Mallorie L. Gordon, Ph.D.
- Center for Cancer Research
- National Cancer Institute
- Building 10, Room 1C253
- Bethesda, MD 20892
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
1) Adolescent and young adult psychosocial oncology, 2) psychosocial issues in onco-fertility, 3) health behaviors, 4) qualitative research methods, 5) patient-reported outcomes, 6) medication adherence.
Mallorie L. Gordon, Ph.D.
Mallorie Gordon, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and early career researcher in the Behavioral Health Core. Dr. Gordon received her Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her Doctorate in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, in addition to a two-year pre-doctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her doctoral research focused on health behaviors and decision making among adolescent survivors of cancer. Prior to joining NCI/NIH, Dr. Gordon completed a three-year postdoctoral clinical-research fellowship in pediatric psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Her fellowship training included providing clinical care to pediatric, adolescent, and young adult oncology and hematology patients, as well as engaging in research investigating psycho-social and cognitive functioning among survivors of pediatric brain tumor.
Dr. Gordon is trained in psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral, and acceptance-based psychotherapies, as well as psychological assessment. Her specific work at the NIH focuses on serving the adolescent and young adult patient population through ongoing collaborative protocols, program development, and therapeutic services across institutions. Dr. Gordon has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at international conferences on her research and expertise in clinical health psychology and psychosocial oncology.