Advancing person-centered care that is adjunct to or follows curative treatments leading to greater comfort as one progresses to the end of life; research to assist individuals, families, and health care teams in managing the symptoms of life-limiting conditions and preparing for end-of-life decisions.
Currently funded grants include:
- $3.4M NIH/NINR grant, PI Virginia LeBaron
"Characterizing the complexity of cancer pain in the home context by leveraging smart health technology"
- $325K and $14K iTHRIV Scholars Mentored Career Development Award and UVA Center for Public Health seed grant, PI Lee Ann Johnson
"Comorbidity profiles and their influence on treatment and survival among underserved individuals with advanced lung cancer"
- $10K Southern Nursing Research Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, PI Jonathan Yoder, PhD student
"The needs and experiences of people living with advanced chronic kidney disease and those who care for them, their hopes for end-of-life care, and their understanding of palliative care"
- $35K American Cancer Society grant, PI Crystal Chu, PhD student
"A decision aid to guide women with breast cancer considering Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy"
- $60K + $60K 3Cavaliers Fund and Virginia Department of Health grant, PIs Jill Howie-Esquivel and Maureen Metzger
"Feasibility of symptom burden palliation using a gentle activity intervention in patients with end-stage renal disease: Pali-Kidney" and "Virginia telehealth initiative to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease and stroke"