Life, Interrupted – The Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Experience

Speaker

Portrait of Bradley J. Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPHBradley J. Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Brad Zebrack has clinical social work experience in both pediatric and adult oncology, and has been involved in the development of peer support programs for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. His research interests include psychosocial and quality of life outcomes for cancer survivors, and has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, LiveStrong Foundation, and HopeLab, Inc. In 2017, Dr. Zebrack was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Australia, where he collaborated with colleagues to develop and evaluate supportive care services for adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. Dr. Zebrack is a Fellow to the Association of Oncology Social Work, the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), and the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).

Dr. Zebrack is a long-term survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed in 1985 at the age of 25. Following completion of his treatment, Dr. Zebrack and his wife Joanne completed a one-year, 11,000-mile bicycle tour around the United States to promote cancer survivorship. Dr. Zebrack lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife, daughter Sierra Grace, and cats Cal and Jaz.

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