Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor, Department of College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Associate Member, Harvard Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
DF/HCC Program AffiliationCancer Risk and Disparities
Major research interests in communication in oncology care and survivorship including research methodologies to link communication processes with patient outcomes, local and international disparities in cancer care, and initiatives to improve cancer care outcomes globally. Recent research includes sequential analysis of patient-provider communication when exploring psychosocial concerns, particularly distress and anxiety, longitudinal study of nurse perceptions of undergraduate preparation in communication, and the role of nursing in international cancer care. She is working with Dr. Donna L. Berry at the Dana-Farber Phyllis B. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services. Dr. Sheldon was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Cantor Center, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, teaching in the undergraduate and PhD programs in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and an oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH.
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