Research Summary

Dr. Tay's research focuses on the implications of emerging treatments on caregiving, decision making, palliative care, and end-of-life in the context of the family. She leads the development of the Immunotherapy, Palliative, End-of-Life Treatment Utilization and Spousal Outcomes (ImmPETUS) cohort, a population-based cohort of Utah cancer patients diagnosed between 2013-2019 with lung, colorectal, breast, melanoma, bladder, and head and neck cancers.


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Expressing the Unspoken in Shared Decisions: Home Health Families Communicating Openly About End of Life
  • BSN, Nursing, Utah Valley University
  • BS, Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University