Dr. Kathleen Griffith
- Associate Research Professor
- Foggy Bottom campus
- 1919 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20006
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.
- Weight gain during cancer treatment
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy measurement and management
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, post-doctoral training
University of Maryland, PhD
University of Maryland, MPH
Georgetown University, MSN
Georgetown University, BSN
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