Jerlym S. Porter, PhD, MPH
Jerlym S. Porter, PhD, MPH

Jerlym S. Porter, PhD, MPH

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



MPH – Northwestern University
– Virginia Commonwealth University
 – Virginia Commonwealth University
 – University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Issues related to the transition process from pediatric care to adult care for patients with sickle cell disease
  • Psychosocial factors impacting health promotion, treatment adherence and disease management

Selected Publications

Zhao MS, Johnson MR, Pullen AE, Russell KM, Wesley KM, Hankins JS, Porter JS. Assessment of personal medical history knowledge in adolescents with sickle cell disease: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 23:251-257, 2016.

Wilkins ML, Dallas RH, Porter JS, Tang L, Sun Y, Magdovitz-Frankfurt P, Gaur AH. Characterizing body image in youth with HIV. AIDS and Behavior 20:1585-1590, 2016.

Fair C, Cuttance J, Sharma N, Maslow G, Wiener L, Betz C, Porter J, McLaughlin S, Gilleland Marchak J, Renwick A, Nanjaro D, Jan S, Javalkar K, McManus M, White P, Ferris M. International and interdisciplinary identification of health care transition outcomes. JAMA Pediatrics 170:205-211, 2016.

Wesley KM, Zhao M, Carroll Y, Porter JS. Caregiver perspectives of stigma associated with sickle cell disease in adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 31:55-63, 2016.

Bryant R, Porter JS, Sobota A. APHON/ASPHO policy statement for the transition of patients with sickle cell disease from pediatric to adult health care. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 32:355-359, 2015.

Porter J, Carroll Y, Anderson S, Lavoie P, Hamilton L, Johnson M, Hankins J. Provider transition readiness assessment for sickle cell patients: A quality improvement project. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 21:263-269, 2014.

Porter JS, Matthews CS, Carroll YM, Anderson SM, Smeltzer MP, Hankins JS. Genetic information and sickle cell disease: Feasibility and efficacy of a program tailored to adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 36:572-577, 2014.

Porter JS, Graff JC, Lopez A, Hankins JS. Transition from pediatric to adult care in sickle cell disease: Perspectives on the family role. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 29:158-167, 2014.

Graff JC, Hankins JS, Graves R, Robitaille K, Roberts R, Porter JS. Exploring family communication about sickle cell disease in adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 29:323-336, 2012.

Porter JS, Feinglass J, Artz N, Hafner J, Tanabe P. Sickle cell disease patients’ perceptions of pain management in the emergency department. Journal of the National Medical Association 104:449-454, 2012.

Tanabe P, Porter J, Creary M, Kirkwood E, Miller S, Ahmed-Williams E, Hassell K. A qualitative analysis of best self management practices: Sickle cell disease. Journal of the National Medical Association 102:1033-1041, 2010.

Porter JS, Bean MK, Gerke CK, Stern M. Psychosocial factors and perspectives on weight gain and barriers to weight loss among adolescents enrolled in obesity treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 17:98-102, 2010.

Porter JS, Stern M. Prematurity stereotyping and perceived vulnerability at 5-months: Relations with mothers and their premature and full-term infants at 9-months. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 27:168-181, 2009.

Stern M, Mazzeo SE, Gerke CK, Porter JS, Bean MK, Laver JH. Gender, ethnicity, psychosocial factors and quality of life among participants in a multidisciplinary program targeting adolescent overweight. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 32:90-94, 2007.

Stern M, Mazzeo SE, Porter J, Gerke C, Bryan D, Laver J. Self-esteem, teasing and quality of life: African American adolescent girls participating in a family-based pediatric overweight intervention.Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 13:217-228, 2006.

Wilson DB, Porter JS, Parker G, Kilpatrick J. Anthropometric changes using a walking intervention in African American breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. Preventing Chronic Disease 2(2), A16, 2005.

Last update: November 2016