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Lydia J. Wilson, PhD
Lydia J. Wilson, PhD

Lydia J. Wilson, PhD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



Postdoctoral Research FellowshipSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
PhD (Medical Physics) – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
MS (Medical Physics) – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
BA (Physics) – University of California, Berkeley, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2021  Jack Fowler Award, Radiation Research Society

Research Interests

  • Radiation therapy late effects
  • Voxel-based analysis methods
  • Personalized risk assessment for treatment and survivorship care planning
  • Delivered dose calculation
  • Radiation therapy in low-resource settings

Selected Publications

Wilson LJ, Tang TT, Moore J, Langen B, Constanzo J. Acknowledging and overcoming barriers to entry into radiation science for women. International Journal of Radiation Biology Jul 29;1-5, 2021. doi: 10.1080/09553002.2021.1956011

Wilson LJ, Pirlepesov F, Moskvin V, Li Z, Guo Y, Li Y, Merchant TE, Faught AM. Proton therapy delivery method affects distribution of dose-averaged linear energy transfer in patients. Physics in Medicine and Biology 66:074003, 2021. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/abe835

Wilson LJ, Newhauser WD. Generalized approach for radiotherapy treatment planning by optimizing health outcome: preliminary results for prostate radiotherapy patients. Physics in Medicine and Biology 66:065007-065021, 2021. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/abe3cf

Wilson LJ, Newhauser WD. Justification and optimization of planned exposures: a new framework to aggregate arbitrary detriments and benefits. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 59:389-405, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s00411-020-00855-w

Kaluarachchi M, Moskvin V, Pirlepesov F, Wilson LJ, Xie F, Faught AM. Automation of Monte Carlo-based treatment plan verification for proton therapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics Aug;21(8):131-138, 2020. doi: 10.1002/acm2.12923

Wilson LJ, Schneider CW, Kamp F, Reiner F, Martins J, Landry G, Kapsch RP, Schrader M, Meier M, Tappe O, Parodi K, Newhauser WD. Method to quickly and accurately calculate absorbed dose from therapeutic and stray photon exposures throughout the entire body in individual patients. Medical Physics 47:2254-2266, 2020. doi: 10.1002/mp.14018

Schneider CW, Newhauser WD, Wilson LJ, Kapsch RP. A physics-based analytical model of absorbed dose from primary, leakage, and scattered photons from megavoltage radiotherapy with MLCs. Physics in Medicine & Biology 64(18):185017, 2019. doi:10.1088/1361-6560/ab303a

Wilson LJ, Newhauser WD, Schneider CW. An objective method to evaluate radiation dose distributions varying by three orders of magnitude. Medical Physics 46:1888-1895, 2019.

Schneider CW, Newhauser WD, Wilson LJ, Schneider U, Kaderka R, Miljanić S, Knežević Ž, Stolarcyzk L, Durante M, Harrison RM. A descriptive and broadly applicable model of therapeutic and stray absorbed dose from 6 to 25 MV photon beams. Medical Physics 44:3805-3814, 2017.

Jagetic LJ*, Newhauser WD. A simple and fast physics-based analytical method to calculate therapeutic and stray doses from external beam, megavoltage x-ray therapy. Physics in Medicine & Biology 60:4753-4775, 2015. *Former name

Last update: September 2021