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.
 

Principal Investigators

Meet the researchers of the Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences.
Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., CHPN
Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Research Faculty

Suzanne P. Graf, MSN, RN, AGCN-BC, OCN
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Research
Suzanne Graf is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist who is currently serving as the APRN Intensivist for the NCI funded study “Self-Management to Optimize Survivorship Care and Outcomes in Lung and Colorectal Cancers.” She was formerly the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Acute Care Services at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California with clinical practice oversight and training of over 300 nurses in seven inpatient units, including oncology. Prior to becoming a CNS, she provided direct patient care and served as charge nurse for the oncology/orthopedics unit. She sits on the Research Committee of the California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CACNS) and is a Programs Co-Chair on the board of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. Education 2015, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Master of Science Nursing - Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist 2009, California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2004, Los Angeles Valley College, Associate in Arts - Liberal Arts and Sciences
Maricela Haj, BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse III
Evelyn Leyva, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse III
Jennifer Tee, BSN
Clinical Research Nurse III