Dr. Champion's research interests include: Behavioral Oncology.

Dr. Champion's program of research has provided a significant knowledge base from which to develop interventions that encourage primary and secondary cancer prevention activities, thus leading to the discovery of cancer at earlier and more curable stages. Her NIH funded research spans 35 years and focuses in three primary areas across the Cancer Control Continuum: 1) tailored interactive intervention programs to increase screening for both breast and colorectal cancer, 2) use of technology to develop and deliver interventions with the intent of increasing accessibility for underserved populations, and 3) cancer survivorship which includes the study of symptoms and symptom burden in cancer survivors.  



Past Affiliations

Mary Margaret Walther/Distinguished professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Associate Director, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Director, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Professor, School of Nursing

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Associate Dean, Environments for Health

Distinguished Professor, Environments for Health

Oncology, Nursing, Nursing, Nursing
DNS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Nursing Synthesis and Psychology, 1981
MS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Medical Surgical Nursing, 1975
BS, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Nursing, 1970
psychology quality of life program breast health cancer or carcinogenesis breast cancer women's health medical intervention agents medical intervention methods health promotion preventive medicine nursing oncology surgery & intensive care

Indiana Women of Achievement Award (Task Force on the Status of Women), College of Sciences and Humanities (Ball State University), 2009

National Cancer Advisory Board, National Cancer Institute, 2008-2013

Glen W. Irwin, Jr., MD Research Scholar Award, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, 2007

St. George National Award, Outstanding Contributions to the Control of Cancer, American Cancer Society (ACS), 2006

Health Care Hero Award, Indiana Business Journal, 2004

2004 Pathfinder Award, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, 2004

Achievement in Medicine Award (Health care excellence), St. Margaret's Hospital Guild and Wishard Health Services, 2001

ONS Distinguished Researcher Award (Behavioral Oncology Research), Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology (Oncology Nursing Society), 2001

First Boundary Spanning Award, Indiana University School of Nursing, 2000

Nursing Research Investigator, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, 2000

Breast Health Hero Award, Sears, WNBA, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, 2000

Collaborator of the Year (Behavioral research), Walther Cancer Institute, 1999

Nursing Research Investigator (Preliminary effects comparing tailored mammography interventions), State of the Science Congress (National Institute for Nursing Research), 1999

Article of the Year, Cancer Nursing, 1998

Sequoia Lectureship Award, 1997

Mary Margaret Walther Professor of Nursing, Walther Cancer Institute, 1996

Distinguished Researcher Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 1994

Fellow, National Academy of Practice, 1994

American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
American Public Health Association
Indiana State Nurses Association
Indiana University School of Nursing Alumni Association
International Society for Preventive Oncology
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Oncology Nursing Society
Pi Lambda Theta
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society for Behavioral Medicine