Leanne Embry, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
210-567-7481

Education:
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2003
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1996
B., Psychology, Emory University, 1992

Postgraduate Training:
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology, UT Health San Antonio, 2003-2014

Recent Publications:
Acquati C, Zebrack B, Faul A, Embry L, Aguilar C, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Freyer D, Cole S. Sexual functioning among young adult cancer patients: A 2-year longitudinal study. Cancer 2018 Jan;124(2):398-405.

Husson O, Zebrack BJ, Block R, Embry L, Aguilar C, Hayes-Lattin B, Cole S. Post-traumatic growth and well-being among adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer: A longitudinal study. Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 Sep;25(9):2881-2890.

Schulte F, Russell KB, Cullen P, Embry L, Fay-McClymont T, Johnston D, Rosenberg A, Sung L. Systematic review and meta-analysis of health-related quality of life in pediatric CNS tumor survivors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2017 Aug;64(8).

Hardy KK, Embry L, Kairalla J, Helian S, Devidas M, Armstrong D, Hunger S, Carroll WL, Larsen E, Raetz EA, Loh ML, Yang W, Relling MV, Noll RB, Winick N. Neurocognitive functioning of children treated for high risk B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (HR B-ALL) randomized to different methotrexate (MTX) and corticosteroid treatment strategies: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 Aug;35(23):2700-2707.

Husson O, Zebrack B, Block R, Embry L, Aguilar C, Hayes-Lattin B, Cole S. Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Cancer: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 Feb;35(6):652-659.

Walsh, KS, Noll, RB, Annett, RD, Patel, SK, Patenaude, AF & Embry, L. Standard of care for neuropsychological monitoring in pediatric neuro-oncology: Lessons from the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2016 Feb. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25759.

Annett RD, Hile S, Bedrick E, Kunin-Batson AS, Krull KR, Embry L, MacLean WE, Noll RB. Neuropsychological functioning of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Impact of whole brain radiation therapy. Psycho-Oncology. 2015 Feb;24(2). doi: 10.1002/pon.3586.

Zebrack B, Kwak M, Salsman J, Cousino M, Meeske K, Aguilar C, Embry L, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Cole S. The relationship between posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. 2015 Feb;24(2). doi: 10.1002/pon.3585.

Zebrack BJ, Corbett V, Embry L, Aguilar C, Meeske KA, Hayes-Lattin B, Block R, Zeman DT, Cole S. Psychological distress and unsatisfied need for psychosocial support in AYA cancer patients during the first year following diagnosis. Psycho-Oncology. 2014 Nov;23(11). doi: 10.1002/pon.3533.

Whitlow PG, Caparas M, Cullen P, Trask C, Schulte C, Embry L, Nagarajan R, Johnston DL, Sung L. Strategies to improve success of pediatric cancer co-operative group quality of life studies: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Quality of Life Research. 2014 Nov. doi:10.1007/s11136-014-0855-9.

Kwak M, Zebrack BJ, Meeske KA, Embry L, Aguilar C, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Li Y, Butler M, Cole S. Trajectories of psychological distress in adolescent and young adult cancer patients: A one-year longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013 Jun 10; 31(17):2160-2166. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.9222.

Kwak M, Zebrack BJ, Meeske KA, Embry L, Aguilar C, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Li Y, Butler M, Cole S. Prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: A 1-year follow-up study. Psycho-Oncology. 2013 Aug;22(8):1798-806. doi: 10.1002/pon.3217.

Noll RB, Patel SK, Embry L, Hardy KK, Pellietier W, Annett RD, Patenaude A, Lown A, Sands SA, Barakat L. Children’s Oncology Group’s 2013 blueprint for research: Behavioral sciences. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2013 Jun;60(6):1048-54. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24421.

Zebrack BJ, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Embry L, Aguilar C, Meeske K, Li Y, Butler M, Cole S. Psychosocial service use and unmet need among recently-diagnosed adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Cancer. 2013 Jan 1;119(1):201-14. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27713.

Embry L, Annett RD, Kunin-Batson A, Patel SK, Sands S, Reaman G, Noll RB. Implementation of multi-site neurocognitive assessments within a pediatric cooperative group: Can it be done? Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2012 Sep;59(3):536-9. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24139.

Ullrich N, and Embry L. Neurocognitive dysfunction in survivors of childhood brain tumors. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2012 Mar;19(1):35-42. doi:10.1016/j.spen.2012.02.014.

Interests:
Coping with diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer; neurocognitive sequelae of cancer therapy in children; impact of cancer on the lives of adolescents and young adults.