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Janet H. Van Cleave,

Assistant Professor
433 First Ave Room 408
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 2010, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, 2008, Yale University
MSN, 1995, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, 1994, University of Pennsylvania
Diploma of Nursing, 1983, St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing
MBA, 1978, University of Kansas
BA, 1976, Kansas State University
Professional Overview 
Dr. Van Cleave’s career goal is to improve the care of patients with cancer in New York City. My program of research addresses the complexity of care required by this population as they transition across health care settings and providers. I am building on my current and previous work by conducting studies to identify intervention targets that will improve the value of care delivered to underserved, vulnerable patients at both the beginning and the end of the cancer disease trajectory.
Honors and Awards 
2010, Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program
2010, American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference Fellowship, New Orleans, LA
2009, John A. Harford Foundation Policy Leadership Institute
Oncology Nursing Society/American Cancer Society Doctoral Student Scholarship to attend 8th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research
2004, Oncology Nursing Society Special Interest Group Newsletter Editor: Best Article
2004, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Outstanding Colleague
2002, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Nominee, Clinical Excellence Award
2000, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Unit Recognition Award for Special Clinics
1994, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Professional Scholarship
1994 University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Graduate
1994, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Joan Ethel Huebner Award for High GPA
1994, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau
RN, New York
NP, Acute Care Certification, New York State
Professional Membership 
Academy Health
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
Gerontological Society of America
Oncology Nursing Society
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Service

Van Cleave, J.H., Egleston, B.L., Bourbonniere, M., & McCorkle, R. (2011). Combining extant datasets with differing outcome measures across studies of older adults after cancer surgery. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4, 36-46. 10.3928/19404921-20101201-02, PMCID: PMC3263316.
Van Cleave, J.H., Egleston, B.L., & McCorkle, R. (2011). Factors affecting recovery of functional status in older adults after cancer surgery. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59, 34-43. 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03210.x, PMCID: PMC3176326.
Naylor, M.D., & Van Cleave, J. (2010). The transitional care model for older adults. In Meleis, A.I. (Ed.), Transitions theory: Middle range and situation specific theories in nursing research and practice, (pp. 459-465). New York: Springer.
The 2009-2013 Oncology Nursing Society Research Agenda Team (Berger, A.M., Cochrane, B., Mitchell, S.A., Barsevick, A., Bender, C.M., Duggerby, W.D., Friese, C.R., Knobf, M.T., LoBiondo-Wood, G., Mayer, D.K., McMillan, S.C., Menon, U., Northouse, L.L., Schumacher, K.L., Biedrzycki, B., Van Cleave, J., Riddick-Taylor, K., Eaton, L., & Mallory, G.) (2009). The 2009-2013 research agenda for oncology nursing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 36, E274-E282. 10.1188/09.ONF.E274-E282, PMCID: PMC2844780.
Bourbonniere, M., & Van Cleave, J.H. (2006). Cancer care in nursing homes. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 22, 51-57. 10.1016/j.soncn.2005.10.007.
Van Cleave, J., Devine, P., & Odom-Ball, P. (1999). Multidisciplinary care of hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Practice, 7, 302-308. 10.1046/j.1523-5394.1999.76007.x.