About Julie Berrett-Abebe

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Julie Berrett-Abebe, PhD, LICSW is a social work researcher, educator, and practitioner with expertise in interprofessional education and practice as well as cancer and aging. Julie practiced clinically as an oncology social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also supervised and lectured in the student training program. With funding from the American Cancer Society, Julie completed a dissertation on interprofessional education and addressing cancer survivors’ unmet psychosocial needs. She graduated with a PhD from Simmons University in 2017. Julie continues to be involved at Massachusetts General Hospital as a social work researcher and is employed as the training coordinator for a HRSA workforce development grant (training social workers in integrated health care) at Westfield State University.

Other Current Projects
Interdisciplinary Behavioral Health Collaboration, Westfield State University

Recent Publications
Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Vitello, J. & Maramaldi, P. (2018). Developing content for an interprofessional training on fear of cancer recurrence (FCR): Key informant interviews of healthcare professionals, researchers & cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36(3), 259-273.

Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Vitello, J. & Maramaldi, P. (2018). Impact of an interprofessional primary care training on fear of cancer recurrence on clinicians’ knowledge, self-efficacy, anticipated practice behaviors, & attitudes toward survivorship care. Journal of Cancer Education, 10, 1-7.