Andrea Farkas Patenaude, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-632-3314
Appointment Phone: 617-632-5577
Fax: 617-713-4466
Preferred Contact Method: appointment phone


Treatment Centers
Clinical Interests
Psychosocial aspects of cancer genetics, Pediatric cancer survivorship and quality of life


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA  02215


Board Certifications
Clinical Psychology, 1993
Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry, 1970
Dr. Patenaude received her PhD in 1973 from Michigan State University. In 1983, she joined DFCI, where she is director of psycho-oncology research in the Department of Pediatric Oncology. Her current research focuses on psychological outcomes of cancer genetic testing and pediatric cancer treatment. She is an active voice for improved genetic education for health care providers, especially psychologists.

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