336 Victoria Buiding
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
My research interest involves assessing the impact of chronic disorders on physical function and developing behavioral interventions to improve physical function. Specifically, I am interested in fall risk and fall prevention in chronically ill populations including stroke and cancer. I am currently conducting a longitudinal study exploring the development and progression of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and its related functional impairments in women with ovarian cancer funded by the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation . I am also interested in using novel technologies to measure physical function in naturalistic settings, for which I received an Oncology Nursing Society Career Development Award.
I teach the Clinical Practicum course (NUR 2096 and 2097) in the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN program.
I am an active member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Oncology Nursing Society, and Eastern Nursing Research Society. I serve as a Subject Matter Expert for Cancer Rehabilitation on the NIH Clinical Center's Cancer Rehabilitation Expert Consortium. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Rehabilitation Nursing Journal.