Positions

Associate Professor and Director of Research
Pediatrics
Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Internship at Duke University Medical Center
PhD from University Of Memphis
MS from Virginia Commonwealth University
BA from Rhodes College

Selected Publications

Funding

White Matter Toxicity and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
- #R01 CA221197
Grant funding from NIH/NCI
A study examining associations between white matter toxicity and neurocognitive outcomes following treatment for pediatric brain tumors with proton beam radiation therapy vs. photon radiation therapy and surgery only.
Cognitive Change after Proton RT vs. Photon or Surgery for Pediatric Brain Tumor
- #R01 CA187202
Grant funding from NIH/NCI
A study examining neurocognitive late effects following treatment for pediatric brain tumors with proton beam radiation therapy and comparing outcomes between patients treated with proton beam radiation therapy, photon radiation therapy, and surgery only.
Neurocognitive Outcomes Following Proton Beam Radiation Therapy for Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumor
- #K07 CA157923
Grant funding from NIH/NCI
To examine neurocognitive late effects following treatment for pediatric brain tumor with proton beam radiation therapy and to compare outcomes between patients treated with proton beam versus conventional radiation therapy
Cognitive Outcome of Proton Beam vs. Conventional Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumor
Grant funding from Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pilot Research Fund
To examine neurocognitive outcomes following treatment for pediatric brain tumor with conventional or proton beam radiation therapy
Tobacco Use in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
- #F31 DA020299
NIH/NIDA
To identify the role of attention, overweight, and pubertal onset in the development of survivors’ smoking behavior
Smoking among Survivors of Childhood Cancer
- #F32 DA024503
Grant funding from NIH/NIDA
To examine the role of cognitive late effects in the smoking behaviors of adolescent survivors of childhood cancer