Tara M. Brinkman, PhD
Tara M. Brinkman, PhD

Tara M. Brinkman, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Education

BA – Otterbein College (2002)
MA, CAS – East Carolina University (2005)
PhD – Michigan State University (2009)

Research Interests

  • Neurobehavioral outcomes of childhood cancer
  • Late effects of childhood cancer therapy
  • Psychosocial impact of pediatric brain tumors
  • Psychological and behavioral interventions

Current Research

  • Melatonin intervention for neurocognitive deficits in adult survivors of childhood cancer (MIND), Principal Investigator
  • Risk of psychopathology and neurocognitive impairment in leukemia survivors (NEULS), Co-Investigator
  • Brain Integrity in Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma Treated with Thoracic Radiation (BRIGHT), Co-Investigator
  • Biomarkers related to CNS integrity and neurocognitive late effects in survivors of ALL (XPD12-047), Co-Investigator
  • A Randomized Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Cancer (ZAMZEE), Co-Investigator
  • Establishment of a Lifetime Cohort of Adults Surviving Childhood Cancer (SJLIFE), Co-Investigator
  • Social cognition in adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors (SJLIFE19), Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

Oancea SC, Brinkman TM, Ness KK, Krull KR, Smith WA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Emotional distress among adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv 8(2):293-303, 2014.

Brinkman TM, Zhang N, Recklitis CJ, Kimberg C, Zeltzer LK, Muriel AC, Stovall M, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Krull KR. Suicide ideation and associated mortality in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Cancer 120(2):271-7, 2014.

Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Li C, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Gurney JG, Kimberg C, Srivastava DK, Krasin MJ, Pui CH, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive outcomes greater than 20 years after treatment for childhood leukemia: Results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol31(35):4407-15, 2013.

Huang IC, Brinkman TM, Kenzik KM, Gurney J, Ness KK, Lanctot J, Shenkman E, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Association between the prevalence of symptoms and health-related quality of life in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study. J Clin Oncol 31(33):4242-51, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Zhu L, Zeltzer LK, Recklitis CJ, Kimberg C, Muriel AC, Stovall M, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Krull KR. Longitudinal patterns of psychological distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Br J Cancer 109(5):1373-81, 2013.

Edelmann MN, Ogg RJ, Scoggins MA, Brinkman TM, Sabin ND, Pui CH, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Dexamethasone exposure and memory function in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(11):1778-84, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Liptak CC, Delaney BL, Chordas CA, Muriel AC, Manley PE. Suicide ideation in pediatric and adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. J Neurooncol 113(3):425-32, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Li Z, Neglia JP, Gajjar A, Klosky JL, Allgood R, Stovall M, Krull KR, Armstrong GT, Ness KK. Restricted access to the environment and quality of life in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. J Neurooncol 111(2):195-203, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Ullrich NJ, Zhang N, Green DM, Zeltzer LK, Lommel KM, Brouwers P, Srivastava DK, Jain N, Robison LL, Krull KR. Prevalence and predictors of prescription psychoactive medication use in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Cancer Surviv 7(1):104-14, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Zhang N, Ullrich NJ, Brouwers P, Green DM, Srivastava DK, Zeltzer LK, Stovall M, Robison LL, Krull KR. Psychoactive medication treatment and neurocognitive function in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(3):486-93, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Palmer SL, Chen S, Zhang H, Evankovich K, Swain M, Bonner MJ, Janzen L, Knight S, Armstrong CL, Boyle R, Gajjar A. Parent-reported social outcomes after treatment for pediatric embryonal tumors: A prospective longitudinal study. J Clin Oncol 30(33):4134-40, 2012.

Brinkman TM, Reddick WE, Luxton J, Glass JO, Sabin ND, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Cerebral white matter integrity and executive function in adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma. Neuro Oncol 14:iv25-iv36, 2012.

Last update: February 2014