Janice Withycombe, PhD MN RN CCRPAssistant Professor

Dr. Withycombe is an assistant professor at Emory University's School of Nursing. Her professional career has been dedicated to working with children with cancer. Her research focuses on physical activity and improved outcomes in children undergoing active cancer therapy. Current research involves the use of metabolomics to explore relationships between oxidative stress, physical activity and patient symptoms.

She supports listening to the child’s voice during treatment and has a multi-year history of working on studies to develop and/or validate pediatric Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measures. This includes expanded validation of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Pediatric PROMIS measures; development and validation of the Pediatric PRO- Common Terminology Criteria of Adverse Events (Pediatric PRO-CTCAE); and other research to enhance the clinical meaning and usefulness of PROs in children with cancer.