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

Associate Professor
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