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

    Jill E. Brace-O'Neill, MS, RN-CS, PNP
    Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner


    Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program
    Pediatric Cancer Survivorship

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



    Survivorship, genetic cancer predisposition syndromes and related, solid tumors, international pediatric oncology nursing

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


    My brother is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor and was recieving treatment when I was in college.  I had known nursing was a passion of mine since 8th grade when I became a Candy Striper, but seeing what he went through with his disease and its treatment made me curious to know more about oncology as a field.  The multi-system aspect of oncology always interested me as it seemed to mirror a holistic approach to the whole person as a patient.  The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn, particularly as I witnessed improving leukemia cure rates early on in my career.  I feel very privileged to be able to support and care for our patients and their families in the field of pediatric oncology.


    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, 1999

    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.