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Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC AOCNP®

Assistant Professor, Department of College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

Associate Member, Harvard Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Lisa Sheldon
University of Massachusetts-Boston
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Boston , MA, 02125
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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Risk and Disparities

Research Abstract

Major research interests in communication in oncology care including research methodologies to link communication processes with psychosocial outcomes, local and international disparities in cancer care, and initiatives to improve cancer care outcomes globally. Recent research includes predictive models of assessment, treatment and referral of psychosocial concerns, and a longitudinal study of the development of communication skills in nurses during the first two years after graduation. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the DFCI Cantor Center with Dr. Donna L. Berry. Dr. Sheldon is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, teaching in the BS to PhD program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Sheldon practices in New Hampshire and travels undergraduate and graduate students from UMass Boston and the Honduran Mission Team during annual service learning trips to Olancho, Honduras. As the Co-Director of the Global Nursing Caucus, president of the UMass Boston chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society’s International Advisory Panel, she advocates for the role of nurses in improving health and cancer care around the globe. Dr. Sheldon presents nationally and internationally on oncology nursing, patient-provider communication, and cancer care, and travels internationally to promote cancer nursing education to reduce disparities and improve outcomes.


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