Jacqueline Casillas

Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Surgery, Endocrine Surgery Program


English, Spanish


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital



Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998 - 2001


Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1995 - 1996


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995


Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1996 - 1998

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2002

Contact Information


(310) 825-6185 - Pediatrics Information and Referral
(310) 206-5737 - Pediatrics Admissions
(310) 825-0867 - Pediatrics Outpatient Appointments
(310) 825-6708 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology information
(310) 825-0867 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patient appointments
(310) 825-6185 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician relations liaison
(310) 206-0585 - Endocrine Surgery Program information
(310) 825-8340 - Endocrine Surgery Program patient appointments
(310) 825-9427 - Endocrine Surgery Program operation patient appointments
(310) 825-9781 - Adult Survivorship Clinic

Scientific Interests

Dr. Jackie Casillas' research interests are in the areas of access to care, quality of life and quality of care for long-term survivors of childhood cancer. Some of her current projects include: assessing access to care for adult survivors of childhood cancer in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS); assessing health status, medical care and preventive health practices of Latino adult survivors of childhood cancer; and explaining psychosocial and quality of life outcomes in Latino long-term survivors of childhood cancer.

Casillas and her colleagues are currently completing a qualitative study assessing psychosocial/behavioral outcomes in Latino childhood cancer survivors through assessment of positive outcomes (perceived benefits and personal growth) and negative sequelae (depression, anxiety and somatic symptoms) with particular attention to how the family influences their current health practices through in-home interviews and focus groups. She also is completing a mixed methodologies study (qualitative/quantitative) assessing the issues surrounding transitioning adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer to adult center healthcare. Lastly, she is involved in secondary data analysis utilizing the CCSS, the largest national cohort of childhood cancer survivors, in which she is completing a quantitative assessment of health outcomes, health care utilization patterns and health behaviors in adult minority survivors.

Highlighted Publications

Buchbinder D, Mertens AC, Zeltzer LK, Leisenring W, Goodman P, Lown EA, Alderfer MA, Recklitis C, Oeffinger K, Armstrong GT, Hudson M, Robison LL, Casillas J. Cancer prevention and screening practices of siblings of childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul;21(7):1078-88. Epub 2012 May 10

Casillas J, Castellino SM, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Lima IS, Liu Q, Zeltzer LK, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Impact of insurance type on survivor-focused and general preventive health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Cancer. 2011 May 1;117(9):1966-75. Epub 2010 Nov 10

Casillas J, Syrjala KL, Ganz PA, Hammond E, Marcus AC, Moss KM, Crespi CM, Lu P, McCabe MS, Ford JS, Jacobs LA, Pucci D, Palmer SC, Termuhlen AM, Diller L, Campbell M, Jones B, Friedman DL. How confident are young adult cancer survivors in managing their survivorship care? A report from the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Dec;5(4):371-81. Epub 2011 Nov 2

Casillas J, Kahn KL, Doose M, Landier W, Bhatia S, Hernandez J, Zeltzer LK. Transitioning childhood cancer survivors to adult-centered healthcare: insights from parents, adolescent, and young adult survivors. Psychooncology. 2010 Sep;19(9):982-90.

Castellino SM, Casillas J, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Whitton J, Brooks SL, Zeltzer LK, Ablin A, Castleberry R, Hobbie W, Kaste S, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Minority adult survivors of childhood cancer: a comparison of long-term outcomes, health care utilization, and health-related behaviors from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 20;23(27):6499-507.