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Vikki Nolan
Vikki Nolan, D.Sc., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-1696
Robison Hall 309
Curriculum Vitae


  • D.Sc., Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology of microbial disease, Yale University School of Public Health
  • B.A., Biology, Hofstra University

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Nutrition and its role in late effects of childhood cancer and its treatment
  • Clinical outcomes in adult sickle cell disease

Recent Publications:

  • Hudson MM, Ness KK, Nolan VG, Green DM, Armstrong GT, Morris EB, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Krull KR, Klosky J, Srivastava DK, Robison LL.  Prospective medical assessment of adults surviving childhood cancer: study design, cohort characteristics, and feasibility of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study.  Pediatr Blood Cancer (In Press)
  • Joyce ED, Nolan VG, Ness KK, Ferry RJ, Robison LL, Pui C, Hudson MM, Kaste SC.  Association of Muscle Strength and Bone Mineral Density in Adult Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  Arch Phys Med and Rehabil (In Press)
  • Green DM, Nolan VG, Kawashima T, Stoval M, Donaldson SS, Srivastava DK, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Sklar CA.  Decreased fertility among female childhood cancer survivors who received 22 to 27 Gy hypothalamic/pituitary irradiation: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Fertility and Sterility (In Press)
  • Ness KK, Morris EB, Nolan VG, Howell CR, Gilchrist LS, Stovall M, Cox CL, Klosky JL, Gajjar A, Neglia JP. Physical performance limitations among adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Cancer. 2010 Jun 15;116(12):3034-44.
  • Adams ER, Nolan VG, Andersen SL, Perls TT, Terry DF. Centenarian offspring: start healthier and stay healthier. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov;56(11):2089-92.
  • Terry DF, Nolan VG, Andersen SL, Perls TT, Cawthon R. Association of longer telomeres with better health in centenarians. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Aug;63(8):809-12.
  • Nolan VG, Zhang Y, Lash T, Sebastiani P, Steinberg MH. Association between wind speed and the occurrence of sickle cell acute painful episodes: results of a case-crossover study. Br J Haematol. 2008 Nov;143(3):433-8.
  • Taylor JG 6th, Nolan VG, Mendelsohn L, Kato GJ, Gladwin MT, Steinberg MH. Chronic hyper-hemolysis in sickle cell anemia: association of vascular complications and mortality with less frequent vasoocclusive pain. PLoS One. 2008 May 7;3(5):e2095.
  • Sebastiani P, Wang L, Nolan VG, Melista E, Ma Q, Baldwin CT, Steinberg MH. Fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell anemia: Bayesian modeling of genetic associations. Am J Hematol. 2008 Mar;83(3):189-95.

Courses Taught:

PUBH 7/8445 Genetic Epidemiology (syllabus)

Vikki G. Nolan, DSc, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. She received her MPH from Yale University and her doctoral degree from Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Nolan’s primary research interests are in genetic epidemiology, a field she worked in for six years while at Boston University, and cancer epidemiology, which she specialized in while employed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital prior to joining the University of Memphis faculty. In addition to her primary research interests, she has worked in a wide range of fields including community health and infectious disease research. Dr. Nolan has a strong background in epidemiologic and statistical methods and extensive experience analyzing data, including large publicly available datasets such as the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) and the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).

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