Informatics Research Seminar: eHealth Interventions for Cancer Survivors

November 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Presented from Duke University


eHealth interventions encompass a range of programs and services that have been developed and implemented since the late 1990s.This presentation will provide an overview of the type of interventions that have been used in the cancer setting and discuss the development of 2 applications: 1) a website for parents of children undergoing bone marrow transplant and 2) a smartphone application to increase physical activity in colon cancer survivors.


Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has consulted with organizations on issues to improve cancer care and has over 30 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. Dr. Mayer is past president of the Oncology Nursing Society, was a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (a Presidential appointment) and Board of Scientific Advisors. She is the Editor for the Oncology Nursing Society’s Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON). She was co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Dr. Mayer has published over 80 articles and lectures internationally on oncology and oncology nursing issues. She has a clinical practice working with breast cancer survivors. Her program of research focuses on cancer survivorship issues and eHealth interventions to address them.