Julie Berrett-Abebe is a social work educator, researcher & clinician. Her clinical background is in elder community care, hospice, and oncology social work. Most recently she worked for 10 years as an oncology social worker at Massaschusetts General Hospital, where she provided directly clinical services to patients and families as well as training and supervision to MSW students. This clinical work inspired Julie’s research interests in improving quality life for cancer survivors and developing and evaluating interprofessional education and collaborative care. Julie currently works as the training coordinator for a large HRSA grant in the Social Work Department at Westfield State University. Julie also teaches research, field, and clinical social work courses at several area universities. Julie received her PhD in Social Work from Simmons College, her MSW from Boston College School of Social Work, and her BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Vitello, J. & Maramaldi, P. (2018). Developing content for
an interprofessional training on fear of cancer recurrence (FCR): Key informant interviews of healthcare professionals, researchers & cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 36(3), 259-273.
Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Nekhlyudov, L., Vitello, J. & Maramaldi, P. (2018). Impact of an
interprofessional primary care training on fear of cancer recurrence on clinicians’ knowledge, self-efficacy, anticipated practice behaviors, & attitudes toward survivorship care. Journal of Cancer Education, advanced publication online.
Berrett-Abebe, J., Levin-Russman, E., Gioiella, M.E. & Adams, J.M. (2016). Parental
experiences with a hospital-based bereavement program following the death of a child from cancer. Palliative and Supportive Care, 15(3), 348-358.
Cadet, T., Berrett-Abebe, J., & Stewart, K. (2016). Understanding the relationship between
mental health and breast cancer screening utilization among older Hispanic women. Journal of Women and Aging, 29(3), 163-172.
Cadet, T., Berrett-Abebe, J., Burke, S., Bakk, L., Kalenderian, E., & Maramaldi, P. (2016).
Evidence-based health promotion in nursing homes: A pilot intervention to improve oral health. Educational Gerontology, 42(5), 352-360.
Berrett-Abebe, J., Cadet, T., Pirl, W., & Lennes, I. (2015). Exploring the relationship between
fear of cancer recurrence and sleep quality in cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33(3), 297-309.