Micah Skeens, PhD PNP RN Principle Investigator

Dr. Skeens has been a pediatric oncology nurse for over 20 years, much of that career has been spent caring for children and families undergoing bone marrow transplant. She is currently a Principal Investigator and Nurse Scientist at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She continues to practice clinically as a nurse practitioner with the Embryonal Tumor Team. Dr. Skeens completed her master’s degree and advanced practice degree from Wright State University in 2003 and her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2018. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at NCH in the Center of Biobehavioral Health.

Dr. Skeens’ federally-funded program of research is focused on digital health innovations to improve outcomes of bone marrow transplant patients and children with cancer with an emphasis on adherence and alleviating symptom burden. As PI, she has received numerous grants from national foundations and currently has a K99/R00 to develop and evaluate an app to improve adherence to immunosuppressants following pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant. She serves in multiple leadership positions in national organizations and has received several awards from the Children’s Oncology Group for her dedicated service.