• Meghan L. Underhill, PhD, RN

     
    Meghan L. Underhill, PhD, RN
     
    Clinical Inquiry Specialist
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


    Email: meghan_underhill@dfci.harvard.edu

     
     

    Research Department

    Phyllis F. Cantor Center


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

    Biography

    I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow through the University of Massachusetts Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute U54 Partnership in Cancer and Health Disparities. My developing program of research focuses on the lived experience of persons and families at high risk for hereditary cancer and my dissertation research explored this experience in healthy women with hereditary breast cancer risk. I am continuing my work on developing this research to further understand and improve the process of experiencing hereditary cancer risk and making health related decisions within the context of this risk. Additionally, I work within the Science and Practice Aligned within Nursing initiative as a Clinical Inquiry Specialist focused on improving patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research initiatives. I am a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Kappa Chapter.

    Background

    Education and Training
    University at Buffalo (BSN), 2005
    University at Buffallo, PhD, 2011

    Certification
    ANCC, 2008