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Susan W. Wesmiller, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Health Promotion and Development

    School of Nursing
440 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-383-7270
Fax: 412-624-8521


The focus of my research is the genetics of postoperative symptoms. Specifically I am currently studying the association of several genes and postoperative and post discharge nausea and vomiting in women following surgery for breast and ovarian cancer. We would like to be able to understand why some women do not respond to antiemetic medications, and to predict who is at greatest risk.


This term I am teaching the undergraduate ethics course, and in the spring will teach the undergraduate genetics course. In addition, I guest lecture in other courses taught at the School of Nursing


I serve on the Nursing Research Priorities Task Force for the Oncology Nursing Society, where I also serve on the Putting Evidence into Practice team for nausea and vomiting. I am the Co-chair of the Research Committee for the International Society for Nurses in Genetics, as well as the Continuing Education Committee. I am a reviewer for the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and the Journal of Perianesthesia Nurses.


PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.
MSNUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA.
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist
BSNUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Experience

2011-2013Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
1993-2008Director, Nursing Education and Research, UPMC - Presbyterian
1985-1993Project Director for two NIH Funded Oxygen Delivery Studies , University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing


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