Susan R. Mazanec, PhD, RN, AOCN

Susan R. Mazanec.



Phone: 216.368.5533


Assistant Professor; Nurse Scientist, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Research Interests

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Family Caregivers of Individuals with Cancer
  • Symptom Distress
  • Psychosocial Issues in Cancer

Research Projects

  • 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

Training Projects

  • 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

Education Interests

  • Oncology nursing
  • Nursing theory
  • Research methods

Educational Background

  • BSN, Nursing, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • MSN, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH

Recent Publications

  • Sandstrom, S.K., Mazanec, S. R., Gittleman, H., Barnholtz-Sloan, J., Tamburro, N., & Daly, B. J. (2016). A descriptive, longitudinal study of quality of life and perceived health needs in patients with head and neck cancer. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 7(6), 640-651. doi:10.6004/jadpro.2016.7.6.6
  • Mazanec, S. R., Sattar, A., Delaney, C. P., & Daly, B. J. (2016). Activation for health management in colorectal cancer survivors and their family caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(3), 325-344.doi:10.1177/0193945915604055
  • Kuhlenschmidt, M., Reeber, C., Wallace, C., Chen, Y., Barnholtz-Sloan, J., Mazanec, S. R. (2016). Tailoring education to perceived risk for falls in hospitalized oncology patients: A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing20(1), 84-89. doi:10.1188/16.CJON.84-89
  • Mazanec, S. R., Flocke, S. A., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Health behaviors in family members of patients completing cancer treatment. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(1), 54-62. doi:10.1188/15.ONF.54-62
  • Mazanec, S. R., Daly, B. J., Meropol, N. J., & Step, M. (2012). Facilitating enrollment in a cancer registry through modified consent procedures: a pilot study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(5), 71-75.
  • Mazanec, S. R., Daly, B. J., Douglas, S. L. & Musil, C. (2011). Predictors of psychosocial adjustment during the post-radiation treatment transition. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(4), 540-559. doi:10.1177/0193945910382241
  • Mazanec, S. R., Daly, B. J., Douglas, S. L. & Lipson, A. R. (2011). Work productivity and health of informal caregivers of persons with advanced cancer. Research in Nursing & Health, 34.483-495. doi: 10.1002/nur.20461
  • Contributor to: Iwamoto, R. R., Haas, M. L. & Gosselin, T. K. (Eds.) Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education, 4th Ed. Oncology Nursing Society. 2012.