Associate Professor; Director of Cancer Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
I am a clinician scientist who has devoted her career to the reduction of physical and functional effects from cancer. My research goals are to (1) conduct and translate population-based research into patient-centered evidence-based interventions to prevent cancer-related limitations, impairments and disability particularly for minorities and the underserved and (2) disseminate and implement interventions to define the standard of cancer rehabilitation care and delivery across health care systems. I have enrolled nearly one-thousand cancer survivors and caregivers in my funded research studies (PI: Flores) and have found high prevalence of cancer-related physical and functional effects with little utilization of physical therapy – particularly for the socioeconomically disadvantaged. I have been supported by research grants from the National Cancer Institute/NIH, Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, and others. I have received awards for my cancer rehabilitation research from the American Association for Cancer Research, American Physical Therapy Association, National Cancer Institute/NIH, Sisters Network, and others. I serve as the Director of Cancer Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivorship Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Friday, November 11, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM