Carla Hermann, PhD, RN

Carla Hermann, PhD, RN

Carla Hermann, PhD, RN

Carla Hermann, PhD, RN





  • PhD: Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky, 1997
  • MSN, University of Kentucky; Lexington Kentucky, 1986
  • BSN, University of Louisville; Louisville Kentucky, 1984
  • ADN, University of Louisville; Louisville Kentucky, 1981

Recent Publications:

    Hermann, C.P., Keeney, C. E. & Looney, S. W. (2016). A longitudinal perspective of the symptom experience of patients with lung cancer near the end of life. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 18, 100-107.

    Hermann, C.P., Head, B.A., Black, K., & Singleton, K. (2016). Preparing nursing students for interprofessional practice: The interdisciplinary curriculum for oncology palliative care education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32, 62-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.06.001 PMID: 26802593 PMCID: PMC4724378.

    Head, B., Schapmire, T., Earnshaw, L., Faul, A., Hermann, C., Jones, C., … Pfeifer, M. (2016).  Evaluation of an interdisciplinary curriculum: Teaching team-based palliative care integration in oncology. Journal of Cancer Education, 31, 358-65. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0799-yn PMID: 25708910 PMCID: PMC4549232.

      Recent Presentations:

      Hermann, C.P. (2016). Breaking down silos: The impact of an interprofessional curriculum to teach health professions students oncology palliative care. 43rd Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International; Las Vegas, November 7-11, 2015.

      Research Interests:

      Quality of life and spiritual needs of patients near the end of life; education of interprofessional students on palliative and end of life care


      Research Activity:

      Faculty consultant - National Cancer Institute R25 CA203637-01A1. Pfeifer & Head (Co-PIs) 03/14/17–02/28/22, Training in Interprofessional Education for Palliative Care in Oncology. $1,383,452

      Principal Investigator - (2016-2017): Using Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Symptoms and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer.  The goal of this project is to examine the effects of brief cognitive behavioral therapy on anxiety, depression, negative thinking, sleep, and quality of life in family caregivers of patients with advanced lung cancer.

      Co-Investigator - R25 CA148005-01 - (2010-2015): The Development of an Interdisciplinary Oncology Palliative Care Curriculum.  The goal of this project was to develop, implement and evaluate a mandatory, interdisciplinary, palliative oncology curriculum for learners in the health sciences.


      Top 40 Outstanding Alumni,University of Louisville School of Nursing


      Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program; American Association of Colleges of Nursing


      Dean Marcia J. Hern Award in Teaching, University of Louisville School of Nursing


      Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville


      Jewish Hospital Innovation in Nursing Research Award


      Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Louisville School of Nursing


      Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Kentucky


      American Cancer Society Lifesaver Award


      Community Service Award. University of Louisville


      Who’s Who in American Education


      Research Foundation Graduate Assistantship, University of Kentucky


      Professional Nurse Traineeship


      Innovative Teaching Award, Kentucky Nurses Association Nursing Education Cabinet