Allison King, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.  king_a@wustl.edu

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Researcher, Patient Oriented Research Unit
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
Professor, Education
Professor, Hematology
Professor, Occupational Therapy
Professor, Surgery
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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric hematology and oncology
  • Children and young adults with sickle cell disease with a focus on cognitive outcomes and educational performance
  • Children with central nervous system tumors
  • Late effects of treatment and issues of survivorship

Education

  • BS, Washington University1992
  • MD, University of Missouri1996
  • MPH, Saint Louis University2003
  • PhD, With Distinction, Saint Louis University2015

Training

  • Resident in Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine1996 - 1999
  • Fellow in Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine2000 - 2003
  • Visiting Fellow, Children's National Medical Center2002 - 2002

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1996 - PresMO, Physician - Permanent Licensure
  • 1996 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 1998 - PresNational Board of Medical Examiners
  • 2005 - PresPediatric Hematology and Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • American Heart Association Post Doctoral Fellowship Award2003 - 2004
  • National Institutes of Health Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award2003 - 2006
  • Jacob Javits Junior Investigator Award2005 - 2005
  • ASH Clinical Research Training Institute2005 - 2006
  • ASH Scholar Award2009 - 2014
  • Washington University’s Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award2015
  • American Pediatric Society2018
  • Faculty Member, Alpha Omega Alpha2019
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Washington University in St. Louis2019

Recent Publications view all (84)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Impact of the affordable care act dependent coverage provision on young adult cancer patient insurance coverage by sociodemographic and economic characteristics. Cancer Causes Control. 2020;31(1):33-42. PMID:31696421 
  2. The Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort: A Caregiver Report Measure of Children's Occupational Engagement in Family Activities and Routines. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2020;40(1):36-41. PMID:31161868 
  3. End points for sickle cell disease clinical trials: patient-reported outcomes, pain, and the brain. Blood Adv. 2019;3(23):3982-4001. PMCID:PMC6963237  PMID:31809538 
  4. Responsive Parenting Behaviors and Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019;44(10):1234-1243. PMCID:PMC6823101  PMID:31579920 
  5. Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors' Participation in Work and Life Roles. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2019;39(4):189-196. PMID:31046601 
  6. Brief Screening Measures Identify Risk for Psychological Difficulties Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2019. PMID:31463865 
  7. Higher executive abilities following a blood transfusion in children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66(10):e27899. doi:10.1002/pbc.27899  PMCID:PMC6707832  PMID:31267645 
  8. Implementation of an educational intervention to optimize self-management and transition readiness in young adults with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66(7):e27722. PMCID:PMC6529244  PMID:30907500 
  9. Increasing Educational Attainment in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease. Soc Work Public Health. 2019;1-15. PMID:31258020 
  10. Impacts of the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Provision on Young Adults With Cancer. Am J Prev Med. 2019;56(5):716-726. PMID:30898535 
  11. Adolescent survivors' information needs for transitions to postsecondary education and employment. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019;66(4):e27547. PMID:30408306 
  12. Late Morbidity and Mortality Among Medulloblastoma Survivors Diagnosed Across Three Decades: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol. 2019;JCO1800969. PMID:30730781 
  13. Functional and Radiologic Assessment of the Brain after Reduced-Intensity Unrelated Donor Transplantation for Severe Sickle Cell Disease: Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network Study 0601. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019. PMID:30639825 
  14. The sickle cell disease implementation consortium: Translating evidence-based guidelines into practice for sickle cell disease. Am J Hematol. 2018;93(12):E391-E395. PMID:30203558 
  15. Information Needs Regarding Cognitive Late Effects of Caregivers of Central Nervous System Tumor Survivors. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2018;1539449218809943. PMID:30417736 
  16. Sickle Cell Clinical Research and Intervention Program (SCCRIP): A lifespan cohort study for sickle cell disease progression from the pediatric stage into adulthood. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018;65(9):e27228. PMID:29797644 
  17. Late Effects Screening Guidelines after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) for Hemoglobinopathy: Consensus Statement from the Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric HCT. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018;24(7):1313-1321. PMID:29653206 
  18. Specifying sickle cell disease interventions: a study protocol of the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium (SCDIC). BMC Health Serv Res. 2018;18(1):500. PMCID:PMC6020469  PMID:29945631 
  19. Children with sickle cell disease: the case for developmental screening. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018;60(5):443-444. PMID:29516469 
  20. Mentoring Program for Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Occup Ther Health Care. 2018;32(2):124-136. PMID:29533685 
  21. Silent cerebral infarct definitions and full-scale IQ loss in children with sickle cell anemia. Neurology. 2018;90(3):e239-e246. PMCID:PMC5772160  PMID:29263226 
  22. Sickle cell disease and implementation science: A partnership to accelerate advances. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017;64(11). PMCID:PMC6026013  PMID:28556441 
  23. Treatment of Leukoencephalopathy With Calcifications and Cysts With Bevacizumab. Pediatr Neurol. 2017;71:56-59. PMCID:PMC5949049  PMID:28424147 
  24. Long-term neurologic health and psychosocial function of adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma/PNET: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Neuro Oncol. 2017;19(5):689-698. PMCID:PMC5464442  PMID:28039368 
  25. Current Results and Future Research Priorities in Late Effects after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia: A Consensus Statement from the Second Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium International Conference on Late Effects after Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017;23(4):552-561. PMID:28065838 
  26. Assessment of the treatment approach and survival outcomes in a modern cohort of patients with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors using the National Cancer Database. Cancer. 2017;123(4):682-687. PMID:27861763 
  27. The American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute is associated with high retention in academic hematology. Blood. 2016;128(25):2881-2885. PMCID:PMC5179335  PMID:27784672 
  28. Prevention of central nervous system sequelae in sickle cell disease without evidence from randomized controlled trials: the case for a team-based learning collaborative. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2016;2016(1):632-639. PMID:27913539 
  29. A pilot study of parent education intervention improves early childhood development among toddlers with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016;63(12):2131-2138. PMCID:PMC5344022  PMID:27509845 
  30. Feasibility of a Community-Based Sickle Cell Trait Testing and Counseling Program. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2016;9(3). PMCID:PMC5070660  PMID:27774352 
  31. Community Health Workers as Support for Sickle Cell Care. Am J Prev Med. 2016;51(1 Suppl 1):S87-98. PMCID:PMC4918511  PMID:27320471 
  32. The National Children's Study: Recruitment Outcomes Using an Enhanced Household-Based Approach. Pediatrics. 2016;137 Suppl 4:S219-30. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-4410C  PMID:27251868 
  33. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016;14(6):715-24. PMID:27283164 
  34. Prevalence of Developmental Delay and Contributing Factors Among Children With Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016;63(3):504-10. doi:10.1002/pbc.25838  PMID:26575319 
  35. Successful matched sibling donor marrow transplantation following reduced intensity conditioning in children with hemoglobinopathies. Am J Hematol. 2015;90(12):1093-8. PMID:26348869 
  36. Association of social-environmental factors with cognitive function in children with sickle cell disease. Child Neuropsychol. 2015;1-18. doi:10.1080/09297049.2015.1111318  PMCID:PMC4867297  PMID:26568287 
  37. Youth with Sickle Cell Disease: Genetic and Sexual Health Education Needs. Am J Health Behav. 2015;39(6):856-65. doi:10.5993/AJHB.39.6.13  PMCID:PMC4741381  PMID:26450553 
  38. The Association of Cytokine Levels With Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease and Normal MRI Studies of the Brain. J Child Neurol. 2015;30(10):1349-53. doi:10.1177/0883073814563140  PMCID:PMC4466214  PMID:25512362 
  39. Health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell anemia: impact of blood transfusion therapy. Am J Hematol. 2015;90(2):139-43. doi:10.1002/ajh.23877  PMCID:PMC4304929  PMID:25345798 
  40. Transition Needs of Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease. Am J Occup Ther. 2015;69(2):6902350030p1-5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.013730  PMCID:PMC4480057  PMID:26122692 
  41. Silent cerebral infarction, income, and grade retention among students with sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014;89(10):E188-92. doi:10.1002/ajh.23805  PMCID:PMC4261188  PMID:25042018 
  42. Phase II trial of pirfenidone in children and young adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 and progressive plexiform neurofibromas. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014;61(9):1598-602. doi:10.1002/pbc.25041  PMID:24753394 
  43. Survivorship: healthy lifestyles, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(9):1222-37. PMID:25190692 
  44. Controlled trial of transfusions for silent cerebral infarcts in sickle cell anemia. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(8):699-710. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1401731  PMID:25140956 
  45. Survivorship: immunizations and prevention of infections, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(8):1098-111. PMID:25099442 
  46. Reconsideration of age as a contraindication for curative therapy of sickle cell disease. JAMA. 2014;312(1):33-34. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7193  PMID:25058214 
  47. Survivorship: cognitive function, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(7):976-86. PMID:24994918 
  48. Survivorship: fatigue, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(6):876-87. PMID:24925198 
  49. Social skills and executive function among youth with sickle cell disease: a preliminary investigation. J Pediatr Psychol. 2014;39(5):493-500. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jst138  PMCID:PMC4027877  PMID:24431467 
  50. Evidence-based focused review of the status of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as treatment of sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Blood. 2014;123(20):3089-94; quiz 3210. doi:10.1182/blood-2013-01-435776  PMID:24511087 
  51. Survivorship: sleep disorders, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(5):630-42. PMID:24812132 
  52. Survivorship: pain version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(4):488-500. PMID:24717568 
  53. Survivorship: sexual dysfunction (male), version 1.2013. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(3):356-63. PMID:24616541 
  54. Development and feasibility of a home-based education model for families of children with sickle cell disease. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):116. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-116  PMID:24499305 
  55. Survivorship: sexual dysfunction (female), version 1.2013. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(2):184-92. PMID:24586080 
  56. Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2014;89(2):162-7. doi:10.1002/ajh.23604  PMID:24123128 
  57. Survivorship: introduction and definition. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014;12(1):34-45. PMID:24453291 
  58. Moving from gene discovery to clinical trials in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Neurology. 2013;81(5):408-9. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e31829d87cd  PMID:23897868 
  59. Associated risk factors for silent cerebral infarcts in sickle cell anemia: low baseline hemoglobin, sex, and relative high systolic blood pressure. Blood. 2012;119(16):3684-90. doi:10.1182/blood-2011-05-349621  PMCID:PMC3335377  PMID:22096242 
  60. Clinical trial implementation and recruitment: lessons learned from the early closure of a randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012;33(2):291-7. PMCID:PMC3577351  PMID:22155024 
  61. Inpatient management of sickle cell pain: a 'snapshot' of current practice. Am J Hematol. 2012;87(3):333-6. PMID:22231150 
  62. Executive function performance on the children's kitchen task assessment with children with sickle cell disease and matched controls. Child Neuropsychol. 2012;18(5):432-48. doi:10.1080/09297049.2011.613813  PMID:21961955 
  63. Oligodendrogliomas in children. J Neurooncol. 2012;106(2):377-82. doi:10.1007/s11060-011-0674-6  PMID:21842314 
  64. Radiation therapy for pilocytic astrocytomas of childhood. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;79(3):829-34. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.015  PMID:20421157 
  65. Design of the silent cerebral infarct transfusion (SIT) trial. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010;27(2):69-89. doi:10.3109/08880010903360367  PMID:20201689 
  66. Rehabilitation for survivors of pediatric brain tumors: our work has just begun Future Neurology. 2010;5(1):135-146. 
  67. Cerebrovascular disease in childhood cancer survivors: A Children's Oncology Group Report. Neurology. 2009;73(22):1906-13. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181c17ea8  PMCID:PMC2788797  PMID:19812380 
  68. Long-term outcomes among adult survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009;101(13):946-58. doi:10.1093/jnci/djp148  PMCID:PMC2704230  PMID:19535780 
  69. Blood transfusion therapy is feasible in a clinical trial setting in children with sickle cell disease and silent cerebral infarcts. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008;50(3):599-602. doi:10.1002/pbc.21338  PMID:17985350 
  70. Hearing loss in pediatric oncology patients receiving carboplatin-containing regimens. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008;30(2):130-4. doi:10.1097/MPH.0b013e31815d1d83  PMID:18376265 
  71. Need for cognitive rehabilitation for children with sickle cell disease and strokes. Expert Rev Neurother. 2008;8(2):291-6. doi:10.1586/14737175.8.2.291  PMID:18271713 
  72. A pilot randomized education rehabilitation trial is feasible in sickle cell and strokes. Neurology. 2007;68(23):2008-11. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000264421.24415.16  PMID:17548550 
  73. The role of surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of glioma in individuals with neurofibromatosis-1. Neurology. 2006;67(8):1509-12. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000240076.31298.47  PMID:17060590 
  74. Low frequency of telomerase RNA mutations among children with aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2006;28(7):450-3. doi:10.1097/01.mph.0000212952.58597.84  PMID:16825992 
  75. A multidisciplinary health care team's efforts to improve educational attainment in children with sickle-cell anemia and cerebral infarcts. J Sch Health. 2006;76(1):33-7. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2006.00064.x  PMID:16457683 
  76. An education program to increase teacher knowledge about sickle cell disease. J Sch Health. 2005;75(1):11-4. PMID:15776876 
  77. Identification and high-resolution mapping of a constitutional 11q deletion in an infant with multifocal neuroblastoma. Lancet Oncol. 2003;4(12):769-71. PMID:14662434 
  78. Optic pathway gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1: the effect of presenting symptoms on outcome. Am J Med Genet A. 2003;122A(2):95-9. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.20211  PMID:12955759 
  79. Inadequate recognition of education resources required for high-risk students with sickle cell disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(1):104. PMID:12517203 
  80. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis 1. Am J Med Genet. 2000;93(5):388-92. PMID:10951462 
  81. Hypoglycemia in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Semin Perinatol. 2000;24(2):164-71. PMID:10805171 
  82. The question of familial meningiomas and schwannomas: NF2B or not to be? Neurology. 2000;54(1):4-5. PMID:10636116 
  83. Stress, mental health symptoms, and the home environment of caregivers of infants and toddlers with sickle cell disease Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 
  84. Impact of gender and caregiving responsibilities on academic success in hematology Blood Advances. 
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