PhD, Associate Professor
Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-1906
fax: (314) 977-8949
Program of research:
(a) Palliative and end-of-life communication,
(b) Parent information preferences, and
(c) Hope and spirituality among adolescents with cancer.
(a) 2-year Research Fellowship with Dr. Pamela S. Hinds at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, funded by Oncology Nursing Foundation,
(b) Research Fellow, College of Palliative Care Research Scholars Program
(c) 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at the School of Nursing at Indiana University, funded by NIH-NINR NRSA Research Training Grant (PHS T32 NR 07066).
Principal Investigator (PI) Funding:
(a) Oncology Nursing Foundation (2 grants);
(b) Alex Lemonade Children's Cancer Foundation (Mid-Career Grant); and
(c) R21 Exploratory Grant: "Timely End-of-life Communication for Parents of Children with a Brain tumor, funded by NIH-NINR (No. 1R21RO11071-01A1).
Site PI Funding:
RO1 longitudinal grant titled, "Stories and Music for Adolescent/Young Adult Resilience during Transplant" that was funded by the NIH-NINR (R01NR008583), National Cancer Institute (U10CA098543), and Children's Oncology Group (ANUR0631).
Co-PI Funding on 2 Faculty-Staff Mentor Grants:
St. Louis Children's Hospital and Missouri Baptist Hospital
Undergraduate and graduate-nursing students.
Professional and Scholarly Activities:
(a) local, national, & international presentations,
(b) publications in peer-reviewed nursing journals; and
(c) official reviewer for the International Journal of Cancer Nursing.
Oncology Nursing Society, Association of Pediatric-Hematology Oncology Nurses, Hospice/Palliative Care Nursing Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Certificate as a Pediatric End-of-Life Trainer for Health-Care Providers (ELNEC) .
- PhD, Rush University, St. Louis, Missouri
- MSN, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
- BSN, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois