James Klosky, PhD

James Klosky, PhD

Educational and Institutional Background

University of Memphis, TNMSClinical PsychologyUniversity of Memphis, TNPhDPediatric Psychology

University of Memphis, TN BA Psychology

Current Positions

  • Acting Professor and Director of Psychology, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Role in ECHO

Dr. Klosky is a member of the ECHO Training Program Advisory Panel as well as Psychologist content expert.

Professional Biography

Previously, Dr. Klosky was an Associate Member and Clinical Psychologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he served as the Co-Director of the Fertility Preservation Clinic and Director of Psychological Services in Cancer Survivorship. His professional activities have broadly centered on behavior-based cancer prevention and control among survivors of childhood cancer, but over the last several years, he has primarily been working in the areas of fertility preservation and risky sexual behavior. Since 2010, Dr. Klosky’s work as a Principal Investigator has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and this research has included large multi-site trials examining the prevalence and predictors of sperm banking among adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer (National Cancer Institute). He has authored over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a grant reviewer for a number of governmental agencies and private foundations. As the Founder of the Fertility Preservation Clinic at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. Klosky also provided clinical care to pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients, and actively works on committees to develop national and international guidelines for fertility preservation among at-risk youth.