Pediatric Research: Hematology/Oncology

Renee Moos, NP
Rosemary Mahan, NP
Debbie Giugliano, NP
Joanne Camarda, NP
Ashley Mecchella, NP

Children's Oncology Group

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is very active in research both within the institution and in collaboration with experts across the country. Our group is an active member in the International Children's Oncology Group with many active clinical trials for children, adolescents and young adults with Cancer.

Additional institution research focus:

  • Neurocognitive deficits in survivors of childhood cancer 
  • Development of obesity in children with leukemia 
  • Issues related to School and School Re-Entry for children with cancer 
  • Palliative Care/Shared Decision Making 
  • Supportive care for children receiving chemotherapy 


Tom Preston, PhD: Neuropsychology, Stony Brook Medicine 

Kelly Coulehan, PhD: Neuropsychology, Stony Brook Medicine 

Whitney Geller, PhD: Neuropsychology, Stony Brook Medicine 

Eric Muir, PhD: Radiology, Stony Brook Medicine 

Tim Duong, PhD: Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, RD: Nutrition, Stony Brook Medicine 

Janice Antino, RD: Nutrition, Stony Brook Medicine 

David Montrose, PhD: Pathology, Stony Brook Medicine 

Grace Ker, MD: Pediatric Critical Care, Stony Brook Children’s Katherine Kevil, MD: Pediatric Pulmonology, Stony Brook Children’s 


Sebastian Munoz, Clinical Trials Coordinator
Michelle McCarthy Survivorship Coordinator School Intervention and Re-Entry Coordinator
Carrie Dewan Adolescent and young Adult Oncology Coordinator School Intervention and Re-entry Coordinator

Recent Selected Publications 

Stefancin, P., Cahaney, C., Parker, R.I., Preston, T., Coulehan, K., Hogan, L., Duong, T. (2020). Neural Correlates of Working Memory Function in Pediatric Cancer Survivors Treated with Chemotherapy: An fMRI study. NMR Biomedicine, 33(6):e4296. PMID: 32215994. 

Cahaney, C., Stefancin, P., Coulehan, K., Parker, R., Preston, T., Goldstein, J., Hogan, L., Duong, T.Q. (2020). Anatomical Brain MRI Study of Pediatric Cancer Survivors Treated with Chemotherapy: Correlation with Behavioral Measures. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 72:8-13. PMID: 32526251. 

Madhusoodhan, P.P, Pierro, J., Musante, J., Kothari, P., Appel, B., Levy, A., Tal, A., Hogan, L., Sharma, A., Kahn, A., Pinchinat, A., Bhatla, T., Glaser, C., Satwani, P., Raetz, E.A., Onel, K., Carroll, W.L. (2020). Characterization of COVID-19 Disease in Pediatric Oncology Patients: The New York-New Jersey Regional Experience. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 68(3):328843. PMID: 33338306. 

Brown, P., Lingyun, J., Xu, X., Devidas, M., Hogan, L., Borowitz, M., Raetz, E., Zugmaier, G., Sharon, E., Bernhardt, M., Terezakis S., Gore, L., Whitlock, J., Pulsipher M., Hunger, S., Loh, M. (2021). Effect of Postreinduction Therapy Consolidation with Blinatumumab vs. Chemotherapy on Disease-Free-Survival in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with First Relapse of B-Call Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 325 (9) :833-842. PMID 33651090. 

Kevil, K., Ker, G., Meyer, R. 2021. Shared Decision Making for Children with Chronic Respiratory Failure-It takes a village and a process. Pediatric Pulmonology, 56:2312-2321. PMID:33830672.

Current Funding

NIH R01 CA24476801, PI- Duong, Hogan-Co-investigator, MRI Study of Chemobrain in Pediatric Oncology Patients

  • The goal of this study is to use fMRI to study cognitive impairment associated with chemotherapy in children.
  • Stony Brook Population Science Pilot Grant, PI- Montrose, Hogan-Co-investigator. A Pilot Study to Evaluate Factors Contributing to ALL Treatment-Associated Obesity in a Multi-ethnic Pediatric Patient Population
  • The goal is to better understand the development of obesity in newly diagnosed patients with ALL
  • Stony Brook University Pediatric Department Grant, PI- Hogan, Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment in Childhood Cancer Survivors by functional fMRI.
  • The goal of this study is to use fMRI to study cognitive impairment associated with chemotherapy in children.
  • NIH U10CA180886, Institutional PI-Hogan, NIH National Clinical Trials Network.
  • The goal of this fund is to provide support to Children’s Oncology Group Institutions conducting clinical trials for children with cancer.

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