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Christopher John Recklitis, PhD, MPH


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Christopher John Recklitis, PhD, MPH


  • Director of Research, Perini Family Survivors' Center
  • Senior Psychologist
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Health psychology
  • Mental health outcomes of oncology patients

Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number617-632-5124
  • Fax617-582-8068


Christopher J. Recklitis, Ph.D., MPH is Director of Research and Support Services for the Perini Family Survivors Center at Dana-Farber, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He completed doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Boston University, and his Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Recklitis's research is focused on understanding the psychological late-effects of cancer, the development of effective screening measures for detecting distress, and the best methods for encouraging health protective behaviors in cancer survivors. He is the Principal Investigator of Project REACH, a longitudinal study of health outcomes in several hundred locally treated cancer survivors. His work has been supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute, Lance Armstrong Foundation, American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide, and the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

Board Certification:

  • Certified Health Care Provider
  • Licensed Psychologist


  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Health Services Research
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Clinical Effectiveness


Research Departments:


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