Shelli Kesler, PhD

Psychologist

Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Education

Residency: Adolescent Residential Treatment and Evaluation Center (2001) UT

Medical Education: Brigham Young University (2003) UT

Internship: University of Utah Medical Center (2000) UT

PhD, BYU, Clinical Neuropsychology (2000)

Honors & Awards

MRI Biomarkers of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer (R01), NINR (2012-2017)

Prefrontal Cortex Abnormalities Associated with Breast Cancer Chemotherapy (R01), NCI (2012-2017)

Neurobiologic Mechanisms of Cognitive Decline in Medulloblastoma (K07), NCI (2009-2014)

Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Dysfunction in Breast Cancer (DP2), NIH Director's New Innovator Award (2008-2013)

Multivariate pattern analysis of FMRI in breast cancer survivors and healthy women.
Hosseini, S. Mh., & Kesler, S. R. (2014). Multivariate pattern analysis of FMRI in breast cancer survivors and healthy women. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society , 20(4), 391-401.

Prevalence, mechanisms, and management of cancer-related cognitive impairment
Janelsins, M. C., Kesler, S. R., Ahles, T. A., & Morrow, G. R. (2014). Prevalence, mechanisms, and management of cancer-related cognitive impairment. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY, 26(1), 102-113.

Elevated prefrontal myo-inositol and choline following breast cancer chemotherapy.
Kesler, S. R., Watson, C., Koovakkattu, D., Lee, C., O'Hara, R., & Wefel, J. S. (2013). Elevated prefrontal myo-inositol and choline following breast cancer chemotherapy. Brain imaging and behavior, 7(4), 501-510.

Anomalous gray matter structural networks in major depressive disorder.
Singh, M. K., Kesler, S. R., Hadi Hosseini, S. M., Kelley, R. G., Amatya, D., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Anomalous gray matter structural networks in major depressive disorder. Biological psychiatry, 74(10), 777-785.

Comparing connectivity pattern and small-world organization between structural correlation and resting-state networks in healthy adults.
Hosseini, S. Mh., & Kesler, S. R. (2013). Comparing connectivity pattern and small-world organization between structural correlation and resting-state networks in healthy adults. NeuroImage, 78, 402-414.

Cognitive training for improving executive function in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors.
Kesler, S., Hadi Hosseini, S. M., Heckler, C., Janelsins, M., Palesh, O., & Morrow, G. (2013). Cognitive training for improving executive function in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors. Clinical breast cancer, 13(4), 299-306.

Default mode network connectivity distinguishes chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors from controls
Kesler, S. R., Wefel, J. S., Hosseini, S. Mh., Cheung, M., Watson, C. L., & Hoeft, F. (2013). Default mode network connectivity distinguishes chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors from controls. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 110(28), 11600-11605.

Influence of Choice of Null Network on Small-World Parameters of Structural Correlation Networks
Hosseini, S. Mh., & Kesler, S. R. (2013). Influence of Choice of Null Network on Small-World Parameters of Structural Correlation Networks. PLOS ONE, 8(6).

Topological properties of large-scale structural brain networks in children with familial risk for reading difficulties
Hosseini, S. Mh., Black, J. M., Soriano, T., Bugescu, N., Martinez, R., & Hoeft, F. (2013). Topological properties of large-scale structural brain networks in children with familial risk for reading difficulties. NEUROIMAGE, 71, 260-274.

Reduced hippocampal volume and verbal memory performance associated with interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors
Kesler, S., Janelsins, M., Koovakkattu, D., Palesh, O., Mustian, K., & Dhabhar, F. S. (2013). Reduced hippocampal volume and verbal memory performance associated with interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors. BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY, 30, S109-S116.

Reduced hippocampal volume and verbal memory performance associated with interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors.
Kesler, S., Janelsins, M., Koovakkattu, D., Palesh, O., Mustian, K., & Dhabhar, F. S. (2013). Reduced hippocampal volume and verbal memory performance associated with interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 30, S109-16.

Cognitive outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients bridged to transplantation with ventricular assist devices
Stein, M. L., Bruno, J. L., Konopacki, K. L., Kesler, S., Reinhartz, O., & Rosenthal, D. (2013). Cognitive outcomes in pediatric heart transplant recipients bridged to transplantation with ventricular assist devices. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 32(2), 212-220.

Psychosocial predictors of treatment response to cognitive-behavior therapy for late-life depression: an exploratory study.
Marquett, R. M., Thompson, L. W., Reiser, R. P., Holland, J. M., O'Hara, R. M., & Thompson, D. G. (2013). Psychosocial predictors of treatment response to cognitive-behavior therapy for late-life depression: an exploratory study. Aging & mental health, 17(7), 830-838.

Altered resting state functional brain network topology in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors
Bruno, J., Hosseini, S. Mh., & Kesler, S. (2012). Altered resting state functional brain network topology in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE, 48(3), 329-338.

Impact of paroxetine on sleep problems in 426 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A trial from the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology Program
Palesh, O. G., Mustian, K. M., Peppone, L. J., Janelsins, M., Sprod, L. K., & Morrow, G. R. (2012). Impact of paroxetine on sleep problems in 426 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A trial from the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology Program. SLEEP MEDICINE, 13(9), 1184-1190.

GAT: A Graph-Theoretical Analysis Toolbox for Analyzing Between-Group Differences in Large-Scale Structural and Functional Brain Networks
Hosseini, S. Mh., Hoeft, F., & Kesler, S. R. (2012). GAT: A Graph-Theoretical Analysis Toolbox for Analyzing Between-Group Differences in Large-Scale Structural and Functional Brain Networks. PLOS ONE, 7(7).

Altered small-world properties of gray matter networks in breast cancer
Hosseini, S. Mh., Koovakkattu, D., & Kesler, S. R. (2012). Altered small-world properties of gray matter networks in breast cancer. BMC NEUROLOGY.

Maternal history of reading difficulty is associated with reduced language-related gray matter in beginning readers
Black, J. M., Tanaka, H., Stanley, L., Nagamine, M., Zakerani, N., & Hoeft, F. (2012). Maternal history of reading difficulty is associated with reduced language-related gray matter in beginning readers. NEUROIMAGE, 59(3), 3021-3032.

Prevalence, putative mechanisms, and current management of sleep problems during chemotherapy for cancer.
Palesh, O., Peppone, L., Innominato, P. F., Janelsins, M., Jeong, M., & Mustian, K. (2012). Prevalence, putative mechanisms, and current management of sleep problems during chemotherapy for cancer. Nature and science of sleep, 4, 151-162.

The Brain Basis of the Phonological Deficit in Dyslexia Is Independent of IQ
Tanaka, H., Black, J. M., Hulme, C., Stanley, L. M., Kesler, S. R., & Hoeft, F. (2011). The Brain Basis of the Phonological Deficit in Dyslexia Is Independent of IQ. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 22(11), 1442-1451.

Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Function Impairments in Primary Breast Cancer
Kesler, S. R., Kent, J. S., & O'Hara, R. (2011). Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Function Impairments in Primary Breast Cancer. ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, 68(11), 1447-1453.

The Feasibility of Detecting Neuropsychologic and Neuroanatomic Effects of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Children
Aye, T., Reiss, A. L., Kesler, S., Hoang, S., Drobny, J., & Buckingham, B. A. (2011). The Feasibility of Detecting Neuropsychologic and Neuroanatomic Effects of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Children. DIABETES CARE, 34(7), 1458-1462.

Consequence of Preterm Birth in Early Adolescence: The Role of Language on Auditory Short-term Memory
Fraello, D., Maller-Kesselman, J., Vohr, B., Katz, K. H., Kesler, S., & Spann, M. N. (2011). Consequence of Preterm Birth in Early Adolescence: The Role of Language on Auditory Short-term Memory. JOURNAL OF CHILD NEUROLOGY, 26(6), 738-742.

A pilot study of an online cognitive rehabilitation program for executive function skills in children with cancer-related brain injury
Kesler, S. R., Lacayo, N. J., & Jo, B. (2011). A pilot study of an online cognitive rehabilitation program for executive function skills in children with cancer-related brain injury. BRAIN INJURY, 25(1), 101-112.

Changes in frontal-parietal activation and math skills performance following adaptive number sense training: Preliminary results from a pilot study
Kesler, S. R., Sheau, K., Koovakkattu, D., & Reiss, A. L. (2011). Changes in frontal-parietal activation and math skills performance following adaptive number sense training: Preliminary results from a pilot study. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION, 21(4), 433-454.

Cognitive reserve and brain volumes in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Kesler, S. R., Tanaka, H., & Koovakkattu, D. (2010). Cognitive reserve and brain volumes in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. BRAIN IMAGING AND BEHAVIOR, 4(3-4), 256-269.

Regional Brain Activation during Verbal Declarative Memory in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Kesler, S. R., Bennett, F. C., Mahaffey, M. L., & Spiegel, D. (2009). Regional Brain Activation during Verbal Declarative Memory in Metastatic Breast Cancer. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 15(21), 6665-6673.

The impact of spermine synthase (SMS) mutations on brain morphology
Kesler, S. R., Schwartz, C., Stevenson, R. E., & Reiss, A. L. (2009). The impact of spermine synthase (SMS) mutations on brain morphology. NEUROGENETICS, 10(4), 299-305.

Cholinergic Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome and Potential Intervention: A Preliminary H-1 MRS Study
Kesler, S. R., Lightbody, A. A., & Reiss, A. L. (2009). Cholinergic Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome and Potential Intervention: A Preliminary H-1 MRS Study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A, 149A(3), 403-407.

Alterations in functional connectivity for language in prematurely born adolescents
Schafer, R. J., Lacadie, C., Vohr, B., Kesler, S. R., Katz, K. H., & Ment, L. R. (2009). Alterations in functional connectivity for language in prematurely born adolescents. BRAIN, 132, 661-670.

Longitudinal Brain Volume Changes in Preterm and Term Control Subjects During Late Childhood and Adolescence
Ment, L. R., Kesler, S., Vohr, B., Katz, K. H., Baumgartner, H., & Reiss, A. L. (2009). Longitudinal Brain Volume Changes in Preterm and Term Control Subjects During Late Childhood and Adolescence. PEDIATRICS, 123(2), 503-511.

COGNITIVE PROFILE OF TURNER SYNDROME
Hong, D., Kent, J. S., & Kesler, S. (2009). COGNITIVE PROFILE OF TURNER SYNDROME. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESEARCH REVIEWS, 15(4), 270-278.

Brain volume reductions within multiple cognitive systems in male preterm children at age twelve
Kesler, S. R., Reiss, A. L., Vohr, B., Watson, C., Schneider, K. C., & Ment, L. R. (2008). Brain volume reductions within multiple cognitive systems in male preterm children at age twelve. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 152(4), 513-520.

Gender differences in the mesocorticolimbic system during computer game-play
Hoeft, F., Watson, C. L., Kesler, S. R., Bettinger, K. E., & Reiss, A. L. (2008). Gender differences in the mesocorticolimbic system during computer game-play. JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, 42(4), 253-258.

Prematurely born children demonstrate white matter microstructural differences at 12 years of age, relative to term control subjects: An investigation of group and gender effects
Constable, R. T., Ment, L. R., Vohr, B. R., Kesler, S. R., Fulbright, R. K., & Reiss, A. R. (2008). Prematurely born children demonstrate white matter microstructural differences at 12 years of age, relative to term control subjects: An investigation of group and gender effects. PEDIATRICS, 121(2), 306-316.

Craniofacioskeletal syndrome: An X-linked dominant disorder with early lethality in males
Stevenson, R. E., Brasington, C. K., Skinner, C., Simensen, R. J., Spence, J. E., & Schwartz, C. E. (2007). Craniofacioskeletal syndrome: An X-linked dominant disorder with early lethality in males. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART A, 143A(19), 2321-2329.

Turner syndrome
Kesler, S. R. (2007). Turner syndrome. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 16(3), 709-?.

Altered neurodevelopment associated with mutations of RSK2: a morphometric MRI study of Coffin-Lowry syndrome
Kesler, S. R., Simensen, R. J., Voeller, K., Abidi, F., Stevenson, R. E., & Reiss, A. L. (2007). Altered neurodevelopment associated with mutations of RSK2: a morphometric MRI study of Coffin-Lowry syndrome. NEUROGENETICS, 8(2), 143-147.

Selective alterations of white matter associated with visuospatial and sensorimotor dysfunction in Turner syndrome
Holzapfel, M., Barnea-Goraly, N., Eckert, M. A., Kesler, S. R., & Reiss, A. L. (2006). Selective alterations of white matter associated with visuospatial and sensorimotor dysfunction in Turner syndrome. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 26(26), 7007-7013.

Neurofunctional differences associated with arithmetic processing in turner syndrome
Kesler, S. R., Menon, V., & Reiss, A. L. (2006). Neurofunctional differences associated with arithmetic processing in turner syndrome. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 16(6), 849-856.

Increased temporal lobe gyrification in preterm children
Kesler, S. R., Vohr, B., Schneider, K. C., Katz, K. H., Makuch, R. W., & Ment, L. R. (2006). Increased temporal lobe gyrification in preterm children. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 44(3), 445-453.

Volumetric analysis of regional cerebral development in preterm children
Kesler, S. R., Ment, L. R., Vohr, B., Pajot, S. K., Schneider, K. C., & Reiss, A. L. (2004). Volumetric analysis of regional cerebral development in preterm children. PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, 31(5), 318-325.

A volumetric study of parietal lobe subregions in Turner syndrome
Brown, W. E., Kesler, S. R., Eliez, S., Warsofsky, I. S., Haberecht, M., & Reiss, A. L. (2004). A volumetric study of parietal lobe subregions in Turner syndrome. DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, 46(9), 607-609.

Sex differences in cerebral volumes of 8-year-olds born preterm
Reiss, A. L., Kesler, S. R., Vohr, B., Duncan, C. C., Katz, K. H., & Ment, L. R. (2004). Sex differences in cerebral volumes of 8-year-olds born preterm. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 145(2), 242-249.

An experiment of nature: Brain anatomy parallels cognition and behavior in Williams syndrome
Reiss, A. L., Eckert, M. A., Rose, F. E., Karchemskiy, A., Kesler, S., & Galaburda, A. (2004). An experiment of nature: Brain anatomy parallels cognition and behavior in Williams syndrome. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 24(21), 5009-5015.

Functional neuroanatomy of spatial orientation processing in Turner syndrome
Kesler, S. R., Haberecht, M. F., Menon, V., Warsofsky, I. S., Dyer-Friedman, J., & Reiss, A. L. (2004). Functional neuroanatomy of spatial orientation processing in Turner syndrome. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 14(2), 174-180.

Amygdala and hippocampal volumes in Turner syndrome: a high-resolution MRI study of X-monosomy
Kesler, S. R., Garrett, A., Bender, B., Yankowitz, J., Zeng, S. M., & Reiss, A. L. (2004). Amygdala and hippocampal volumes in Turner syndrome: a high-resolution MRI study of X-monosomy. NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 42(14), 1971-1978.

Effects of X-monosomy and X-linked imprinting on superior temporal gyrus morphology in Turner syndrome
Kesler, S. R., Blasey, C. M., Brown, W. E., Yankowitz, J., Zeng, S. M., & Reiss, A. L. (2003). Effects of X-monosomy and X-linked imprinting on superior temporal gyrus morphology in Turner syndrome. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 54(6), 636-646.

Premorbid intellectual functioning, education, and brain size in traumatic brain injury: An investigation of the cognitive reserve hypothesis
Kesler, S. R., Adams, H. F., Blasey, C. M., & Bigler, E. D. (2003). Premorbid intellectual functioning, education, and brain size in traumatic brain injury: An investigation of the cognitive reserve hypothesis. APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 10(3), 153-162.

Brain development in Turner syndrome: a magnetic resonance imaging study
Brown, W. E., Kesler, S. R., Eliez, S., Warsofsky, I. S., Haberecht, M., & Reiss, A. L. (2002). Brain development in Turner syndrome: a magnetic resonance imaging study. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING, 116(3), 187-196.

Verbal memory deficits associated with fornix atrophy in carbon monoxide poisoning
Kesler, S. R., Hopkins, R. O., Weaver, L. K., Blatter, D. D., Edge-Booth, H., & Bigler, E. D. (2001). Verbal memory deficits associated with fornix atrophy in carbon monoxide poisoning. JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 7(5), 640-646.

SPECT, MR and quantitative MR imaging: correlates with neuropsychological and psychological outcome in traumatic brain injury
Kesler, S. R., Adams, H. F., & Bigler, E. D. (2000). SPECT, MR and quantitative MR imaging: correlates with neuropsychological and psychological outcome in traumatic brain injury. BRAIN INJURY, 14(10), 851-857.