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Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: 832-825-1222
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6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1630
77030 TX
United States

Lisa S. Kahalley, PhD

Director of Research, Psychology
Director of Neurobehavioral Oncology, Cancer and Hematology Centers

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital post-doctoral fellow Pediatric Psychology 2009
Duke University Medical Center internship Pediatric Clinical Psychology 2007
University of Memphis university Doctor of Philosophy 2007


Dr. Kahalley serves as the Director of Research for the Psychology Section in the Department of Pediatrics.  She also leads a research program focused on neurocognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial outcomes in pediatric cancer.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association (APA) Member
International Neuropsychological Society Member
Society of Pediatric Psychology Member (Division 54)

Research Statement

Dr. Kahalley’s research focuses on issues of pediatric cancer survivorship, particularly neurocognitive and functional late effects of disease and treatment.  Currently, she has two awards from NIH/NCI to study the effects of radiotherapy and surgery on neurocognitive outcomes and white matter development in pediatric brain tumor patients and survivors.  She is examining the potential neurocognitive sparing achieved with proton radiotherapy compared to photon radiotherapy.  She is also examining outcomes in pediatric brain tumor patients treated without radiotherapy.



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