Nursing Research and Education Team

City of Hope's Division of Nursing Research and Education is nationally renowned for its collaborative, multidisciplinary scientific studies on oncology care. The research program is organized around two major themes: quality of life and symptom management. Studies range from cancer diagnosis and treatment to survivorship and end-of-life care, providing valuable insights in cancer control and population science. Research conducted by this division has improved the care delivered to patients throughout the nation.
 

Researchers

Meet the researchers of the Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences.
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Tami Borneman, C.N.S., F.P.C.N., M.S.N., R.N.
Sr. Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Tami Borneman, R.N., is a senior research specialist and project director for City of Hope's Department of Nursing Research and Education

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Denice Economou, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S., A.O.C.N.
Sr. Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Denice Economou, R.N., Ph.D., C.N.S., A.O.C.N. is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Betty Ferrell, R.N., Ph.D., M.A., C.H.P.N., F.A.A.N., F.P.C.N.
Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., CHPN
Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., CHPN, FAAN, FPCN, director, Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care.

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Anne M. Reb, Ph.D., N.P.
Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Anne Reb is assistant professor in the department of population sciences at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences Education
Duarte - Main Campus

Virginia Sun, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her research on developing and testing interventions to improve patient and family-centered care and surgical outcomes.

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Ellen Taratoot Friedmann, B.A., J.D.
Sr. Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Ellen Taratoot Friedmann, B.A., J.D., is a Research Specialist - Writer

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Rose Virani, F.P.C.N., M.H.A., R.N.C.
Sr. Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Rose Virani, F.P.C.N., M.H.A., R.N.C., is a Senior Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences.