Symptom Science

Research Contacts

Associate Dean for Research

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Research

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research Administration

Margaret Roudebush

Assistant Director of the Center for Research & Scholarship

Sally Garrett Karyo

Grants Specialist

Danielle Bunkley

Department Assistant

Lea Williams

The experience of symptoms, both physical and emotional, is a primary determinant of the quality of life of persons in all states of health and illness, including at the end of life.

Understanding the biologic and psychologic bases of symptoms, influence of social determinants, and mechanisms of intervention are central concerns in nursing science. Investigations that identify molecular and genetic pathways, apply innovative measurement approaches, and test symptom management strategies in clinical trials are the foci of symptom research in the School of Nursing.

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