In the face of uncertainty how can we best optimize and translate the most effective solutions into practice for patients/families, providers, and policy makers  that also allows for engagement in the process?    I am a translational nurse scientist that works at the intersection of personalized modeling and quality care delivery within the domains of predictive analytics, precision health, economics, and health/regulatory policy. 


  • Universitat Pompea Fabra/Barcelona School of Management - MSc, Health Economics & Pharmacoeconomics (2021)
  • Johns Hopkins University - MSc, Regulatory Science (Biotechnology) (2018)
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy (2013)
  • University of Virginia - PhD, Nursing (2011)
  • University of Virginia - MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader (2008)
  • University of Virginia - MS, Health Evaluation Sciences (2005)
  • Wake Forest University - BS, Biology, minor Chemistry (2004)

Recent Grants

  • (2020-2023) Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Keim-Malpass, PI). Betty Irene Moore Nurse Innovator Fellow. Novel Computational Approaches to Uncover Trajectories of Sepsis for Children.
  • (2020-2021) National Science Foundation (NSF) (Keim-Malpass, PI). Shared decision models to guide drug allocation during a pediatric chemotherapy shortage.
  • (2020-2022) NIH/NINR R56. (Lindley, PI). Effectiveness of End-of-Life Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in Rural Appalachia. Role: Co-I
  • (2019-2022) NIH/NICHD R03 (Letzkus, PI). NEO rehab program for premature infants at risk of cerebral palsy.  Role:  Co-I.
  • (2018-2020) NIH/NINR R21 (Keim-Malpass, Co-PI/Valdez, Co-PI). Self Management Characterization for Children with Medical Complexity and their Social Networks.  Role: Co-PI.
  • (2018-2022) NIH/NINR R01 (Lindley, PI).  Effectiveness of Concurrent care to Improve Pediatric and Family Outcomes at the End of Life.  Role:  Co-I
  • (2018-2019) University of Virginia 3Cavs.  (McManus, PI). HIV and Health Insurance following the Affordable Care Act.  Role:  Co-I.
  • (2018-2019) University of Virginia Global Infectious Disease Institute (Moore, PI). A planning grant proposal to support a clinical trial of empiric anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis therapy for HIV-infected patients with sepsis in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Role: Co-PI
  • (2017-2020) Translational Health Institute of Virginia Scholars Program (Keim-Malpass, PI). A Pragmatic Clinical Trial Evaluating Impact of Continuous Predictive Monitoring on a Nurse-Driven Outcome in a Dynamic Intensive Care Setting.
  • (2017-2019) Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (Keim-Malpass, PI).   Analysis of Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Among Children with Medical Complexity:  Are States Providing Family-Centered Care?
  • (2017-2018)American Cancer Society IRG Grant (Keim-Malpass, PI).  Assessment of accrual success for early phase pediatric oncology therapuetic trials.
  • (2017-2018) University of Virginia Cancer Control and Population Health.  Towards family-centered clinical trials for young people. 
  • (2016-2017) University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Oscar and Ruth Lanford Research Award (Keim-Malpass and Vergales, Co-PI).  Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of Technology-Enhanced Home Monitoring for the Pediatric Single Ventricle Cardiology Population:  Opportunities for Family Engagement.
  • (2016-2017) Merck and Company (PI: R Balkrishnan). Exploring Issues related to Vaccine Hesitancy in HPV: Development of a cancer risk-focused educational intervention. Role:  Co-I
  • (2016).  Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services, Division of Child and Family Health and Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs. (Co-PIs:  Keim-Malpass & DeGuzman). Evaluation of Child Development Centers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • (2015-2017).  University of Virginia, Cancer Prevention and Control Grant.  (PI: DeGuzman). A Pilot Study to Explore the Survivorship Needs of Rural, Low-Income Cancer Patients.  Role:  Co-I.
  • (2014-2015). NIH/NCI P30CA044579 (PI on core grant: T. Loughran, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Project PI for P30:  Keim-Malpass).  Building a foundation for increased HPV vaccination rates in the University of Virginia Cancer Center’s Catchment area:  Focus on health communication and policy implications of adolescent HPV immunization among medically underserved communities.

Clinical Focus

Pediatric, adolescent, and young adult oncology; pediatric critical care; pediatric medical complexity; breast oncology.


Journal Articles

Keim-Malpass, J., Alcala, H. (2021). Relationship between age at diagnosis and cancer clinical trial participation: Results from a nationally representative sample of cancer survivors. JAMA Network Open, 4(2), 1-2037573. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37573

Kowalski, R., Lee, L., Spaeder, MC., Moorman, JR., Keim-Malpass, J. (2021). Accuracy of PEWS scores and monitoring presence prior to emergent pediatric ICU transfer: A retrospective analysis. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 4(1), 1-25991. doi:10.2196/25991

Keim-Malpass, J., & Moorman, L. P. (2021). Nursing and precision predictive analytics monitoring in the acute and intensive care setting: An emerging role for responding to COVID-19 and beyond. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, 3, 100019. doi:10.1016/j.ijnsa.2021.100019

Woodruff, TK, Ataman-Millhouse, L, Acharya, K....,Keim-Malpass, J.,…Zelinski, M. (2021). A view from the past to our collective future: the oncofertility consortium vision statement. Journal of Assisted Reproductive and Genetics, 38(1), 3-15. doi:10.1007/s10815-020-01983-4

Keim-Malpass, J. (2021). Congenital melanocytic nevus: Considerations for neonatal clinicians and the parental perspective. Neonatal Network, 40(1), 40-45. doi:10.1891/0730-0832/11-T-660

Alcala, H., Keim-Malpass, J. & Mitchell, E. M. (2021). Sexual assault and cancer screening among men and women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11-12), NP6243-NP6259. doi:10.1177/0886260518812797

Meneveau, M., Keim-Malpass, J., Camacho, TF., Anderson, R., Showalter, SL. (2020). Predicting adjuvant endocrine therapy initiation and adherence among older women with early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 184(3), 805-816. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05908-8. doi:10.1007/s10549-020-05908-8

Squeo, G., Keim-Malpass, J., Balkrishnan, R., Desai, R., Anderson, R., Showalter, S. (2020). Long-term impact of CALGB 9343 on radiation utilization. Journal of Surgical Research, 256, 577-583. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.07.023

Laird, J., Cozad, M. J., Keim-Malpass, J., Mack, J. W., & Lindley, L. C. (2020). Variation in state Medicaid implementation of the ACA: The case of concurrent care for children. Health Affairs, 39(10), 1770-1775. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01192

Haller, T., Quatrara, B., Miller-Davis, C., Noguera, A., Pannone, A., Keim-Malpass, J., ..., & Letzkus, L. (2020). Exploring perceptions of shift length: A state-based survey of registered nurses. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 50(9), 449-455. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000915

McManus, K. A., Killelea, A., Honeycutt, E., An, Z., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2020). Assisters succeed in insurance navigation for people living with HIV and people at increased risk of HIV in a complex coverage landscape. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 36(10), 842-851. doi:10.1089/aid.2020.0013

Keim-Malpass, J., Anderson, R., Balkrishnan, R., Desai, R., & Showalter, S.L. (2020). Evaluating the long-term impact of a cooperative group trial on radiation use and adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence among older women. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 27(9), 3458-3465. doi:10.1245/s10434-020-08430-9.

Lindley, L.C., Keim-Malpass, J., Svynarenko, R., Cozad, M., Mack, J.W., & Hinds, P.S. (2020). Pediatric concurrent hospice care: a scoping review and directions for future nursing research. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 22(3), 238-245. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000648

Burks, A.C., Doede, A., Showalter, S.L., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2020). Perceptions of cancer clinical trial participation among women of varying levels of health literacy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 47(3), 273-280. doi:10.1188/20.ONF.273-280

Muir, K.J., & Malpass, J. (2020). Analyzing the concept of spillover effects for expanded inclusion in health economics research. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 9(11), 755-766. doi:10.2217/cer-2020-0051

Muir, K.J., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2020). The emergency resiliency: A pilot mindfulness intervention program. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 38(2), 205-220. doi:10.1177/0898010119874971

Keim-Malpass, J., Clark, M., Lake, D., & Moorman, J.R. (2020). Towards development of alert thresholds for clinical deterioration using continuous predictive analytics monitoring. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, 34(4), 797-804. doi:10.1007/s10877-019-00361-5

Blackwell, J., Keim-Malpass, J., Clark, M., Kolawski, R., Najir, S., Bourque, J., Lake, D., & Moorman, J.R. (2020). Early detection of in-patient deterioration: One prediction model does not fit all. Critical Care Explorations, 11(2), 0116. doi:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000116

Valdez, R.S., Lunsford, C., Bae, J., Letzkus, L.C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2020). Self-management characterization for children with medical complexity and their social networks: A protocol for qualitative assessment. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(1), e14810-14810. doi:10.2196/14810

Siega-Riz, A., Keim-Malpass, J., Lyons, G., & Alhusen. J. (2020). The association between legalization of recreational marijuana use and birth outcomes in Colorado and Washington state. Birth Defects Research, 112(9), 660-669. doi:10.1002/bdr2.1680

Alcala, H., Maxwell, G. L., Lindsay, B., Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E. M., & Balkrishnan, R. (2020). Examining HPV vaccination practices and differences among providers in Virginia. Journal of Cancer Education, 35, 159-164. doi:10.1007/s13187-018-1455-0

Keim-Malpass, J., Constantoulakis, L., & Letzkus, L. C. (2019). Variability in states’ coverage of children with medical complexity through home and community-based Medicaid waivers. Health Affairs, 38(9), 1484-1490. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05413

Plews-Ogan, J., Babbar, A., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). Compassion and connectedness as motivational drivers in the care of children with medical complexity. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation, 12(3), 279-284. doi:10.3233/PRM-190611

Spaeder, M. C., Clark, M. T., Tran, C. A., Keim-Malpass, J., Zschaebitz, J. V., Lake, D. E., & Moorman, J. R. (2019). Predictive analytics in the pediatric intensive care unit for early identification of sepsis: Capturing the context of age. Pediatric Research, 86(5), 655-661. doi:10.1038/s41390-019-0518-1

Cunningham, T., Ducar, D. M., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). “The Pause”: A Delphi methodology examining an end-of-life practice. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(10), 1481-1498. doi:10.1177/0193945919826314

Smith, M. W., Lafond, D., Keim-Malpass, J., Lindley, L. C., & Matzo, M. (2019). A new era in pediatric hospice care for military families. American Journal of Nursing, 119(8), 66-69. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000577468.30510.60.

Mooney-Doyle, K., Keim-Malpass, J., & Lindley, L. C. (2019). The ethics of concurrent hospice care for children: A social justice perspective. Nursing Ethics, 26(5), 1518-1527. doi:10.1177/0969733018765308

Ruminski, C., Clark, M. T., Lake, D. E., Kitzmiller, R. R., Keim-Malpass, J., Robertson, M., Simons, T., Moorman, J. R., & Calland, J. F. (2019). Impact of predictive analytics monitoring in a surgical and trauma intensive care unit. Journal of Clinical Computing and Monitoring, 33(4), 703-711. doi:10.1007/s10877-018-0194-4

Keim-Malpass, J., Letzkus, L. C., & Constantoulakis, L. (2019). Publicly funded home and community-based care for children with medical complexity: Protocol for the analysis of Medicaid waiver applications. JMIR Res Protoc, 8(7), e13062. doi:10.2196/13062

Burks, A. C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). Health literacy and informed consent for clinical trials: A systematic review and implications for nurses. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 9, 31-40. doi:10.2147/NRR.S207497.

Kitzmiller, R., Vaughan, A., Skeeles-Worley, A., Keim-Malpass, J., Yap, T., Lindberg, C., ... Moorman, J. R. (2019). Implementation of a predictive analytics monitoring platform innovation in intensive care: A qualitative study. Applied Clinical Informatics, 10(2), 295-306. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688478. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1688478

Keim-Malpass, J., Croson, E., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & DeGuzman, P. (2019). Towards translational health policy: Findings from a state evaluation of programs targeting children with special health care needs. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 24(2), 1-12240. doi:10.1111/jspn.12240

Albrecht, T. A., Keim-Malpass, J., Boyiadzis, M., & Rosenzweig, M. (2019). The experience of young adults newly diagnosed with acute leukemia during their hospitalization for induction chemotherapy treatment. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21(2), 167-173. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000545

Keim-Malpass, J., Doede, A., & Showalter, S. L. (2019). Does patient health literacy impact adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients? Patient Preference & Adherence, 13, 47-51. doi:10.2147/PPA.S190249

Lindley, L. C., Cohrs, A., Keim-Malpass, J., & Leslie, D. L. (2019). Children enrolled in hospice care under commercial insurance: A comparison of different age groups. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 36(2), 123-129. doi:10.1177/1049909118789868.

March, S., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Transition experiences between hospital-and-home-care for parents of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 23(3), e12225-12234. doi:10.1111/jspn.12225

Keim-Malpass, J., Spencer, H., Smith, L., Smith, R., Ericson, J., Douvas, M., Thomas, T., Petroni, G., & Duska, L. (2018). What is the role of the oncology nurse in fertility preservation discussions for young patients? Journal of Cancer Education, 33(6), 1301-1305. doi:10.1007/s13187-017-1247-y

Haller, T., Quatrara, B., Letzkus, L., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Exploring nurses’ perceptions of shift length: What are the benefits? Nursing Management, 49(1), 38-43. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000546202.40080.c1

Harrison, E., Dreisbach, C., Basit, N. & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). An application of data mining techniques to explore congressional lobbying records for patterns in pediatric special interest expenditures prior to the Affordable Care Act. Frontiers in Big Data, 1(3), 1-4. doi:10.3389/fdata.2018.00003

Keim-Malpass, J., Cohrs, A., Lindley, L. C., & Leslie, D. L. (2018). An economic examination of private insurance claims among adolescents and young adults who were enrolled in hospice during the last year of life. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 30(9), 117-120. doi:10.2147/AHMT.S168501

Carhart, M., Schminkey, D., Mitchell, E. M., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to improving Virginia’s HPV vaccination rate: A stakeholder analysis with implications for pediatric nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 42, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2018.05.008

Shaw, R., Seegal, H., Miller, J., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Pilot of a pediatric palliative care early intervention instrument. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 20(5), 486-491. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000466

Croson, E., Keim-Malpass, J., Bohnenkamp, S., & LeBaron, V. (2018). The medical-surgical nurse's guide to understanding palliative care and hospice. MedSurg Nursing, 27(4), 215-222.

DeGuzman P., Altrui, P., Doede A. L., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Using geospatial analysis to determine access gaps among children with special healthcare needs. Health Equity, 2(1), 1-4. doi:10.1089/heq.2017.0050

Keim-Malpass, J., Enfield, K. B., Calland, J. F., Lake, D. E., & Clark, M. (2018). Dynamic data monitoring improves predictive analytics for failed extubation in the ICU. Physiological Measurement, 39(7), 075005. doi:10.1088/1361-6579/aace95

Keim-Malpass, J., Doede, A., Camacho, T. F., Kennedy, C., & Showalter, S. (2018). Impact of patient health literacy on surgical treatment of breast cancer. The Breast Journal, 24(4), 633-636. doi:10.1111/tbj.13011

Coyne, B., Hallowell, S., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Methodological considerations for transition research using the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(4), 363-373. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.12.007

Keim-Malpass, J., Kitzmiller, R. R., Skeeles-Worley, A., Lindberg, C., Clark, M. T., Tai, R., ... Anderson, R. A. (2018). Advancing continuous predictive analytics monitoring: Moving from implementation to clinical action in a learning health system. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 30(2), 273-287. doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2018.02.009

Alcala, H. E., Mitchell, E. M., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Heterogenous impacts: Adverse childhood experiences and cancer screening. Cancer Causes & Control, 29(3), 343-351. doi:10.1007/s10552-018-1007-2

Baumgarten, H. D., Showalter, S. L., Rochman, C. M., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Erythematous, friable nipple with loss of protrusion – history of breastfeeding – dx? Journal of Family Practice, 66(12), 758-760.

DeGuzman, P. B., Cotilon, K., Nail, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Survivorship care plans: Rural, low-income breast cancer survivor perspectives. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(6), 692-698. doi:10.1188/17.CJON.692-698

DeGuzman, P. B., Altrui, P., Allen, M., Deagle, C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Geospatial gaps in early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(6), 663-670. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.05.003

Alcala, H., Keim-Malpass, J., & Mitchell, E. (2017). Adverse childhood experiences and colorectal cancer screening: Do all adversities matter? Child Abuse and Neglect, 69, 145-150. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.04.026

Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E. M., Sun, E., & Kennedy, C. (2017). Using Twitter to understand public perceptions regarding the #HPV vaccine: Opportunities for public health nurses to engage in social marketing. Public Health Nursing, 34(4), 316-323. doi:10.1111/phn.12318

Keim-Malpass, J., Mihalko, S. L., Russell, G., Case, D., Miller, B., & Avis, N. E. (2017). Problems experienced by ovarian cancer survivors during treatment. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 46, 544-577. doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2017.04.134

Park, E., Kulbok, P., Keim-Malpass, J., Drake, E., & Kennedy, M. J. (2017). Adolescent smoking prevention: Feasibility and effect of participatory video production. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 36, 197-204. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.07.001

Keim-Malpass, J., & Lindley, L. C. (2017). Repeal of the Affordable Care Act will negatively impact children at the end of life. Pediatrics, 140(3), e20171134. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-1134

Keim-Malpass, J. & Lindley, L. C. (2017). End-of-life transitions and hospice utilization for adolescents and young adults: Does having a usual source of care matter? Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 19(4), 376-382. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000361

Letzkus, L. C., Keim-Malpass, J., Anderson, J., & Kennedy, C. (2017). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in children: An exploratory evaluation of nursing interventions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 34, e17-21. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.034

Keim-Malpass, J., Doede, A., Kennedy, C., & Showalter, S. L. (2017). Health literacy assessment: Feasibility in a breast surgical oncology clinic. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(3), 384-386. doi:10.1188/17.CJON.384-386

Lindley, L., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Quality of pediatric hospice care for children with and without multiple complex chronic conditions. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 23(5), 112-119. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.5.230

Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E. M., DeGuzman, P., Stoler, M., & Kennedy, C. (2017). Legislative activity related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the United States (2006-2015): A cry for evidence-based policy. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 10, 29-32. doi:10.2147/rmhp.s128247

Anderson, J. G., Hundt, E., Dean, M., Keim-Malpass, J., & Lopez, R. (2017). “The church of online support”: Examining the use of blogs and social media among family caregivers of persons with dementia. Journal of Family Nursing, 23(1), 34-54. doi:10.1177/1074840716681289

Beaird, G., Dent, J., Keim-Malpass, J., Muller, A. G., Nelson, N., & Brashers, V. (2017). The perceptions of teamwork in the interprofessional bedside rounding process. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 39(2), 95-106. doi:10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000068

Prescott, S., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm infant: Diagnostic and treatment options. Advances in Neonatal Care, 17(1), 10-18. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000340

Alcala, H., Mitchell, E., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2017). Adverse childhood experiences and cervical cancer screening. Journal of Women’s Health, 26(1), 58-63. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.5823

Croson, E. & Keim-Malpass, J. (2016). Grief and gracefulness regarding cancer experiences among young women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(6), 747-753. doi:10.1188/16.ONF.747-753

Letzkus, L., Keim-Malpass, J., & Kennedy, C. (2016). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity: Autonomic Instability and muscle over-activity following severe brain injury. Brain Injury, 30(10), 1181-1185. doi:10.1080/02699052.2016.1184757

Keim-Malpass, J., Levine, B., Danhauer, SC., & Avis, NE. (2016). Work-related perceptions and quality of life among breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 25(7), 873-6. doi:10.1002/pon.3951

Keim-Malpass, J., Stegenga, K., Loudin, B., Kennedy, C., & Kools, S. (2016). "It's back! My remission is over”: Online communication of disease progression among adolescents with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 33(3), 209-17. doi:10.1177/1043454215600424

Greco, G., Ferket, BS., D’Allessandro, DA., Shi, W., Hovarth, K., Rosen, A., Welsh, S., Bagiella, E., Neill, A., Williams, DL., Greenberg, A., Browndyke, JN., Gillinov, M., Mayer, MY., Keim-Malpass, J., Gupta, L., Hohmann, SF., Gelijins, AC., O’Gara, PT., & Moskowitz, AJ. (2016). Diabetes and association of postoperative hyperglycemia with clinical and economic outcomes. Diabetes Care, 39(3), 408-417. doi:10.2337/dc15-1817

Keim-Malpass, J., Adelstein, K., Kavalieratos, D. (2015). Legacy-making through illness blogs: Online spaces for young adults approaching the end-of-life. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 4(4), 209-12. doi:10.1089/jayao.2015.0003

DeGuzman, PB., Sherman, J., Sheffield, C., Hauser, L., Keim-Malpass, J. (2015). Understanding gaps in patient navigation for rural cancer survivors. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 6(5), 34-40.

Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E.M., Camacho, T.F. (2015). HPV vaccination series completion and co-vaccination: Pairing vaccines may matter for adolescents. Vaccine, 33(43), 5729-32. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.09.077

Malpass, H.C., Enfield, K.B., Keim-Malpass, J., Verghese, G.M. (2015). The interhospital medical intensive care unit transfer instrument facilitates early implementation of critical therapies and is associated with fewer emergent procedures upon arrival. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 30(6), 351-7. doi:10.1177/0885066614521964

Keim-Malpass, J., Letzkus, L.C., & Kennedy, C. (2015). Parental/Caregiver health literacy among children with special health care needs: A systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 15(92), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12887-015-0412-x

Keim-Malpass, J., Mitchell, E.M., Blackhall, L., & DeGuzman, P.B. (2015). Evaluating stakeholder-identified barriers in accessing palliative care at an NCI-designated cancer center with a rural catchment area. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18(7), 634-7. doi:10.1089/jpm.2015.0032

Keim-Malpass, J., Letzkus, L. C., & Kennedy, C. (2015). Health literacy and the Affordable Care Act: Implications for children with special health care needs. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 8, 31-36. doi:10.2147/RMHP.S80699

Keim-Malpass, J., Lavigne, JL., Pope, J., Oesterheld, J. (2015). Mean platelet volume as a predictor of acute versus chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura in children: An exploratory analysis. Clinical Nursing Studies, 3(3), 23-26. doi:10.5430/cns.v3n3p23

Kavalieratos, D., Ernecoff, NC., Keim-Malpass, J., Degenholtz H. (2015). Knowledge, attitudes, and preferences of young adults regarding advance care planning: A focus group study of university students in Pittsburgh, USA. BMC- Public Health, 15, 197-203. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1575-y

Keim-Malpass, J., Spears, C.R., Quandt, S.A., Arcury, T.A. (2015). Perceptions of housing conditions among migrant farmworkers and their families: Implications for health, safety and social policy. Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3076.

Baernholdt, M., Keim-Malpass, J., Hinton, I. D., Yan, G., & Bratt, M. (2014). A comparison of quality of care in critical access hospitals and other small rural hospitals. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 14(2), 3-31.

Keim-Malpass, J., Erickson, J., & Malpass, H.C. (2014). End-of-life care characteristics for young adults with cancer who die in the hospital. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17(12), 1359-1364. doi:10.1089/jpm.2013.0661

Malpass, J., Steeves, R. H., & Kennedy, C. (2014). Internet ethnography: A review of methodological considerations for studying online illness blogs. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(12), 1686-1692. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.06.003

Keim-Malpass, J., Mills, A., & Showalter, S. (2014). Malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast: A case study. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(5), 595-597. doi:10.1188/14.cjon.595-597

Keim-Malpass, J., Hart, T. G., Miller, J. R. (2013). Coverage of palliative and hospice care for pediatric patients with a life-limiting illness: A policy brief. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(6), 511-516. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.07.011

Keim-Malpass, J., Albrecht, T.A., Steeves, R.H., & Danhauer, S.C. (2013). Young women’s experiences with complementary therapies during cancer described through illness blogs. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(10), 1309-1324.

Keim-Malpass, J., Baernholdt, M., Erickson, J. M., Ropka, M. E., Schroen, A.T., & Steeves, R. H. (2013). Blogging through cancer: Young women’s persistent problems shared online. Cancer Nursing, 36(2), 163-172. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e31824eb879

Keim-Malpass, J., Steeves, R. H. (2012). Talking with death at a diner: Young women’s online narratives of cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(4), 373-8. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.373-378.

Ropka, ME., Keim, J, Philbrick, JT (2010). Patient decisions about breast cancer chemoprevention: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(18), 3090-5. doi:10.1200/JCO.2009.27.8077

Danhauer, S. C., Malpass, J., Hurt, G., & Vitolins, M. (2009). A survey of cancer patient preferences: Which type of snacks do they prefer during treatment? European Journal of Cancer Care, 18(1), 37-42. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00881.x

Keim, JL., Theodorescu, D. (2006). Robot-assisted radical cystectomy in the management of bladder cancer. The Scientific World Journal, 6, 2560-2565. doi:10.1100/tsw.2006.396

Moon, K., Stukenborg, G., Keim, J., Theodorescu, D. (2006). Cancer incidence after localized therapy for prostate cancer. Cancer, 107(5), 991-98. doi:10.1002/cncr.22083

Book Sections

Valdez, R., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). Ethics in health research using social media. In J. Bian (Eds.), Social web and health research: Benefits, limitations, and best practices (pp. 259-269). New York: Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-3-030-14713-6

Lindley, L. C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). Access to pediatric hospice and palliative care. In B.R. Ferrell & N. Coyle (Eds.), Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (pp. 800-809). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lindley, L. C., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2019). The palliative care team – care coordination – healing versus curing. In A. Berger, P.S. Hinds, & C. Puchalski (Eds.), Handbook of supportive oncology and palliative care (pp. 37-50). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Cipriano, P. & Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Influencing public opinion and health policy through media engagement. In B. Patton, M. Zalon, & R. Ludwick (Eds.), Nurses making policy from bedside to boardroom (pp. 291-328). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Keim-Malpass, J. (2016). Patient advocacy. In J.M. Erickson & K. Payne (Eds.), Ethics in oncology nursing (pp. 77-100). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Brashers, V., Phillips, E., Malpass, J., & Owen, J. (2015). Appendix A: Review: Measuring the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative practice and patient outcomes. In IOM (Institute of Medicine) (Eds.), Report: Measuring the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative practice and patient outcomes (pp. 57-92). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Columns, Editorials and Op-Eds

Tubbs-Cooley, H.L., Perry, M., & Keim-Malpass, J. (2020, March 1). To improve the inpatient experience, invest in the human side of health care: Column. Pediatrics. Retrieved from

Malpass, J., & Lindley, L. (2017, April 23). Obamacare repeal hurts kids who need hospice [Column]. Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved from

Technical and Research Reports

Noble, A., Driesbach, C., Keim-Malpass, J., Barnes. L. (2018). “Is this an STD? Please Help!”: Online Information Seeking for Sexually Transmitted Diseases on Reddit. ().