Carrie Howell, PhD

Carrie Howell, PhD

  • Clinical Research Scientist

Departments

Education

BS – The University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998)
MS – The University of Memphis (2005)
PhD – The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2015)

Current Research

  • Establishment of a Lifetime Cohort of Adults Surviving Childhood Cancer (SJLIFE)
  • Motor Proficiency and Physical Activity in Adult Survivors of Childhood ALL (MTRPAL)
  • Impact of Resistance Training-Protein Supplementation on Lean Muscle Mass in Childhood Cancer Survivors (REPS)

Research Interests

  • Lifestyle factors, obesity and survivorship
  • Body composition and health outcomes in survivorship
  • Exercise and sedentary behavior interventions in pediatric cancer survivors

Selected Publications

Howell CR, Mehta T, Ejima K, Cherrington A, Ness KK, & Fontaine KR. Body Composition and Mortality in Mexican-American Adults: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1994 and 1999-2010. Obesity 2018 (in press).

Wilson CL, Howell CR, Partin RE, Lu L, Kaste SC, Mulrooney DA, Pui CH, Lanctot JQ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, & Ness KK. The influence of physical fitness on health status among survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2018 (in press).

Varedi M, Lu L, Howell CR, Partin R, Hudson MM, Pui CH, Krull K, Robison LL, Ness KK and McKenna R. Peripheral neuropathy, sensory processing and balance in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Journal of Clinical Oncology 36(22):2315-2322, 2018.

Howell CR, Krull KR, Partin RE, Kadan-Lottick NS, Robison LL, Hudson MM, & Ness KK. Randomized web-based physical activity intervention in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 65(8), 2018.

Howell CR, Wilson CL, Ehrhardt MJ, Partin RE,  Kaste SC,  Lanctot JQ, Pui CH, Robison LL, Hudson MM, & Ness KK. Clinical impact of sedentary behaviors in adult survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Cancer 124(5);1036-1043, 2018.

Dixon SB, Bjornard KL, Alberts NM, Armstrong GT, Brinkman TM, Chemaitilly W, Ehrhardt MJ, Fernandez-Pineda I, Force LM, Gibson TM, Green DM, Howell CR, Kaste SC, Kirchoff A, Klosky JL, Krull KR, Lucas JT, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Wilson CL, Yasui Y, Robison LL & Hudson MM. Factors Influencing Risk-based Care of the Childhood Cancer Survivor in the 21st Century. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 68(2):133-152, 2018.

Fruge AD, Cases MG, Howell CR, Tsuruta Y, Smith-Johnston K, Moellering D, & Demark-Wahnefried W. Fingernail and toenail clippings as a noninvasive measure of chronic cortisol levels in adult cancer survivors. Cancer Causes and Control 29(1):185-191, 2018.

Howell CR, Fontaine KR, Ejima K, Ness KK, Cherrington A, Mehta T. Maximum lifetime body mass index and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Mexican-American adults: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 1988-2004 and 2004-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease 2017 (in press).

Bhakta N, Liu Q, Ness KK, Baassiri M, Eissa H, Yeo F, Chemaitilly W, Ehrhardt M, Bass J, Bishop MW, Shelton K, Lu L, Huang S, Li Z, Caron E, Lanctot J, Howell C, Folse T, Joshi V, Green DM, Mulrooney DA, Armstrong GT, Krull KR, Khan RB, Srivastava DK, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison LL. Cumulative Burden of Chronic Disease in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: the St. Jude Lifetime (SJLIFE) Cohort. Lancet 2017 (in press).

Ness KK, Howell CR, Bjornard KL. Frailty and quality of life in adult survivors of childhood cancer.  Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer Care 2(2):79-85, 2017.

Boland AM, Gibson TM, Lu L, Kaste SC, DeLany JP, Karlage RE, Lanctot JQ, Howell CR, Nelson HH, Chemiatilly W, Pui CH, Robison LL, Mulrooney DA, Hudson MM, Ness KK. The association between dietary protein intake and lean mass in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL):  A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Physical Therapy 96(7):1029-38, 2016.

Mogil RJ, Kaste SC, Ferry RJ, Hudson MM, Mulrooney DA, Howell CR, Partin RE, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Ness KK. Impact of low-magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation on bone mineral density among young childhood cancer survivors: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. JAMA Oncology 2(7):908-914, 2016.

Ness KK, DeLany JP, Kaste SC, Mulrooney DA, Pui CH, Chemaitilly W, Karlage RE, Lanctot JQ, Howell CR, Lu L, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Energy balance in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 125(22):3411-3419, 2015.

Klosky JL, Foster RH, Li Z, Peasant C, Howell C, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Ness KK. Risky sexual behavior in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Health Psychology 33(8):868-77, 2014.

Klosky JL, Howell C, Li Z, Foster RH, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Ness KK.  Risky health behavior among adolescents in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 37(6):634-46, 2012.

Ness KK, Morris EB, Nolan VG, Howell CR, Gilchrist LS, Stovall M, Weathers RE, Cox CL, Klosky JL, Gajjar A, Robison LL, Neglia JP. Physical performance limitations among adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Cancer 116(12):3034-44, 2010.

Last update: August 2018