Molly A. Hensler, MA

M Hensler 3-14 PictureCancer Prevention and Control Trainee

Phone:  205.939.5421
Fax:  205.975.1941
Department:  Psychology
Primary Mentor:  Avi Madan-Swain, PhD
Secondary Mentor:  Kimberly Whelan, MD

Originally from Marietta, GA, Molly received her B.S. in Psychology from Furman University in 2008. She completed her Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Wake Forest University in 2010. She has been a Trainee in the CPCTP since 2011. Molly's dissertation research under the mentorship of Dr. Avi Madan-Swain looks at the positive adjustment among caregivers of childhood cancer survivors. Other research interests include general coping and adjustment and mental health service utilization among oncology patients and their families.  

Selected Publications  

Hensler, M., Wolfe, K., Lebensburger, J., Nieman, J., Barnes, M., Nolan, W., King, A., & Madan-Swain, A. (2014). Social skills and executive functions among youth with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 493-500. PMCID: 4027877

Reynolds, N., Mrug, S., Hensler, M., Guion, K., & Madan-Swain, A. (in press). Spiritual coping and adjustment in adolescents with chronic illness: A 2-year prospective study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. PMCID In Process.

Barnes, M. J., Pressey, J. G., Hensler, M., Adams, J. M., and Madan-Swain, A. (in press) Physician and nurse beliefs of Phase I trials in pediatric oncology. Cancer Nursing. PMCID In Process.

Hensler, M., Katz, E. R., Wiener, L., Berkow, R., & Madan-Swain, A. (2013). Benefit finding in fathers of childhood cancer survivors: A retrospective pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 30, 161-168. doi: 10.1177/1043454213487435

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