Amy Allison

Associate Professor

Amy Allison

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Dr. Lowery-Allison is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University. She serves as Director of Psycho-Social Services for the Augusta University Cancer Center. Dr. Lowery-Allison earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Springfield College, a doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University-San Diego, and served as Chief of the NCI-funded postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a clinical psychologist with the Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program in the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. She has extensive clinical and research experience in symptom management for cancer patients and survivors, particularly, sleep, pain, depression and anxiety, and has received numerous awards for her work. With over 10 years of counseling experience, she has provided clinical care to patients and families at several leading cancer centers across the country. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Research Society, and the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Society.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology Alliant International Universi, 2009

  • MS, Psychology, General Springfield College, 2003

  • BA, Psychology, General University of Massachusetts at, 2000


  • Licensed Psychologist Georgia, 2015

  • Licensed Psychologist Georgia, 2015

  • PSYC GA Professional Licensing Brd, 2015

Awards & Honors

  • Top Psychologist in Augusta, GA by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals 2018

  • PFCC Family Choice Award Nominee 2016

  • Competitive Grant Training Award PRIDE (program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Sleep Disorder) 2013

  • Academy of Sleep Medicine Reward 2012

  • NCI, National Research Service Award 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RHON 5000

  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry


Selected Recent Publications

  • Prevalence of perceived cognitive dysfunction in survivors of a wide range of cancer: results from the 2010 LIVESTRONG survey , 2016
  • Sleep and symptom Screening in Patients and Survivors with Leukemia, 2016
  • Sleep Problems in Breast Cancer Survivors 1-10 Years Post Treatment, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Existential challenges experienced by lymphoma survivors: results from the 2010 LIVESTRONG survey , 2015
  • Sleep and cancer, 2015

Research Interests

Symptom management (assessment and treatment), specifically sleep, fatigue, pain, depression and anxiety Sleep disorders in people with cancer Psychosocial issues pertaining to long-term cancer survivors Establishment and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in cancer care Instrument development and validation

Department Service

  • Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior / Psychology Internship Review Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • CBT-I in Cancer Settings. Lecture to AU psychiatry fellows 2016

  • Smoking Cessation and Sleep Disturbance/Tobacco Cessation Clinical Program 2012 - 2012

    Role: Mentor
  • Tips for Finding a Postdoctoral Fellowship - Fellows’ Research Forum 2010 - 2010

    Role: Mentor

University Service

  • Strategic Planning Committee (Clinical Focus Team), Augusta University 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University / Commission on Cancer Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Patient Advisory Council, Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Sleep and Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer Support Group 2016

  • Memorial Service Speech. Georgia Cancer Center 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Journal of Clinical Oncology and Research 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Journal of Hematology and Thrombosis 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Psychosocial Concerns of People with Cancer/City College of New York 2011 - Present

  • Journal of Pain 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer

Public Service

  • Augusta University’s Relay for Life for ACS Team 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Teach children’s ministry (preschool), Good News Church 2016 - Present

  • Coping with Loss. Lydia House Project 2016

  • Facing Cancer. Chamber of Commerce 2016

  • Better Sleep Month/Open Wall Wednesday on Facebook, Live Q&A 2014 - 2014

    Role: Mentor