Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Amy E Lowery, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Psychologist

Office: Hillman Cancer Center Cooper Pavilion - Suite 140
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-647-4817
Fax: 412-623-5980

B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2000
M.S., Springfield College, 2003
Ph.D., Alliant International University-San Diego, 2009

Internship in Clinical Psychology, UMDNJ/Robert-Wood Johnson Hospital, 2009
Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2010
Chief Fellow in Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2012

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Symptom management in psycho-oncology
Sleep disorders in people with cancer
Behavioral sleep medicine
Distress screening in cancer care
Geriatric psycho-oncology
Clinical practice guidelines in cancer care
Instrument development and validation
Cost-effectiveness interventions

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: Validation of a needs-based biopsychosocial distress instrument for cancer patients.
Author(s): Lowery, A.E., Greenberg, M.A., Foster, S.L., Clark, K., Casden, D.R., Loscalzo, M., Bardwell, W.A.
Year: 2012
Journal: Psycho-Oncology
Volume: 21
Page(s): 1099-1106
Title: The current state of distress screening and implementation.
Author(s): Lowery, A.E., Holland, J.C.
Year: 2011
Journal: Community Oncologist
Volume: 8
Page(s): 502-505
Title: Psychological variables potentially implicated in opioid-related mortality as observed in clinical practice.
Author(s): Passik, S., Lowery, A.
Year: 2011
Journal: Pain Medicine
Volume: 12s
Page(s): 36s-42s
Title: Measuring practitioner attitudes toward evidence-based practices: a validation study.
Author(s): Ashcraft, R.G.P., Foster, S.L., Lowery, A.E.
Year: 2011
Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volume: 20
Page(s): 166-183
Title: Effects of two-weeks nocturnal oxygen supplementation and continuous positive airway pressure treatment on psychological symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A randomized placebo-controlled study.
Author(s): Bardwell, W.A., Norman, D., Loredo, J.S., Ancoli-Israel, S., Lowery, A., Lim, W., Dimsdale, J.E.
Year: 2007
Journal: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume: 5
Page(s): 21-38