Siobhan Aaron, PhD, MBA, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methods
  • Community Health
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Leadership in Nursing
  • Palliative Care

Research Information

Research Interests

  • End of Life Decision-Making
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Caregivers of Patients with Chronic Illness
  • Community Based Participatory Research

Research Projects

  • End-of-Life Decision-Making Among Patients with Advanced Stage Cancer and Their Caregivers Role: Principal Investigator (2018 – 2020).
  • Individuals living with Alzheimer's and Dementia Related Disorders Who Reside in Care Facilities – Understanding their Caregiver’s Unmet Needs. Role: Principal Investigator (2024). Funded by The Prentiss Foundation. 
  • A Culturally Centered Complicated Grief Group Therapy Intervention. Role: Principal Investigator (2023-2024). Funded by The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
  • Investigating Provider-Patient Communication Regarding Clinical Trial
    Discussions in Patients with Solid Tumor Cancer Role: Principal Investigator  (2024-2026). Funded by NCI.

Awards and Honors

Palliative Care and End of Life Outstanding Research and Practic
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Dissertation of the Year Award,
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Moss Family Award – Honoring the Advancement of the Science in End-of-Life Research
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Mu Chapter


Behavioral Interventions for Managing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men: A Literature Review from 2018 to 2024. S Aaron, S DeSimio, AY Zhang. Andrology - Open Access 13 (317)

Aaron, S. P., Waters, A., Tolentino, A., Rascon, A., Phan, C., Chen, E., Travers, J., Jones, M. G., Kent-Marvick, J., & Thomas Hebdon, M. (n.d.). Complex identities, intersectionality and research approaches in millennial family caregivers in the United States. Journal of Advanced Nursing, n/a(n/a).

Aaron SP, Musacchio C, Douglas SL. Understanding Factors That Predict Advance Directive Completion. Palliative medicine reports. 2022 September; 3(1):220-224. doi:

Aaron, S. P., Gazaway, S. B., Harrell, E. R., & Elk, R. (2021). Disparities and Racism Experienced Among Older African Americans Nearing End of Life. Current Geriatrics Reports, 10(4), 157–166.

Harper, S., & Douglas, S. L. (2017). How Race Can Influence Care Goals and Treatment Decisions in Advanced Cancer. Oncology Nursing News, 11(7),

Moss, K. O., Douglas, S. L., Lipson, A. R., Blackstone, E., Williams, D., Aaron, S., & Wills, C. E. (2021). Understanding of Health-related Decision-making Terminology Among Cancer Caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(7), 649–659.

Voss, J., Kennely, I. L., Aaron, S., Kabot, S., & Meier, M. (2020). Teaching Strategy 26. Innovative Strategies in Teaching Nursing: Exemplars of Optimal Learning Outcomes, 183.

Thomas Hebdon, M. C., Jones, M., Neller, S., Kent-Marvick, J., Thomas, M., Stewart, E., Aaron, S., Wilson, C., Peterson, N., & Ellington, L. (2022). Stress and Supportive Care Needs of Millennial Caregivers: A Qualitative Analysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 44(3), 205–213.

Blanchette, J. E., Aaron, S. P., Allen, N. A., & Litchman, M. L. (2022). Equity in the Provision of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Diabetes Spectrum, 35(3), 284–294.

Okang, E. N., Aaron, S., Supiano, K., & Osman, A. (2022). Aging Services Workers in the Pandemic: Voiced Experience of Senior Center Staff and Case Workers. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 8, 23337214221116470.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner
Ursuline College
Master of Science
Business Administration
Cleveland State University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Ohio University