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Kari L. Bjornard, MD, MPH
Kari Bjornard, MD, MPH

Kari Bjornard, MD, MPH

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty




BS - Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Fellowship - NCBDDD, CDC, Atlanta, GA
MD - New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
MPH - School of Public Health, New York Medical College
Residency - Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD      
Fellowship - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Physician Scientist Training Program Fellow - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Chief Fellow - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN         

Research Interests

  • Late effects in childhood cancer survivors
  • Fertility and sexual health

Selected Publications

Howell CR, Wilson CL, Yasui Y, Srivastava DK, Lu W, Bjornard KL, Ehrhardt MJ, Brinkman TM, Chemaitilly W, Hodges JR, Lanctot JQ, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Neighborhood effect and obesity in adult survivors of pediatric cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Int J Cancer Oct 2019. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32725

Van Iersel L, Li Z, Srivastava DK, Brinkman TM, Bjornard KL, Wilson CL, Green DM, Merchant TE, Pui CH, Howell RM, Smith SA, Armstrong GT, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK, Gajjar A, Krull KR, Sklar CA, van Santen HM, Chemaitilly W. Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders in Childhood Cancer Survivors:  Prevalence, Risk Factors and Long-Term Health Outcomes.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab Aug 2, 2019. doi: 10.1210/jc.2019-00834

Ehrhardt MJ, Mulrooney DA, Li C, Baassiri MJ, Bjornard K, Sandlund JT, Brinkman TM, Huang IC, Srivastava DK, Ness KK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Neurocognitive, psychosocial, and quality-of-life outcomes in adult survivors of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Jan 15;124(2):417-425, 2017.

Bjornard K, Riehle-Colarusso T, Gilboa SM, Correa A. Patterns in the prevalence of congenital heart defects, metropolitan Atlanta, 1978-2005. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol Feb;97(2):87-94, 2013.

Last update: November 2019