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Christina  Ullrich, MD, MPH

Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH
Research Center:
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Hematology/Oncology Research
Hospital Title:
Instructor in Medicine
Academic Title:
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Hematology/Oncology
Contact:
617-632-4997
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Research Overview

 Dr. Ullrich’s research interests include symptom management in children with life-threatening illness, with a particular focus on fatigue in children with cancer. She seeks to better understand fatigue in children with serious illness, with the ultimate aim of designing interventions to reduce suffering from this symptom. She is currently conducting a trial evaluating a pharmacologic intervention for children with cancer-related fatigue. As a member of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Program, at Dana-Farber and Children’s Hospital Boston, Dr. Ullrich is also interested in integration of palliative care with HSCT to optimize comfort, communication, and quality of life for children undergoing HSCT. 

About Christina 

Ullrich Dr. Ullrich received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency through the Boston Combined Residency Program (Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center). Dr. Ullrich has completed fellowships in both pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric palliative care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology and hospice and palliative medicine. 

Dr. Ullrich received a Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for her work investigating cancer-related fatigue in children. Her work aiming to better understand and improve symptom distress and quality of life in children who undergo HSCT is currently funded by a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the top research centers in the world for pediatric cancers and blood diseases. It brings together laboratory scientists and clinical researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital in a single program. We investigate pediatric cancers and non-malignant blood disorders from every angle—from examining cells under the microscope to tracking the effectiveness of current drug regimens using the most advanced molecular methods—so that we can create better treatments for children seen here and around the world.

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