Melanie Bonner

Melandi Bonner, PhD


Melanie Bonner, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology-Social and Health  Services

Duke University Medical Center
DUMC Box 3527
Durham, NC  27710
Phone: (919) 416-2443
Fax: (919) 416-2420

Dr. Bonner has worked with the Duke Pediatric Brain Tumor Program since 1994, and currently serves as the Director of Pediatric Research for the Quality of Life program. As part of this program, Dr. Bonner has developed a number of studies that are focused on survivorship issues. She has particular interest in neuro-cognitive late-effects of brain tumor treatments and in understanding the social struggles that patients face after treatment ends. Her commitment to pediatric neuro-oncology research is also reflected in her work as an associate member of the Children’s Oncology Group.

As a Pediatric Psychologist, Dr. Bonner is also actively involved in the clinical care of patients and their families on a daily basis. She evaluates the neuropsychogical functioning of patients, completes school visits to assist with the integration of children back into the school environment, assists in developing appropriate education plans, leads support groups for adolescents, and endeavors to improve the well-being of the patients and their families. As such, Dr. Bonner has had the opportunity to have a first hand look at the victories and the struggles patients with pediatric brain tumors encounter. While continually humbled by the resilience of these children and their families, she is keenly aware of the challenges they face. Therefore, research focused on maximizing the quality of life of these patients, a quality that they deserve, is a priority.

 Recent Publications:

Willard VW,Hardy KK,Bonner MJ. Gender differences in facial expression recognition in survivors of pediatric brain tumors.,12/5/2008, (-) - Psycho-oncology Abstract [More ...]

Hutchinson KC,Willard VW,Hardy KK,Bonner MJ. Adjustment of caregivers of pediatric patients with brain tumors: a cross-sectional analysis.,8/29/2008, (-) - Psycho-oncology Abstract [More ...]

Hardy KK,Bonner MJ,Willard VW,Watral MA,Gururangan S. Hydrocephalus as a possible additional contributor to cognitive outcome in survivors of pediatric medulloblastoma.,7/17/2008, (-) - Psycho-oncology Abstract [More ...]

Bonner MJ,Hardy KK,Willard VW,Anthony KK,Hood M,Gururangan S. Social Functioning and Facial Expression Recognition in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors.,4/5/2008, (-) - Journal of pediatric psychology Abstract [More ...]

Hardy KK,Bonner MJ,Masi R,Hutchinson KC,Willard VW,Rosoff PM. Psychosocial functioning in parents of adult survivors of childhood cancer.,2/1/2008, (153-9) - Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology : official journal of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Abstract [More ...]

Arroyave WD,Clipp EC,Miller PE,Jones LW,Ward DS,Bonner MJ,Rosoff PM,Snyder DC,Demark-Wahnefried W. Childhood cancer survivors' perceived barriers to improving exercise and dietary behaviors.,1/1/2008, (121-30) - Oncology nursing forum Abstract [More ...]

Bonner MJ,Hardy KK,Willard VW,Hutchinson KC. Brief Report: Psychosocial Functioning of Fathers as Primary Caregivers of Pediatric Oncology Patients.,4/9/2007, (-) - Journal of pediatric psychology Abstract [More ...]

Bonner MJ,Hardy KK,Guill AB,McLaughlin C,Schweitzer H,Carter K. Development and validation of the parent experience of child illness.,4/1/2006, (310-21) - Journal of pediatric psychology. Abstract [More ...]

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