Anne Lown, DPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor


Dr. Lown has expertise in the psycho-social consequences of trauma (child abuse, adult interpersonal violence, and childhood cancer survivors and siblings). Her work has focused on poor and minority women, representative national populations, and large national and international studies of childhood cancer survivors and their siblings.

In the area of pediatric psycho-oncology Dr. Lown has carried out studies to describe the long-term psycho-social consequences of childhood cancer on survivors and their siblings. She has published on health behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, and physical activity) using data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study; complete, a pilot randomized clinical trial of an acupressure/massage intervention for children with cancer and is currently working on a larger trial of acupressure to decrease nausea/vomiting among children in treatment for a childhood cancer, among other projects. She is a member of the Sibling Partnership for Advocacy and Research for Childhood Cancer (SPARCC) working closely with SuperSibs! to carry out research and advocacy on siblings of children with cancer. Dr. Lown is a member of a national group dedicated to establishing psychosocial standards of care for all childhood cancer patients and their families and author of new guidelines for psychosocial care for long-term childhood cancer survivors. She is a patient advocate for Children's Oncology Group (working with the Behavioral Science, Cancer Control, and Epidemiology Committees).

More recently Dr. Lown is studying the role of corporate social responsibility programs in tobacco companies in the United States and Africa.



Greenfield TK, Ye Y, Lown EA, Cherpitel CJ, Zemore S, Borges G. Alcohol Use Patterns and DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Apr; 41(4):769-778.
Kerr WC, Lui CK, Williams E, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Lown EA. Health Risk Factors Associated with Lifetime Abstinence from Alcohol in the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Cohort. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Feb; 41(2):388-398.
Buchbinder D, Lown EA. Response to: "Tobacco use among siblings of childhood cancer survivors: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study". Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun; 64(6).
Kerr WC, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Williams E, Lui CK, Li L, Lown EA. Changes in heavy drinking following onset of health problems in a U.S. general population sample. Prev Med. 2017 Feb; 95:47-51.
Devine KA, Bukowski WM, Sahler OJ, Ohman-Strickland P, Smith TH, Lown EA, Patenaude AF, Korones DN, Noll RB. Social Competence in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes of a Peer-Mediated Intervention. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jul-Aug; 37(6):475-82.
Kerr WC, Ye Y, Greenfield TK, Williams E, Lown EA, Lui CK. Early Life Health, Trauma and Social Determinants of Lifetime Abstention from Alcohol. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Sep; 51(5):576-83.
Lown EA, Hijiya N, Zhang N, Srivastava DK, Leisenring WM, Nathan PC, Castellino SM, Devine KA, Dilley K, Krull KR, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK. Patterns and predictors of clustered risky health behaviors among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer. 2016 09 01; 122(17):2747-56.
Lown EA, McDaniel PA, Malone RE. Tobacco is "our industry and we must support it": Exploring the potential implications of Zimbabwe's accession to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Global Health. 2016 Jan 11; 12:2.
Lown EA, Phillips F, Schwartz LA, Rosenberg AR, Jones B. Psychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec; 62 Suppl 5:S514-84.
Buchbinder D, Oeffinger K, Franco-Villalobos C, Yasui Y, Alderfer MA, Armstrong GT, Casillas J, Ford J, Krull KR, Leisenring W, Recklitis C, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK, Lown EA. Tobacco Use Among Siblings of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Feb; 63(2):326-33.
Long KA, Goldish M, Lown EA, Ostrowski NL, Alderfer MA, Marsland AL, Ring S, Skala S, Ewing LJ. Major lessons learned from a nationally-based community-academic partnership: addressing sibling adjustment to childhood cancer. Fam Syst Health. 2015 Mar; 33(1):61-7.
Drabble L, Trocki KF, Hughes TL, Korcha RA, Lown AE. Sexual orientation differences in the relationship between victimization and hazardous drinking among women in the National Alcohol Survey. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):639-48.
Noll RB, Patel SK, Embry L, Hardy KK, Pelletier W, Annett RD, Patenaude A, Lown EA, Sands SA, Barakat LP. Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: behavioral science. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun; 60(6):1048-54.
Lown EA, Mertens AC, Korcha RA, Leisenring W, Hudson MM, Greenfield TK, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. Prevalence and predictors of risky and heavy alcohol consumption among adult siblings of childhood cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2013 May; 22(5):1134-43.
Buchbinder D, Mertens AC, Zeltzer LK, Leisenring W, Goodman P, Lown EA, Alderfer MA, Recklitis C, Oeffinger K, Armstrong GT, Hudson M, Robison LL, Casillas J. Cancer prevention and screening practices of siblings of childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul; 21(7):1078-88.
Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:792042.
Mehling WE, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn BN, Dunn EA, Acree M, Abrams DI, Hecht FM. Hematopoietic cell transplant and use of massage for improved symptom management: results from a pilot randomized control trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:450150.
Nayak MB, Lown EA, Bond JC, Greenfield TK. Lifetime victimization and past year alcohol use in a U.S. population sample of men and women drinkers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jun 01; 123(1-3):213-9.
Lown EA, Nayak MB, Korcha RA, Greenfield TK. Child physical and sexual abuse: a comprehensive look at alcohol consumption patterns, consequences, and dependence from the National Alcohol Survey. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Feb; 35(2):317-25.
Alderfer MA, Long KA, Lown EA, Marsland AL, Ostrowski NL, Hock JM, Ewing LJ. Psychosocial adjustment of siblings of children with cancer: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2010 Aug; 19(8):789-805.
Nathan PC, Ford JS, Henderson TO, Hudson MM, Emmons KM, Casillas JN, Lown EA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC. Health behaviors, medical care, and interventions to promote healthy living in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 10; 27(14):2363-73.
Lown EA, Goldsby R, Mertens AC, Greenfield T, Bond J, Whitton J, Korcha R, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK. Alcohol consumption patterns and risk factors among childhood cancer survivors compared to siblings and general population peers. Addiction. 2008 Jul; 103(7):1139-48.
Cherpitel CJ, Robertson M, Ye Y, Borges G, Bautista CF, Lown A, Greenfield T, Bond J. Comorbidity for alcohol use disorders and drug use in mexican-origin groups: comparison of data from national alcohol surveys in the U.S. And Mexico. Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(11):1685-703.
Lown EA, Greenfield TK, Rogers JD. Health effects from drinking: type, severity, and associated drinking patterns based on qualitative and quantitative questions in a methodological survey. Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(5):793-810.
Lown EA, Schmidt LA, Wiley J. Interpersonal violence among women seeking welfare: unraveling lives. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1409-15.
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