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PhD, University of Utah College of Nursing, 2013
MS, University of Maryland School of Nursing, 2002
BSN, University of Virginia School of Nursing, 1996
The majority of Virginia's nursing career has been focused in adult oncology palliative care. She has practiced clinically as a medical oncology staff nurse and palliative care nurse practitioner, and since 2004 has been involved with global palliative care and cancer control efforts (primarily in India and Nepal).
Her research aims to optimize safe and effective cancer pain management. Virginia is interested in exploring this issue in both domestic and international contexts, and particularly for vulnerable and underserved populations who are coping with advanced stage cancer. Her research draws upon principles and theories of community based participatory research, implementation science, ethnography/medical anthropology, and utilizes a Social Ecological Model as a primary conceptual framework.
Fulbright Fellow (India), 2011-2012
Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), 2011
American Cancer Society (ACS) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2009-2013