Carrie Howell, PhD

Carrie Howell, PhD

  • Clinical Research Scientist



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)

Research Interests

  • Health behavior, health education and health promotion
  • Neighborhood effects on health outcomes and health behaviors
  • Sedentary behaviors in pediatric cancer survivors
  • Interventions to improve health behaviors

Selected Publications

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.

Howell CR, Gross H, Reeve B, DeWalt D, Huang IC. Known-Groups Validity of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) in Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs. Quality of Life Research 25(7):1815-23, 2016.

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.

Howell CR, Thompson L, Gross H, Reeve B, DeWalt D, Huang IC. Responsiveness to change in PROMIS® measures among children with asthma: a report from the PROMIS pediatric asthma study. Value in Health 19(2):192-201, 2015.

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: July 2017