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Kathleen D Lyons, ScD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Senior Scientist


Boston University, Boston, MA - Sc.D., 2003
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH - M.S., 1999
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH - B.S., 1993

Center For Aging
Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Contact Information:

7750 Psychiatry Dept
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Dr
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-653-3656
Fax: 603-653-9091

Professional Interests:

Cancer Rehabilitation
Palliative and Supportive Care
Mixed Methods Research
Implementation Science

Grant Information:

Principal Investigator. Optimizing Functional Recovery of Breast Cancer Survivors. National Cancer Institute; 1R01CA225792-01A1 (2/1/19 to 1/31/24).

Co-investigator. Implementing Palliative Care: Learning Collaborative vs. Technical Assistance. National Cancer Institute. 1R01 CA229197-01 (9/24/18 to 9/23/23).

Co-principal Investigator. A Remotely Supervised Exercise Program for Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemoradiation. Alliance (NCI) NCORP Research Base grant 5UG1CA189823. (8/1/17 to 7/31/19).

Co-principal Investigator. A feasibility study of unsupervised, pre-operative exercise program for patients scheduled for lung cancer surgery. Norris Cotton Cancer Center Population Sciences Developmental Fund. (12/13/16 to 5/31/19).
Principal Investigator. Reducing Disability in Older Adult Cancer Survivors. American Cancer Society. (Mentored Research Scholar Grant). (9/1/12 to 8/31/18).

Principal Investigator. Supporting Caregivers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: A Feasibility Study of the Ready to CARE program. American Occupational Therapy Foundation. (7/1/17 to 6/30/18).

Principal investigator. Functional and Emotional Health of Older, Rural Cancer Survivors. American Cancer Society. (#IRG-82-003-24)(4/1/09 to 3/31/11).

Tiffany Blake Fellowship. Functional Performance of Older Adults with Cancer. Hitchcock Foundation. (7/1/08 to 6/30/10).

Co-investigator. National Cancer Institute. Participation Restrictions in Young-Middle Adult Rural Breast Cancer Survivors. (4/1/10 to 3/31/13).

Project coordinator. Improving Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer. National Cancer Institute. (1 R01 CA101704-01; PI: Ahles/Hegel).(1/21/03 to 12/31/09).

Co-investigator. Preserving Function in Rural Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. National Cancer Institute. (1 R03 CA124200-01; PI: Hegel). (9/1/06 to 8/31/09).

Principal investigator. Functional Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplantation. Hitchcock Foundation.(11/1/06 to 10/31/08).

Selected Publications:


A Need to Activate Lasting Engagement.
Brick R, Lyons KD, Rodakowski J, Skidmore E
Am J Occup Ther. 2020 Sep/Oct;74(5):7405347010p1-7405347010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.039339.
PMID: 32804634

Markers of Bone Health and Impact of Whey Protein Supplementation in Army Initial Entry Training Soldiers: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study.
Sefton JM, Lyons KD, Beck DT, Haun CT, Romero MA, Mumford PW, Roberson PA, Young KC, Roberts MD, McAdam JS
Nutrients. 2020 Jul 26;12(8) pii: E2225. doi: 10.3390/nu12082225. Epub 2020 Jul 26.
PMID: 32722609

A feasibility study of an unsupervised, pre-operative exercise program for adults with lung cancer.
Finley DJ, Fay KA, Batsis JA, Stevens CJ, Sacks OA, Darabos C, Cook SB, Lyons KD
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Jul;29(4):e13254. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13254. Epub 2020 May 29.
PMID: 32469129

Usability and acceptability of a mobile application prototype for a combined behavioural activation and physical rehabilitation intervention in acute respiratory failure survivors.
Parker AM, Nelliot A, Chessare CM, Malik AM, Koneru M, Hosey MM, Ozok AA, Lyons KD, Needham DM
Aust Crit Care. 2020 Apr 24; pii: S1036-7314(20)30055-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2020.02.010. Epub 2020 Apr 24.
PMID: 32340769

Assessments used to measure participation in life activities in individuals with cancer: a scoping review.
L'Hotta AJ, Varughese TE, Lyons KD, Simon L, King AA
Support Care Cancer. 2020 Aug;28(8):3581-3592. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05441-w. Epub 2020 Apr 13.
PMID: 32285262

Feasibility of Brigade-Style, Multiphasic Cancer Screening in Rural Honduras.
Lyons KD, Kennedy LS, Larochelle EPM, Tsongalis GJ, Reyes HS, Zuniga-Moya JC, Chamberlin MD, Bruce ML, Bejarno S
JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar;6:453-461. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00396.
PMID: 32160013

Study protocol for a multisite randomised controlled trial of a rehabilitation intervention to reduce participation restrictions among female breast cancer survivors.
Stevens CJ, Hegel MT, Bakitas MA, Bruce M, Azuero A, Pisu M, Chamberlin M, Keene K, Rocque G, Ellis D, Gilbert T, Morency JL, Newman RM, Codini ME, Thorp KE, Dos Anjos SM, Cloyd DZ, Echols J, Milford AN, Ingram SA, Davis J, Lyons KD
BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 13;10(2):e036864. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-036864. Epub 2020 Feb 13.
PMID: 32060166

Health Through Activity: Initial Evaluation of an In-Home Intervention for Older Adults With Cancer.
Lyons KD, Bruce ML, Hull JG, Kaufman PA, Li Z, Stearns DM, Lansigan F, Chamberlin M, Fuld A, Bartels SJ, Whipple J, Bakitas MA, Hegel MT
Am J Occup Ther. 2019 Sep/Oct;73(5):7305205070p1-7305205070p11. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2019.035022.
PMID: 31484031

Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors' Participation in Work and Life Roles.
Newman RM, Alfano CM, Radomski MV, Pergolotti M, Wolf TJ, Sleight AG, Bryant AL, Voelbel GT, de Moor JS, Nitkin R, Daniels E, Braveman B, Walker RK, Williams GR, Winters-Stone KM, Cheville AL, Campbell SE, Lawlor MC, King AA, Ness KK, Srivastava P, Lyons KD
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2019 Oct;39(4):189-196. doi: 10.1177/1539449219844749. Epub 2019 May 3.
PMID: 31046601

Consensus-Building efforts to identify best tools for screening and assessment for supportive services in oncology.
Marshall TF, Alfano CM, Sleight AG, Moser RP, Zucker DS, Rice EL, Silver JK, Raj VS, Fu JB, Padgett LS, Lyons KD, Radomski MV, McKenna R, Pergolotti M
Disabil Rehabil. 2020 Jul;42(15):2178-2185. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1555621. Epub 2019 Feb 19.
PMID: 30777476

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