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Sarah Anne Kelleher, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
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Office: 2200 W. Main St., Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705

Sarah A. Kelleher, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kelleher is a member of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program and the Duke Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Dr. Kelleher completed her graduate training in clinical psychology at Virginia Tech and her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Her research focuses on developing, testing, and implementing behavioral symptom management interventions for patients with chronic disease.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 2014

Publications

Kelleher, Sarah A., Hannah M. Fisher, Joseph G. Winger, Tamara J. Somers, Hope E. Uronis, Arianna N. Wright, and Francis J. Keefe. “Feasibility, engagement, and acceptability of a behavioral pain management intervention for colorectal cancer survivors with pain and psychological distress: data from a pilot randomized controlled trial.” Support Care Cancer 29, no. 9 (September 2021): 5361–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06126-8.

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Winger, Joseph G., Katherine Ramos, Sarah A. Kelleher, Tamara J. Somers, Karen E. Steinhauser, Laura S. Porter, Arif H. Kamal, William S. Breitbart, and Francis J. Keefe. “Meaning-Centered Pain Coping Skills Training: A Pilot Feasibility Trial of a Psychosocial Pain Management Intervention for Patients with Advanced Cancer.” J Palliat Med, August 12, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2021.0081.

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Kelleher, Sarah A., Joseph G. Winger, Hannah M. Fisher, Shannon N. Miller, Shelby D. Reed, Beverly E. Thorn, Bonnie Spring, et al. “Behavioral cancer pain intervention using videoconferencing and a mobile application for medically underserved patients: Rationale, design, and methods of a prospective multisite randomized controlled trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 102 (March 2021): 106287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106287.

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Winger, Joseph G., Christine Nunez, Sarah A. Kelleher, Krista K. Ingle, Vicky Gandhi, Francis J. Keefe, and Tamara J. Somers. “Predictors of Intervention Session Completion in a Randomized Clinical Trial of a Behavioral Cancer Pain Intervention.” J Pain Symptom Manage 59, no. 6 (June 2020): 1268–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.01.020.

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Tynan, Mara, Beth N. Peshkin, Claudine Isaacs, Shawna Willey, Heiddis B. Valdimarsdottir, Rachel Nusbaum, Gillian Hooker, et al. “Predictors of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in genetically high risk newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 180, no. 1 (February 2020): 177–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-019-05515-2.

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Kelleher, Sarah A., Joseph G. Winger, Caroline S. Dorfman, Krista K. Ingle, Ashley A. Moskovich, Amy P. Abernethy, Francis J. Keefe, Greg P. Samsa, Gretchen G. Kimmick, and Tamara J. Somers. “A behavioral cancer pain intervention: A randomized noninferiority trial comparing in-person with videoconference delivery.” Psychooncology 28, no. 8 (August 2019): 1671–78. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5141.

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Dorfman, Caroline S., Sarah A. Kelleher, Joseph G. Winger, Rebecca A. Shelby, Beverly E. Thorn, Linda M. Sutton, Francis J. Keefe, Vicky Gandhi, Preethi Manohar, and Tamara J. Somers. “Development and pilot testing of an mHealth behavioral cancer pain protocol for medically underserved communities.” J Psychosoc Oncol 37, no. 3 (May 2019): 335–49. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2018.1479327.

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O’Sullivan, Madeline L., Rebecca A. Shelby, Caroline S. Dorfman, Sarah A. Kelleher, Hannah M. Fisher, Krista A. Rowe Nichols, Francis J. Keefe, Anthony D. Sung, and Tamara J. Somers. “The effect of pre-transplant pain and chronic disease self-efficacy on quality of life domains in the year following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.” Support Care Cancer 26, no. 4 (April 2018): 1243–52. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3947-6.

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Somers, Tamara J., Sarah A. Kelleher, Caroline S. Dorfman, Rebecca A. Shelby, Hannah M. Fisher, Krista Rowe Nichols, Keith M. Sullivan, et al. “An mHealth Pain Coping Skills Training Intervention for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: Development and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 6, no. 3 (March 19, 2018): e66. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.8565.

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Cox, Christopher E., Catherine L. Hough, Shannon S. Carson, Douglas B. White, Jeremy M. Kahn, Maren K. Olsen, Derek M. Jones, Tamara J. Somers, Sarah A. Kelleher, and Laura S. Porter. “Effects of a Telephone- and Web-based Coping Skills Training Program Compared with an Education Program for Survivors of Critical Illness and Their Family Members. A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 66–78. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201704-0720OC.

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