James L. Klosky, PhD, ABPP


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Psychology, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Pediatric Psychologist
Pediatric Oncology
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


James L. Klosky, PhD, ABPP, is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Klosky serves as Director of Psychology within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He provides clinical care to pediatric, adolescent, and young adult hematology/oncology patients.

Prior to moving to Atlanta, Dr. Klosky spent 11 years on faculty at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where he served as the Director of Psychological Services in Cancer Survivorship and the Founder/Co-Director of the Fertility Preservation Clinic.


Dr. Klosky received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his internship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination initiation among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer.


Dr. Klosky has authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a grant reviewer for a number of governmental agencies and private foundations.

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