburgh, PA 

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2008- Present
2009: Distinguished Service Award – Society for Behavioral Medicine

2007: Citation Award for Paper Presentation – Society for Behavioral Medicine

2006: Mentioned Career Development Award (K Series) – National Cancer Institute

2006: Citation Award for Paper Presentation – Society for Behavioral Medicine
Current Professional Activities
Sigma Xi Research Society

Society for Behavioral Medicine

Practice Journal Working Group

Nominations Committee

Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care Research and Standard of Care Committees
Selected Bibliography
Steel JL, Kim KH, Dew MA, Unruh ML, Antoni MH, Olek MC, Geller DA, Carr BI,Butterfield LH, Gamblin TC. Cancer-related symptom clusters, eosinophils, and survival in hepatobiliary cancer: An exploratory study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(5): 859-871 (2010).

Steel JL, Geller DA, Tsung A, Marsh JW, Dew MA, Spring M, Grady J, Likumahuwa S, Dunlavy A, Youssef M, Antoni M, Butterfield LH, Schulz R, Day R, Helgeson V, Kim KH, Gamblin TC. Randomized controlled trial of a collaborative care intervention to manage cancer-related symptoms: Lessons learned. Clinical Trials, in press.

Steel JL, Eton D, Cella D, Olek M, & Carr BI. Measuring health related quality of life in patients with hepatobiliary carcinoma. Annals of Oncology, 17: 304-312 (2006).

Steel JL, Hess S, Tunke L, Olek M, & Carr, B. Sexual dysfunction in patients with liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer, 104(10): 234-243 (2005).

Dew MA, DiMartini AF, Dabbs A, Myaskovsky L, Steel JL, Unruh M, Switzer GE, Zomak R, & Kormos RL, Greenhouse JB. Rates and risk factors for nonadherence to the medical regimen after adult solid organ transplantation. Transplantation, 83(7): 858-873 (2007).

Cardinal JS, deVera ME, Marsh, JW, Steel JL, Geller DA, Fontes P, Nalesnik M & Gamblin TC. Treatment of Hepatic Epithialoid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE): A single institution experience with 25 cases. Archives of Surgery, 144(11): 1035-1039 (2009).

Nguyen KT, Steel JL, Marsh JW, Geller DA & Gamblin TC. Initial presentation and management of hilar and peripheral cholangiocarcinoma: Is a node-positive status or potential margin-positive result a contraindication to resection? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(12): 3308-3315 (2009)

Nguyen KT, Laurent A, Dagher I, Geller DA, Steel JL, Thomas MT, Marvin M, Ravindra KV, Mejia A, Cherqui D, Buell JF & Gamblin TC. Minimally invasive liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer: A multi-institutional, international report of safety, feasibility and early outcomes. Annals of Surgery, 250(5): 842-848 (2009).

Vanounou T, Steel, J.L, Nguyen T, Marsh W., Geller D,A, Gamblin, TC. Comparing the clinical and economic impact of laparoscopic versus open liver resection. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 17(4): 998-1009 (2010).
Selected Review Articles, Chapters, and Textbooks
Steel JL, Carr BI, Olek M, Gamblin TC. Health-related quality of life in patients diagnosed with hepatobiliary carcinoma. U.S. Gastroenterology Review 1:87-90 (2007).

Steel JL, DiMartini A, Dew MA. Psychosocial issues in hepatocellular carcinoma. In BI Carr (Ed.), Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 2nd edition, (2010)

Steel, JL, Health-related quality of life is prognostic of survival in patients with cancer. Medscape Medical News (WebMD). August 19, 2010.

Steel JL, Geller, DA, Gamblin TC, Olek M., Carr BI. Reply to “More claims about depression, immune function, and survival that exceed the evidence.” By James C. Coyne and Steven C. Palmer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25 (33): 5328-5329 (2007).

Steel JL & Dew MA . Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry for the Novice. Review of book,Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, by H. Leigh and J. Streltzer. American Psychological Association PsycCritiques.
Presentations and Abstracts at Scientific Meetings
Steel JL, Marsh JW, Youssef M, Dunlavy A, Butterfield L, Hammond J, Geller DA,Gamblin TC. The consequences of fatigue in patients diagnosed with hepatobiliary carcinoma. International Journal of Cancer (2010)

Steel JL, Kim K, Unruh M, Schulz R, Antoni M, Marsh JW, Youssef M, Dunlavy A, Butterfield L, Hammond J, Geller DA, Gamblin TC. Depressive symptoms inpatients diagnosed with hepatobiliary carcinoma and their family caregivers. International Journal of Cancer (2010)

Steel JL, Antoni M, Kim K, Schulz R, Marsh JW, Youssef M, Dunlavy A, Gamblin TC. Health-related quality of life as a prognostic factor in hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma. International Journal of Cancer (2010)

Steel JL, Geller DA, Spring M, Grady J, Antoni M, Likumahuwa S, Day R, Kim K, Schulz R, Dew MA, Helgeson V, Gamblin TC. Caregiver stress and depression in the context of advanced cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2010)

Moore A, Gamblin TC, Geller DA, Youssef M, Hoffman K, Gemmel L, Likumahuwa S, Bovbjerg DH, Marsland A, Steel JL. Prospective study of posttraumatic growth in patients diagnosed with hepatobiliary carcinoma as assessed by self report and by family caregivers. Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2010)

Choudry M, Zureikat AH, Steel J, Tsung A, Bartlett DL, Lee K, Hughes, Zeh H, Moser AJ. Oncologic outcomes following minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Matched comparison with open resection. Annals of Surgical Oncology (2011).

Daouadi M, Secrest AM, Steel JL, Saul A, Choudry M, Zureikat AH, Tsung A, Bartlett DL, Ahrendt S, Lee KK, Moser AJ, Zeh HJ. Minimally-invasive distal pancreatectomy: Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic approach, HPB (2011)

Reddy K, Barbas S, Turley J, Steel JL, Tsung A, Marsh, JW, Clary BM. A standard definition of major hepatectomy resection of four or more liver segments. HBP (2011).

Reddy SK, Turley RS, Barbas AS, Steel JL, Tsung A, Marsh JW, Clary BM, Geller DA. Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis after major hepatectomy: Does peripheral venous thromboembolism prevention outweigh the bleeding risk? Annals of Surgical Oncology (2011).

Kitisin K, Packiam V, Steel J, Humar A, Gamblin TC, Geller DA, Marsh JW, Tsung A. Presentation and Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients at a Western Center. HPB (2011).
Research Projects
Principal Investigator, Grant# 3K07CA118576-04S1, Comprehensive Electronic Support System for Treatment of Cancer Related Symptoms, 2009-2012, National Cancer Institute

Validation of the MBMD in transplant candidates, Pearson Inc.

Principal Investigator, Grant# 5K07CA118576-02, Comprehensive Electronic Support System for Treatment of Cancer-Related Symptoms, 2006-2011, National Cancer Institute

Principal Investigator, Grant# 1R21CA127046-01A1, Analysis of the cytokine-immunological model of cancer, 2007-2012, National Cancer Institute

Co-Investigator, Grant# Pending, Multiple Tumor Antigen-Loaded DC Vaccine for Hepatocellular Cancer, 2010-2014, NIH

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