Jennifer W. Mack, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Population Sciences for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Senior Physician

Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-632-6622
Appointment Phone: 888-733-4662 (new), 617-632-3270 (established)
Fax: 617-632-2270
Preferred Contact Method: office phone

General

Treatment Centers
Discipline
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Location

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

Background

Board Certifications
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2004
Pediatrics, 2001
Fellowships
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2004
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Palliative Care
Residency
Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2001
Internships
Children's Hospital Boston, Pediatrics
Medical School
Harvard Medical School, 1998
Biography
Dr. Mack received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School 1998. She subsequently completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Pediatric Palliative Care at Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2005, Dr. Mack received a master's in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an attending physician in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and at Children's Hospital Boston. Her research interests are in parent-physician and patient-physician communication, health care quality, and palliative care.
Research

Pediatric Oncology, Palliative Care, Outcomes Research

As a pediatric oncologist, I have a particular interest in cancer-related communication as a model for all difficult conversations. Much of my work focuses on communication about the cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment decision-making, and the transition to palliative care, where communication can have a major impact on the care that unfolds at the end of life.  I have developed clinical expertise in communication through dedicated inpatient and outpatient care of childhood cancer patients, created a body of research that defines specific attributes and outcomes of high quality communication, and trained pediatric hematology/oncology fellows and other physicians to communicate effectively with patients and families.

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Harvard Medical Affiliate

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As a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, our physicians are passing on their expertise to the next generation of pediatric hematologists and oncologists.