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Department of Epidemiology & Cancer Control


Leslie L. Robison, PhD

Departmental Focus

The Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control was established in October 2005. At that time, the institution made a significant commitment of faculty positions, support staff, space, equipment, developmental funds, plus establishment of the St. Jude Lifetime (SJLIFE) cohort and the St. Jude Consortium for Pediatric Intervention Research (CPIR), to complement the research resource of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). The vision was to establish St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as an internationally-recognized leader in childhood cancer prevention and control, through an integrated, multi-disciplinary program encompassing epidemiology, outcomes and intervention research focused on pediatric cancer and other serious diseases of childhood. An additional objective in establishing the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control was to facilitate and enhance multi-disciplinary interactions within the Cancer Center through an institution-wide program in cancer prevention and control. In considering the scope of the research agenda for the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, the primary strategy has been to build upon existing strengths in the area of childhood cancer survivorship.

Contact Us

Epidemiology and Cancer Control
MS 735, Room S6010
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Email: les.robison@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-6078
FAX: (901) 595-5845

Preferred contact method: email


Gregory T. Armstrong, MD, MSCE  Pediatric neuro-oncology and cancer survivorship

Tara M. Brinkman, PhD   Psychosocial outcomes of childhood cancer

Cheryl Cox, PhD  Health promotion, early/late effects of treatment

Todd M. Gibson, PhD  Risk factors for late effects after pediatric cancer

Daniel M. Green, MD  Adverse reproductive effects of therapy

I-Chan Huang, PhD  Patient-reported outcomes measurement for childhood cancer

Melissa M. Hudson, MD  Health outcomes after childhood cancer

Robert C. Klesges, PhD  Cancer prevention and control in adults and children

Kevin R. Krull, PhD  Neurocognitive outcomes of pediatric cancer

Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD  Functional limitations among cancer survivors

Rohit P. Ojha, DrPH  Health outcomes among childhood cancer survivors

Leslie L. Robison, PhD  Pediatric cancer epidemiology and outcomes

Carmen Wilson, BSc, PhD Late effects of childhood cancer therapy