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Carla P. Hermann, PhD, RN

Carla P. Hermann, PhD, RN

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  • Director of PhD Program
  • Professor

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  • (502) 852-8397

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Grants Received:

September 2010 to August 2015 - National Institutes of Health; National Cancer Institute, “The Development of an Interdisciplinary Oncology Palliative Care Curriculum” Investigators: M, Pfeifer, M.D. (PI);Co-Investigators: C. Hermann, Ph.D., R.N.;A. Holthouser, M.D.; A. Shaw, M.D.; A, Faul. Ph.D.; B. Head, Ph.D.,R.N.,R. Greenberg, Ph.D.; F. Woggon, Ph.D., M.Div. Amount awarded: $1,518,092

November 2008 to November 2012 - Commonwealth of Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program; Investigator Initiated Research Grant, "Aggressive Symptom Management in Lung Cancer Patients Using a Telehealth Monitoring Device"  Investigators: M. Pfeifer, M.D. (PI); G. Klecker, M.D. (co-I), C. Hermann, Ph.D., R.N. (co-I); Amount awarded: $149,540

September 2009-September 2010 - Oncology Nursing Society and sanofi-aventis U.S., Ensuring Cancer Care Tomorrow by Developing Nurses Today Grant, C. Hermann, Ph.D., R.N., $ B. Head, Ph.D., R.N.

June 2005 to May 2006 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cancer as a Chronic Disease Program" Investigators: Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. (PI), Jamie Studts, Ph.D. (co-I), Susan Muldoon, Ph.D. (co-I), Becky Antle, Ph.D. (co-I), Carla Hermann, Ph.D., R.N. (co-I), Stacy Deck Shade, M.S.S.W. (co-I)

Recent Publications:

Head, B.A., Schapmire,T.J., Keeney, C.E., Deck, S.M., Studts, J.L., Hermann, C.P.,, Scharfenberger, J.A., & Pfeifer, M.P. (2012). Use of the distress thermometer to discern clinically relevant quality of life differences in women with breast cancer.Quality of Life Research,21, 215-223.

Keeney, C.E., Hermann, C.P., Head, B.A, Schapmire, T.J., Scharfenberger.  (2012).  Kentucky's efforts to reduce the burden of lung cancer: Are we making progress?  Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 110(1), 10-16.

Hermann, C. P. & Looney, S. (2011). Determinants of quality of life in patients near the end of life: A longitudinal perspective. Oncology Nursing Forum.

Bays, C.L. & Hermann, C.P. (2010). An evidence-based practice primer for infusion nurses. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 33, 220-225
Hermann, C.P., Conner, A.L., & Mundt, M.H. (2008). Enhancing cancer nursing education through school of nursing partnerships: The cancer nursing faculty fellows program. Journal of Nursing Education, 47, 275-278.

Keeney, C.E., Scharfenberger, J.A., O’Brien, J.G., Looney, S., Pfeifer, M.P., & Hermann, C.P. (2008). Initiating and sustaining a standardized pain management program in long-term care facilities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9, 347-353.

Hermann, C. (2007). The degree to which spiritual needs of patients near the end of life are met. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34, 70-78.

Recent Presentations:

“Anxiety and Depression in Patients Near the End of Life: A Longitudinal Perspective”. C. Hermann & S. Looney. Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 26th Annual Conference; February 2012; New Orleans, LA.

“Health Seeking Behaviors in Lung Cancer”. L. Carter-Harris & C. Hermann. Poster presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 26th Annual Conference; February 2012; New Orleans, LA.

"Developing an Interdisciplinary Oncology Palliative Care Curriculum", C. Hermann, K. Black, K. Singleton, and the iCOPE Council; Poster presentation at the AACN 2011 Baccalaureate Conference; November 2011; St. Louis, MO.

"Palliative Nursing Care".  C. Hermann.  Podium presentation at ELNEC Core Train-the Trainer conference; November, 2011; Louisville, KY

“Responding to Spiritual Concerns in Palliative Care”. C. Hermann, B. Head & K. Kelly. Accepted for podium presentation at the 36th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress; April 2011; Boston, MA.

"End of Life Care through Interdisciplinary Education".  C. Hermann & C. Keeney.  Podium presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society 25th Annual Conference; February 2011; Jacksonville, FL.

“Optimal Way in which to Examine Distress in Hospitalized Cancer Patients.” Poster presented at the 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research; February 2011. L. Mitchell & C. Hermann.

“A Longitudinal Perspective of the Symptom Experience of Patients Near the End of Life”. C. Hermann & S. Looney. Podium presentation at the 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research; February 2011; Los Angeles, CA.

“Palliative Care Nursing: Module 8 of the EPEC Curriculum.” Invited presentation at the James Grahama Brown Cancer Center. December 2010; Louisville, KY.

“Exploring End-of-Life Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Certification Among Oncology and Palliative Care Nurses.” Poster Presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Advanced Practice Nursing Conference; November 2010; Orlando, FL.

“Understanding Patient and Caregiver Stress.” Invited podium presentation October 2010 at the 33rd Annual Oncology Symposium at Baptist Hospital East; Louisville, KY.

“Palliative Care Nursing: Module 8 of the EPEC Curriculum.” Invited presentation at the James Grahama Brown Cancer Center. October 2010; Louisville, KY.

“Research vs. Evidence-based practice: You mean there’s a difference?” Presented October 2009 for Research Louisville Symposium; Keynote speaker; Louisville, KY.

“Research vs. Evidence-based practice: You mean there’s a difference?” Presented April 2009 for 2nd Nursing Research and Evidence-based practice symposium at Baptist Hospital East; Keynote speaker; Louisville, KY.

“Spirituality: What is it? How can it help?” Presented March 2009 at Jewish Hospital Medical Center East Cancer Support group.

“Averting catastrophe: Measuring exhaled carbon dioxide to accurately identify endotracheal tube placement”. Poster presented October 2008 at the Kentucky Nurses’ Association 2008 convention; Louisville, KY. D. Day & C. Hermann.

“Usefulness of internet cancer support groups: An integrative review”. Poster presented October 2008 at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center 7th Annual Retreat; Louisville, KY. S. Stanifer & C. Hermann.

“Usefulness of internet cancer support groups: An integrative review”. Poster presented October 2008 at the Lucille Markey Cancer Center Research Symposium; Lexington, KY. S. Stanifer & C. Hermann.

“The usefulness of spirituality in coping with breast cancer.” Presented September 2008 to breast cancer support group; Jewish/Ss. Mary & Elizabeth Healthcare; September 2008.

“Communicating With Your Health Care Professional”. Invited speaker to Cancer Support Group sponsored by Jewish Hospital and Ss. Mary and Elizabeth Health Care; March 2008, Louisville, KY.

“The Contribution of Spirituality to Quality of Life.”  Invited speaker to the 30th annual Topics in Medical Oncology Symposium sponsored by Baptist Hospital East; October 2007; Louisville, KY.

“Educating Multidisciplinary Practitioners on End-of-Life Care: The Effectiveness of the EPEC Curriculum.” Poster; Presented October 2007 at Research Louisville. C. Hermann, C. Keeney, M. Pfeifer, & J. Scharfenberger.


Educational Background

  • PhD - University of Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Louisville

Teaching Areas

  • Adult Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Quality of life at end of life

Research Interests

  • Quality of life at end of life
  • Quality of life for lung cancer patients
  • Spirituality and quality of life

Professional Activities

  • 2011-present: Friend for Life Cancer Support Network-Board Member
  • 2009-present: Kentucky/Southern Indiana Lung Cancer Alliance-founding member
  • 2006-present: American Cancer Society, National
  • 1992-present: Oncology Nursing Society, Vice President, 1992-1994; Director-at-Large, 1994-1996; President-Elect, 1996-1997; President, 1997-1999; Research Committee, 1994-1999

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program; American Association of Colleges in Nursing, 2010
  • Dean Marcia J. Hern Award in Teaching, 2010
  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorite Award, 2009
  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorite Award, 2008
  • Jewish Hospital Innovation in Nursing Research Award, 2001
  • University of Louisville School of Nursing Research Facilitation Award, 2000
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Awarded by the 1998 Graduating Seniors: University of Louisville School of Nursing
  • University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1997
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Awarded by the 1996 graduating seniors; University of Louisville, School of Nursing
  • American Cancer Society Lifesaver Award, 1994

Professional Memberships

  • 1991-present: Oncology Nursing Society, National and Greater Louisville Chapter
  • 1986-present: Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Zeta Chapter-Charter Member
  • 2002-present: AIDS Education Coalition, Inc.
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