The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Joanne Wolfe MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, is the Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She is also the Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development at the Dana-Farber.  Dr. Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her primary interest is related to eliciting child-reported outcomes using internet-based technology among children with cancer and other serious illnesses. She is coupling PROs with palliative care interventions aiming to improving health-related quality of life and symptom distress in children with advanced cancer.  She is involved in additional studies assessing pediatric palliative care outcomes. Dr. Wolfe is a 2007 ACS grantee.