Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, AOCNP, Dr. Sheldon is a teacher, scientist, nurse practitioner, and author driven to improve health and cancer care and reduce health disparities through international collaborations, translational research and nursing education. With internal and extramural funding, she has developed a program of research focused on understanding the impact of psychosocial communication on cancer care outcomes. Her postdoctoral and doctoral research focused on linking psychosocial communication between providers and patients to link this communication with outcomes in cancer care. Dr. Sheldon works as an Associate professor at UMass Boston, an Associate Member at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and consultant and volunteer for international organizations such as ASCO’s International Cancer Corps, the Middle East Cancer Consortium, Health Volunteers Overseas, and the Honduran Mission Team to develop collaborations to improve health and education in countries around the globe. Dr. Sheldon presents locally, nationally and internationally on psychosocial communication in cancer and palliative care, and nursing leadership to improve cancer care outcomes globally. The author of numerous articles, chapters and books, she currently serves as the Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.