Department of Psychology

Dr. Jane E. Austin

Office:   Science East 2033
Phone:   973-720-2472
Email:   austinj@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:  

Department: Psychology
Position: Associate Professor

 



 

Education/Licensing: 

B.A. Plymouth State College

M.Ed. Harvard University

Ph.D.  New York University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Lab Name and Mission:

Research Projects: Reciprocal benefits of helping:  Peer support intervention for SCT survivors 

Publications: (e.g., Manuscripts, chapters, books, proceedings)

 

Austin, J. & Rini, C. (in press) Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant .  In A.R. Block & D.B. Sarwer  (Eds.),  Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes.  Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. 

Wu, L., Austin, J., Basmajian, K., Vu, A., Rowley, S., & Rini, C. (in press) Self-efficacy beliefs mediate the relationship between perceived cognitive impairment and physical and mental well-being after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Psycho-Oncology.

  

 

Austin, J. (2011).  Hypothyroidism.  In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology.  New York: Springer.

 

Austin, J. (2011).  Myasthenia Gravis.  In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology.  New York: Springer.

     

Rini, C., Redd, W., Austin, J., Mosher, C. E., Meschian, Y. M., Isola, L., Scigliano, E., Moskowitz, C. H., Papadopoulos, E., Labay, L. E., Rowley, S., Burkhalter, J. E., Dunkel Schetter, C., DuHamel, K. N. (2011). Effectiveness of partner social support predicts enduring psychological distress after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

 

DuHammeL, K., Mosher, C, Winkel, G., Labay, L., Rini, C., Meschian, Y., Austin, J., Greene, P., Lawsin, C., Rusiewicz, A., Grosskreutz, C., Isola, L., Moskowitz, C., Papadopoulos, E., Towley, S., Scigliano, E., Burkhalther, J., Hurley, K., & Redd, W.H. (2010).  Randomized Clinical Trial of Telephone-Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduced PTSD and Distress Symptoms after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.

 

Rini, C., Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Austin, J., Ostroff, J., Boulad, F., Parsons, S.K., Martini, R, Williams, S, Mee, L, Sexson, S., and Redd, W.H. (2008) Social Support from Family and Friends as a Buffer of Low Partner Support among Mothers of Children Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation.  Health Psychology.

 

Wu, L., Manne, S., Duhamel, K., Austin, J., Rini, C., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, Winkel, G., & Redd, W.H. (2008) Pre-Bereavement Meaning and Post-Bereavement Distress in Mothers of Children Who Underwent Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. British Journal of Health Psychology.

 

DuHamel, K.,., Rini, C., Austin, J.,  Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, Winkel, G., Boulad, F, & Redd, W.H. Manne, S (2007)  Optimism and Life Events as Predictors of Fear Appraisals in Mothers of Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Psycho-Oncology

 

Rini, C., Lawsin, C., Austin, J., DuHamel, K., Burkhalter, J., LaBay, L., Markarian, Y., and Redd, W.H. (2007).    Survivors’ Stories as Information for Cancer Patients: Positive Effects and Some Cautionary Notes. Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Parsons, S.K. ,Shih, M.C., Manne, S,  DuHamel, K,  Ostroff, J, Mayer, D,  Austin, J,  Martini, D,  Williams, S, Mee, L, Sexson, S, Kaplan,S, Redd, W.H.  (2005) Maternal Perspectives on Children’s Health-Related Quality of Life During the First Year after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 

 

Rini, C. M., Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Austin, J., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, & Redd, W.H. (2004).  Mothers' perceptions of benefit following pediatric stem cell transplantation: A longitudinal investigation of the roles of optimism, medical risk, and sociodemographic resources. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 28 (2): 132-141.

 

Rini, C. M., Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Austin, J., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, & Redd, W.H. (2004). Changes in mothers’ basic beliefs following a child’s bone marrow transplantation:  The role of prior trauma and negative life events.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17(4): 325-333.

 

Manne, S., DuHamel, K.,Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S.,  Mee, L., Sexson, S., Austin, J., Difede, J., Rini, C., & Redd, W.H. (2004). Anxiety, Depressive, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Among  Mothers of Pediatric Survivors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Pediatrics, 113(6), 1700-1708.

 

Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, Winkel, G., Austin, J., & Redd, W.H. (2003).  Coping and the course of distress after Pediatric HSCT.  Journal of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42: 1055-68.

 

 

Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Winkel, G., Wu, L, Austin, J., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, & Redd, W.H. (2003) Perceived partner critical and avoidant behaviors as predictors of depressive symptoms among mothers of children undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation.   Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Dec; 71 (6): 1076-83

 

 

Conference Presentations: 

 

 

 

Hamilton, J. G., Wu, L., Austin, J., Valdimarsdottir, H., Basmajian, K., Vu, A., Rowley, S., Redd,  W., Isola, L., & Rini, C. Misery Loves Company? Timing of the Financial Crisis Moderates the association between Financial Stress and Quality of Life Among Stem Cell Transplant Survivors. Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference 2011 

Rini, C., Wu, L., Austin, J., Hamilton, J. G., Valdimarsdottir, H., Basmajian, K.,  Dunkel Schetter, C., Redd,  W.,  Rowley, S., & Isola, L. Enacted social support buffers stress among hematopoietic stem cell survivors—but only if it is from a partner and only if it is effective. Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference 2011

 

Mosher, C., Lepore, S., Wu,, L., Austin, J., Valdimarsdottir, H., Basmajian, K., RowleyS.,Isola, L.,

      & Rini, C., Loneliness Mediates the Impact of Social Factors on Distressfollowing

      Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference 2011.

 

Hamilton, J. G., Wu, L., Austin, J., Valdimarsdottir, H., Basmajian, K., Vu, A., Rowley, S., Redd, W., Isola, L., & Rini, C. Financial Stress is Associated with Poorer Emotional and Physical Quality of Life Among Survivors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Presentation at the 2010 Cancer Survivorship Research Conference in Washington, DC.

 

Rini, C., Austin, J., Wu, L., Hamilton, J. G., Valdimarsdottir, H., Basmajian, K., Vu, A., Redd, W., Rowley, S., & Isola, L. Peer support provides experiential information associated with patient coping, adjustment, and quality of life in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Poster presented at the 2010 Cancer Survivorship Research Conference in Washington, DC.

 

Wu, L., Austin, J., Basmajian, K., Vu, A., Rowley, S., & Rini, C. Self-efficacy beliefs mediate the relationship between perceived cognitive complaints and distress and quality of life. 2010 annual meeting of the International Cognition and Cancer Task Force (ICCTF), New York, NY. 

 

Rini, C., Austin, J.,  Wu, L., Chee-Chait, J. Basmajian,K., Valdimarsdottir, H.,  and Redd, W.H.  Helping Others Helps Oneself: A Novel Intervention for Survivors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell

Transplantation (SCT). Abstract for symposia submitted to the 23rd Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Pisa, Italy. September 2009

 

Rini, C., Manne, S., DuHamel, K. N., Austin, J., Ostroff, J., Boulad, F., Parsons, S., Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, S., & Redd, W. H. Social support and functioning among mothers of critically ill children. Poster presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association conference, Boston, MA.

 

Rini, C., Austin, J., Chee, J., DuHamel, K., Winkel, G.,  Markarian, Y., Greene, P., Lawsin, C., Rusiewicz, A., Mosher, C., Burkhalter, J. Labay, L., & Redd., W.H.  Caretaking Behaviors of women in couples coping with cancer:  Can they help explain higher distress among women?  Abstract accepted by the Cancer Survivorship conference, June, 2008, Atlanta, GA.

 

Rini, C., Austin, J., Lawsin, C., Markarian, Y., Burkhalter, J., Labay, L., Redd, W. H., & DuHamel, K. Survivors’ Stories and Decision Making: What Do Cancer Patients Learn from the Experiences of Others? Presentation in symposium entitled “Psychosocial Approaches to Understanding and Improving Cancer Decision Making” at the International Psycho-Oncology Society Meeting, September, 2007, London. (Discussant: D. Bowen; Speakers: C. Rini, R. Goldsmith, M. Schwartz). 

 

Rini, C., Austin, J., Chee, J., DuHamel, K., Markarian, Y., Labay, L., Burkhalter, J. & Redd., W.H. Benefits of social support provision for cancer survivors.  Poster presentation, The American Psychological Association annual conference, August, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

 

Knodle, J., Cramer-Berness, L.J., Austin, J., & Cortese, L.  (2007, March).  The effect of religion on coping strategies.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.  (student sponsored research).

 

 

Cortese, L., Austin, J., Cramer-Berness, L.J., & Knodle, J.  (2007, March).  Gender differences in silencing the self: What is the connection with relationship satisfaction? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.  (student sponsored research).

Rini, C., Austin, J., Lawsin, C., Markarian, Y., Burkhalter, J., DuHamel, K.., Labay, L, Redd, W.H. Survivors’ Stories as an Informational Resource for Cancer Patients: What Are Their Effects on Patients? (accepted as an abstract, Conference on Cancer Survivorship, 2006)

Rini, C. and Austin, J. (2006) Expressive Helping and Bone Marrow Transplantation Patients – grant development.  Work in Progress Series. Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 

Markarian, Y, Rini, C., Manne, S., DuHamel, K, Austin, J., Ostroff, J., and Redd, W.H. (2006). Mothers’  attempts to make sense of their child’s illness after pediatric stem cell transplantation and its effect on maternal adjustment.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Conference, New York, NY.

 

Rusiewicz, A., DuHamel, K.N., Markarian, Y., Silva, J., Austin, J., Burkhalter, J., Ostroff, J., Redd, W.H (2005, April).  Cancer-related PTSD and comorbid mixed anxiety and depression.  Poster presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine’s 26th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 

 

K. N. DuHamel, S. Manne, C. Rini, J. Austin, J. Ostroff, S. Parsons R. Martini, S. Williams, L. Mee, S. Sexton G. Winkel, F. Boulad, W. Redd (2005) Correlates and predictors of fear in mothers of pediatric transplantation patients American Psychosomatic Society Meeting.

 

Manne, S., Du Hamel, K., Winkel, G., Wu, L., Austin, J., Nereo, N., Ostroff, J., Parsons, S., Martini, R.Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, S., & Redd, W. (2002, April). Partner critical and constraining responses as predictors of changes in anxiety and depressive symptoms among mothers of children undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

 

Sharon Manne, Ph.D., Katherine DuHamel, Ph.D., Jamie Ostroff, Ph.D., Susan Parsons, M.D., Laura Mee, Ph.D., Susan Sexson, M.D., Richard Martini, Ph.D., Sharon Williams, Ph.D., Jane Austin, Ph.D., and William H. Redd, Ph.D., Applying DSM-IV Stressor Criteria to Mothers of Pediatric BMT Recipients.  American Psychological Association 2002 conference.

 

Manne, S., Ostroff, J., Austin, J., Parsons, S., Mee, L., DuHamel, K., Redd, W. (2003, March). Maternal Coping with Pediatric BMT and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Manne, S., DuHamel, K., Winkel, G, Wu, L., Austin, J., Nereo, N., Ostroff, J, Parsons, S, Martini, R., Williams, S., Mee, L., Sexson, S.,and Redd, W.H. Partner Critical and Constraining Responses as Predictors of Changes in Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers of Children Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2002 conference.

     

Katherine N. DuHamel, Ph.D., Anthony Weiss, M.D., Justin Michener, M.A., Wendy Barroso, B.A., Sharon Manne, Ph.D., Lina Jandorf, M.A., Jane Austin, Ph.D., Andrew Barnes, B.A., William Rakowski, Ph.D., William H. Redd, Ph.D. A Model of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening in African-Americans. American Psychological Association 2002 conference.

 

Sharon Manne, Ph.D., Katherine DuHamel, Ph.D., Jane Austin, Ph.D., Nancy Nereo, Ph.D., Jamie Ostroff, Ph.D., Susan Parsons, M.D., Richard Martini, M.D., Sharon Williams, Ph.D., Laura Mee, Ph.D., Sandra Sexson, M.D., and William H. Redd, Ph.D. Anxiety and Depressive Disorders Among Mothers of Pediatric BMT Survivors.   The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2004 conference.  Also selected for a Citation recognition.

 

Area(s) of Specialization:  Psychosocial interventions for oncology patients, stress and trauma, coping, clinical training, women's and girls' sense of self, health psychology