Dr. Allison Applebaum

Writer, Speaker, Researcher, Advocate

I am a clinical psychologist whose primary focus is on addressing the profound unmet psychosocial needs of family caregivers – that is, the family members and friends of patients with chronic or life-limiting illnesses who serve a critical and often unrecognized role on the healthcare team.

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Stand By Me: A Guide to Navigating Modern, Meaningful Caregiving

(Simon Element, 2024)

“A new gold standard for caregiving guides.”

-Kate Washington, author of Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America


Shining a Spotlight on Family Caregivers

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My narrative nonfiction, essays, and scientific publications collectively seek to amplify the voices of family caregivers.

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Media & Events

It’s very important to me that my work is shared beyond the walls of the academic medical community. I am available for live events, interviews, and podcasts.

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My research focuses on developing innovative ways to identify, prepare, and support caregivers and to address the distress they experience as a result of their increasing responsibilities.

Partnering Organizations

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
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Cancer Support Community