As the Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professor in Oncology Nursing, Dr. Loerzel’s research primary research interests include older persons with cancer, quality of life, symptom self-management, and cognitive representations of symptoms and illness. Her primary research goal is to assist older adults to self-manage treatment-related side effects and optimize health at all stages of the cancer trajectory by developing new and innovative methods to educate them about symptom self-management options. Secondary research interests include educating nursing students about oncology and end of life topics.

  • PhD, University of Central Florida
  • MSN, Case Western Reserve University, Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • BSN, Florida Atlantic University

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