Memorial Sloan Kettering psychologist Marie Barnett

Marie E. Barnett, PhD

Psychologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Family-Systems
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Behavioral Medicine

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
Get To Know Me

I am a clinical psychologist on the MSK Kids team. I specialize in helping children, teens, and young adults with cancer, as well as their caregivers, with an emphasis family-centered care. I work with patients and their families at all points on the cancer journey, including treatment and survivorship.

I focus on easing emotional distress, including anxiety and depression, so my patients can deal with the challenges and changes that come with a cancer diagnosis. Using a variety of therapeutic approaches, I help patients develop coping skills and improve their overall resilience and quality of life. I work closely with my patients’ cancer care teams to provide the highest standard of care.

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In my research, I am developing ways to screen and use patient-reported measures to assess, identify, and track the needs of young patients and families. I am interested in understanding how teens and young adults find meaning in their cancer experiences during and after treatment. Along with multidisciplinary providers, I examine provider and patient approaches to discussing and effectively using pediatric pain and supportive care measures.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, and Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.

My patients and their families continually inspire and humble me. Cancer becomes an indelible aspect of a patient’s and family’s life in so many ways. Part of my responsibility is to help them build the confidence to tell their own stories, embrace the unknowns of treatment, and identify their new normal.

My Role at MSK

A psychologist has special training in therapy to help people with mental and behavioral health issues.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Family-Systems
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Patient-Centered and Family-Focused Care
  • Evidence-Based Interventions
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • PhD, Adelphi University

Residencies

  • Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Fellowships

  • Psycho-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Psycho-Oncology - Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Psychology

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Barnett sees patients at one location.

Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

McDonnell, G.A., Salley, C.G., Barnett, M., DeRosa, A.P., Werk, R.S., Hourani, A., Hoekstra, A.B., & Ford, J.S. (2017). Anxiety among adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Adolescent Health. PMID: 28729145

Barnett, M., McDonnell, G., DeRosa, A., Schuler, T., Philip, E., Peterson, L. Touza, T., Jhanwar, S., Atkinson, T.M., & Ford, J.S. (2016). Psychosocial outcomes and interventions among cancer survivors diagnosed during adolescence and young adulthood: A systematic review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 1-18.

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Barnett, M., Shuk, E., Conway, F., & Ford, J.S. (2014). Cancer-related disclosure among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A qualitative study. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 3(3).

Ford, J.S., Barnett, M., & Werk, R. (2014). Health behaviors of childhood cancer survivors: Review paper. Children. 1, 355-373. 

Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Marie E. Barnett discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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