Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD

Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Epidemiology and Cancer Control
Pediatric Medicine

Contact Information

Kirsten Ness, PT, PhD
Epidemiology and Cancer Control
MS 735, Room S-6013
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Email: kiri.ness@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-5157
FAX: (901) 595-5845

Education

BA – The College of St. Scholastica (1983)
MA – Augsburg College (1998)
MPH – University of Minnesota (2002)
PhD – University of Minnesota (2004)


Clinical Interests


Research Interests


Current Research


Selected Publications

Khan R, Hudson MM, Ness KK, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Krull KR. Association of attention deficit disorder with bedside anti-saccades in survivors of childhood leukemia. J Child Neurol 2015, in press.

Wilson CL, Liu L, Yang JJ, Kang G, Ojha RP, Neale G, Srivastava DK, Gurney JG, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Genetic and clinical factors associated with obesity among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime cohort. Cancer 2015, in press.

Casillas JM, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Greenberg ML, Yeazel MW, Ness KK, Henderson TO, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Liu Q, Leisenring W, Yasui Y, Nathan PC. Identifying predictors of longitudinal decline in the level of medical care received by adult survivors of cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Health Serv Res Jan 20, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12282.

Chemaitilly W, Li Z, Huang S, Ness KK, Clark KL, Green DM, Barnes N, Armstrong G, Krasin MJ, Srivastava K, Pui C, Merchant T, Kun L, Gajjar A, Hudson MM, Robison LL; Sklar C. Anterior Hypopituitarism in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Treated with Cranial Radiotherapy: A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 33(5):492-500, 2015.

Chow EJ, Chen Y, Kremer LC, Breslow NE, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Border WL, Feijen EA, Green DM, Meacham LR, Meeske KA, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC, Sklar CA, Stovall M, van der Pal HJ, Weathers RE, Robison LL, Yasui Y. Individual prediction of heart failure among childhood cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 33(5):394-402, 2015.

Hudson MM, Oeffinger KC, Jones K, Brinkman TM, Krull KR, Mulrooney DA, Mertens A, Castellino SM, Casillas J, Gurney JG, Nathan PC, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Ness KK. Age-dependent changes in health status in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Cohort. J Clin Oncol 33(5):479-91, 2015.

Karlage R, Wilson CL, Zhang N, Kaste S, Green D, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Chemaitilly W, Srivastava K, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Validity of anthropometric measurements for characterizing obesity among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Cancer Feb 27, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29300.

Kenzik KM, Huang IC, Brinkman TM, Baughman B, Ness KK, Shenkman EA, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Krull KR. The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study-Neurocognitive Questionnaire (CCSS-NCQ) Revised: Item Response Analysis and Concurrent Validity. Neuropsychology 29:31-44, 2015.

Kimberg CI, Klosky JL, Zhang N, Brinkman TM, Ness KK, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Predictors of health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer exposed to central nervous system-directed therapy. Cancer 121(5):774-82, 2015.

Strauser D, Klosky JL, Brinkman TM, Wong AW, Chan F, Lanctot J, Ojha RP, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Career readiness in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Cancer Surviv 9(1):20-9, 2015.

Nottage KA, Ness KK, Li C, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk among Long-Term Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Br J Haematol 165(3):364-74, 2014.

Kaste SC, An Q, Smith K, Surprise H, McCammon B, Boyett J, Ferry RJ, Relling MV, Shurtleff SA, Pui CH, Carbone L, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation provides no added benefit to nutritional counseling to improve bone mineral density in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(5):885-93, 2014.

Smith WA, Li Z, Loftin M, Carlyle BE, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Measured versus self-reported physical function in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Med Sci Sports Exerc 46(2):211-8, 2014.

Nolan VG, Krull KR, Gurney JG, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Ness KK. Predictors of future health-related quality of life in survivors of adolescent cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:1891-4, 2014.

Cox CL, Nolan VG, Leisenring W, Yasui Y, Ogg SW, Mertens AC, Neglia JP, Ness KK, Armstrong GT, Robison LL. Noncancer-related mortality risks in adult survivors of pediatric malignancies: the childhood cancer survivor study. J Cancer Surviv 8:460-71, 2014.

Crom DB, Li Z, Brinkman TM, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Neglia J, Ness KK. Life Satisfaction in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 31:317-26, 2014.

Wilson CL, Stratton KL, Leisenring WL, Oeffinger KO, Nathan PC, Wasilewski-Mayer K, Hudson MM, Castellino SM, Stovall M, Armstrong GT, Brinkman TM, Krull KR, Robison LL, Ness KK. Decline in physical activity level in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:1619-27, 2014.

Mertens AC, Liu W, Ness KK, McDonald A, Hudson MM, Wasilewski K, Bhatia S, Nathan PC, Leonard M, Srivastava K, Robison LL, Green DM. Factors associated with recruiting adult survivors of childhood cancer into clinic-based research. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:1846-51, 2014.

Mulrooney DA, Nunnery SE, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Srivastava DK, Donovan FD, Kurt BA, Metzger ML, Krasin MJ, Joshi V, Durand JB, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Flamm SD. Coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography in adult survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer 120:3536-44, 2014.

Khan RB, Hudson MM, Ledet DS, Morris EB, Pui CH, Howard SC, Krull KR, Hinds PS, Crom D, Browne E, Zhu L, Rai S, Srivastava D, Ness KK. Neurologic morbidity and quality of life in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a prospective cross-sectional study. J Cancer Surviv 8:688-96, 2014.

Oancea SC, Gurney JG, Ness KK, Ojha RP, Tyc VL, Klosky JL, Srivastava D, Stokes DC, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Green DM. Cigarette smoking and pulmonary function in long-term survivors of childhood cancer exposed to pulmonary-toxic therapy: results from the St. Jude lifetime cohort study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:1938-43, 2014.

Sadighi ZS, Ness KK, Hudson MM, Morris EB, Ledet DS, Pui CH, Howard SC, Krull KR, Browne E, Crom D, Hinds PS, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Khan RB. Headache types, related morbidity, and quality of life in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A prospective cross sectional study. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 18:722-9, 2014.

Smith WA, Li Z, Loftin M, Carlyle BE, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Measured versus self-reported physical function in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:211-8, 2014.

Smith WA, Li C, Nottage KA, Mulrooney DA, Armstrong GT, Lanctot JQ, Chemaitilly W, Laver JH, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Cancer 120:2742-50, 2014.

Gawade PL, Oeffinger KC, Sklar CA, Green DM, Krull KR, Chemaitilly W, Stovall M, Leisenring W, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK. Lifestyle, distress, and pregnancy outcomes in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. Am J Obstet Gynecol 212(1):47.e1-10, 2014.

Ligibel JA, Alfano CM, Courneya KS, Demark-Wahnefried W, Burger RA, Chlebowski RT, Fabian CJ, Gucalp A, Hershman DL, Hudson MM, Jones LW, Kakarala M, Ness KK, Merrill JK, Wollins DS, Hudis CA. American Society of Clinical Oncology position statement on obesity and cancer. J Clin Oncol 32:3568-74, 2014.

Jones LW, Liu Q, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Yasui Y, Devine K, Tonorezos E, Soares-Miranda L, Sklar CA, Douglas PS, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Exercise and risk of major cardiovascular events in adult survivors of childhood hodgkin lymphoma: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Clin Oncol 32:3643-50, 2014.

Green DM, Liu W, Kutteh WH, Ke RW, Shelton KC, Sklar CA, Chemaitilly W, Pui CH, Klosky JL, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Srivastava D, Ness KK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Cumulative alkylating agent exposure and semen parameters in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Lancet Oncol 15:1215-23, 2014.

Ness KK, Neel MD, Kaste SC, Billups CA, Marchese VG, Rao BN, Daw NC. A comparison of function after limb salvage with non-invasive expandable or modular prostheses in children. Eur J Cancer 50:3212-20, 2014.

Last update: April 2015