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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

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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

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

A New Raman Metric for the Characterisation of Graphene oxide and its Derivatives.
King AA, Davies BR, Noorbehesht N, Newman P, Church TL, Harris AT, Razal JM, Minett AI
Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 18; 619491. doi: 10.1038/srep19491.

PMID:
    26775647
    [PubMed - in process]
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The pertussis enigma: reconciling epidemiology, immunology and evolution.
Domenech de Cellès M, Magpantay FM, King AA, Rohani P
Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Jan 13; 283(1822)pii: 20152309. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2309.

PMID:
    26763701
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prevalence of Developmental Delay and Contributing Factors Among Children With Sickle Cell Disease.
Drazen CH, Abel R, Gabir M, Farmer G, King AA
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Mar; 63(3)504-10. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25838.

PMID:
    26575319
    [PubMed - in process]
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Youth with Sickle Cell Disease: Genetic and Sexual Health Education Needs.
Housten AJ, Abel RA, Dadekian J, Schwieterman K, Jason D, King AA
Am J Health Behav. 2015 Nov; 39(6)856-65. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.39.6.13.

PMID:
    26450553
    [PubMed - in process]
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Successful matched sibling donor marrow transplantation following reduced intensity conditioning in children with hemoglobinopathies.
King AA, Kamani N, Bunin N, Sahdev I, Brochstein J, Hayashi RJ, Grimley M, Abraham A, Dioguardi J, Wah Chan K, Douglas D, Adams R, Andreansky M, Anderson E, Gilman A, Chaudhury S, Yu L, Dalal J, Hale G, Cuvelier G, Jain A, Krajewski J, Gillio A, Kasow KA, Delgado D, Hanson E, Murray L, Shenoy S
Am J Hematol. 2015 Dec; 90(12)1093-8. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24183.

PMID:
    26348869
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pertussis immunity and epidemiology: mode and duration of vaccine-induced immunity.
Magpantay FM, Domenech DE Cellès M, Rohani P, King AA
Parasitology. 2015 Sep 4; 1-15.

PMID:
    26337864
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Transition Needs of Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease.
Abel RA, Cho E, Chadwick-Mansker KR, D'Souza N, Housten AJ, King AA
Am J Occup Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr; 69(2)6902350030p1-5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.013730.

PMID:
    26122692
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Detecting Adaptive Evolution in Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis Using the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Model.
Cressler CE, Butler MA, King AA
Syst Biol. 2015 Nov; 64(6)953-68. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syv043.

PMID:
    26115662
    [PubMed - in process]
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Unraveling the Transmission Ecology of Polio.
Martinez-Bakker M, King AA, Rohani P
PLoS Biol. 2015 Jun; 13(6)e1002172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002172.

PMID:
    26090784
    [PubMed - in process]
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Avoidable errors in the modelling of outbreaks of emerging pathogens, with special reference to Ebola.
King AA, Domenech de Cellès M, Magpantay FM, Rohani P
Proc Biol Sci. 2015 May 7; 282(1806)20150347. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0347.

PMID:
    25833863
    [PubMed - in process]
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Inference for dynamic and latent variable models via iterated, perturbed Bayes maps.
Ionides EL, Nguyen D, Atchadé Y, Stoev S, King AA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 20; 112(3)719-24. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410597112.

PMID:
    25568084
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Association of Cytokine Levels With Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease and Normal MRI Studies of the Brain.
Andreotti C, King AA, Macy E, Compas BE, DeBaun MR
J Child Neurol. 2015 Sep; 30(10)1349-53. doi: 10.1177/0883073814563140.

PMID:
    25512362
    [PubMed - in process]
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Evolution of acuteness in pathogen metapopulations: conflicts between "classical" and invasion-persistence trade-offs.
Shrestha S, Bjørnstad ON, King AA
Theor Ecol. 2014 Aug 1; 7(3)299-311.

PMID:
    25214895
    [PubMed]
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Controlled trial of transfusions for silent cerebral infarcts in sickle cell anemia.
DeBaun MR, Gordon M, McKinstry RC, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Sarnaik SA, Meier ER, Howard TH, Majumdar S, Inusa BP, Telfer PT, Kirby-Allen M, McCavit TL, Kamdem A, Airewele G, Woods GM, Berman B, Panepinto JA, Fuh BR, Kwiatkowski JL, King AA, Fixler JM, Rhodes MM, Thompson AA, Heiny ME, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirkham FJ, Dixon N, Gonzalez CE, Kalinyak KA, Quinn CT, Strouse JJ, Miller JP, Lehmann H, Kraut MA, Ball WS Jr, Hirtz D, Casella JF
N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 21; 371(8)699-710. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401731.

PMID:
    25140956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reconsideration of age as a contraindication for curative therapy of sickle cell disease.
King AA, DiPersio JF
JAMA. 2014 Jul 2; 312(1)33-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.7193.

PMID:
    25058214
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Silent cerebral infarction, income, and grade retention among students with sickle cell anemia.
King AA, Rodeghier MJ, Panepinto JA, Strouse JJ, Casella JF, Quinn CT, Dowling MM, Sarnaik SA, Thompson AA, Woods GM, Minniti CP, Redding-Lallinger RC, Kirby-Allen M, Kirkham FJ, McKinstry R, Noetzel MJ, White DA, Kwiatkowski JK, Howard TH, Kalinyak KA, Inusa B, Rhodes MM, Heiny ME, Fuh B, Fixler JM, Gordon MO, DeBaun MR
Am J Hematol. 2014 Oct; 89(10)E188-92. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23805.

PMID:
    25042018
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Time-varying, serotype-specific force of infection of dengue virus.
Reiner RC Jr, Stoddard ST, Forshey BM, King AA, Ellis AM, Lloyd AL, Long KC, Rocha C, Vilcarromero S, Astete H, Bazan I, Lenhart A, Vazquez-Prokopec GM, Paz-Soldan VA, McCall PJ, Kitron U, Elder JP, Halsey ES, Morrison AC, Kochel TJ, Scott TW
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 1; 111(26)E2694-702. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1314933111.

PMID:
    24847073
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Human birth seasonality: latitudinal gradient and interplay with childhood disease dynamics.
Martinez-Bakker M, Bakker KM, King AA, Rohani P
Proc Biol Sci. 2014 May 22; 281(1783)20132438. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2438.

PMID:
    24695423
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Epidemiological evidence for herd immunity induced by acellular pertussis vaccines.
Domenech de Cellès M, Riolo MA, Magpantay FM, Rohani P, King AA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 18; 111(7)E716-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323795111.

PMID:
    24516173
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development and feasibility of a home-based education model for families of children with sickle cell disease.
Hoyt Drazen C, Abel R, Lindsey T, King AA
BMC Public Health. 2014 Feb 5; 14116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-116.

PMID:
    24499305
    [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