Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen

medicine-health
Discipline of Paediatrics

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)

Phone
(02) 9382 1372
Location
Sydney Children's Hospital High Street Randwick NSW 2031

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Cohen JE; Wakefield CE; Bartle J; Cohn RJ, 2012, 'Nutritional interventions for survivors of childhood cancer', in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd009678
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Cohen J; Goddard E; Brierley ME; Bramley L; Beck E, 2021, 'Poor Diet Quality in Children with Cancer During Treatment', Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10434542211011050
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McMaster CM; Calleja E; Cohen J; Alexander S; Denney-Wilson E; Baur LA, 2021, 'Current status of multi-disciplinary paediatric weight management services in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15439
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Robertson EG; Cohen J; Signorelli C; Grant DM; Fardell JE; Wakefield CE, 2020, 'What instruments should we use to assess paediatric decision-making interventions? A narrative review', Journal of Child Health Care, vol. 24, pp. 458 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493519869717
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McLoone J; Wakefield CE; Taylor N; Johnston K; Sansom-Daly UM; Cohen J; O'Brien TA; Cohn RJ; Signorelli C, 2020, 'The COVID-19 pandemic: Distance-delivered care for childhood cancer survivors', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.28715
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Touyz LM; Cohen J; Garnett SP; Grech AM; Gohil P; Cohn RJ; Wakefield CE, 2020, 'Acceptability and feasibility of a parent-targeted dietary intervention in young survivors of childhood cancer: “Reboot”', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 67, pp. e28533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.28533
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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, vol. 67, pp. e28193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.28193
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Buchhorn-White J; Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Cohen J, 2020, 'A decision aid for nutrition support is acceptable in the pediatric hospital setting', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 55, pp. 165 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.08.013
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McMaster CM; Cohen J; Alexander S; Neal R; Gow ML; Calleja E; Signorelli C; Tan EJ; Williams K; Sim K; Leong G; Baur LA, 2020, 'Satisfaction and acceptability of paediatric weight management services amongst parents and carers: A mixed-methods study.', Clin Obes, vol. 10, pp. e12391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cob.12391
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Gow ML; Cohen J; Alexander S; Baur LA; Sim KA, 2019, 'Development and integration of an online standard clinical tool to assess lifestyle habits of children enrolled in paediatric weight management services in New South Wales', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 13, pp. 306 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2018.11.199
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McMaster C; Gow M; Cohen J; Neal R; Alexander S; Baur L, 2019, 'Patient and parent satisfaction with hospital-based paediatric weight management services and reasons for attrition: a mixed methods systematic review', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 13, pp. 311 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2018.11.210
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Cohen J; Alexander S; Cretikos M; Garnett SP; Hayes AJ; Shaw T; Sim KA; Baur LA, 2019, 'The acceptability, effectiveness, and impact of different models of care for paediatric weight management services: a concurrent mixed-methods study', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 13, pp. 305 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2018.11.195
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.9252
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Cohen JE; Maurice L, 2010, 'Adequacy Of Nutritional Support In Paediatric Blood And Marrow Transplantation', Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, vol. 16, pp. S264 - S265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbmt.2009.12.330
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Leslie GI; Gibson FL; McMahon C; Cohen J; Saunders DM; Tennant C, 2003, 'Children conceived using ICSI do not have an increased risk of delayed mental development at 5 years of age', Human Reproduction, vol. 18, pp. 2067 - 2072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deg408
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McMahon CA; Gibson F; Leslie G; Cohen J; Tennant C, 2003, 'Parents of 5-Year-Old in Vitro Fertilization Children: Psychological Adjustment, Parenting Stress, and the Influence of Subsequent in Vitro Fertilization Treatment', Journal of Family Psychology, vol. 17, pp. 361 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.17.3.361
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    McMahon CA; Gibson F; Cohen J; Leslie G; Tennant C; Saunders D, 2000, 'Mothers conceiving through in vitro fertilization: Siblings, setbacks, and embryo dilemmas after five years', Reproductive Technologies, vol. 10, pp. 131 - 135
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    Cohen J; McMahon C; Tennant C; Saunders D; Leslie G, 2000, 'Psychosocial outcomes for fathers after IVF conception: A controlled prospective investigation from pregnancy to four months postpartum', Reproductive Technologies, vol. 10, pp. 126 - 130
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Jennifer Esther Cohen
    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

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