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Allison A. King, MD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Oncology
Brain Tumors - Pediatric
Pediatric Hematology
Sickle Cell Disease

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, pediatrics, pediatric cancer, treatment of children with sickle cell disease, central nervous system tumors, late effects of treatment and issues of survivorship

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780

Christian Hospital

11125 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Suite: 100
Office Phone: 314-362-7216
Fax: 888-869-4437

Education

Education

PhD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 2015
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1992
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri 1996
MPH: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
Residency: Pediatric, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Stress and the Home Environment in Caregivers of Children with Sickle Cell.
Varughese TE, Hoyt CR, L'Hotta AJ, Ikemenogo PA, Howdeshell SG, Housten AJ, Abel RA, King AA
J Pediatr Psychol. 2020 Mar 31; pii: jsaa016. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa016.

PMID:
    32232470
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Association of Medicaid Expansion With Insurance Coverage Among Children With Cancer.
Barnes JM, Barker AR, King AA, Johnson KJ
JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 23; doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0052.

PMID:
    32202616
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Association between hydroxycarbamide exposure and neurocognitive function in adolescents with sickle cell disease.
Partanen M, Kang G, Wang WC, Krull K, King AA, Schreiber JE, Porter JS, Hodges J, Hankins JS, Jacola LM
Br J Haematol. 2020 Feb 26; doi: 10.1111/bjh.16519.

PMID:
    32103506
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Impact of gender and caregiving responsibilities on academic success in hematology.
King AA, Vesely SK, Vettese E, Cook S, Cuker A, Stock W, Homer M, Fritz J, Sung L
Blood Adv. 2020 Feb 25; 4(4)755-761. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000084.

PMID:
    32097459
    [PubMed - in process]
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End points for sickle cell disease clinical trials: patient-reported outcomes, pain, and the brain.
Farrell AT, Panepinto J, Carroll CP, Darbari DS, Desai AA, King AA, Adams RJ, Barber TD, Brandow AM, DeBaun MR, Donahue MJ, Gupta K, Hankins JS, Kameka M, Kirkham FJ, Luksenburg H, Miller S, Oneal PA, Rees DC, Setse R, Sheehan VA, Strouse J, Stucky CL, Werner EM, Wood JC, Zempsky WT
Blood Adv. 2019 Dec 10; 3(23)3982-4001. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000882.

PMID:
    31809538
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of the affordable care act dependent coverage provision on young adult cancer patient insurance coverage by sociodemographic and economic characteristics.
Barnes JM, Brown DS, Harris JK, King AA, Johnson KJ
Cancer Causes Control. 2020 Jan; 31(1)33-42. doi: 10.1007/s10552-019-01246-3.

PMID:
    31696421
    [PubMed - in process]
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Responsive Parenting Behaviors and Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease.
Yarboi J, Prussien KV, Bemis H, Williams E, Watson KH, McNally C, Henry L, King AA, DeBaun MR, Compas BE
J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Nov 1; 44(10)1234-1243. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz065.

PMID:
    31579920
    [PubMed - in process]
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Brief Screening Measures Identify Risk for Psychological Difficulties Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease.
Hood AM, Reife I, King AA, White DA
J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2019 Aug 28; doi: 10.1007/s10880-019-09654-y.

PMID:
    31463865
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Higher executive abilities following a blood transfusion in children and young adults with sickle cell disease.
Hood AM, King AA, Fields ME, Ford AL, Guilliams KP, Hulbert ML, Lee JM, White DA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Oct; 66(10)e27899. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27899.

PMID:
    31267645
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Increasing Educational Attainment in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease.
Harris KM, Dadekian JN, Abel RA, Jones B, Housten A, Ddamulira B, Chadwick-Mansker K, King AA
Soc Work Public Health. 2019; 34(6)468-482. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2019.1629142.

PMID:
    31258020
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort: A Caregiver Report Measure of Children's Occupational Engagement in Family Activities and Routines.
Hoyt CR, Fernandez JD, Varughese TE, Grandgeorge E, Manis HE, O'Connor KE, Abel RA, King AA
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2020 Jan; 40(1)36-41. doi: 10.1177/1539449219852030.

PMID:
    31161868
    [PubMed - in process]
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Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors' Participation in Work and Life Roles.
Newman RM, Alfano CM, Radomski MV, Pergolotti M, Wolf TJ, Sleight AG, Bryant AL, Voelbel GT, de Moor JS, Nitkin R, Daniels E, Braveman B, Walker RK, Williams GR, Winters-Stone KM, Cheville AL, Campbell SE, Lawlor MC, King AA, Ness KK, Srivastava P, Lyons KD
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2019 Oct; 39(4)189-196. doi: 10.1177/1539449219844749.

PMID:
    31046601
    [PubMed - in process]
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Implementation of an educational intervention to optimize self-management and transition readiness in young adults with sickle cell disease.
Calhoun CL, Abel RA, Pham HA, Thompson S, King AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Jul; 66(7)e27722. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27722.

PMID:
    30907500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.
King AA, McKinstry RC, Wu J, Eapen M, Abel R, Varughese T, Kamani N, Shenoy S
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 May; 25(5)e174-e178. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.01.008.

PMID:
    30639825
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Information Needs Regarding Cognitive Late Effects of Caregivers of Central Nervous System Tumor Survivors.
Schuele K, Bennett AE, Varughese T, Abel R, Reichenbacher C, Green K, King AA
OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2019 Jul; 39(3)159-166. doi: 10.1177/1539449218809943.

PMID:
    30417736
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adolescent survivors' information needs for transitions to postsecondary education and employment.
Hauff M, Abel R, Hersh J, Isenberg J, Spoljaric D, Hayashi RJ, King AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Apr; 66(4)e27547. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27547.

PMID:
    30408306
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Specifying sickle cell disease interventions: a study protocol of the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium (SCDIC).
Baumann AA, Belle SH, James A, King AA, Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jun 27; 18(1)500. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3297-1.

PMID:
    29945631
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sickle Cell Clinical Research and Intervention Program (SCCRIP): A lifespan cohort study for sickle cell disease progression from the pediatric stage into adulthood.
Hankins JS, Estepp JH, Hodges JR, Villavicencio MA, Robison LL, Weiss MJ, Kang G, Schreiber JE, Porter JS, Kaste SC, Saving KL, Bryant PC, Deyo JE, Nottage KA, King AA, Brandow AM, Lebensburger JD, Adesina O, Chou ST, Zemel BS, Smeltzer MP, Wang WC, Gurney JG
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Sep; 65(9)e27228. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27228.

PMID:
    29797644
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Children with sickle cell disease: the case for developmental screening.
King AA
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 May; 60(5)443-444. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13721.

PMID:
    29516469
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Silent cerebral infarct definitions and full-scale IQ loss in children with sickle cell anemia.
Choudhury NA, DeBaun MR, Rodeghier M, King AA, Strouse JJ, McKinstry RC
Neurology. 2018 Jan 16; 90(3)e239-e246. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004832.

PMID:
    29263226
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Expansion of a randomized educational rehabilitation trial for students with sickle cell disease and memory deficits. 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012.   Neurocognitive analysis of BMT CTN 0601 - Unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients with severe sickle cell disease using a reduced intensity conditioning regimen. National Marrow Donor Program 6/1/08 - 5/31/2010 and  Cognition in children with sickle cell anemia. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 12/15/2005 - 12/14/2009