Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD

Kirsten K. Ness, PT, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Epidemiology and Cancer Control
Pediatric Medicine

Contact Information

Kirsten Ness, PT, PhD
Epidemiology and Cancer Control
MS 735, Room S-6013
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Email: kiri.ness@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-5157
FAX: (901) 595-5845

Education

BA - College of St. Scholastica (1983)
MA - Augsburg College (1998)
MPH - University of Minnesota (2002)
PhD - University of Minnesota (2004)


Clinical Interests


Research Interests


Current Research


Selected Publications

Esbenshade AJ, Friedman DL, Smith WA, Jeha S, Pui CH, Robison LL, Ness KK. Feasibility and initial effectiveness of home exercise during maintenance therapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Phys Ther (in press).

Denbo JW, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Stokes DC, Srinivasan S, Hudson MM, Ness KK, Robison LL, Neel M, Rao B, Navid F, Davidoff AM, Green DM. Long-term pulmonary function after metastasectomy for childhood osteosarcoma: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Am Coll Surg (in press).

Gurney JG, Kaste SC, Liu W, Srivastava DK, Chemaitilly W, Ness KK, Lanctot JQ, Ojha RP, Nottage KA, Wilson CL, Li Z, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Bone mineral density among long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer (in press).

Nottage KA, Ness KK, Li C, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk among Long-Term Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia - From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Br J Haematol Jan 27, 2014. (Epub).

Oancea SC, Brinkman TM, Ness KK, Krull KR, Smith WA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Emotional distress among adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv Jan 24, 2014. (Epub).

Kaste SC, An Q, Smith K, Surprise H, McCammon B, Boyett J, Ferry RJ, Relling MV, Shurtleff SA, Pui CH, Carbone L, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Calcium and cholecalciferol supplementation provides no added benefit to nutritional counseling to improve bone mineral density in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Pediatr Blood Cancer Jan 7, 2014. (Epub).

Gawade PL, Hudson MM, Kaste SC, Neglia JP, Constine LS, Robison LL, Ness KK. A Systematic Review of Dental Late Effects in Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(3):407-16, 2014.

Huang TT, Chen Y, Dietz AC, Yasui Y, Donaldson SS, Stokes DC, Stovall M, Leisenring WM, Sklar CA, Diller LR, Mertens AC, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Pulmonary Outcomes in Survivors of Childhood Central Nervous System Malignancies: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(2):319-25, 2014.

Smith WA, Li Z, Loftin M, Carlyle BE, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Measured versus self-reported physical function in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Med Sci Sports Exerc 46(2):211-8, 2014.

Klosky JL, Hum AM, Zhang N, Ali KS, Srivastava DK, Klesges RC, Emmons KM, Ness KK, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Smokeless and Dual Tobacco Use Among Males Surviving Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22(6):1025-9, 2013.

Ness KK, Jones KE, Smith WA, Spunt SL, Wilson CL, Armstrong GA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Chemotherapy-related neuropathic symptoms and functional impairment in adult survivors of extracranial solid tumors of childhood: Results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94(8):1451-7, 2013.

Hoffman M, Mulrooney DA, Steinberger J, Lee J, Baker KS, Ness KK. Deficits in physical function among young childhood cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 31(22):2799-805, 2013.

Stubblefield MD, Schmitz KH, Ness KK. Physical functioning and rehabilitation for the cancer survivor. Semin Oncol 40(6):784-95, 2013.

Mulrooney D, Ness KK, Huang S, Solovey A, Hebbel R, Neaton J, Clohisy D, Kelly A, Neglia J. Pilot Study of Vascular Health in Survivors of Osteosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(10):1703-8, 2013.

Hudson MM, Ness KK, Gurney JG, Mulrooney DA, Chemaitilly W, Krull KR, Green DM, Armstrong GT, Nottage KA, Jones KE, Sklar CA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL. Clinical assessment of health outcomes among adults treated for childhood cancer. J Amer Med Assoc 309(22):2371-81, 2013.

Huang IC, Brinkman TM, Kenzik K, Gurney JG, Ness KK, Lanctot J, Shenkman E, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR. Association between the prevalence of symptoms and health-related quality of life in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study. J Clin Oncol 31(33):4242-51, 2013.

Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Li C, Armstrong GT, Ness KK, Gurney JG, Kimberg C, Srivastava DK, Krasin MJ, Pui CH, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive Outcomes Decades After Treatment for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Report From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 31(35):4407-15, 2013.

Wilson CL, Ness KK. Bone mineral density deficits and fractures in survivors of childhood cancer. Curr Osteoporos Rep 11(4):329-37, 2013.

Mertens AC, Brand S, Ness KK, Li Z, Mitby PA, Riley A, Farkas Patenaude A, Zeltzer L. Health and well-being in adolescent survivors of early childhood cancer: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Psychooncology Oct 4, 2013. (Epub).

Ness KK, Krull KR, Jones KE, Mulrooney DA, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Chemaitilly W, Smith WA, Wilson CL, Sklar CA, Shelton K, Srivastava DK, Ali S, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Physiologic frailty as a sign of accelerated aging among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 31(36):4496-503, 2013.

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 Psychol Dec 23, 2013. (Epub).

Smith WA, Ness KK, Joshi V, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Green DM. Exercise training in childhood cancer survivors with subclinical cardiomyopathy who were treated with anthracyclines. Pediatr Blood Cancer (in press).

Armstrong GT, Joshi VM, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Zhang N, Ness KK, Stokes DC, Krasin MT, Fowler JA, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Green DM. Reply to P.J. Leary et al. J Clin Oncol 31(22): 2834-2835, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Li Z, Neglia JP, Gajjar A, Klosky JL, Allgood R, Stovall M, Krull KR, Armstrong GT, Ness KK. Restricted access to the Environment and Quality of Life in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors. J Neurooncol 111(2):195-203, 2013.

Marina N, Hudson M, Jones, K, Mulrooney D, Avendian R, Donaldson S, Popat R, West DW, Fisher P, Leisenring W, Stovall M, Robison LL, Ness KK. Changes in Health Status Among Aging Survivors of Pediatric Upper and Lower Extremity Sarcoma: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Am Arch Rehabil Ther 94(6):1062-73, 2013.

Tomlinson D, Hinds PS, Ethier MC, Ness KK, Zupanec S, Sung L. Psychometric properties of instruments used to measure fatigue in children and adolescents with cancer: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage 45(1):83-91, 2013.

Armstrong GT, Joshi V, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Ness KK, Stokes DC, Krasin M, Fowler JA, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Green DM. Elevated Tricuspid Regurgitant Jet Velocity by Doppler Echocardiography in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 31(6):774-81, 2013.

Wilson CL, Ness KK, Neglia JP, Hammond S, Shnorhavorian M, Leisenring WL, Stovall M, Robison LL, Armstrong GT. Renal carcinoma following therapy for cancer in childhood: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Natl Cancer Inst 105(7):504-8, 2013.

Last update: February 2014