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Jennifer  Bickel Young

Jennifer Bickel Young, MD

Specialty: Neurology

Program: Neuro-Oncology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Dr. Jennifer Bickel, FAAN FAHS is a Senior Member in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a neurologist with over 15 years of clinical and research experience in headache medicine. As a former Headache Section Chief at Children’s Mercy Hospital, she developed and led a large multi-disciplinary team who provided comprehensive care to thousands of patients with headaches a year.  Dr. Bickel has been nationally recognized for her work in headache advocacy, research and education.  She is also a medical acupuncturist with a focus on headache and pain relief.  She is a leader in the American Academy of Neurology including serving as the chair for the Wellness Subcommittee and on the editorial advisory board for Neurology Today.  She has received multiple awards in her career for clinical care, mentorship and leadership.  Dr. Bickel serves as the Chief Wellness Officer at Moffitt where she oversees the development of systems and programs that promote the well-being of our clinicians, researchers and other team members.

    Education & Training


    • University of Missouri-Kansas City - Neurology

    Medical School:

    • University of Missouri-Kansas City - MD
  • Publications

    • Heimbeck D, Gore LR, Bickel-Young JL. Burnout and Appreciation: A Cross-Sectional Study Assessing Preferences for Appreciation Among Oncology Clinicians. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 Oct.19(10):925-931. Pubmedid: 37651674.
    • Nguyen OT, Turner K, Charles D, Sprow O, Perkins R, Hong YR, Islam JY, Khanna N, Alishahi Tabriz A, Hallanger-Johnson J, Bickel Young J, Moore CE. Implementing Digital Scribes to Reduce Electronic Health Record Documentation Burden Among Cancer Care Clinicians: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2023 Mar.7:e2200166. Pubmedid: 36972488.
    • Esparham A, Boorigie M, Ablatt S, Connelly M, Bickel J. Improving Acute Treatment of Pediatric Primary Headache Disorders With a Novel Headache Treatment Center: Retrospective Review of Preliminary Outcomes. J Child Neurol. 2021 Jan.36(1):54-59. Pubmedid: 32873117.
    • Dilts JJ, Esparham AE, Boorigie ME, Connelly M, Bickel J. Development and Assessment of an Abbreviated Acupuncture Curriculum for Pediatricians. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug. Pubmedid: 34425264.
    • Gelb DJ, Kraakevik J, Safdieh JE, Agarwal S, Odia Y, Govindarajan R, Quick A, Soni M, Bickel J, Gamaldo C, Hannon P, Hatch HAM, Hernandez C, Merlin LR, Noble JM, Reyes-Iglesias Y, Marie E Salas R, Sandness DJ, Treat L, Benameur K, Brown RD, DeLuca GC, Garg N, Goldstein LB, Gutmann L, Henchcliffe C, Hessler A, Jordan JT, Kilgore SM, Khan J, Levin KH, Mohile NA, Nevel KS, Roberts K, Said RR, Simpson EP, Sirven JI, Smith AG, Southerland AM, Wilson RB. Contemporary Neuroscience Core Curriculum for Medical Schools. Neurology. 2021 Aug. Pubmedid: 34400582. Pmcid: PMC8520386.
    • Dasari VR, Clark AJ, Boorigie ME, Gerson T, Connelly MA, Bickel JL. The Influence of Lifestyle Factors on the Burden of Pediatric Migraine. J Pediatr Nurs. 2021 Apr.57:79-83. Pubmedid: 33353788.
    • Connelly M, Sekhon S, Stephens D, Boorigie M, Bickel J. Enhancing Outpatient Dihydroergotamine Infusion With Interdisciplinary Care to Treat Refractory Pediatric Migraine: Preliminary Outcomes From the Comprehensive Aggressive Migraine Protocol ("CAMP"). Headache. 2020 Jan.60(1):101-109. Pubmedid: 31626335.
    • Connelly M, Bickel J. Primary Care Access to an Online Decision Support Tool is Associated With Improvements in Some Aspects of Pediatric Migraine Care. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Aug.20(6):840-847. Pubmedid: 31809810.
    • Connelly M, Glynn EF, Hoffman MA, Bickel J. Rates and Predictors of Using Opioids in the Emergency Department to Treat Migraine in Adolescents and Young Adults. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jun. Pubmedid: 31246788.
    • Esparham A, Herbert A, Pierzchalski E, Tran C, Dilts J, Boorigie M, Wingert T, Connelly M, Bickel J. Pediatric Headache Clinic Model: Implementation of Integrative Therapies in Practice. Children (Basel). 2018 Jun.5(6). Pubmedid: 29895725. Pmcid: PMC6025595.
    • Connelly M, Bickel J, Wingert T, Galemore C. The Headache Action Plan Project for Youth (HAPPY): School Nurses as Facilitators of System Change in Pediatric Migraine Care. NASN Sch Nurse. 2018 Jan.33(1):40-47. Pubmedid: 28777680.
    • Karlson CW, Litzenburg CC, Sampilo ML, Rapoff MA, Connelly M, Bickel JL, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Relationship between daily mood and migraine in children. Headache. 2014 Jul.53(10):1624-1634. Pubmedid: 24102349. Pmcid: PMC4270347.
    • Rapoff MA, Connelly M, Bickel JL, Powers SW, Hershey AD, Allen JR, Karlson CW, Litzenburg CC, Belmont JM. Headstrong intervention for pediatric migraine headache: a randomized clinical trial. J Headache Pain. 2014 Feb.15:12. Pubmedid: 24580721. Pmcid: PMC3996073.
    • Connelly M, Bickel J. Chronic daily headache in children and adolescents: science and conjecture. Pain Manag. 2013 Jan.3(1):47-58. Pubmedid: 24645931.
    • Connelly M, Bickel J. An electronic daily diary process study of stress and health behavior triggers of primary headaches in children. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Sep.36(8):852-862. Pubmedid: 21441572.
    • Connelly M, Miller T, Gerry G, Bickel J. Electronic momentary assessment of weather changes as a trigger of headaches in children. Headache. 2010 May.50(5):779-789. Pubmedid: 20039960.
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