Katie manages our portfolio of clinical research protocols and trials. She is responsible for training and certification of test administrators for national/international industry and cooperative group trials, patient testing for in-house investigator initiated trials, regulatory and data management for all trials, and is the Section’s liaison with the DoCM IT team for our comprehensive neuropsychology database.
Cristina Tortarolo, M.S.
Cristina manages our R01 funded study of chemobrain in patients with breast cancer on which we longitudinally characterized the cognitive effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in an older population using comprehensive clinical and experimental neuropsychological tests and PRO measures, multimodal neuroimaging studies and collected assays of germline genetic polymorphisms with the goal of building a predictive algorithm of risk for developing “chemobrain”. Additionally, Cristina assists with management and data collection for all other clinical research protocols within the lab.