Kinesiology PhD graduate Karla Marlatt is lead author on article in Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Kara Marlatt, PhD

Kara Marlatt, PhD, MPH., a 2015 graduate of the School of Kinesiology, is lead author on an article published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. “The effect of atorvastatin on vascular function and structure in young adult survivors of childhood cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial,” examines the use of statins in adult cancer survivors who are at risk for vascular disease. The study observed that six months of atorvastatin treatment did not improve endothelial function or arterial stiffness in young adult cancer survivors. Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology in the School, was Marlatt’s doctoral adviser and is a co-author on this article.