Kathleen Griffith, PhD, MPH, CRNP

Assistant Professor, PTSS
Address: 729B
Phone Number: 410-706-1165
Fax Number: 410-706-3289


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2006
  • MS, Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1996
  • BS, Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1994
  • AS, Nursing, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, 1989
  • BA,  English Literature, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1985


Ongoing Research Support

  • 2009-2012 Paul Calabresi Clinical Scholar K12 Award cosponsored by the National Institute and The University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

Completed Research Support

  • Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, RE02. Screening Barriers: Relatives of Black Colon Cancer Patients (Griffith, PI; Mentor: Mock, V; Co-I: Wenzel, J;). (2006-2008)
  • Dorothy Evans Lyne Fund for Collaborative Intervention Research. Validity of Nurse-Administered Total Neuropathy Score-Nurse (TNSn) (Griffith, Co-Principal Investigator with Han, Haera; Cornblath, D., co-investigator. (09/07-09/08)

Recent Publications: 

  • Griffith, K.A., Merkies, I.S., Hill, E., & Cornblath, D.R. (in press). Measures of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review of psychometric properties. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System.
  • Griffith, K.A., McGuire, D.B., and Russo, M. (in press). Meeting survivors' unmet needs: an integrated framework for survivor and palliative care, Seminars in Oncology Nursing.
  • Griffith, K.A. (2009). Biological, psychological/behavioral, and social variables influencing colorectal cancer screening in African Americans. Nursing Research, 58(5), 312-320.
  • Griffith, K.A., Wenzel, J., Shang, J.J., Thompson, C.A., Stewart, K., & Mock, V. (2009). Impact of a walking intervention on cardiorespiratory fitness, self-reported physical function, and pain in patients undergoing treatment for solid tumors. Cancer, 115(20), 4874-4884.
  • Griffith, K.A., McGuire, D.B., Royak-Schlaer, R., Plowden, K., & Steinberger, E. K. Influence of family history and preventive health behaviors on colorectal cancer screening In African Americans. Cancer 2008;113(2), 276-285.
  • Jenkins, L.S., Schaivone, K., Budd, N.S., Waltz, C., Griffith, Kathleen A. Use of Genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA's) in teaching nurse practitioner students: is self-efficacy theory a useful framework? Journal of Nursing Education, 2006;45(1):35-37.
  • Sherman, A.C., Coleman, E.A., Griffith, K.A., Simonton, A., Hine, J., Cromer, J., Latif, U., Farley, H., Garcia, R., and Elias J. Anaissie. Use of a supportive care team for screening and preemptive intervention among multiple myeloma patients receiving stem cell transplantation. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2003;June:1-16.

Primary Teaching Areas: 

  • Master's Oncology program

Academic & Professional Activities: 

  • 2009-Present: Journal manuscript reviewer: Cancer
  • 2008-Present: Journal manuscript reviewerCancer Control
  • 2007-Present: Journal manuscript reviewerJournal of the Peripheral Nervous System
  • 2007-2009: Grant reviewer: Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation