Cancer Population Sciences Co-Leaders

Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, comes to UF from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as professor and Harriet J. Werley Endowed Chair for Nursing Research. She joined UF in 2015.

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Diana Wilkie | Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Dr. Wilkie, a member of the Institute of Medicine, has devoted her research program to management of cancer pain and to end-of-life issues. She has been continuously funded since 1986 from numerous organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — totaling more than $37 million. She has authored or co-authored more than 154 scholarly publications and serves as a reviewer on a number of journals, including the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Cancer Nursing and the Journal of Pain.

Her clinical work with cancer patients led to the development of a computer-based pain report system that allows a patient to describe his or her pain and generates a report for the clinician with suggestions for appropriate interventions. Wilkie is leading efforts to establish a Center of Excellence in Palliative Care Research housed within the UF College of Nursing.

Currently, Dr. Wilkie is conducting a randomized clinical trial testing the effects of computerized pain tools on pain control for cancer patients receiving hospice care, a study focused on advanced care planning for African Americans with dementia, and two studies focused on improving outcomes for adults with sickle cell disease. The long-term goal of her research is to help clinicians effectively combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for management of acute, chronic and cancer pain.

Janice L. Krieger, Ph.D.

Dr. Krieger has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles related to her research expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating translational communication interventions in health and science contexts. She serves as a PI and co-I on several large grants funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Janice L. Krieger | Ph.D.

Her research has garnered more than $10 million in grant funding. Dr. Krieger serves on the Editorial Board of Health Communication and the Journal of Health Communication and is chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association.

Dr. Krieger also co-directs the Recruitment Center at the UF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. In this role, she promotes research designed to improve awareness, understanding, and informed decision-making about clinical research participation. Dr. Krieger is also the co-director of the Dissemination Core of the UF Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet), where she provides expertise on the effective use of communication in dissemination science activities. She directs an advanced undergraduate research experience course each semester and teaches a doctoral-level seminar on Translational Communication Science each Spring.