Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD, MSN, RN

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Palliative Care
  • Patient-centered Communication
  • Quality of Life
  • End-of-life Care
  • Intraprofessional Education
  • Oncology

Research Projects

  • National Faculty & Advisory Committee, Improving Patient-Centered Communication and Cancer Care, (Wittenberg-Lyles & Ferrell, Co-PIs). Train oncology nurses in patient-centered communication skills. This national, two-day course will be offered twice annually for four years, offering a cohort of 100 competitively selected oncology nurses per course an opportunity to apply these skills at their own institutions and implement quality improvement changes targeting communication. National Cancer Institute, R25CA174627, 09/01/14-08/31/19. Role: Faculty.
  • Site PI.  Refinement and Expansion of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group (Abernethy, PI). Amplify the role of the PCRC as a national resource for efficient conduct of high quality, collaborative, multisite, palliative care and end-of-life (PCEOL) research. National Institute of Nursing Research, U24NR014637, 9/28/2013-6/30/2018.
  • Co-Investigator, Randomized Trial of an HIV Navigation Program for Early Palliative Care (Slomka, PI). Test the effectiveness of early palliative care on the outcomes of quality of life, symptom assessment, coping ability, and advance care planning. National Institute of Nursing Research, NR014059, 9/30/12-7/01/15. 
  • Clinical Research Expert, Symptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced Illness, (Daly, PI). This training program will prepare pre- and postdoctoral students with training in the content areas, sophisticated methodologies, and analytic techniques needed to prepare them to make significant contributions to this critical topic.  National Institute of Nursing Research, T32NR014213, 7/1/12014-6/30/2018.   


Book Chapters

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

  • Edited by Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith, Thomas Smith, Myra Glajchen, George Handzo, and Sandra L. Ragan

Textbook of Palliative Care (4th ed.)


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing Oncology
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Wright State University

Additional Information


  • Board Certification-Palliative Care Advanced Practice
  • Ohio State Licensure for Practice as Registered Nurse
  • Ohio Board of Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist

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