James Klosky, PhD, ABPP
James L. Klosky, PhD, ABPP

James L. Klosky, PhD, ABPP

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Psychological Services, Cancer Survivorship Division
  • Co-Director, Fertility Preservation Clinic



PhD – University of Memphis
Psychology Residency – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Postdoctoral Fellowship – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Research Interests

  • Health promotion
  • Behavior-based cancer prevention and control
  • Late effects of cancer therapy

Selected Publications

Ojha RP, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Klosky JL, Ashokkumar R, Gurney JG. The accuracy of human papillomavirus vaccination status based on adult proxy recall or household immunization records for adolescent females in the United States: Results from the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Annals of Epidemiology 2013 (in press).

Brinkman TM, Li Z, Neglia JP, Gajjar A, Klosky JL, Allgood R, Stovall M, Krull KR, Armstrong GT, Ness KK. Access to the environment and quality of life in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 111:195-203, 2013.

Green DM, Zhu L, Zhang N, Sklar CA, Ke RK, Kutteh WH, Klosky JL, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Navid F, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. The utility of plasma concentrations of inhibin B and follicle stimulating hormone for identification of azoospermic survivors of childhood cancer. A report from the St. Jude lifetime cohort study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013 (in press).

Murphy D, Klosky JL, Termuhlen A, Sawczyn KK, Quinn GP. The need for reproductive and sexual health discussions with adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Contraception 2013 (in press).

Nolan VG, Gapstur R, Gross CR, DeSain LA, Neglia JP, Gajjar A, Klosky JL, Merchant TE, Stovall M, Ness KK. Sleep disturbances in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Quality of Life Research 2013 (in press).

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 37:634-646, 2012. *Accompanied by editorial.

Foster RH, Stern M, Russell MS, Shivy V, Bitsko MJ, Dillon R, Klosky JL, Godder K. Examining the influence of optimism and perceived health vulnerability on parent-adolescent attachment among survivors of pediatric cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology 2013 (in press).

Asfar T, Ebbert J, Klesges RK, Klosky JL. Use of smoking reduction strategies among US tobacco quitlines. Addictive Behavior 37:583-586, 2012.

Ogg SW, Hudson MM, Randolph ME, Klosky JL. Protective effects of breastfeeding for mothers surviving childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 5:175-181, 2011.

Clanton NR, Klosky JL, Li C, Morris EB, Jain N, Srivastava DK, Mulrooney D, Zeltzer L, Stovall M, Robison LL, Krull KR. Fatigue, vitality, sleep and neurocognitive functioning in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Cancer 117:2559-68, 2011.

Hudson MM, Ness KK, Nolan VG, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Morris EB, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Krull KR, Klosky JL, Srivastava DK, Robison LL. Prospective medical assessment of adults surviving childhood cancer: Study design, cohort characteristics, and feasibility of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 56:825-36, 2011.

Krull KR, Huang S, Gurney JG, Klosky JL, Leisenring W, Termuhlen A, Ness KK, Srivastava DK, Mertens A, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Adolescent behavior and adult health status in childhood cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 4:210-217, 2010.

Gamble HL, Klosky JL, Parra GR, Randolph ME. Factors influencing familial decision-making regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 35:704-715, 2010.

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

Klosky JL, Tyc VL, Hum A, Lensing S, Buscemi J, Garces-Webb DM, Hudson MM. Establishing the predictive validity of intentions to smoke among preadolescents and adolescents surviving childhood cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 28:431-436, 2010.

Tyc VL, Klosky JL, Throckmorton-Belzer L, Lensing S, Rai SN. A comparison of tobacco-related risk factors between preadolescents with and without cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice 3:251-259, 2009.

Hutter J, Klosky JL. Physician responsibility in communicating risk of infertility and recommending sperm banking among adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer. Virtual Mentor, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 11:589-597, 2009.

Klosky JL, Gamble HL, Spunt SL, Randolph-Frye ME, Green DM, Hudson MM. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in survivors of childhood cancer. Cancer 115:5627-5636, 2009.

Throckmorton-Belzer L, Tyc VL, Robinson L, Klosky JL, Lensing S, Booth A. Anti-smoking communication to preadolescents with and without a cancer diagnosis: Parents and healthcare providers as important communicators. Children’s Health Care 38:283-300, 2009.

Klosky JL, Randolph-Frye ME, Navid F, Gamble HL, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Daw N, Morris EB, Hudson MM. Sperm cryopreservation practices among adolescent cancer patients at risk for infertility. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 22:252-60, 2009.

Klosky JL, Tyc VL, Lawford J, Ashford J, Lensing S, Buscemi J. Predictors of non-participation in a randomized intervention trial to reduce environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure in pediatric cancer patients. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 52:644-9, 2009.

Klosky JL, Cash DK, Buscemi J, Lensing S, Garces-Webb DM, Zhao W, Wiard S, Hudson MM. Factors influencing long-term follow-up clinic attendance among survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice 4:225-32, 2008.

Last update: February 2013