Dr. Cherven is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a Nurse Scientist in the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on reproductive health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and is informed by her clinical experience as a pediatric oncology nurse with the Aflac Cancer Survivor and Fertility Preservation programs. In her role as Nurse Scientist, she provides research mentorship to nurses and advanced practice providers in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Cherven also serves as the Vice Chair for the Children’s Oncology Group Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual Health Task Force.

Erin Van Seeters, PsyD

Psychology Post-doctoral Fellow

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Emory University School of Medicine


Temima Oratz, BSN

Clinical Nurse

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


Kelly Tickle, MSN, APN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Doctoral Student, Augusta University

Reproductive Health in Adolescent/Young Adult Oncology

Frederick, N. N., Klosky, J. L., Meacham, L. R., Quinn, G. P., Kelvin, J. F., Cherven, B., Freyer, D. R., Dvorak, C. C., Brackett, J., Ahmed-Winston, S., Bryson, E., Chow, E. J., & Levine, J. (2021). Infrastructure of Fertility Preservation Services for Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. JCO Oncology Practice, OP2100275. Advance online publication.

Frederick, N., Bingen, K., Bober, S., Cherven, B., Xu, X., Quinn, G., Ji, L., & Freyer, D. Pediatric oncology clinician communication about sexual health with adolescents and young adults: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Cancer Medicine, 2021; 00: 1– 10. 

Landier, W., Bhatia, S., Wong, L., York, J., Flynn, J., Henneberg, H., Singh, P., Adams, K., Wasilewski-Masker, K., Cherven, B., Jasty-Rao, R., Leonard, M., Connelly, J., Armenian, S., Robison, L., Giuliano, A., Hudson, M., and Klosky, J. Immunogenicity and Safety of the HPV Vaccine in Young Cancer Survivors: A Phase II Single Arm Open-label Noninferiority Trial. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 2021.

Cherven B, Sampson A, Bober SL, Bingen K, Frederick N, Freyer DR, Quinn GP. Sexual health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A scoping review from the Children's Oncology Group Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Discipline Committee. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020 Dec 7. doi: 10.3322/caac.21655. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33283888.

Cherven B, Klosky JL, Chen Y, York JM, Heaton K, Childs G, Flynn JS, Connelly JA, Wasilewski-Masker K, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Wong FL, Bhatia S, Landier W. Sexual behaviors and human papillomavirus vaccine non-initiation among young adult cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Feb 6. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01000-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33547560.

Meacham, L., Williamson-Lewis, R., Cherven, B., Effinger, K., Klosky, J., Gilleland-Marchak. Educational intervention to address infertility-related knowledge gaps among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (2020) [online ahead of print]


Cherven, B., Castellino, S., Chen, Y., Wong., L., York, J., Wasilewski-Masker, K., Hudson, M., Bhatia, S., Klosky, J. & Landier, W. (2019) Intent and subsequent initiation of human papillomavirus vaccine among young cancer survivors. Cancer (2019), 125, 3810=3817. doi:10.1002/cncr.32379



Oncology Nursing

Oratz, T., Ogletree, R., Gettis, M., & Cherven, B. An evidence-based practice change for safe handling of patient waste while receiving oral chemotherapeutic agents. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (2021), 25(3):272-281.

Balliot, J, Morgan, M, & Cherven, B. Caring for the Pediatric, Adolescent, or Young Adult Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. (2019), 25, 150956, doi:10.1016/j.soncn.

Cherven, B, Jordan, D, Hale, S, Wetzel, M, Travers, C, & Smith, K. Nurse-Patient Connectedness and Nurses' Professional Quality of Life: Experiences of Volunteering at a Pediatric Oncology Camp. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. (2020), 37, 136-147doi:10.1177/1043454219887671


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NIH/NINR - K23 - NR020037-01

A mixed methods approach to examining decisional needs and contextual factors influencing fertility status assessment outcomes among young female survivors of childhood cancer

Role: PI


NIH/NCI - U01CA246567

Implementation of a Provider-Focused Intervention for maximizing HPV Vaccine Uptake in Young Cancer Survivors Receiving Follow-Up Care in Pediatric Oncology Practices: A Cluster-Randomized Trial

Role: Intervention Specialist

MPI: Landier/Klosky


NIH/NCI - 2R25 CA142519-08 

Enriching Communication Skills for Health Professionals in Oncofertility (ECHO)

Role: Consultant, Expert Panel Member

MPI: Quinn/Vadaparampil