• Jill E. Brace-O'Neill, MS, RN-CS, PNP

    Jill E. Brace-O'Neill, MS, RN-CS, PNP


    Pediatric/Jimmy Fund Clinic

    Phone: 617-632-5761
    Email: jill_brace-oneill@dfci.harvard.edu


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    I have practiced as a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in survivorship at Dana-Farber since 2000.  I have over 20 years experience caring for pediatric oncology patients, and specializing in the care of solid tumor patients. Previous experience includes working at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX.  Current efforts within this specialty include caring for patients with a genetic predisposition to cancer syndrome, developing a clinic to continue to survey and follow these patients and establishing a fertility service for counseling and education of professionals, patients and families about the immediate and long term fertility effects of current treatment.  My research interests include therapeutic nurse-patient relationships, bridging primary care with pediatric oncology survivorship care, and nursing assessment and outcomes evaluation.


    Education and Training
    Simmons College (BS), 1987
    Simmons College (MSN), 1993
    Texas Children's Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology NP Fellowship, 1994

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ANCC), 1993-current


    • Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses General Research Grant, 2001
    • "Excellence in Nursing Research" Award, Texas Children's Hospital, 1999

    Select Publications

    • Brace O'Neill, J. (Ed.) (2004). Essentials of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: A Core Curriculum. Glenview, IL: AMC Publications.
    • Nelson, AE, Haase, J, Kupst, MJ, Clarke-Steffen, L, Brace O’Neill, J. (2004). Consensus Statements: Interventions to enhance resilience and quality of life in adolescents with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 21(5), 305-307.
    • Brace O’Neill, J. (2005). Surgical Approaches to Childhood Cancer. Pediatric Oncology Nursing. NY: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.