Lauri Linder PhD, APRN, CPON

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Member; Cancer Control and Population Sciences , Huntsman Cancer Institute



  • BSN, Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing
  • MS, Parent-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Utah College of Nursing
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing

Honors & Awards

  • Visiting Nurse Scholar - Garron Family Cancer Centre Visiting Scholar Program In Celebration of Canadian Oncology Nurses Day. Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and Hospital for Sick Children; Toronto, ON, 04/2016
  • Outstanding Poster Abstract: New Investigator Category Presented at NINR 30th Anniversary Scientific Symposium and Poster Session. National Institute of Nursing Research , 10/2015
  • Excellence in Research Award. Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Rho Chapter, 04/2015
  • Designated as a full member of Cancer Control and Population Science. Huntsman Cancer Institute. Huntsman Cancer Institute, 02/2015
  • Designated as associate member of Cancer Control and Population Science. Huntsman Cancer Institute, 08/2013
  • Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research. Society for Pediatric Research, 12/2011
  • Best Original Research in Cancer Nursing Award 2011. Cancer Nursing Journal; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 08/2011
  • Invited to submit paper for Carol A. Lindeman New Investigator Award for Western Institute of Nursing 2010 Annual Conference. Western Institute of Nursing, 2010
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award. University of Utah College of Nursing, 2010
  • APHON Writing Award - Awarded for Publication: Experiences of Pediatric Oncology Nurses: The First Year of Hire. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, 2009
  • Selected as Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Scholar for 2009-2011. University of Utah Department of Pediatrics , 2009
  • Nonresearch Article of the Year Award (Co-recipient with Nancy Pulsipher) - awarded for publication: Implementation of simulated learning experiences for baccalaureate pediatric nursing students. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, 2009
  • Dissertation Grant Scholarship. Western Institute of Nursing/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2008


I hold a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing where I teach in the Baccalaureate and Doctorate of Nursing Practice programs and as a Pediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Primary Children's Medical Center. I have over 20 years of experience as a pediatric oncology nurse and hold national certification as a pediatric oncology nurse. My research interests are in the area of symptom management in children and adolescents with cancer with attention to care in the inpatient setting. My research interests also novel uses of technology to capture the symptom experience of children and adolescents with cancer as well as investigation of genetic mechanisms involved in symptom profiles. My training in molecular genetics includes attending the NIH/NINR-sponsored Summer Genetics Institute in 2005. I am a member of the Consortium to Study Symptoms in Adolescents with Cancer (CS2AC). This newly-established consortium is a group of nurse researchers in the United States with a shared interest in studying symptoms in adolescents with cancer. My professional service presently includes serving as vice president of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation Board of Directors. 

In the Media

  • Symptom Self-Management for Adolescents/Young Adults with Cancer. Cancer Network. Podcast interview related to ONS Congress presentation. 05/2016.
  • Local Television Interview. KUTV News. Check Your Health: App for Young Cancer Patients. 12/2014.
  • Interview for St. Baldrick's Foundation Blog: St. Baldrick’s Researcher Puts Care in the Patients’ Hands With an iPad App. 10/2014.
  • APHON 37th Annual Conference coverage: Looking beyond CLABSIs to improve care. Hematology Times. Summary related to findings presented at 2013 APHON conference . 10/2013.
  • Using an iPad in Research with Children and Adolescents. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing Podcast Series. Podcast interview related to publication. 05/2013.
  • "U. nurse gets national grant to study teen cancer" - news clip featured on Story also featured in the Deseret News. 09/11/2011.; http://w...
  • Interview by Hematology Times related to study findings that I presented at the 2011 APHON Conference APHON 35th Annual Conference coverage: Understanding CLABSIs in pediatric oncology. Hematology Times. 09/2011.
  • Interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune regarding my research grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The article was titled "SLC Nurse Wins Grant to Improve Care for Kids with Cancer.". 12/2010.


  • English, fluent.