Brad J. Zebrack is an Associate Professor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Dr. Zebrack has clinical social work experience in both pediatric and adult oncology, and has been involved in the development of peer support/advocacy programs for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. His research focuses on psychosocial and quality of life outcomes among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, with a particular interest in posttraumatic effects and resilience. Dr. Zebrack has been a recipient of several federal grants, including a National Research Service Award (F32), a Career Development Award (K07), and a small research grant (R03) from the National Cancer Institute. He also has received research support from the American Cancer Society, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Lance Armstrong Foundation, and HopeLab, Inc. Current research includes a longitudinal, multi-institutional study of adolescent and young adult cancer patients, examining the relationship between supportive care service use and quality of life outcomes. Dr. Zebrack currently serves as a member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LiveStrongTM Young Adult Alliance, and was recent co-chair for the Standards of Care Task Force, a sub-committee charged with developing clinical and supportive care guidelines for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Prior experiences include service to the director of the National Cancer Institute as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.

Selected Publications

Zebrack B, Kwak M, Salsman J, Cousino M, Meeske K, Aguilar C, Embry L, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Cole S. The relationship between posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. Psychooncology 2014; [Epub ahead of print]

Zebrack B, Kent EE, Keegan TH, Kato I, Smith AW; AYA HOPE Study Collaborative Group. “Cancer sucks,” and other ponderings by adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. J Psychosoc Oncol 2014; 32(1):1-15

Zebrack B. Patient-centered research to inform patient-centered care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer. Cancer 2014; 120(15):2227-9

Zebrack B, Burg MA, Vaitones V. Distress screening: an opportunity for enhancing quality cancer care and promoting the oncology social work profession. J Psychosoc Oncol 2012; 30(6): 615-24