Sandra Mitchell Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Sandra Mitchell Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

October 2015
MASCC member Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, was one of nine members of the Oncology Nursing Society who were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in October, 2015. The induction took place at the Academy’s annual policy conference in Washington DC.

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the Oncology Nursing Society, praised the inductees for their contributions to improving care delivery and outcomes for individuals with cancer and their families. Fellows are selected on the basis of their leadership contributions to nursing and healthcare, in particular the extent to which their careers have influenced health policy, as well as the health and wellbeing of patients.

Sandra Mitchell is a research scientist in the Outcomes Research Branch at the US National Cancer Institute.

Her areas of research include measurement of symptom burden, physical function, fatigue, and comorbidity across the cancer continuum. She has extensive experience in the analysis and interpretation of patient-generated health outcomes data. She is the Science Officer for the development and testing of the National Cancer Institute’s Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE), the subject of a recent article in JAMA Oncology, of which she is co-author. Sandra is a member of three MASCC Study Groups: Fatigue, Geriatrics, and Rehabilitation, Survivorship, and Quality of Life.