Jennifer Cohen

Senior Research Fellow

Jennifer Cohen is a conjoint lecturer of the School of Women’s & Children’s Health in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and a clinical dietitian in the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Jennifer specialises in the area of nutrition in paediatric oncology both during and after cancer treatment. Her research interests include the impact of cancer therapy on the nutritional status of childhood cancer patients. Her focus is on assessing the dietary intake and habits of survivors of childhood cancer as well as improving the nutritional status of those undergoing active treatment.

Qualifications: PhD, BSc (Nutrition), Masters (Nutr & Diet)

Journal articles
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Cohen J; Collins L; Gregerson L; Chandra J; Cohn RJ, 2020, 'Nutritional concerns of survivors of childhood cancer: A “First World” perspective', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, pp. e28193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.28193
2020
McMaster CM; Gow ML; Neal R; Alexander S; Baur LA; Cohen J, 2020, 'Acceptability of Hospital-Based Pediatric Weight Management Services among Patients and Families: A Narrative Synthesis', Childhood Obesity, vol. 16, pp. 129 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/chi.2019.0146
2020
Goddard E; Cohen J; Bramley L; Wakefield CE; Beck EJ, 2019, 'Dietary intake and diet quality in children receiving treatment for cancer', Nutrition reviews, vol. 77, pp. 267 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nuy069
2019
Touyz LM; Cohen J; Cohn RJ; Garnett SP; Anazodo A; Gohil P; Grech AM; Ng A; Wakefield CE, 2019, 'Childhood cancer survivors report preferring lifestyle interventions delivered in person rather than online: An adolescent and parent perspective', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 66, pp. e27922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27922
2019
Robertson EG; Cohen J; Signorelli C; Grant DM; Fardell JE; Wakefield CE, 2019, 'What instruments should we use to assess paediatric decision-making interventions? A narrative review', Journal of Child Health Care, pp. 1367493519869717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493519869717
2019
Liu A; Cohen J; Vittorio O, 2019, 'Poor dietary polyphenol intake in childhood cancer patients', Nutrients, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11112835
2019
Cohen J; Brennan AM; Alexander S; Henderson J; Graham C; Baur LA, 2019, 'Assessment of Clinicians' Views for Managing Children with Obesity in the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Settings', Childhood Obesity, vol. 15, pp. 510 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/chi.2019.0106
2019
Touyz L; Cohen J; Wakefield C; Grech A; Garnett S; Gohil P; Cohn R, 2018, 'Design and rationale for a parent-led intervention to increase fruit and vegetable intake in young childhood cancer survivors (reboot): Protocol for a pilot study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.9252
2018
Garg M; Swab M; Gibney D; Cohen J; Gupta N; Ooi CY, 2018, 'Influence of Dietitians in Preventing Parenteral Nutrition Prescription Errors in Children', Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, vol. 42, pp. 607 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0148607117697935
2018
Cohen J; Alexander S; Critekos M; Garnett SP; Hayes AJ; Shaw T; Sim KA; Baur LA, 2018, 'The acceptability, effectiveness, and impact of different models of care for pediatric weight management services: Protocol for a concurrent mixed-methods study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3222-7
2018
Touyz LM; Wakefield CE; Grech AM; Quinn VF; Costa DSJ; Zhang FF; Cohn RJ; Sajeev M; Cohen J, 2018, 'Parent-targeted home-based interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable intake in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Nutrition Reviews, vol. 76, pp. 154 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux066
2018
Sajeev M; Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Decision Aid for Nutrition Support in Pediatric Oncology: A Pilot Study', Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, vol. 41, pp. 1336 - 1347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0148607116661840
2017
Touyz LM; Cohen J; Neville KA; Wakefield CE; Garnett SP; Mallitt K-A; Grech AM; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Changes in bodymass index in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated without cranial radiation and with reduced glucocorticoid therapy', PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, vol. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26344
2017
Touyz LM; Cohen J; Neville KA; Wakefield CE; Garnett SP; Mallitt KA; Grech AM; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Changes in body mass index in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated without cranial radiation and with reduced glucocorticoid therapy', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26344
2017
Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Tapsell LC; Walton K; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Parent, patient and health professional perspectives regarding enteral nutrition in paediatric oncology', Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 74, pp. 476 - 487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12336
2017
Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Laing DG, 2016, 'Smell and taste disorders resulting from cancer and chemotherapy', Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 22, pp. 2253 - 2263, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1381612822666160216150812
2016
Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Tapsell LC; Walton K; Fleming CAK; Cohn RJ, 2015, 'Exploring the views of parents regarding dietary habits of their young cancer-surviving children', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 23, pp. 463 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-014-2394-x
2015
Fleming CAK; Cohen J; Murphy A; Wakefield CE; Cohn RJ; Naumann FL, 2015, 'Parent feeding interactions and practices during childhood cancer treatment. A qualitative investigation', APPETITE, vol. 89, pp. 219 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.225
2015
Cohen J; Laing DG; Wilkes FJ; Chan A; Gabriel M; Cohn RJ, 2014, 'Taste and smell dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors', Appetite, vol. 75, pp. 135 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.01.001
2014
Murphy AJ; Mosby TT; Rogers PC; Cohen J; Ladas EJ, 2014, 'An international survey of nutritional practices in low-and middle-income countries: A report from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) PODC Nutrition Working Group', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 68, pp. 1341 - 1345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2014.122
2014
Cohen J; Laing D; Wilkes FJ, 2012, 'Taste and smell function in pediatric blood and marrow transplant patients', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20, pp. 3019 - 3023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-012-1559-8
2012
Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Fleming C; Gawthorne R; Tapsell LC; Cohn RJ, 2012, 'Dietary intake after treatment in child cancer survivors', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 58, pp. 752 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.23280
2012
Ladas EJ; Mosby TT; Murphy AJ; Cohen J; Barr R; Rogers P, 2012, 'Meeting report: Development of an international committee on nutrition & health for children with cancer, international society of pediatric oncology (SIOP)', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 58, pp. 1008 - 1009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.24107
2012
Cohen J; Rosen K; Russell K; Wakefield CE; Goodenough BJ, 2010, 'Paediatric oncology patient preferences for oral nutritional supplements in a clinical setting', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 19, pp. 1289 - 1296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-010-0943-5
2010
Cohen J; Maurice L, 2010, 'Adequacy of nutritional support in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation', Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, vol. 27, pp. 40 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1043454209345362
2010
Cohen J; Wakefield CE; Bartle J; Cohn RJ, 2002, 'Nutritional interventions in childhood cancer survivors', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2012, pp. Art. No.: CD009678. - Art. No.: CD009678., http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009678.pub2
2002
Conference Papers
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Fleming CAK; Cohen J; Murphy A; Wakefield CE; Cohn RJ; Naumann FL, 2015, 'Parent feeding interactions and practices during childhood cancer treatment. A qualitative investigation', in Appetite, pp. 219 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.225
2015
Perkins L; Cohen J, 2008, 'Meeting patient needs in the hospital setting - Are written nutrition education resources too hard to understand?', in Nutrition and Dietetics, pp. 216 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-0080.2008.00273.x
2008

Nutrition for children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.

Infant & Child Nutrition

Fussy eating in children

Children with overweight and obesity & models of care