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Tim Ahles, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry


Interactive Media Lab

Selected Publications:


The role of a palliative care intervention in moderating the relationship between depression and survival among individuals with advanced cancer.
Prescott AT, Hull JG, Dionne-Odom JN, Tosteson TD, Lyons KD, Li Z, Li Z, Dragnev KH, Hegel MT, Steinhauser KE, Ahles TA, Bakitas MA
Health Psychol. 2017 Dec;36(12):1140-1146. doi: 10.1037/hea0000544. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
PMID: 29048177

Predictors of duloxetine response in patients with oxaliplatin-induced painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): a secondary analysis of randomised controlled trial - CALGB/alliance 170601.
Smith EM, Pang H, Ye C, Cirrincione C, Fleishman S, Paskett ED, Ahles T, Bressler LR, Le-Lindqwister N, Fadul CE, Loprinzi C, Shapiro CL, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017 Mar;26(2) doi: 10.1111/ecc.12421. Epub 2015 Nov 25.
PMID: 26603828

Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Concurrent Palliative Oncology Care: Patient Outcomes in the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial.
Bakitas MA, Tosteson TD, Li Z, Lyons KD, Hull JG, Li Z, Dionne-Odom JN, Frost J, Dragnev KH, Hegel MT, Azuero A, Ahles TA
J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 1;33(13):1438-45. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.6362. Epub 2015 Mar 23.
PMID: 25800768

Development and initial evaluation of a telephone-delivered, behavioral activation, and problem-solving treatment program to address functional goals of breast cancer survivors.
Lyons KD, Hull JG, Kaufman PA, Li Z, Seville JL, Ahles TA, Kornblith AB, Hegel MT
J Psychosoc Oncol. 2015;33(2):199-218. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2014.1002659. Epub 2015 Feb 10.
PMID: 25668509

Longitudinal assessment of cognitive changes associated with adjuvant treatment for breast cancer: the impact of APOE and smoking.
Ahles TA, Li Y, McDonald BC, Schwartz GN, Kaufman PA, Tsongalis GJ, Moore JH, Saykin AJ
Psychooncology. 2014 Dec;23(12):1382-90. doi: 10.1002/pon.3545. Epub 2014 Apr 30.
PMID: 24789331

Oncologists' perspectives on concurrent palliative care in a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Bakitas M, Lyons KD, Hegel MT, Ahles T
Palliat Support Care. 2013 Oct;11(5):415-23. doi: 10.1017/S1478951512000673. Epub 2012 Oct 8.
PMID: 23040412

Patient perspectives on participation in the ENABLE II randomized controlled trial of a concurrent oncology palliative care intervention: benefits and burdens.
Maloney C, Lyons KD, Li Z, Hegel M, Ahles TA, Bakitas M
Palliat Med. 2013 Apr;27(4):375-83. doi: 10.1177/0269216312445188. Epub 2012 May 9.
PMID: 22573470

A pilot study of activity engagement in the first six months after stem cell transplantation.
Lyons KD, Hull JG, Root LD, Kimtis E, Schaal AD, Stearns DM, Williams IC, Meehan KR, Ahles TA
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2011 Jan;38(1):75-83. doi: 10.1188/11.ONF.75-83.
PMID: 21186163

Impact on caregiver burden of a patient-focused palliative care intervention for patients with advanced cancer.
O'Hara RE, Hull JG, Lyons KD, Bakitas M, Hegel MT, Li Z, Ahles TA
Palliat Support Care. 2010 Dec;8(4):395-404. doi: 10.1017/S1478951510000258. Epub 2010 Sep 28.
PMID: 20875202

Consistency and construct validity of the Activity Card Sort (modified) in measuring activity resumption after stem cell transplantation.
Lyons KD, Li Z, Tosteson TD, Meehan K, Ahles TA
Am J Occup Ther. 2010 Jul-Aug;64(4):562-9.
PMID: 20825127

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