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Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Physician

  • Senior Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Palliative care
  • Symptom management

Contact Information

  • Appointments888-733-4662 (new)
    617-632-3270 (established)
  • Office Phone Number617-632-4997
  • Fax617-582-7271

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Fellowship:

  • Boston Children's Hospital, Health Services Research
  • Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Palliative Care

Residency:

  • Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Research

Pediatric Palliative Care

Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH, is a physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant as well as Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital /Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. After receiving her MD degree (2001) from Harvard Medical School she pursued training in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.   She subsequently completed dual fellowships in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Her research training included a Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship as well as completion of a MPH degree in Clinical Effectiveness (2008) from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Ullrich is examining symptom management in children with cancer, with a focus on fatigue. She is also currently investigating the palliative care needs of children who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, supported by a K23 Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute.  Dr. Ullrich is a 2007 Olive Branch Scholar of the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) and serves on the Scientific Review Committee of the NPCRC.

Marquis MA, Ullrich CK. Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir. J Palliat Med. 2018 May; 21(5):730-731.
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Brock KE, Wolfe J, Ullrich C. From the Child's Word to Clinical Intervention: Novel, New, and Innovative Approaches to Symptoms in Pediatric Palliative Care. Children (Basel). 2018 Mar 28; 5(4).
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Burns LJ, Abbetti B, Arnold SD, Bender J, Doughtie S, El-Jawahiri A, Gee G, Hahn T, Horowitz MM, Johnson S, Juckett M, Krishnamurit L, Kullberg S, LeMaistre CF, Loren A, Majhail NS, Murphy EA, Rizzo D, Roche-Green A, Saber W, Schatz BA, Schmit-Pokorny K, Shaw BE, Syrjala KL, Tierney DK, Ullrich C, Vanness DJ, Wood WA, Denzen EM. Engaging Patients in Setting a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Agenda in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Feb 03.
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Levine DR, Baker JN, Wolfe J, Lehmann LE, Ullrich C. Strange Bedfellows No More: How Integrated Stem-Cell Transplantation and Palliative Care Programs Can Together Improve End-of-Life Care. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep; 13(9):569-577.
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Ullrich CK, Rodday AM, Bingen KM, Kupst MJ, Patel SK, Syrjala KL, Harris LL, Recklitis CJ, Chang G, Guinan EC, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Phipps S, Parsons SK. Three sides to a story: Child, parent, and nurse perspectives on the child's experience during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer. 2017 Aug 15; 123(16):3159-3166.
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Rosenberg AR, Orellana L, Ullrich C, Kang T, Geyer JR, Feudtner C, Dussel V, Wolfe J. Quality of Life in Children With Advanced Cancer: A Report From the PediQUEST Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 08; 52(2):243-53.
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Ullrich CK, Lehmann L, London WB, Guo D, Sridharan M, Koch R, Wolfe J. End-of-Life Care Patterns Associated with Pediatric Palliative Care among Children Who Underwent Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun; 22(6):1049-1055.
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Mullin J, Ullrich C. Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment. J Palliat Med. 2015 Nov; 18(11):991.
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Ullrich CK, Rodday AM, Bingen K, Kupst MJ, Patel SK, Syrjala KL, Harris LL, Recklitis CJ, Schwartz L, Davies S, Guinan EC, Chang G, Wolfe J, Parsons SK. Parent Outlook: How Parents View the Road Ahead as They Embark on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Their Child. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jan; 22(1):104-11.
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Wolfe J, Orellana L, Ullrich C, Cook EF, Kang TI, Rosenberg A, Geyer R, Feudtner C, Dussel V. Symptoms and Distress in Children With Advanced Cancer: Prospective Patient-Reported Outcomes From the PediQUEST Study. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 10; 33(17):1928-35.
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Dussel V, Orellana L, Soto N, Chen K, Ullrich C, Kang TI, Geyer JR, Feudtner C, Wolfe J. Feasibility of Conducting a Palliative Care Randomized Controlled Trial in Children With Advanced Cancer: Assessment of the PediQUEST Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1059-69.
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Ullrich CK. Putting pediatric palliative care in prime time. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(31_suppl):68.
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Ullrich CK, Wolfe J. Caring for children living with life-threatening illness: a growing relationship between pediatric hospital medicine and pediatric palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):xxi-xxiii.
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Bogetz JF, Ullrich CK, Berry JG. Pediatric hospital care for children with life-threatening illness and the role of palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):719-33.
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Wolfe J, Orellana L, Cook EF, Ullrich C, Kang T, Geyer JR, Feudtner C, Weeks JC, Dussel V. Improving the care of children with advanced cancer by using an electronic patient-reported feedback intervention: results from the PediQUEST randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 10; 32(11):1119-26.
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Ullrich C, Morrison RS. Pediatric palliative care research comes of age: what we stand to learn from children with life-threatening illness. J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr; 16(4):334-6.
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Wolfe J, Dussel V, Neville B, Cook E, Chen K, Kang T, Geyer R, Ullrich C, Feudtner C, Weeks J. Longitudinal Assessment of Symptom Distress in Children with Advanced Cancer: Report of the First 20 Weeks in the Pediatric Quality-of-Life Evaluation of Symptoms Technology (PediQUEST) Study (311-A). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jan; 41(1):187.
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Dussel V, Neville B, Chen K, Cook E, Geyer R, Kang T, Ullrich C, Feudtner C, Weeks J, Wolfe J. Routine Feedback of Patient-Reported Distress in Children With Advanced Cancer: Provider and Family Satisfaction With the Pediatric Quality of Life and Evaluation of Symptoms Technology (PediQUEST) System (311-B). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jan; 41(1):187-8.
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Ullrich CK, Dussel V, Hilden JM, Sheaffer JW, Moore CL, Berde CB, Wolfe J. Fatigue in children with cancer at the end of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Oct; 40(4):483-94.
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Ullrich CK, Dussel V, Hilden JM, Sheaffer JW, Lehmann L, Wolfe J. End-of-life experience of children undergoing stem cell transplantation for malignancy: parent and provider perspectives and patterns of care. Blood. 2010 May 13; 115(19):3879-85.
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Shaker M, Jenkins P, Ullrich C, Brugnara C, Nghiem BT, Bernstein H. An economic analysis of anemia prevention during infancy. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan; 154(1):44-9.
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Shaker M, Jenkins P, Ullrich C, et al. An Economic Analysis of Anemia Prevention during Infancy. J. Peds. 2008; in press.
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Joanne Wolfe and Christina Ullrich. Pain and Symptom Control in Pediatrics. Palliative Medicine (Walsh, Caraceni, Fainsinger, Foley, Glare, Goh, Lloyd-Williams, Radbruch). 2008.
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Ullrich CK, Mayer OH. Assessment and management of fatigue and dyspnea in pediatric palliative care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Oct; 54(5):735-56, xi.
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John Graef, Joanne Wolfe, and Christina Ullrich. Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics (Graef, Wolfsdorf, Greenes). 2007; 1-16.
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Ullrich C and Wu A. American Academy of Pediatrics Pedialink Hot Topics Educational Module: Iron Deficiency. 2007.
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Henry Bernstein, DO; Sarah Isbey; Christina Ullrich, MD; Marcus Shaker, MD. An Economic Analysis of Anemia Prevention During Infancy. Pediatric Research. 2007.
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Ullrich CK, Hilden JM, Sheaffer JW, Moore CL, Berde CB, Weeks JC, Wolfe J. Factors associated with fatigue in children with cancer at the end of life. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20; 24(18_suppl):8574.
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CK Ullrich, JM Hilden, JW Sheaffer, CL Moore, CB Berde, JC Weeks, J Wolfe. Factors associated with fatigue in children with cancer at the end of life. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2006; 24(18S):486S.
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Wright K, Ullrich C, Scott A, Brugnara C, Bernstein H. Diagnosis of Iron Deficiency in Children. 2006.
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Ullrich C, Brugnara C, Bernstein H. . Approaches to screening for iron deficiency in pediatrics: An update article. Italian J. Pediatrics. 2006; 32(5).
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Wright K, Ullrich C, Scott A, Brugnara C, Bernstein H. Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers. 2006.
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Ullrich C, Wu A, Armsby C, Rieber S, Wingerter S, Brugnara C, Shapiro D, Bernstein H. Screening healthy infants for iron deficiency using reticulocyte hemoglobin content. JAMA. 2005 Aug 24; 294(8):924-30.
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Tenney-Soeiro R, Ullrich C. The importance of newborn screening in resident education. Pediatr Ann. 2003 Aug; 32(8):549-50.
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Ullrich CK, Wingerter SL, Rieber S, Brugnara C, Bernstein HH. Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) is better than hemoglobin in identifying iron deficiency. Pediatric Research. 2003; 53(4):293A.
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Wingerter SL, Ullrich CK, Rieber S, Brugnara C, Bernstein HH. Diet history as an adjunct to hemoglobin (Hb) and reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) in screening for iron deficiency. Pediatric Research. 2003; 53(4):293A.
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Park IW, Ullrich CK, Schoenberger E, Ganju RK, Groopman JE. HIV-1 Tat induces microvascular endothelial apoptosis through caspase activation. J Immunol. 2001 Sep 01; 167(5):2766-71.
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Ullrich CK, Groopman JE, Ganju RK. HIV-1 gp120- and gp160-induced apoptosis in cultured endothelial cells is mediated by caspases. Blood. 2000 Aug 15; 96(4):1438-42.
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Mitchelhill KI, Michell BJ, House CM, Stapleton D, Dyck J, Gamble J, Ullrich C, Witters LA, Kemp BE. Posttranslational modifications of the 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase beta1 subunit. J Biol Chem. 1997 Sep 26; 272(39):24475-9.
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Ullrich CK, Widmer J, Park JP, Mohandas TK, Witters LA. Assignment of acetyl-CoA carboxylase-beta (ACACB) to human chromosome band 12q24.1 by in situ hybridization. Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1997; 77(3-4):176-7.
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Christina K. Ullrich. Acifluorfen Resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. 1994.
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