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CURRICULUM VITAE

Jeffrey S. Karst PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology - Pediatrics

OFFICE ADDRESS:
MACC Fund Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-4832
Fax: 414-955-6543
Email: jkarst@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
08/2003 - 05/2007 B.A., Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
08/2008 - 01/2011 M.S., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
01/2011 - 08/2014 Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2013 - 06/2014 Pediatric Psychology Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychology, Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60612
09/2014 - 07/2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hem/Onc/BMT, Medical College of Wisconsin

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant, The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
08/2016 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
#3344-57
01/28/2016
09/30/2021
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2004 - 2005 Dean's List, Gonzaga University
2005 - 2007 President's List, Gonzaga University
2012 Outstanding Doctoral Student Professionalism, Milwaukee Area Psychological Association
2013 - 2014 The Reverend John P. Raynor Memorial Fellowship, Marquette University

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
08/2009 - Present American Psychological Association
08/2012 - Present Society for Pediatric Psychology
07/2017 - Present International Society for Pediatric Oncology

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
03/2011 - Present Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
08/2012 - Present Autism
12/2012 - Present Autism Research
12/2014 - Present Journal of Pediatric Psychology
05/2015 - Present American Journal on Intellectual Disabilities
12/2016 - Present Acta Oncologica
02/2017 - Present Supportive Care in Cancer
03/2017 - Present Jornal de Pediatria (Brazil)
03/2017 - Present Psycho-oncology
06/2019 - Present Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
10/2017 - Present Society for Research on Adolescence

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2012 Committee Member, Student Planning Committee, SPPAC Regional Conference
2016 - Present Chair, MCW/CHW Early Career Psychologist Group
2018 - 2019 Member, Psychology Ethics Conference Planning Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Committee Member, Clinical Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2013 - 2015 Pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT Special Interest Group - Intern Chair
2017 - Present Communications Director & Webmaster, Pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT Special Interest Group

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Examining results of a neurocognitive screening program for children with sickle cell disease
Source:
Internal
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Jeffrey Karst, PhD
Dates:
2018 - Present
 
Title:
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Investigate a Novel Feedback Tool for Neurocognitive Screening in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
Source:
Children's Research Institute
Role:
PI
Direct Funds:
$35,382
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Use of virtual reality to assist with patient pain, anxiety, and parent distress in pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant
Source:
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Dr. Jenny Hoag
Dates:
01/01/2017 - Present
Direct Funds:
$40,000
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Parent & Family Outcomes of a Social Skills Group for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Role:
Principal Investigator
Direct Funds:
$1,500
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
A Replication and Extension of an Empirically Validated Social Skills Intervention. Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Dylan's Run Grant
Role:
Key Personnel
Direct Funds:
$2,000
 
Title:
A Replication and Extension of an Empirically Validated Social Skills Intervention. Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Dylan's Run Grant
Role:
Key Personnel
Direct Funds:
$3,500
 
Title:
A Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Role:
Principal Investigator
Direct Funds:
$1,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Karst, J., The Path to Graduate School, Marquette Psi Chi Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Karst, J, College Students and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Resident Assistants, Resident Assistant Training, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
Karst, J, Modified CBT for an adolescent with Asperger syndrome., Marquette University Colloquium, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
Karst, J., Parent and Family Outcomes of the PEERS program., Rush University Department of Behavioral Sciences Resident Grand Rounds, Chicago, IL, 2014
Karst, J., Behavioral Interventions in the Home and School: The Role of Parents., Care in the Community Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2016
Karst, J., Pediatric Psych-oncology, Marquette University Health Psychology Class, Milwaukee, WI, 2017
Karst, J., Autism & Medical Care., MCW Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Grand Rounds., Milwaukee, WI, 2018
Karst, J., Bullying & Mental Health: Awareness, Intervention, & Support., Care in the Community Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2018
Karst, J., Psychosocial Impact of Chronic Health Problems, Pediatric Resident Noon Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 2019
Karst, J., Childhood Anxiety: The Role of the Parent, St. Charles Home and School Association, Hartland, WI, 2019
 
Regional
Karst, J., Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy., Active Minds Midwest Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
Karst, J., Pediatric Hemophilia and Mental Health, Great Lakes Hemophilia Society Conference for Bleeding Disorders, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 2017
 
National
Karst, J., Allowing Your Child to Soar: Promoting Independence in Adolescents with Bleeding Disorders., Hemophilia Federation of America Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, 2018
Karst, J., All the People in Your Neighborhood: Disclosing Your Hemophilia Diagnosis., Hemophilia Federation of America "Reach Your Peak" Teen Symposium, Denver, CO, 2018
Karst, J., Lessons Learned From Training in Pediatric Oncofertility: Relationships with Sexual and Gender Identity., ECHO Annual Investigator Meeting, Tampa, FL, 2018
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Karst, J., Abbott, E., Valvano, A., & deRoon-Cassini, T., Threat of financial resource loss and long-term trauma outcomes., International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference., Atlanta, GA, 2009
Karst, J. & Van Hecke, A.V., Child and caregiver social behavior & joint attention changes following PLAY Project Intervention., Marquette University Forward Thinking Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2009
Karst, J., Meyer, A., Schohl, K., Dolan, B., Beste, E....& Van Hecke, A.V., PEERS pilot: A replication and extension of an empirically validated treatment for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders., International Meeting for Autism Research, San Diego, CA, 2011
Karst, J. & Van Hecke, A.V., Parent and family outcomes of PEERS: A social skills intervention for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders., Marquette University Forward Thinking Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
Karst, J., Fitzgerald, C., Van Hecke, A.V., Kaugars, A.S., & Kichler, J., Developmental disability and chronic illness in adolescents: A comparison of parenting stress levels., Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2012
Karst, J., Fitzgerald, C., Van Hecke, A.V., Kaugars, A.S., & Kichler, J., An examination of parenting stress in two pediatric populations., Children's Research Institute Conference, Milwaukee, WI., 2012
Karst, J., Stevens, S., Schohl, K., & Dolan, B., Facilitating compassion for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders., Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI, 2012
Karst, J., Van Hecke, A.V., Meyer, A., Stevens, S., Schohl, K., & Dolan, B., Contributions of RSA, joint attention, and temperament to withdrawn behavior and pervasive developmental problems in typically developing toddlers., International Conference for Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
Karst, J., Dolan, B., Meyer, A., Schohl, K., StevensS. & Van Hecke, A.V., Parent and family outcomes of PEERS intervention., International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, CA., 2012
Karst, J., Stevens, S., Schohl, K., Dolan, B., & Van Hecke, A.V., Intervention Affects the Families of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Group and Individual-Level Analyses of Parent Stress, Efficacy, and Family Disruption., International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA, 2014
Karst, J., Hoag, J., Anderson, L., Englebert, N., Igler, I., Schmidt, D., & Bingen, K., Evaluation of End of Treatment Transition Needs for Pediatric Cancer Survivors and Their Families., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Caiozzo, C., Chan, S. F., Defenderfer, E., Karst, J., Bingen, K. & Hoag, J., The experience of sibling bone marrow donation: A longitudinal study., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
Chan, S. F., Caiozzo, C., Defenderfer, E., Karst, J., Bingen, K. & Hoag, J., Promoting sleep hygiene and physical activity on a pediatric inpatient oncology unit: The role of health care providers., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
Karst, J., Miller, M., Newby, R., & Scott, J.P., Academic and Neurocognitive Screening for Children with Sickle Cell Disease., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
Chan, S., Hoag, J., Karst, J., & Bingen, K., Social Functioning among Adolescent Oncology Patients Transitioning Off Active Treatment: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2018
Hoag, J., Chan, S., Karst, J., & Bingen, K., Activity and Mood in Hospitalized Oncology Patients., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL., 2018
Karst, J., Miller, M.A., Heffelfinger, A., & Scott, J.P., Relationship Between Pain Frequency and Neurocognitive Functioning in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2018
Schmidt, D., Anderson, L., Nichols, J., Phelan, R., Hoag, J., Karst, J., Chan, S., Wisnefsky, A., & Bingen, K., Bridge to Next Steps Transition Program., International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship., Philadelphia, PA, 2018
Karst, J., Miller, M., Scott, JP, Hoag, J., & Bingen, K., Referral outcomes from a neurocognitive screening program for pediatric sickle cell disease., Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2019
 
International
Hoag, J., Karst, J., Chan, S., & Bingen, K., Psychosocial Care Models for End of Life and Bereavement Support., International Psychosocial Oncology Congress, Washington, DC, 2017
Karst, J., Miller, M.A., Heffelfinger, A., & Scott, J.P., Examination of the relationship between pain and neurocognitive functioning in pediatric sickle cell disease., Pediatric Academic Society, Toronto, ON, CA, 2018
Karst, J., Gouthro, K.C., Fahner, J., Bingen, K., Dobrozsi, S., Brandow, A., & Hoag, J., Comparison of virtual reality to guided imagery for patient pain and anxiety management in a pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT setting, Pediatric Academic Society, Baltimore, MD, 2019
Hoag, J., Gouthro, K.C., Bingen, K., & Karst, J., Comparison of virtual reality to guided imagery for pain and anxiety management in a pediatric hematology/oncology/HSCT setting., World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Banff, Canada, 2019
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
08/2014 - Present Pediatric Psychology Externship Didactic Series
09/2014 - Present Resident Lecture Series - Psycho-oncology
 
Postdoctoral Fellow Education
08/2016 - Present Hem/Onc/BMT Fellow Psychology Teaching Session
03/2017 - Present Hem/Onc/BMT Humanism Curriculum
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Graduate Student Education
08/2011 - 05/2012 Marquette University, Psychological Statistics (PSYC 2011)
08/2016 - Present Marquette University Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Graduate Child Psychopathology (PSYC 8420)
01/2019 - 05/2019 Marquette University Psychology Department, Undergraduate Developmental Psychology (PSYC 3101)
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
MA Students Advised
Sara Harris, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - 2017
Eva Igler, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present
MS Students Advised
Christina Caiozzo, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - 2017
Ellen Defenderfer, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - 2018
 
Postdoctoral Students
Sherilynn Chan, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - 2018
Theresa Kapke, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
PhD Students Advised
Alana McVey, Marquette University, 10/2014 - 2018
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
10/2015 - Present SCCIP-ND for parents of newly diagnosed oncology patients
01/2017 - Present Neurocognitive screening for children with sickle cell disease
05/2017 - Present MACC Fund Center Parent Education and Discussion Groups
 
 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES:
05/2015 Surviving Cancer Competently - Newly Diagnosed (SCCIP-ND) Workshop, Dr. Anne Kazak
03/2017 ECHO (Enriching Communication Skills for Health Professionals in Oncofertility) Training Program, Moffitt Cancer Center


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. McVey, A. J., Schiltz, H. K., Haendel, A. D., Dolan, B. K., Willar, K. S., Pleiss, S., Karst, J.., Carlson, M., Krueger, W., Murphy, C., Casnar, C. L., Yund, B., Van Hecke, A. (2018). Social difficulties in youth with autism with and without anxiety and ADHD symptoms. Autism Research. 11(12):1679-1689 DOI: 10.1002/aur.2039
2. Chan, S., Hoag, J.A., Karst, J., & Bingen, K. (2018). Social adjustment of adolescent cancer patients transitioning off active treatment: A short-term longitudinal mixed methods study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27530
3. Hoag, J., Igler, E., Karst, J., Bingen, K., & Kupst, M.J. (2018). Decision making, knowledge, and psychosocial outcomes in pediatric siblings identified to donate hematopoietic stem cells. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 29:1-16 DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1489443
4. Karst, J., Hoag, J.A., Chan, S.F., Schmidt, D., Anderson, L., Englebert, N., Igler, E., & Bingen, K. (2018). Assessment of end-of-treatment transition needs for pediatric cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients and their families. Pediatric Blood & Cancer; 65(8):e27109. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.27109
5. Schiltz, H., McVey, A., Magnus, B., Dolan, B., Willar, K., Pleiss, S., Karst, J., Carson, A., Caiozzo, C., Vogt, B., Van Hecke, A. (2017). Examining the Links between Challenging Behaviors in Youth with ASD and Parental Stress, Mental Health, and Involvement: Applying an Adaptation of the Family Stress Model to Families of Youth with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Special Issue on Parenting Children with ASD. 48(4):1169-1180 DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3446-0
6. Schiltz, H., McVey, A., Dolan, B., Willar, K., Pleiss, S., Karst, J., Carson, A., Caiozzo, C., Vogt, E., Yund, B., Van Hecke, A. (2017). Changes in depressive symptoms among adolescents with ASD completing the PEERS® social skills intervention. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(3):834-843 DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3396-6
7. McVey, A. J., Schiltz, H., Haendel, A., Dolan, B., Willar, K., Pleiss, S., Karst, J., Carson, A. M., Caiozzo, C., Vogt, E., Vaughan Van Hecke, A. (2017). Brief Report: Does gender matter in intervention for ASD?: Examining the impact of the PEERS® social skills intervention on social behavior among females with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 47(7), 2282-2289. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3121-5
8. Dolan, B.K., Van Hecke, A.V., Carson, A.M., Karst, J., Stevens, S....Hummel, E. (2016). Brief report: Assessment of intervention effects on in vivo peer interactions in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 46(6):2251-2259. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2738-0
9. McVey, A. J., Dolan, B. K., Willar, K. S., Pleiss, S., Karst, J.., Casnar, C. L., Caiozzo, C., Vogt, E. M., Gordon, N. S., Vaughan Van Hecke, A. (2016) A replication and extension of the PEERS® for Young Adults intervention: Examining effects on social skills and social anxiety in young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 46(12):3739-3754 DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2911-5
10. Van Hecke, A.V., Stevens, S., Carson, A.M., Karst, J., Dolan, B...Brockman, S. (2015). Measuring the plasticity of social approach: A randomized controlled trial of the effects of the PEERS intervention on EEG asymmetry in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45(2):316-35 doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1883-y
11. Christiansen, H. L., Bingen, K., Hoag, J. A., Karst, J., Velázquez‐Martin, B., & Barakat, L. P. (2015). Providing children and adolescents opportunities for social interaction as a standard of care in pediatric oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 62(S5), S674-S699. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25774
12. Karst, J., Van Hecke A.V., Carson, A.M., Stevens, S., Schohl, K., & Dolan, B. (2015). Parent and family outcomes of PEERS: An empirically validated social skills intervention for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45 (3), 752-765. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2231-6
13. Greene, M.M., Patra, K., Kahn, S., Karst, J., Nelson, M.N., & Silvestri, J.M. (2014). Cardiorespiratory events in low birth weight infants: Neurodevelopment outcome at one and two years. Journal of Perinatology. 34 (7). 562-565. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.44
14. Ehrhardt, M., Karst, J., Donohue, P., Maheshwari, M., Bingen, K., & Kelly, M. (2013). Simultaneous active and neurodegenerative Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (Case Report). Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
15. Schohl, K., Van Hecke, A., Carson, A., Dolan, B., Karst, J., & Stevens, S. (2013). A replication and extension study of the PEERS relationship-development intervention with adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi 10.1007/s10803-013-1900-1
16. Salowitz, N., Eccarius, P., Karst, J., Meyer, A., Schohl, K., Stevens, S., Vaughan Van Hecke, A., & Scheidt, R. (2012). Children with autism spectrum disorders exhibit altered compensation for visuo-proprioceptive conflict compared to typically developing children during gesture imitation and mirror drawing. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1531-8
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Karst, J. & Van Hecke, A.V. (2012). Parent and family impact of autism spectrum disorders: A review and proposed model for intervention evaluation. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 15 (3), 247-277. doi: 10.1007/s10567-012-0119-6
 
Abstracts
1. Hoag, J., Gouthro, K.C., Bingen, K., & Karst, J. (2019). Comparison of virtual reality to guided imagery for pain and anxiety management in a pediatric hematology/oncology/HSCT setting [Abstract]. Journal of Psychosocial Research & Practice, 1(1S): e11.
2. Bingen, K., Hoag, J., Anderson, L., Chan, S., Gouthro, K.C., Nichols, J., Phelan, R., Schmidt, D., & Karst, J. (2019). Bridge to Next Steps: Evaluation of a transition to survivorship program [Abstract]. Journal of Psychosocial Research & Practice, 1(1S): e11.
 

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