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Margaret Stuber, M.D.
Margaret Stuber, M.D.



General Information:



Vice Chair for Education in Psychiatry and Daniel X. Freedman Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director of Social and Behavioral Scicnces curriculum, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Child Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1982 - 1984
Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1980 - 1982
Psychiatry, Hawthorn Center, 1979
Medical Degree:
M.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1979


Board Certification(s):
Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1985
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1985

Contact Information:

(310) 825-5213

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Margaret Stuber studies the emotional responses of children and their families to life-threatening illness. These include symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as the ability to find meaning in adversity. As part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Stuber helps hospitals learn how to help children and families deal with cancer diagnosis and treatment. Through her roles in medical student education and grants from the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stuber also helps develop curriculum to teach future doctors how to better understand people dealing with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Stuber is one of the pioneers in the understanding of post-traumatic stress response to life-threatening pediatric illnesses in children and their parents. She has studied the prevalence, correlations and prevention of these symptoms in survivors of childhood cancer and their parents, and well as in pediatric solid organ transplants.

Stuber is currently focused on curricular development for medical students. She is actively engaged in development of curricular elements addressing cancer survivors, and has recently moved into curricular development in spirituality and complementary and alternative medicine.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Zebrack BJ, Stuber ML, Meeske KA, Phipps S, Krull KR, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Parry C, Hamilton R, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. Perceived positive impact of cancer among long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Psychooncology. 2012 Jun;21(6):630-9. doi: 10.1002/pon.1959. Epub 2011 Mar 22.

Stuber ML, Meeske KA, Krull KR, Leisenring W, Stratton K, Kazak AE, Huber M, Zebrack B, Uijtdehaage SH, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatrics. 2010 May;125(5):e1124-34.

Uijtdehaage S, Hauer KE, Stuber M, Go VL, Rajagopalan S, Wilkerson L. Preparedness for caring of cancer survivors: a multi-institutional study of medical students and oncology fellows. J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(1):28-32.

Uijtdehaage S, Hauer KE, Stuber M, Rajagopalan S, Go VL, Wilkerson L. A framework for developing, implementing, and evaluating a cancer survivorship curriculum for medical students. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Nov;24 Suppl 2:S491-4.

Stuber ML, Shemesh E. Post-traumatic Stress Response to Life-Threatening Illnesses in Children and Their Parents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2006; 15(3): 597-609.