Professional Service

  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Role: Member. Research Advisory Committee. 01/01/2022 - present
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Role: Co-Chair, 2020-21. Emerging Scholars Special Interest Group. 07/22/2020 - 12/31/2021
  • Educational Gerontology. Role: Editorial Board Member. Editorial Board. 06/30/2020 - present
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Role: Subject Matter Expert, 2019-20. Advance Care Planning Task Force. 08/31/2019 - 01/15/2020
  • Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network. Role: Editor. Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network. 09/01/2015 - present

Internal Service

  • Institutional Review Board. Panel Member, 05/08/2024 - present. University service.
  • Awards and Recognitions. Member, 08/16/2023 - present. College service.
  • Search Committee, Simulation Center Career Line. Member, 02/01/2022 - 05/31/2023. College service.
  • Search Committee, Mid-Career Tenure Line. Member, 08/16/2021 - 08/15/2023. College service.
  • Consortium for Families and Health Research. Executive Committee Member, 07/01/2021 - present. University service.
  • PhD Committee. Faculty Member, 07/01/2020 - present. College service.
  • College of Nursing Research Committee. Faculty Member, 07/01/2020 - 08/01/2022. College service.

Honors & Awards

  • Invited talk: Emotional and health impacts of End of Life caregiving and bereavement: Implications for family caregivers in academia and STEM. Invited talk presented to the Policies and Practices for Supporting Family Caregivers Working in Science, Engineering, and Medicine . National Academies of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine, 03/27/2023
  • University Health Equity and Leadership Fellow. School of Medicine, 01/01/2023
  • Junior Faculty Visiting Professor Program in Palliative Care. The program’s goals are to 1) advance the careers of early-career palliative care researchers and 2) create opportunities for cross-institutional collaborations that advance the science of geriatric palliative care. University of Pittsburgh Palliative Research Center, 02/07/2022
  • VPCAT Research Scholar (2021-2022). Vice President's Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Program, 11/06/2020
  • 2020-21 Family Caregiver Collaborative Caregiving Scholar. Family Caregiver Collaborative (funded by K07AG068185), 12/03/2020
  • Outstanding PhD Student. College of Nursing University of Utah, 05/03/2019
  • Valedictorian for the 2-year degree. College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, 04/30/2010


  • Huntsman Cancer Institute Cancer Control and Population Sciences (HCI), Program Affiliate Member, 01/01/2022 - present

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