Meagan Whisenant, PhD APRNAssistant Professor

Dr. Whisenant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Research at the Cizik School of Nursing The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Whisenant completed a NINR T32 funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in Cancer, Aging, and End of Life Care at the University of Utah, College of Nursing and a Hawn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Symptom Research.

Her work involves studying the measurement of disease- and treatment-related symptoms in chronic disease, variability in symptom trajectories, and methods for implementing routine symptom monitoring and management in clinical care, including patient-reported outcomes (PRO) instrument development and testing. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to learn about the symptom experience from the patient and family caregiver perspective and consider approaches for monitoring and managing symptoms across the illness trajectory.

Examining Existential Distress in Adolescents with Advanced Cancer (205-3)
UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing
Houston, Texas