• Associate Member, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing

Professional Service

  • University of Utah College of Nursing. PhD Committee. 08/2021 - present
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine. Patient Reported Outcomes Task Force. 12/2020 - present
  • Arizona Cancer Registry. Childhood Cancer Coalition. 01/2020 - present
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine. Cancer SIG Social Media Taskforce. 10/2019 - present
  • University of Utah College of Nursing. Social Media Task Force. 08/2019 - 12/2019
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology. Early Career Investigator SIG. 03/2015 - present

Honors & Awards

  • VPCAT leverages the resources of our institution to augment departmental resources in support of junior faculty investigators using a holistic framework, the Matrix Mentoring Model, that includes five levels of mentorship: self, scientific, peer, senior, and staff. During the 2-year program, scholars receive training in scientific career development, grant writing and management, and leadership designed to create empowered principal investigators. This is a competitive program that incorporates: Formal and informal mentoring Structured curriculum focused on leadership competencies and essential knowledge and practical skills to be an effective clinical and translational researcher Access to resources to facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data, and preparation and submission of competitive grant applications. University of Utah School of Medicine Vice-President's Clinical and Translational Scholars Program, 11/01/2021
  • Best Dissertation Award. University of Utah College of Nursing, 05/2020
  • University of Arizona Sursum Fellow. University of Arizona, 01/2020
  • Cancer Significant Interest Group Abstract: “Young adult cancer caregivers’ use of social media and acquisition of social support”. Society of Behavioral Medicine Student Award, 04/2019
  • College of Nursing Nominee. Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for Outstanding Woman Student in the University of Utah Health Sciences, 04/2019
  • Top scoring abstract “Caregiver intention to restart vaccinations after childhood cancer treatment” at the 43rd Annual American Society of Preventive Oncology Meeting. American Society of Preventive Oncology, 04/2019

In the Media