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Lisa Jacola, PhD, Department of Psychology

Lisa M. Jacola, PhD

Research Associate, St. Jude Faculty
Pediatric Neuropsychologist



Contact Information

Lisa Jacola, PhD
MS 740, Room R4007
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-5042
FAX: (901) 595-4701


Fellowship – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Internship – The University of Chicago
PhD – University of Cincinnati
MS - Wright State University
BA - University of Dayton

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Jacola LM, Hickey F, Howe SR, Esbensen A, Shear PK. Behavior and Adaptive Functioning in Adolescents With Down Syndrome: Specifying Targets for Intervention. J Ment Health Res Intellect Disabil 7(4):287-305, 2014.

Jacola LM, Willard VW, Ashford JM, Ogg RJ, Scoggins MA, Jones MM, Wu S, Conklin HM. Clinical utility of the N-back task in functional neuroimaging studies of working memory. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol September 25, 2014.

Jacola LM, Ashford JM, Reddick WE, Glass JO, Ogg RJ, Merchant TM, Conklin HM. The relationship between working memory abilities and white matter integrity in childhood brain tumor survivors treated with conformal radiation therapy. J Neurooncol 119(1):197-205, 2014. PMCID: 24847967

Jacola LM, Byars AW, Hickey F, Vannest J, Holland SK, Schapiro MB. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of story listening in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome: evidence for atypical neurodevelopment. J Intellect Disabil Res Aug 20, 2013. PMCID: 23962356

Szaflarski JP, Rajagopal A, Altaye M, Byars AW, Jacola LM, Schmithorst VJ, Schapiro MB, Plante E, Holland SK. Left-handedness and language lateralization in children. Brain Res 18:85-97, 2012. PMCID: PMC3249496

Jacola LM, Byars AW, Chalfonte-Evans M, Schmithorst VJ, Hickey F, Patterson B, Hotze S, Holland SK, Vannest, J, Schapiro MB. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of cognitive processing in young adults with Down syndrome. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 116:344-359, 2011. PMCID: 21905803

Tillema JM, Jacola LM, Schapiro MB, Byars AW, Plante E, Szaflarski JP, Holland SK. Cortical reorganization of language functioning following left MCA stroke. Brain Lang 105:99-111, 2008. PMCID: 2763390

Szaflarski JP, Holland SK, Jacola LM, Privitera MD, Szaflarski M. Comprehensive presurgical fMRI language evaluation in adult patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav 12:74-83, 2008. PMCID: PMC2763527

Holland SK, Vannest J, Mecoli M, Jacola LM, Tillema JM, Karunanayaka PR, Schmithorst VJ, Yuan WH, Plante E, Byars AW. Functional MRI of language lateralization during development in children. In J Audiol 46:533-551, 2007. PMCID: 2763431

Jacola LM, Schapiro MB, Schmithorst VJ, Byars AW, Strawsburg RH, Szaflarski JP, Holland SK. FMRI reveals atypical language organization in children following perinatal left MCA stroke. Neuropediatrics 37:46-52, 2006. PMCID: 1859843

Last update: January 2015