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Kathleen D Lyons, ScD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


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
Email: Kathleen.D.Lyons@dartmouth.edu

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:


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 May 3;:1539449219844749. 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. 2019 Feb 19;:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1555621. Epub 2019 Feb 19.
PMID: 30777476

Feasibility of a Symptom Management Intervention for Honduran Adults Undergoing Chemotherapy.
Bejarano S, Freed ME, Zeron D, Medina R, Zuniga-Moya JC, Kennedy L, Bruce ML, Zubkoff L, Bakitas MA, Lyons KD
West J Nurs Res. 2019 Feb 12;:193945918825374. doi: 10.1177/0193945918825374. Epub 2019 Feb 12.
PMID: 30755109

Follow the trail: Using insights from the growth of palliative care to propose a roadmap for cancer rehabilitation.
Lyons KD, Padgett LS, Marshall TF, Greer JA, Silver JK, Raj VS, Zucker DS, Fu JB, Pergolotti M, Sleight AG, Alfano CM
CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 Mar;69(2):113-126. doi: 10.3322/caac.21549. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
PMID: 30457670

Implementation of Multicolor Melt Curve Analysis for High-Risk Human Papilloma Virus Detection in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Pilot Study for Expanded Cervical Cancer Screening in Honduras.
Turner SA, Deharvengt SJ, Lyons KD, Espinal JAP, LaRochelle EPM, Bejarano S, Kennedy L, Tsongalis GJ
J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep;4:1-8. doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00035. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
PMID: 30241169

Integrated Rehabilitation for Breast Cancer Survivors.
Cheville AL, McLaughlin SA, Haddad TC, Lyons KD, Newman R, Ruddy KJ
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Feb;98(2):154-164. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001017.
PMID: 30119087

The association of health-related quality of life with unmet supportive care needs and sociodemographic factors in low-income Latina breast cancer survivors: a single-centre pilot study.
Sleight AG, Lyons KD, Vigen C, Macdonald H, Clark F
Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jul 27;:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1485179. Epub 2018 Jul 27.
PMID: 30052478

Supportive care priorities of low-income Latina breast cancer survivors.
Sleight AG, Lyons KD, Vigen C, Macdonald H, Clark F
Support Care Cancer. 2018 Nov;26(11):3851-3859. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4253-7. Epub 2018 May 16.
PMID: 29766260

Goal Attainment and Goal Adjustment of Older Adults During Person-Directed Cancer Rehabilitation.
Lyons KD, Newman RM, Kaufman PA, Bruce ML, Stearns DM, Lansigan F, Chamberlin M, Bartels SJ, Whipple J, Hegel MT
Am J Occup Ther. 2018 Mar/Apr;72(2):7202205110p1-7202205110p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.023648.
PMID: 29426388

Moving beyond symptom management towards cancer rehabilitation for older adults: Answering the 5W's.
Pergolotti M, Lyons KD, Williams GR
J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Nov;9(6):543-549. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2017.11.009. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
PMID: 29212610

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