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Mallorie L. Gordon, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Psychosocial Support and Research Program of the Behavioral Health Core of the Pediatric Oncology Branch in the NCI. Her clinical and scientific work focuses on adolescents and young adults with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include psychosocial and health-related quality of life outcomes, health behaviors, health-related decision making, psychosocial factors impacting cancer survivorship, and development of novel interventions to promote the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and young adults with serious illnesses.

Areas of Expertise

Adolescent And Young Adult Psychosocial Oncology
Psychosocial Issues In Onco-fertility
Health Behaviors
Qualitative Research Methods
Patient-reported Outcomes
Medication Adherence


Selected Key Publications

Social Problem Solving in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumor

Mallorie L Gordon, Bethany Means, Niki Jurbergs, Heather M Conklin, Amar Gajjar, Victoria W Willard
J Pediatr Psychol. 2022.
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Skin cancer risk-reduction counseling with adolescents: Pediatrician perspectives

Mallorie L Gordon, Vivian M Rodriguez, Sophie J Balk, Maribeth Chitkara, Allan Halpern, Alan C Geller, Jennifer L Hay
Psychooncology. 2020.
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Profiles of perceived social functioning in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer

Victoria W Willard, Rachel Tillery, Mallorie L Gordon, Alanna Long, Sean Phipps
Psychooncology. 2020.
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Teen Daughters and Their Mothers in Conversation: Identifying Opportunities for Enhancing Awareness of Risky Tanning Behaviors

Mallorie Gordon, Vivian M Rodríguez, Elyse Shuk, Maria Schoenhammer, Allan C Halpern, Alan C Geller, Jennifer L Hay
J Adolesc Health. 2016.
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