Dr. Kathleen Griffith

Dr. Kathleen Griffith
Title:
Associate Research Professor
Office:
Foggy Bottom campus
Address:
1919 Pennsylvania Ave.
Ste. 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
Email:
kgriffith@gwu.edu

Kathleen Griffith focuses on symptom management related to cancer and its treatment. Her program of research addresses mechanisms of weight gain during breast cancer chemotherapy and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.  She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Oncology Nursing Society. 

Current Research

  • Weight gain during cancer treatment
  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy measurement and management

Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, post-doctoral training

University of Maryland, PhD

University of Maryland, MPH

Georgetown University, MSN

Georgetown University, BSN

Publications

Griffith KA, Couture D.J., Zhu, S., Pandya, N., Johantgen, M.E., Cavaletti, G., Davenport, J.M.,Tanguay, L.J., Choflet, A., Milliron, T., Glass, E., Gambill, N., Renn, C.L, Dorsey, S.G. (2014). Evaluation of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy using current perception threshold and clinical evaluations. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(5):1161-9.  PMID:24362842.

Griffith KA, Dorsey SG, Renn CL, Zhu S, Johantgen ME, Cornblath DR, Argyriou AA, Cavaletti G, MD, Merkies ISJ, Alberti P, Postma TJ, Rossi E, Frigeni F, Bruna J, Velasco R, Kalofonos HP, Psimaras D, Ricard D, Pace A, Galie E, Briani C, Dalla Torre C, Faber CG, Lalisang RI, Boogerd W, Brandsma D, Koeppen S, Hense J, Storey DJ, Kerrigan S, Schenone A, Fabbri S, Valsecchi MG, and the **CI-PeriNomS Group (2014). Correspondence between neurophysiological and clinical measurements of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: secondary analysis of data from the CI-PeriNoms study. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 19(2):127-35. PMID: 24814100 

Chung SY, Zhu S, Friedmann E, Kelleher C, Kozlovsky A, Macfarlane KW, Tkaczuk KHR, Ryan AS, & Griffith KA (2016).  Weight loss with mindful eating in African American women following treatment for breast cancer: a longitudinal study. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. 24(4):1875-81. PMCID: PMC4909150

Griffith KA, Zhu S, Chung SY, and Ryan AS (2016). Insulin resistance and inflammation in Black women with and without breast cancer: cause for concern. Ethnicity and Disease.23(4):513-20. PMCID: PMC5072480