Alyssa Middleton

 Alyssa Middleton


From: Originally Oregon, but I've lived in Kentucky for 16 years, so this is home.

Started UL Kent doctoral program: Summer 2017

Area(s) of research interest: pediatric psychosocial oncology, siblings of pediatric cancer patients, pediatric palliative care, quality of life, end of life and social work education.

Mentor(s): Dr. Karen Kayser and Dr. Barbara Head (dissertation co-chairs)

Current position: Doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Instructor

Graduate degree: Washington University in St. Louis

Grant: Dissertation research is supported by an American Cancer Society - Doctoral Training Grant in Oncology Social Work, 2018-20.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

Knapp, E.E., Hall, J., Middleton, A.A., Rich, C., Timmons, J., & Brothers, K.B. (in press). Ethical issues surrounding next generation genetic sequencing in pediatric oncology. Pediatrics.

Middleton, A.A., Head, B., & Remke, S. (2019). Fast Facts and Concepts #390. Role of the Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker. Available at: Forthcoming publication in the Journal of Palliative Medicine (in press).

Head, B., Middleton, A.A., & Zeigler, C. (2019). Work satisfaction among hospice and palliative nurses. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000562

Head, B., Peters, B., Middleton, A.A., Friedman, C., & Guman, N.B. (2019). Results of a nationwide hospice and palliative care social work job analysis. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 15(1), 16-33. doi:10.1080/15524256.2019.1577326

Middleton, A.A., Schapmire, T., & Head, B. (2018). “Sacred Work”: Reflections on the impact of an interdisciplinary palliative oncology clinical experience by social work learners. Geriatrics, 3(6), doi:10.3390/geriatrics3010006