Cancer Survivorship Provider Network (CSPN) members will be joined on July 25, 2022 by guest speaker Dr. Michelle Mollica who will discuss survivorship needs for people living with advanced and metastatic cancers. This member education meeting will be held from 12:30pm – 1:30pm PST.
Michelle Mollica, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, serves as senior advisor in the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship. In this role, Dr. Mollica is responsible for developing, supporting, and promoting research efforts focused on cancer survivorship. Dr. Mollica also holds a secondary appointment as a program director in the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB) of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program, where she manages a research portfolio of grants focused on cancer survivorship and healthcare delivery across the lifecourse, from childhood through older adulthood. Dr. Mollica serves as scientific lead for several recent funding opportunity announcements focused on specific aspects of survivorship care.
With an enduring interest in improving care for those impacted by cancer, Michelle explores the intersection of survivorship and healthcare delivery, including the transition into post-treatment survivorship, models of survivorship care, integration of oncology and non-oncology providers in survivorship care, patient experiences, and informal cancer caregiving.
Michelle holds a PhD in Nursing Science, an MPH in Community Health and Health Behavior, and an MSN in Nursing Education. Previously, Michelle was an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow and worked clinically as an oncology nurse.