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Lynn Harrison, MPA, CCRP

Lynn Harrison, MPA, CCRP

  • Manager- Clinical Operations




MPA – University of Memphis
BBA – Management  University of Memphis

Professional Organizations

  • 2011-present Member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)

Background/Research Interests

I joined St. Jude in March 2011 as a research associate in the Epidemiology and Cancer Control Department.  Through my work on  the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, which follows over 20,000 cancer survivors, I became very interested in the wide range of survivors’ experiences years after treatment is complete. I believe the ability to provide patients and their families with comprehensive and personalized information concerning their present illness and the likelihood of potential health risks is critical.

Selected Publications

Howard Sharp KM, Blake A, Flynn J, Brown S, Rashed J, Harrison L, McGee R, Mandrell B, Nichols KE. Adolescent and Young Adult Understanding of Their Childhood Cancer Predisposition Diagnosis: A Qualitative Study. J Pediatr. 2023 Jun 4;261:113538. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113538. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37279817.

Nagel MB, Perrino MR, Nuccio R, Blake AK, Harrison L, Nichols KE, Pappo AS. Germline genomic findings in children and young adults with melanocytic tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2023 Jul;70(7):e30361. doi: 10.1002/pbc.30361. Epub 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37073685.

McGee RB, Oak N, Harrison L, Xu K, Nuccio R, Blake AK, Mostafavi R, Lewis S, Taylor LM, Kubal M, Ouma A, Hines-Dowell SJ, Cheng C, Furtado LV, Nichols KE. Pathogenic Variants in Adult-Onset Cancer Predisposition Genes in Pediatric Cancer: Prevalence and Impact on Tumor Molecular Features and Clinical Management. Clin Cancer Res. 2023 Apr 3;29(7):1243-1251. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-2482. PMID: 36693186.

Johnson LM, Mandrell BN, Li C, Lu Z, Gattuso J, Harrison LW, Mori M, Ouma AA, Pritchard M, Sharp KMH, Nichols KE. Managing Pandora's Box: Familial Expectations around the Return of (Future) Germline Results. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2022 Jul-Sep;13(3):152-165. doi: 10.1080/23294515.2022.2063994. Epub 2022 Apr 26. PMID: 35471132.

Newman S, Nakitandwe J, Kesserwan CA, Azzato EM, Wheeler DA, Rusch M, Shurtleff S, Hedges DJ, Hamilton KV, Foy SG, Edmonson MN, Thrasher A, Bahrami A, Orr BA, Klco JM, Gu J, Harrison LW, Wang L, Clay MR, Ouma A, Silkov A, Liu Y, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Brady SW, Zhou X, Chang TC, Pande M, Davis E, Becksfort J, Patel A, Wilkinson MR, Rahbarinia D, Kubal M, Maciaszek JL, Pastor V, Knight J, Gout AM, Wang J, Gu Z, Mullighan CG, McGee RB, Quinn EA, Nuccio R, Mostafavi R, Gerhardt EL, Taylor LM, Valdez JM, Hines-Dowell SJ, Pappo AS, Robinson G, Johnson LM, Pui CH, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Zhang J, Nichols KE. Genomes for Kids: The Scope of Pathogenic Mutations in Pediatric Cancer Revealed by Comprehensive DNA and RNA Sequencing. Cancer Discov. 2021 Dec 1;11(12):3008-3027. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-20-1631. PMID: 34301788; PMCID: PMC8783930.

Goudie C, Witkowski L, Cullinan N, Reichman L, Schiller I, Tachdjian M, Armstrong L, Blood KA, Brossard J, Brunga L, Cacciotti C, Caswell K, Cellot S, Clark ME, Clinton C, Coltin H, Felton K, Fernandez CV, Fleming AJ, Fuentes-Bolanos N, Gibson P, Grant R, Hammad R, Harrison LW, Irwin MS, Johnston DL, Kane S, Lafay-Cousin L, Lara-Corrales I, Larouche V, Mathews N, Meyn MS, Michaeli O, Perrier R, Pike M, Punnett A, Ramaswamy V, Say J, Somers G, Tabori U, Thibodeau ML, Toupin AK, Tucker KM, van Engelen K, Vairy S, Waespe N, Warby M, Wasserman JD, Whitlock JA, Sinnett D, Jabado N, Nathan PC, Shlien A, Kamihara J, Deyell RJ, Ziegler DS, Nichols KE, Dendukuri N, Malkin D, Villani A, Foulkes WD. Performance of the McGill Interactive Pediatric OncoGenetic Guidelines for Identifying Cancer Predisposition Syndromes. JAMA Oncol 7(12):1806-1814, 2021. PMID: 34617981; PMCID: PMC8498936

Mandrell BN, Gattuso JS, Pritchard M, Caples M, Howard Sharp KM, Harrison L, Ouma AA, Valdez JM, Johnson LM, Nichols KE. Knowledge Is Power: Benefits, Risks, Hopes, and Decision-Making Reported by Parents Consenting to Next-Generation Sequencing for Children and Adolescents with Cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs 37(3):151167, 2021. PMID: 34127338

Howard Sharp KM, Jurbergs N, Ouma A, Harrison L, Gerhardt E, Taylor L, Hamilton K, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Hines-Dowell S, Kesserwan C, Sunkara A, Gattuso JS, Pritchard M, Mandrell B, Relling MV, Haidar CE, Kang G, Johnson LM, Nichols KE. Factors Associated with Declining to Participate in a Pediatric Oncology Next Generation Sequencing Study. JCO Precis Oncol. 2020;4:202-211. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00213. Epub 2020 Mar 24. PMID: 32395682; PMCID: PMC7213582.

Johnson LM, Sykes AD, Lu Z, Valdez JM, Gattuso J, Gerhardt E, Hamilton KV, Harrison LW, Hines-Dowell SJ, Jurbergs N, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Ouma AA, Pritchard M, Quinn EA, Baker JN, Mandrell BN, Nichols KE. Speaking genomics to parents offered germline testing for cancer predisposition: Use of a 2-visit consent model. Cancer. 2019 Jul 15;125(14):2455-2464. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32071. Epub 2019 Mar 22. PMID: 30901077.

Maciaszek JL, Oak N, Chen W, Hamilton KV, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Mostafavi R, Hines-Dowell S, Harrison L, Taylor L, Gerhardt EL, Ouma A, Edmonson MN, Patel A, Nakitandwe J, Pappo AS, Azzato EM, Shurtleff SA, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Santana V, Newman S, Zhang J, Wang Z, Wu G, Nichols KE, Kesserwan CA. Enrichment of heterozygous germline RECQL4 loss-of-function variants in pediatric osteosarcoma. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2019 Oct 23;5(5):a004218. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a004218. PMID: 31604778; PMCID: PMC6824257.

Kim YI, DeVincenzo JP, Jones BG, Rudraraju R, Harrison L, Meyers R, Cehelsky J, Alvarez R, Hurwitz JL. Respiratory syncytial virus human experimental infection model: provenance, production, and sequence of low-passaged memphis-37 challenge virus. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 21;9(11):e113100. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113100. PMID: 25415360; PMCID: PMC4240712.

Last update: August 2023