Ijeoma Eche, PhD FNP-BC AOCNP BMTCN® CPHON®Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Ijeoma Julie Eche is a U54 post-doctoral research fellow sponsored jointly by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the University of Massachusetts–Boston. Clinically, she has expertise in pediatric and adult oncology both as a nurse clinician and an advanced practice provider for over 15 years. Dr. Eche holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Regis College, a master’s degree in nursing with specialization in family nurse practitioner, and doctoral degree with a focus on population health, the latter two from the University of Massachusetts–Boston. Her doctoral work examined the relationship between parental uncertainty and health-related quality of life in children newly diagnosed with cancer and how this relationship may influence parental anxiety and depression. The findings from this work highlighted the need for early targeted parental psychosocial interventions. Dr. Eche's research interest is to improve parental psychosocial outcomes in the context of childhood cancer with a focus on minoritized populations. Her current research project focuses on examining the relation between concrete material hardship and parental distress in children with advanced cancer.