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Kathryn Eve Flynn PhD

Kathryn Eve Flynn PhD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: Hematology and Oncology - Medicine
Program: Bone Marrow Transplant

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Center For Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)


Leadership Positions

  • Senior Scientific Director for Patient-Reported Outcomes
    Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • Publications

  • Psychometric Evaluation of PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measures in a Longitudinal Population-Based Cohort of Men With Localized Prostate Cancer. (Reeve BB, Wang M, Weinfurt K, Flynn KE, Usinger DS, Chen RC) J Sex Med 2018 Dec;15(12):1792-1810 PMID: 30539735 PMCID: PMC6294460 12/13/2018    
  • Content validity of the PROMIS® pediatric family relationships measure for children with chronic illness. (Flynn KE, Kliems H, Saoji N, Svenson J, Cox ED) Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Oct 19;16(1):203 PMID: 30340500 PMCID: PMC6194608 10/21/2018    
  • Sexual dysfunction and reproductive concerns in young women with breast cancer: Type, prevalence, and predictors of problems. (Ljungman L, Ahlgren J, Petersson LM, Flynn KE, Weinfurt K, Gorman JR, Wettergren L, Lampic C) Psychooncology 2018 Dec;27(12):2770-2777 PMID: 30203884 09/12/2018    
  • Correction to: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Can Adversely Impact Domains of Sexual Function Such as Satisfaction with Sex Life. (Eluri S, Cross RK, Martin C, Weinfurt KP, Flynn KE, Long MD, Chen W, Anton K, Sandler RS, Kappelman MD) Dig Dis Sci 2018 10;63(10):2816 PMID: 30136046 08/24/2018    
  • Patient-reported distress is prevalent in systemic light chain (AL) amyloidosis but not determined by severity of disease. (Wright NL, Flynn KE, Brazauskas R, Hari P, D'Souza A) Amyloid 2018 Jun;25(2):129-134 PMID: 30032653 07/24/2018    
  • Design and rationale for the life after stopping tyrosine kinase inhibitors (LAST) study, a prospective, single-group longitudinal study in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. (Atallah E, Schiffer CA, Weinfurt KP, Zhang MJ, Radich JP, Oehler VG, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Deininger MWN, Lin L, Larson RA, Mauro MJ, Moore JO, Ritchie EK, Shah NP, Silver RT, Wadleigh M, Cortes J, Thompson J, Guhl J, Horowitz MM, Flynn KE) BMC Cancer 2018 04 02;18(1):359 PMID: 29609532 PMCID: PMC5879565 04/04/2018    
  • Impact of pediatric cancer on family relationships. (Erker C, Yan K, Zhang L, Bingen K, Flynn KE, Panepinto J) Cancer Med 2018 May;7(5):1680-1688 PMID: 29577633 PMCID: PMC5943435 03/27/2018    
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Can Adversely Impact Domains of Sexual Function Such as Satisfaction with Sex Life. (Eluri S, Cross RK, Martin C, Weinfurt KP, Flynn KE, Long MD, Chen W, Anton K, Sandler RS, Kappelman MD) Dig Dis Sci 2018 06;63(6):1572-1582 PMID: 29564672 PMCID: PMC5955825 03/23/2018       2 Citations
  • Prevalence of self-reported sleep dysfunction before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. (D'Souza A, Millard H, Knight J, Brazauskas R, Lee SJ, Flynn KE, Rizzo JD, Shaw BE) Bone Marrow Transplant 2018 Aug;53(8):1079-1082 PMID: 29515251 PMCID: PMC6098949 03/09/2018    
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction-Medical and Psychological Treatments, Committee 14. (Kingsberg SA, Althof S, Simon JA, Bradford A, Bitzer J, Carvalho J, Flynn KE, Nappi RE, Reese JB, Rezaee RL, Schover L, Shifrin JL) J Sex Med 2017 12;14(12):1463-1491 PMID: 29198504 12/05/2017       8 Citations
  • Patients' Conceptions of Terms Related to Sexual Interest, Desire, and Arousal. (DeLamater JD, Weinfurt KP, Flynn KE) J Sex Med 2017 11;14(11):1327-1335 PMID: 29017897 PMCID: PMC5675768 10/12/2017    
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia-the Promise of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Discontinuation. (Narra RK, Flynn KE, Atallah E) Curr Hematol Malig Rep 2017 10;12(5):415-423 PMID: 28944397 PMCID: PMC6045428 09/26/2017    
  • A conceptual framework for patient-centered fertility treatment. (Duthie EA, Cooper A, Davis JB, Schoyer KD, Sandlow J, Strawn EY, Flynn KE) Reprod Health 2017 Sep 07;14(1):114 PMID: 28882134 PMCID: PMC5590184 09/09/2017       1 Citations
  • Centralized patient-reported outcome data collection in transplantation is feasible and clinically meaningful. (Shaw BE, Brazauskas R, Millard HR, Fonstad R, Flynn KE, Abernethy A, Vogel J, Petroske C, Mattila D, Drexler R, Lee SJ, Horowitz MM, Rizzo JD) Cancer 2017 Dec 01;123(23):4687-4700 PMID: 28817182 PMCID: PMC5693638 08/18/2017       2 Citations
  • Reasons for Seeking Clinical Care for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Mixed Methods Study. (Griffith JW, Messersmith EE, Gillespie BW, Wiseman JB, Flynn KE, Kirkali Z, Kusek JW, Bavendam T, Cella D, Kreder KJ, Nero JJ, Corona ME, Bradley CS, Kenton KS, Helfand BT, Merion RM, Weinfurt KP, LURN Study Group) J Urol 2018 Feb;199(2):528-535 PMID: 28734864 PMCID: PMC5775934 07/25/2017    
  • Why Parents Seek Care for Acute Illness in the Clinic or the ED: The Role of Health Literacy. (May M, Brousseau DC, Nelson DA, Flynn KE, Wolf MS, Lepley B, Morrison AK) Acad Pediatr 2018 Apr;18(3):289-296 PMID: 28625711 PMCID: PMC5732897 06/20/2017    
  • Sexual function and satisfaction among heterosexual and sexual minority U.S. adults: A cross-sectional survey. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Weinfurt KP) PLoS One 2017;12(4):e0174981 PMID: 28403193 PMCID: PMC5389646 04/14/2017       4 Citations
  • Priorities for family building among patients and partners seeking treatment for infertility. (Duthie EA, Cooper A, Davis JB, Sandlow J, Schoyer KD, Strawn E, Flynn KE) Reprod Health 2017 Apr 05;14(1):52 PMID: 28381306 PMCID: PMC5382407 04/07/2017       2 Citations
  • Assessment of vulvar discomfort with sexual activity among women in the United States. (Flynn KE, Carter J, Lin L, Lindau ST, Jeffery DD, Reese JB, Schlosser BJ, Weinfurt KP) Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017 04;216(4):391.e1-391.e8 PMID: 27988269 PMCID: PMC5376372 12/19/2016       3 Citations
  • Nurses' perceptions, acceptance, and use of a novel in-room pediatric ICU technology: testing an expanded technology acceptance model. (Holden RJ, Asan O, Wozniak EM, Flynn KE, Scanlon MC) BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2016 11 15;16(1):145 PMID: 27846827 PMCID: PMC5109818 11/17/2016       6 Citations
  • Sexual Satisfaction and the Importance of Sexual Health to Quality of Life Throughout the Life Course of U.S. Adults. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Bruner DW, Cyranowski JM, Hahn EA, Jeffery DD, Reese JB, Reeve BB, Shelby RA, Weinfurt KP) J Sex Med 2016 Nov;13(11):1642-1650 PMID: 27671968 PMCID: PMC5075511 10/25/2016    
  • Provider Use of a Novel EHR display in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Large Customizable Interactive Monitor (LCIM). (Asan O, Holden RJ, Flynn KE, Yang Y, Azam L, Scanlon MC) Appl Clin Inform 2016 07 20;7(3):682-92 PMID: 27453191 PMCID: PMC5052542 07/28/2016       2 Citations
  • Can we agree on patient-reported outcome measures for assessing hematopoietic cell transplantation patients? A study from the CIBMTR and BMT CTN. (Shaw BE, Lee SJ, Horowitz MM, Wood WA, Rizzo JD, Flynn KE) Bone Marrow Transplant 2016 Sep;51(9):1173-9 PMID: 27159181 05/10/2016       9 Citations
  • Quality of Life and Long-Term Therapy in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. (Flynn KE, Atallah E) Curr Hematol Malig Rep 2016 Apr;11(2):80-5 PMID: 26879546 PMCID: PMC4860261 02/18/2016       9 Citations
  • Development and Initial Validation of the PROMIS(®) Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measures Version 2.0. (Weinfurt KP, Lin L, Bruner DW, Cyranowski JM, Dombeck CB, Hahn EA, Jeffery DD, Luecht RM, Magasi S, Porter LS, Reese JB, Reeve BB, Shelby RA, Smith AW, Willse JT, Flynn KE) J Sex Med 2015 Sep;12(9):1961-74 PMID: 26346418 09/09/2015       26 Citations
  • Evaluation of Flibanserin: Science and Advocacy at the FDA. (Gellad WF, Flynn KE, Alexander GC) JAMA 2015 Sep 01;314(9):869-70 PMID: 26148201 07/07/2015       24 Citations
  • Reliability and construct validity of PROMIS® measures for patients with heart failure who undergo heart transplant. (Flynn KE, Dew MA, Lin L, Fawzy M, Graham FL, Hahn EA, Hays RD, Kormos RL, Liu H, McNulty M, Weinfurt KP) Qual Life Res 2015 Nov;24(11):2591-9 PMID: 26038213 PMCID: PMC4593724 06/04/2015       17 Citations
  • Self-Reported Sexual Function Measures Administered to Female Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review, 2008-2014. (Jeffery DD, Barbera L, Andersen BL, Siston AK, Jhingran A, Baron SR, Reese JB, Coady DJ, Carter J, Flynn KE) J Psychosoc Oncol 2015;33(4):433-66 PMID: 25997102 PMCID: PMC4992993 05/23/2015       9 Citations
  • Development and Validation of a Single-Item Screener for Self-Reporting Sexual Problems in U.S. Adults. (Flynn KE, Lindau ST, Lin L, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Carter J, Baron SR, Abramsohn E, Weinfurt KP) J Gen Intern Med 2015 Oct;30(10):1468-75 PMID: 25893421 PMCID: PMC4579234 04/22/2015       22 Citations
  • Improving patients' understanding of terms and phrases commonly used in self-reported measures of sexual function. (Alexander AM, Flynn KE, Hahn EA, Jeffery DD, Keefe FJ, Reeve BB, Schultz W, Reese JB, Shelby RA, Weinfurt KP) J Sex Med 2014 Aug;11(8):1991-8 PMID: 24902984 PMCID: PMC4248305 06/07/2014       6 Citations
  • Patient-provider communication about gestational weight gain among nulliparous women: a qualitative study of the views of obstetricians and first-time pregnant women. (Duthie EA, Drew EM, Flynn KE) BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2013 Dec 11;13:231 PMID: 24330402 PMCID: PMC4029598 12/18/2013       24 Citations
  • A comparison of cancer survivors from the PROMIS study selecting telephone versus online questionnaires. (Williams MS, Snyder DC, Sloane R, Levens J, Flynn KE, Dombeck CB, Demark-Wahnefried W, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2013 Nov;22(11):2632-5 PMID: 23813785 PMCID: PMC3808510 07/03/2013       2 Citations
  • Hemoglobin, exercise training, and health status in patients with chronic heart failure (from the HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial). (Piña IL, Lin L, Weinfurt KP, Isitt JJ, Whellan DJ, Schulman KA, Flynn KE, HF-ACTION Investigators) Am J Cardiol 2013 Oct 01;112(7):971-6 PMID: 23809621 07/03/2013       5 Citations
  • Accuracy of 30-day recall for components of sexual function and the moderating effects of gender and mood. (Weinfurt KP, Lin L, Dombeck CB, Broderick JE, Snyder DC, Williams MS, Fawzy MR, Flynn KE) J Sex Med 2014 Mar;11(3):678-96 PMID: 23802907 PMCID: PMC3818437 06/28/2013       8 Citations
  • Use of central institutional review boards for multicenter clinical trials in the United States: a review of the literature. (Check DK, Weinfurt KP, Dombeck CB, Kramer JM, Flynn KE) Clin Trials 2013 Aug;10(4):560-7 PMID: 23666951 05/15/2013       30 Citations
  • Participants' perspectives on safety monitoring in clinical trials. (Flynn KE, Kramer JM, Dombeck CB, Weinfurt KP) Clin Trials 2013 Aug;10(4):552-9 PMID: 23644503 05/07/2013       6 Citations
  • Development of the NIH PROMIS ® Sexual Function and Satisfaction measures in patients with cancer. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Cyranowski JM, Reeve BB, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Smith AW, Porter LS, Dombeck CB, Bruner DW, Keefe FJ, Weinfurt KP) J Sex Med 2013 Feb;10 Suppl 1:43-52 PMID: 23387911 PMCID: PMC3729213 03/21/2013    
  • Construct validity of the PROMIS® sexual function and satisfaction measures in patients with cancer. (Flynn KE, Reeve BB, Lin L, Cyranowski JM, Bruner DW, Weinfurt KP) Health Qual Life Outcomes 2013 Mar 11;11:40 PMID: 23497200 PMCID: PMC3618202 03/19/2013       14 Citations
  • Using central IRBs for multicenter clinical trials in the United States. (Flynn KE, Hahn CL, Kramer JM, Check DK, Dombeck CB, Bang S, Perlmutter J, Khin-Maung-Gyi FA, Weinfurt KP) PLoS One 2013;8(1):e54999 PMID: 23383026 PMCID: PMC3559741 02/06/2013       34 Citations
  • National survey of hospital strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions: findings from the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure registry. (Kociol RD, Peterson ED, Hammill BG, Flynn KE, Heidenreich PA, Piña IL, Lytle BL, Albert NM, Curtis LH, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF) Circ Heart Fail 2012 Nov;5(6):680-7 PMID: 22933525 08/31/2012       66 Citations
  • Relationships between changes in patient-reported health status and functional capacity in outpatients with heart failure. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Moe GW, Howlett JG, Fine LJ, Spertus JA, McConnell TR, Piña IL, Weinfurt KP) Am Heart J 2012 Jan;163(1):88-94.e3 PMID: 22172441 PMCID: PMC3258582 12/17/2011       21 Citations
  • Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer. (Flynn KE, Reese JB, Jeffery DD, Abernethy AP, Lin L, Shelby RA, Porter LS, Dombeck CB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2012 Jun;21(6):594-601 PMID: 21394821 PMCID: PMC3149787 03/12/2011       106 Citations
  • Sexual functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®). (Flynn KE, Jeffery DD, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Shelby RA, Fawzy MR, Gosselin TK, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2011 Apr;20(4):378-86 PMID: 20878833 PMCID: PMC3013236 09/30/2010       74 Citations
  • Sleep-wake functioning along the cancer continuum: focus group results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS(®)). (Flynn KE, Shelby RA, Mitchell SA, Fawzy MR, Hardy NC, Husain AM, Keefe FJ, Krystal AD, Porter LS, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Psychooncology 2010 Oct;19(10):1086-93 PMID: 20013938 PMCID: PMC2888823 12/17/2009       17 Citations
  • Outcomes, health policy, and managed care: relationships between patient-reported outcome measures and clinical measures in outpatients with heart failure. (Flynn KE, Lin L, Ellis SJ, Russell SD, Spertus JA, Whellan DJ, Piña IL, Fine LJ, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP, HF-ACTION Investigators) Am Heart J 2009 Oct;158(4 Suppl):S64-71 PMID: 19782791 PMCID: PMC2805910 10/15/2009       32 Citations
  • Using cognitive interviews to evaluate items for measuring sexual functioning across cancer populations: improvements and remaining challenges. (Fortune-Greeley AK, Flynn KE, Jeffery DD, Williams MS, Keefe FJ, Reeve BB, Willis GB, Weinfurt KP, PROMIS Sexual Function Domain Committee) Qual Life Res 2009 Oct;18(8):1085-93 PMID: 19672697 PMCID: PMC2759179 08/13/2009       27 Citations
  • Effects of exercise training on health status in patients with chronic heart failure: HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial. (Flynn KE, Piña IL, Whellan DJ, Lin L, Blumenthal JA, Ellis SJ, Fine LJ, Howlett JG, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Kraus WE, Miller NH, Schulman KA, Spertus JA, O'Connor CM, Weinfurt KP, HF-ACTION Investigators) JAMA 2009 Apr 08;301(14):1451-9 PMID: 19351942 PMCID: PMC2690699 04/09/2009       422 Citations
  • Initial report of the cancer Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) sexual function committee: review of sexual function measures and domains used in oncology. (Jeffery DD, Tzeng JP, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Hahn EA, Flynn KE, Reeve BB, Weinfurt KP) Cancer 2009 Mar 15;115(6):1142-53 PMID: 19195044 PMCID: PMC2742328 02/06/2009       47 Citations
  • Decisional conflict among patients who accept or decline participation in phase I oncology studies. (Flynn KE, Weinfurt KP, Seils DM, Lin L, Burnett CB, Schulman KA, Meropol NJ) J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2008 Sep;3(3):69-77 PMID: 19122780 PMCID: PMC2613310 01/06/2009    
  • Patients' perceptions of safety if interpersonal continuity of care were to be disrupted. (Pandhi N, Schumacher J, Flynn KE, Smith M) Health Expect 2008 Dec;11(4):400-8 PMID: 19076668 PMCID: PMC2689380 12/17/2008       13 Citations
  • Using item banks to construct measures of patient reported outcomes in clinical trials: investigator perceptions. (Flynn KE, Dombeck CB, DeWitt EM, Schulman KA, Weinfurt KP) Clin Trials 2008;5(6):575-86 PMID: 19029206 PMCID: PMC2662709 11/26/2008       6 Citations
  • Standardizing patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer clinical trials: a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system initiative. (Garcia SF, Cella D, Clauser SB, Flynn KE, Lad T, Lai JS, Reeve BB, Smith AW, Stone AA, Weinfurt K) J Clin Oncol 2007 Nov 10;25(32):5106-12 PMID: 17991929 11/10/2007       203 Citations
  • Personality and health care decision-making style. (Flynn KE, Smith MA) J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2007 Sep;62(5):P261-7 PMID: 17906167 PMCID: PMC2211430 10/02/2007       50 Citations
  • When do older adults turn to the internet for health information? Findings from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Freese J) J Gen Intern Med 2006 Dec;21(12):1295-301 PMID: 16995892 PMCID: PMC1924748 09/26/2006       118 Citations
  • A typology of preferences for participation in healthcare decision making. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Vanness D) Soc Sci Med 2006 Sep;63(5):1158-69 PMID: 16697096 PMCID: PMC1637042 05/16/2006       123 Citations
  • From physician to consumer: the effectiveness of strategies to manage health care utilization. (Flynn KE, Smith MA, Davis MK) Med Care Res Rev 2002 Dec;59(4):455-81 PMID: 12508705 PMCID: PMC1635490 01/02/2003       34 Citations
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