Lisa S. Kahalley, PhD
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.
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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