Dena Schulman-Green

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Dena Schulman-Green

Associate Professor

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Dena Schulman-Green's additional information

Dena Schulman-Green, PhD, is an associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on the timely integration of palliative care into patient and family management of chronic illness. She designed Managing Cancer Care as an intervention to help women with breast cancer and their family caregivers to manage cancer collaboratively with clinicians. Schulman-Green is well known for her role in developing the Self- and Family Management Framework to guide research on patient and family management of chronic illness. Other research interests include addressing health disparities in palliative care, use of telehealth in palliative care, and tailoring research methods for vulnerable populations. Schulman-Green consults on qualitative and mixed methods research studies nationally. Her work has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes of Health, the National Palliative Care Research Center, and the Palliative Care Research Cooperative, among others. invested in mentorship and leadership development, Schulman-Green supervises PhD and postdoctoral research trainees. 

Prior to joining NYU Meyers, Schulman-Green conducted research and taught and advised in the PhD and DNP programs at Yale School of Nursing for 18 years. She was also faculty for Yale School of Medicine’s Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Interprofessional Palliative Care Education programs. She was instrumental in developing palliative care research and providing qualitative and mixed methods research support university wide.  

Schulman-Green received a PhD and an MS in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an MA and EdM in counseling psychology from Columbia University, and a BA in psychology and religion from Boston University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in breast cancer and palliative care at Yale School of Nursing through a US Army Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Training Grant under the mentorship of Drs. Ruth McCorkle and Elizabeth Bradley.

PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
MS, University of Massachusetts Boston
EdM, Columbia University, Teachers College
MA, Columbia University, Teachers College
BA, Boston University

Palliative care
Chronic disease
Gerontology
Global

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Gerontological Society of America
American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Faculty Honors Awards

Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society (2019)
Annie W. Goodrich Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Nursing (2017)
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Poster Award (2017)
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Poster Award (2016)
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Poster Award (2010)
Center for Disease Control Success Story Award (2010)
Ellison Medical Foundation Aging New Scholar Award Nominee, University of Massachusetts Boston (2006)
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Research Award (2004)
Inducted into Sigma Phi Omega, Gerontology Honor Society (1999)
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education/AARP Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology (1998)
Columbia University General Scholarship Award (1993)
Inducted into Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society (1992)

Publications

Adapting a palliative care-focused cancer self- and family management intervention for use in Israel

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A Descriptive Survey Study of Patient Needs and Preferences for Cancer Pain Self-Management Support

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Domains of delirium severity in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

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Improving Breast Cancer Family Caregivers’ Palliative Care Literacy: A Pilot Randomized Trial

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Self-Efficacy Survey Study of Pain Self-Management in Patients with Cancer

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Exploring Cancer Pain Self-Management Needs and Preferences: A Meta-Ethnography

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Family Caregiver Support of Patient Self-Management During Chronic, Life-Limiting Illness: A Qualitative Metasynthesis

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Incarceration and Cancer-Related Outcomes (ICRO) study protocol: Using a mixed-methods approach to investigate the role of incarceration on cancer incidence, mortality and quality of care

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Pediatric Patients' and Parents' Perspectives of Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy in Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

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Use of the self- and family management framework and implications for further development

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