Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023 Persistent Child Poverty and Mortality in a Cohort of Children with Cancer in Alabama.Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  32:380-386. 2023
2023 Historic redlining, social mobility, and firearm violenceJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  94:312-319. 2023
2023 Mitigating disparities in breast cancer treatment at an academic safety-net hospitalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment2023
2023 Using Teamwork to Bridge the Adolescent and Young Adult GapJco Oncology Practice.  19:E150-E160. 2023
2022 ASO Visual Abstract: Surveillance Patterns for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Among Screening-Eligible Patients in the Medicare PopulationAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  29:8434-8435. 2022
2022 Adapting MultiPLe behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) cancer survivor health: program project protocols for remote lifestyle intervention and assessment in 3 inter-related randomized controlled trials among survivors of obesity-related cancersBMC Cancer.  22. 2022
2022 Exclusion criteria: Evaluating the impact of enrollment requirements in SEER-Medicare researchJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  70:3593-3597. 2022
2022 Surveillance Patterns for Hepatocellular Carcinoma among Screening-Eligible Patients in the Medicare PopulationAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  29:8424-8431. 2022
2022 Caveat emptor: The accuracy of claims data in appendicitis researchSurgery.  172:1050-1056. 2022
2022 Disparities in Surgical Timing and Guideline-Adherent Staging Work-Up for Colon CancerAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  29:5843-5851. 2022
2022 Geriatric Assessment Predictors of 1-Year Mortality in Older Adults With GI Malignancies: A Survival Tree AnalysisJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  6:e2200065. 2022
2022 Beyond insurance status: the impact of Medicaid expansion on the diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 2022
2022 Impact of lay navigation on utilization and Medicare spending for cancer survivors in the “Deep South”Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  16:705-713. 2022
2022 Location of death and hospice use in children with cancer varies by type of health insurancePediatric Blood and Cancer.  69. 2022
2022 Primary care and preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries with non-metastatic breast cancerJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  16:853-864. 2022
2022 Assessment of Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits After Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy Among Commercially Insured PatientsJAMA Oncology.  8:1068-1070. 2022
2022 Venous-thromboembolism and associated health care utilization in elderly patients with diffuse large B cell lymphomaCancer.  128:2348-2357. 2022
2022 Redlining, structural racism, and lung cancer screening disparitiesJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  163:1920-1930.e2. 2022
2022 The impact of upper gastrointestinal surgical volume on short term pancreaticoduodenectomy outcomes for pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the SEER-Medicare population 2022
2022 Factors associated with loss to follow-up after radiation therapy for head and neck cancer 2022
2022 The Effect of Hospital Versus Surgeon Volume on Short-Term Patient Outcomes After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: a SEER–Medicare AnalysisAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  29:2444-2451. 2022
2022 Comparative Accuracy of ICD-9 vs ICD-10 Codes for Acute AppendicitisJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  234:377-383. 2022
2022 The Impact of Income and Social Mobility on Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and Treatment: A Cross-sectional StudyAnnals of Surgery.  275:546-550. 2022
2022 Expenditures in Young Adults with Hodgkin Lymphoma: NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers versus Other SitesCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  31:142-149. 2022
2022 Healthcare utilization trajectory among survivors of colorectal cancerJournal of Cancer Survivorship2022
2022 The effect of medicare and screening guidelines on colorectal cancer outcomesJournal of the National Medical Association2022
2022 Use of Single-Item Self-Rated Health Measure to Identify Frailty and Geriatric Assessment-Identified Impairments Among Older Adults with Cancer 2022
2021 Developing a virtual assessment protocol for the AMPLIFI Randomized Controlled Trial due to COVID-19: From assessing participants' preference to preparing the teamContemporary Clinical Trials.  111. 2021
2021 Healthcare utilization and spending among older patients diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphomaJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  12:1225-1232. 2021
2021 Historic redlining, structural racism, and firearm violence: A structural equation modeling approachThe Lancet Regional Health. Americas.  3. 2021
2021 Outcomes in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Implications for Surgical Resident EducationJournal of Surgical Education.  78:e161-e168. 2021
2021 Patient Factors Associated With Loss to Radiation Oncology Specialty Follow-Up Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors 2021
2021 Features that middle-aged and older cancer survivors want in web-based healthy lifestyle interventions: Qualitative descriptive studyJMIR Cancer.  7. 2021
2021 Predictors of In-Hospital Death in Patients with Lung Cancer Admitted for Acute Radiation Pneumonitis: A Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) AnalysisClinical Lung Cancer.  22:e716-e722. 2021
2021 Association between chronologic age and geriatric assessment⇓identified impairments: Findings from the CARE registryJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  19:922-927. 2021
2021 Utilizing Data Visualization to Identify Survival and Treatment Differences Between Women With De Novo and Recurrent Metastatic Breast CancerClinical Breast Cancer.  21:292-301. 2021
2021 Risk, Racial Disparity, and Outcomes among Patients with Cancer and COVID-19 InfectionJAMA Oncology.  7:1064-1065. 2021
2021 Association Between Chronologic Age and Geriatric Assessment-Identified Impairments: Findings From the CARE Registry.Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  19:922-927. 2021
2021 Excess heart age in young breast cancer survivors over 2-year follow-upCancer Causes and Control.  32:617-626. 2021
2021 Expenditures among young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia by site of careCancer.  127:1901-1911. 2021
2021 The Impact of Racial Residential Segregation on Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and TreatmentAnnals of Surgery.  273:1023-1030. 2021
2021 The Impact of Residential Segregation on Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and MortalityAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  28:3147-3155. 2021
2021 The impact of racial residential segregation on prostate cancer diagnosis and treatmentBJU International.  127:636-644. 2021
2021 The role of racial segregation in treatment and outcomes among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 2021
2021 Depression among older adults with gastrointestinal malignanciesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  12:599-604. 2021
2021 National Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes between Black and White AmericansJournal of the National Medical Association.  113:125-132. 2021
2021 Venous-thromboembolism in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia 2021
2021 Early Elective Surgery After Colon Cancer Diagnosis has Higher Risk of Readmission and DeathAnnals of Surgery.  273:188-194. 2021
2021 Intersectional Disparities Among Hispanic Groups in COVID-19 Outcomes 2021
2021 Residential racial segregation and disparities in breast cancer presentation, treatment, and survivalAnnals of Surgery.  273:3-9. 2021
2020 Features That Middle-aged and Older Cancer Survivors Want in Web-Based Healthy Lifestyle Interventions: Qualitative Descriptive Study (Preprint) 2020
2020 Health care-related time costs in patients with metastatic breast cancerCancer Medicine.  9:8423-8431. 2020
2020 Patient-reported cognitive complaints in older adults with gastrointestinal malignancies at diagnosis– Results from the Cancer & Aging Resilience Evaluation (CARE) studyJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  11:982-988. 2020
2020 Urban versus rural residence and outcomes in older patients with breast cancerCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  29:1313-1320. 2020
2020 Health Insurance Literacy and Financial Hardship in Women Living with Metastatic Breast CancerJco Oncology Practice.  16:E529-E537. 2020
2020 Assessment of Sarcopenia Measures, Survival, and Disability in Older Adults Before and After Diagnosis With CancerJAMA Network Open.  3:e204783. 2020
2020 Prior treatment time affects survival outcomes in metastatic breast cancerJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  500-513. 2020
2020 Expenditures for First- and Second-Generation Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors before and after Transition of Imatinib to Generic StatusJAMA Oncology.  6:542-546. 2020
2020 Integrating geriatric assessment into routine gastrointestinal (GI) consultation: The Cancer and Aging Resilience Evaluation (CARE)Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  11:270-273. 2020
2019 Healthy lifestyle discussions between healthcare providers and older cancer survivors: Data from 12 cancer centers in the Southeastern United StatesCancer Medicine.  8:7123-7132. 2019
2019 An examination of the relationship between patient satisfaction with healthcare and quality of life in a geriatric population with cancer in the Southeastern United StatesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:787-791. 2019
2019 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:779-786. 2019
2019 Impact of travel time on health care costs and resource use by phase of care for older patients with cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  37:1935-1945. 2019
2019 Medicare and patient spending among beneficiaries diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemiaCancer.  125:2570-2578. 2019
2019 Geriatric assessment predicts hospitalization frequency and long-term care use in older adult cancer survivorsJco Oncology Practice.  15:E399-E409. 2019
2019 Post-Acute Care among Older Adults with Stage I to III Colorectal CancerJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  67:937-944. 2019
2019 Health care use during cancer survivorship: Review of 5 years of evidenceCancer.  125:673-680. 2019
2019 Unmet social support needs among older adults with cancerCancer.  125:473-481. 2019
2019 Guideline discordance and patient cost responsibility in medicarebeneficiaries with metastatic breast cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  17:1221-1228. 2019
2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast Cancer 2019
2019 Visualization of sequential treatments in metastatic breast cancerJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  1-8. 2019
2018 Changes in body mass index and physical activity predict changes in vitality during a weight loss trial in breast cancer survivorsAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  52:999-1009. 2018
2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasisCancer.  124:4231-4240. 2018
2018 Congestive heart failure in older adults diagnosed with follicular lymphoma: A population-based studyCancer.  124:4221-4230. 2018
2018 Planning post-discharge destination for gastrointestinal surgery patients: Room for improvement? 2018
2018 Impact of nonconcordance with NCCN guidelines on resource utilization, cost, and mortality in de novo metastatic breast cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  16:1084-1091. 2018
2018 Where are the opportunities for reducing health care spending within alternative payment models?Jco Oncology Practice.  14:e375-e383. 2018
2018 Patient-Reported Comorbidity and Survival in Older Adults with Cancer 2018
2018 New-onset cardiovascular morbidity in older adults with stage i to III colorectal cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  36:609-616. 2018
2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancerCancer.  124:596-605. 2018
2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2018
2017 Values and worries of ovarian cancer patientsGynecologic Oncology.  147:433-438. 2017
2017 A dance intervention for cancer survivors and their partners (RHYTHM)Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  11:350-359. 2017
2017 Resource use and medicare costs during lay navigation for geriatric patients with cancerJAMA Oncology.  3:817-825. 2017
2017 Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning ConversationsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:682-692. 2017
2017 Choosing wisely: Opportunities for improving value in cancer care delivery?Jco Oncology Practice.  13:e11-e21. 2017
2016 Chronic condition clusters and functional impairment in older cancer survivors: a population-based studyJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:1096-1103. 2016
2016 The association of english functional health literacy and the receipt of mammography among hispanic women compared to non-hispanic u.s.-born white womenPLoS One.  11. 2016
2016 Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: Improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization 2016
2016 The patient care connect program: Transforming health care through lay navigationJco Oncology Practice.  12:e633-e640. 2016
2016 Are long-term cancer survivors and physicians discussing health promotion and healthy behaviors?Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:271-279. 2016
2016 Guiding lay navigation in geriatric patients with cancer using a distress assessment toolJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  14:407-414. 2016
2015 How much do cancer-related symptoms contributeCancer.  121:2831-2839. 2015
2015 Health-related quality of life in lung cancer survivors: Latent class and latent transition analysisCancer.  121:1520-1528. 2015
2015 Economic hardship of minority and non-minority cancer survivors 1 year after diagnosis: Another long-term effect of cancer?Cancer.  121:1257-1264. 2015
2015 Symptoms, weight loss and physical function in a lifestyle intervention study of older cancer survivors.Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  24:763-764. 2015
2015 Relationships among symptoms, psychosocial factors, and health-related quality of life in hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivorsSupportive Care in Cancer.  23:797-807. 2015
2015 Symptoms, weight loss, and physical function in a lifestyle intervention study of older cancer survivorsJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  6:424-432. 2015
2015 The childhood cancer survivor study-neurocognitive questionnaire (CCSS-NCQ) revised: Item response analysis and concurrent validityNeuropsychology.  29:31-44. 2015
2015 Unresolved Pain Interference among Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Implications for Patient Care and OutcomesPain Medicine.  16:1410-1425. 2015
2014 Comparison of 4 pediatric health-related quality-of-life instruments: A study on a Medicaid populationMedical Decision Making.  34:590-602. 2014
2013 Association between the prevalence of symptoms and health-related quality of life in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the st jude lifetime cohort studyJournal of Clinical Oncology.  31:4242-4251. 2013
2013 Exploring factors influencing asthma control and asthma-specific health-related quality of life among childrenRespiratory Research.  14. 2013
2010 Quality of life information and trust in physicians among families of children with life-limiting conditions.Patient Related Outcome Measures.  2010:141-148. 2010
2010 Social norms vs. risk reduction approaches to 21st birthday celebrationsAmerican Journal of Health Education.  41:38-45. 2010

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Florida 2013
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Health and Physical Education / Fitness, University of Florida 2009
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health and Physical Education / Fitness, University of Florida 2008
  • Full Name

  • Kelly Kenzik