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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Psychology
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Lisa S. Kahalley, Ph.D.

Lisa S. Kahalley, Ph.D. Lisa S. Kahalley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information
Lisa S. Kahalley, Ph.D.
1102 Bates Ave., Suite 730
Clinic Phone (appointment requests): 832-822-1900
Fax: 832-825-4164

B.A.: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

M.S.: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Ph.D.: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Internship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

• Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 2010

Clinical Focus
• Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Service Website

Research Interests
• Neurocognitive late effects in survivors of pediatric brain tumor and leukemia

• Differential effects of proton beam vs. conventional radiation therapy on neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric brain tumor survivors

• Functional outcomes and health behavior decisions following treatment for pediatric cancer

Current Research and Funding
• Principal Investigator: Lisa S. Kahalley, PhD. Cognitive Outcomes of Proton Beam vs. Conventional Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumor. Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Pilot Research Fund. The goal of this pilot study is to examine neurocognitive outcomes following treatment for pediatric brain tumor with conventional or proton beam radiation therapy.

Selected Publications
• Kahalley, L.S., Robinson, L.A., Tyc, V., Hudson, M., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., Zeltzer, L., Mertens, A., Robison, L., & Hinds, P.S. (2010). Attentional and executive dysfunction as predictors of smoking within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(4), 344-354.

• Kahalley, L.S., Conklin, H.M., Tyc, V.L., Wilson, S.J., Hinds, P.S., Wu, S., Xiong, X., & Hudson, M.M. (2011). ADHD and secondary ADHD criteria fail to identify many at-risk survivors of pediatric ALL and brain tumor. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 57(1), 110-118.

• Netson, K.L., Conklin, H.M., Ashford, J., Kahalley, L.S., Wu, S., & Xiong, X. (2011). Parent and teacher ratings of attention during a year-long methylphenidate trial in children treated for cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(4), 438-450.

• Kahalley, L.S., Tyc, V., Wilson, S., Nelms, J., Hudson, M.M., Wu, S., Xiong, X., & Hinds, P.S. (2011). Adolescent cancer survivors’ smoking intentions are associated with aggression, attention, and smoking history. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 5(2), 123-131.

• Kahalley, L.S., Robinson, L.A., Tyc, V.L., Hudson, M.M., Leisenring, W., Stratton, K., Mertens, A.C., Zeltzer, L., Robison, L.L., & Hinds, P.S. (in press). Risk factors for smoking among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

Professional Organizations
• American Psychological Association
• Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54)
• International Neuropsychological Society
• Society of Behavioral Medicine

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