The focus of my teaching is primarily ethics and oncology care for nursing students across all curricular levels. Through various educational initiatives directed towards students and clinicians across the health sciences I teach strategies to improve patient-health care provider communication skills, particularly in advanced illness and palliative care.
I serve as a standing member of the Health Equity Study Section at the National Institute of Health. I am active within nursing organizations, including the Oncology Nursing Society and a national co-chair for research mentorship. I maintain clinical practice as a nurse practitioner for women with breast cancer at UPCI/Magee Womens Hospital. I am also active within the community through Big Brothers/Big Sisters.