Faculty & Staff

Mary Cooley, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing


Areas of Expertise

Cancer Symptom Management, Smoking Cessation Interventions , Internet-Based Decision Support Interventions


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Cooley has conducted multiple studies on smoking behaviors and lifestyle change in adults with cancer and in symptom management for individuals with a cancer diagnosis. Currently, she is funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to explore patient and clinician perspectives about decision support to enhance symptom and quality of life management during treatment for cancer and by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation for a Lifestyle Intervention after surgery for lung cancer. Dr. Cooley is a Nurse Scientist at the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, DFCI and holds a joint appointment with the CNHS.

Teaching Expertise

Context of Cancer Nursing Care, Scientific Basis for Cancer Nursing Research