My program of research is influenced by over 25 years of clinical practice as an oncology Advanced Practice Nurse in an acute care setting. My area of research interest is the intersection of cancer and diabetes. Specifically, I examine the impact of diabetes on the health outcomes, symptoms and symptom clusters in patients with cancer and diabetes. I have worked with electronic health record data to examine the symptoms and symptom clusters of this population of interest.

My long-term goals are to develop tailored interventions to improve treatment-related outcomes, health outcomes, and symptoms, thereby improving overall quality of life for cancer survivors with diabetes.

Oncology, Nursing
PhD, Indiana University, 2015
MSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1993