Susan R. Mazanec, PhD, MSN, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Population and Cancer Prevention Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Oncology nursing
  • Nursing theory
  • Research methods

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Family caregivers of cancer patients
  • Symptom distress in cancer patients

Research Projects


  • R37CA240707-04S1 (Mazanec, PI), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health grant. Stakeholder Perspectives on Family Caregiver Involvement in Oncology Clinical Trial Decision-Making, 07/01/2022 – 6/30/2023

  • R37CA240707 (Mazanec, PI), National Institute of Health / National Cancer Institute grant, Building Family Caregiver Skills Using a Simulation-Based Intervention for Care of Patients with Cancer, 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2025

  • 1R01 MD012245-01 (Rosenzweig, PI; Mazanec, Site PI), National Institute of Health / National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grant, The Symptom Experience, Management, and Outcomes According to Race and Social Determinants of Health (SEMOARS) during Breast Cancer Chemotherapy, 09/27/2017 – 05/31/2022

  • IRG-91-022-18 (Mazanec, PI), American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, A Family-Centered Intervention for the Transition to Living with Multiple Myeloma as a Chronic Illness, 07/01/2013-06/30/2015
  • PI, Small Research Grant, Sigma Theta Tau International, 06/01/08-05/31/09


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Subproject: Prevention Research Educational Post-Doctoral Training Program (PREP). Sponsored by NIH/National Cancer Institute. Rose, PI. 08/01/09-09/30/11.
  • Doctoral Student & PI, DSCN-08-202-01 American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Nursing. 08/01/08-07/31/09
  • Predoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing, CWRU, NIH/NINR T32 NR 009761 Multiple Morbidities in Vulnerable Populations: Nurse Scientist Training. Moore, PI. 08/01/06-07/31/08

External Appointments

Nurse Scientist, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Selected Publications


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
St. Mary’s College