Meet Advisory Board Member Susan Rawl
Sue’s research has focused on cancer screening, prevention, early detection as well as quality of life in cancer patients and people living with an ostomy. She and her team develop and test the impact of computer-tailored, patient-centered interventions to increase cancer screening among people at increased risk, including those with limited resources, low literacy levels, and minority populations. Without strong partnerships with community members who provide expert guidance and advice, serving as valuable members of her research teams her work would not be possible. The National Cancer Institute, the National Institute for Nursing Research, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the American Cancer Society have funded her work. She has also collaborated on several studies testing nurse-led interventions to improve symptom management and quality of life for cancer patients undergoing treatment and their caregivers.
Sue is actively involved in professional organizations and serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society’s Lakeshore Division. She also is the Immediate Past President of the Midwest Nursing Research Society and has served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the American Cancer Society. For her research contributions, Sue has been named as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behaviors and the American Academy of Nursing.
Married to her husband Ben for 37 years, Sue has two adult children who are both married, an amazing new grandson (the new love of her life) and a wonderful dog named Cooper.
CHeP is thankful to have Sue on board!