Major research interests in communication in oncology care including research to improve the psychosocial outcomes of cancer and palliative care, reduce local and international disparities in cancer care, and translate innovations in resource-challenged settings. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the DFCI Cantor Center with Dr. Donna L. Berry. Dr. Sheldon is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, teaching in the undergraduate and doctoral programs in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is an invited member of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare at The Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute. As an oncology nurse practitioner, Dr. Sheldon practices in New Hampshire at St. Joseph Hospital. She is the former Co-Director of the Global Nursing Caucus and a member of the Oncology Nursing Societyâ€™s International Advisory and Research and Scientific Advisory Panels. Dr. Sheldon is the Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and presents nationally and internationally on oncology nursing, communication in cancer and palliative care, and travels internationally to promote cancer nursing education to reduce disparities and improve cancer outcomes.