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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Cecile Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAAN

CecileLengacher
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
  • College Of Nursing
  • BS-PhD Program Director, College of Nursing, University of South Florida
  • Faculty member, Health Outcomes and Behavioral Program, Breast Cancer Clinical Program and Population Sciences Division, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute

Education

  • PHD, Marquette University, 1978
  • MSN, Medical Surgical Nursing Education, Marquette University, 1971
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1964

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Cancer Biology
  • Other

Research Interests

  • Current NIH funded research:
  • "MBSR Breast Cancer Symptom Cluster Trial" National Cancer Institute: R01, PA -07-070 Grant 1 R01 CA131080-01A2 Principal Investigator: Cecile A. Lengacher, Co-investigators: K. Kip, T. Klein, P. Jacobsen, V. Mallard-Johnson, M. Schell, R. Widen. Funded February 1, 2009 -2014 for $ 2,569,821.

Awards/Honors

  • “Best Research Poster Award” (American Psychosocial Oncology Research Society, - 2012)
  • “Best Poster Award” (Oncology Nursing Society - 2012)
  • Fellow (American Academy of Nursing - 2011)
  • “Long term Mentorship Award for 2010 BS-PhD Students” (Southern Nursing Research Society - 2010)
  • "Best Research Posters Award" (American Psychosocial Oncology Research Society - 2010)
  • USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award (University of South Florida - 2010)
  • Great 100 Nurses Award (Florida Nurses Association - 2009)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award (University of Wisconsin School of Nursing - 2009)
  • Health Research Award Poster Winner (National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health - 2008)
  • Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teaching Award (University of South Florida - 2001)
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (American Academy of Nursing - 2001)
  • Outstanding Teaching Incentive Program Award (University of South Florida - 1998)
  • Presidential USA Scholars Program (University of South Florida - 1997)
  • Excellence in Research Award (Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Beta Chapter - 1995)
  • President's Award (Florida League for Nursing - 1992)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Gamma Chapter (Marquette University - 1984)
  • Phi Delta Kappa (Marquette University - 1983)
  • Graduate Fellowship (Marquette University - 1981)
  • Nurse Traineeship (Marquette University - 1969)
  • Nursing Scholarship (Veterans Association - 1960)
  • University of Wisconsin Scholarship Awards (University of Wisconsin - 1960)

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nursing (Fellow, 2011 - Present)
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • International Network of Doctoral Programs in Nursing (Member, reviewer, 2005 - Present)
  • American Academy of Nursing (Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2001 - Present)
  • Psychoneuroimmunology Society (Member, 2000 - Present)
  • Oncology Nursing Society (Member, Coordinator, Reviewer, 1997 - Present)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society (Member, 1989 - Present)
  • Florida Nurses Association (Member, 1985 - Present)
  • National League for Nursing (Member, Councils, 1984 - Present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Member, 1984 - Present)
  • American Nurses Association (Member, 1964 - Present)
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (Member, 1989 - 2007)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (Program Evaluator, 1997 - 2003)
  • Florida Nurses Association, District # 20 (President/Vice President, 1985 - 1990)
  • Wisconsin League for Nursing (Chairperson of Scholarship Committee, 1980 - 1984)
  • Wisconsin Nurses' Association (Member, Various Leadership Positions, 1965 - 1984)

Selected Publications

  • Lengacher, CA.Bennett, MP.Kipp, KE.Berarducci, A.Cox, CE. Design and testing of the use of a complementary and alternative therapies survey in women with breast cancer. Oncology nursing forum. 30(5) : 811-21http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12949594
  • VanCott, ML.Lengacher, CA.Heinemann, D.Mabe, P.Swymer, S.Bistritz, D. The use of focus groups to assist in the design and implementation of a new nursing practice model. Journal of nursing staff development : JNSD. 13(2) : 83-7http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9155343
  • Lengacher, CA.Kip, KE.Post-White, J.Fitzgerald, S.Newton, C.Barta, M.Jacobsen, PB.Shelton, MM.Moscoso, M.Johnson-Mallard, V.Harris, E.Loftus, L.Cox, C.Le, N.Goodman, M.Djeu, J.Widen, RH.Bercu, BB.Klein, TW. Lymphocyte recovery after breast cancer treatment and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Biological research for nursing. 15(1) : 37-47, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22084404
  • Kip, KE.Sullivan, KL.Lengacher, CA.Rosenzweig, L.Hernandez, DF.Kadel, R.Kozel, FA.Shuman, A.Girling, SA.Hardwick, MJ.Diamond, DM. Brief treatment of co-occurring post-traumatic stress and depressive symptoms by use of accelerated resolution therapy(®). Frontiers in psychiatry. 4: 11, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23482431
  • Lengacher, CA.Shelton, MM.Reich, RR.Barta, MK.Johnson-Mallard, V.Moscoso, MS.Paterson, C.Ramesar, S.Budhrani, P.Carranza, I.Lucas, J.Jacobsen, PB.Goodman, MJ.Kip, KE. Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR(BC)) in breast cancer: evaluating fear of recurrence (FOR) as a mediator of psychological and physical symptoms in a randomized control trial (RCT). Journal of behavioral medicine. , 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23184061
  • Lengacher, CA.Reich, RR.Post-White, J.Moscoso, M.Shelton, MM.Barta, M.Le, N.Budhrani, P. Mindfulness based stress reduction in post-treatment breast cancer patients: an examination of symptoms and symptom clusters. Journal of behavioral medicine. 35(1) : 86-94, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21506018
  • Lengacher, CA.Kip, KE.Barta, M.Post-White, J.Jacobsen, PB.Groer, M.Lehman, B.Moscoso, MS.Kadel, R.Le, N.Loftus, L.Stevens, CA.Malafa, MP.Shelton, MM. A pilot study evaluating the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on psychological status, physical status, salivary cortisol, and interleukin-6 among advanced-stage cancer patients and their caregivers. Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 30(3) : 170-85, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22442202
  • Lengacher, CA.Johnson-Mallard, V.Barta, M.Fitzgerald, S.Moscoso, MS.Post-White, J.Jacobsen, PB.Molinari Shelton, M.Le, N.Budhrani, P.Goodman, M.Kip, KE. Feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for early-stage breast cancer survivors. Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 29(2) : 107-17, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21041554
  • Lengacher, CA.Johnson-Mallard, V.Post-White, J.Moscoso, MS.Jacobsen, PB.Klein, TW.Widen, RH.Fitzgerald, SG.Shelton, MM.Barta, M.Goodman, M.Cox, CE.Kip, KE. Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for survivors of breast cancer. Psycho-oncology. 18(12) : 1261-72, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19235193
  • Bennett, MP.Lengacher, C. Humor and Laughter May Influence Health IV. Humor and Immune Function. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 6(2) : 159-64, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18955287
  • Yang, CY.Lengacher, CA.Beckstead, JW.Shiau, S. The Women's Role Strain Inventory: a Chinese translation and psychometric analyses for Taiwanese women. International journal of nursing studies. 45(1) : 85-94, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17010349
  • Beckstead, JW.Yang, CY.Lengacher, CA. Assessing cross-cultural validity of scales: a methodological review and illustrative example. International journal of nursing studies. 45(1) : 110-9, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17081547
  • Bennett, MP.Lengacher, C. Humor and Laughter May Influence Health: III. Laughter and Health Outcomes. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 5(1) : 37-40, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18317546
  • Lengacher, CA.Bennett, MP.Gonzalez, L.Gilvary, D.Cox, CE.Cantor, A.Jacobsen, PB.Yang, C.Djeu, J. Immune responses to guided imagery during breast cancer treatment. Biological research for nursing. 9(3) : 205-14, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18077773
  • Gonzalez, LO.Lengacher, CA. Coping with breast cancer: a qualitative analysis of reflective journals. Issues in mental health nursing. 28(5) : 489-510, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17613149
  • Johnson-Mallard, V.Lengacher, CA.Kromrey, JD.Campbell, DW.Jevitt, CM.Daley, E.Schmitt, K. Increasing knowledge of sexually transmitted infection risk. The Nurse practitioner. 32(2) : 26-32, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17264791
  • Bennett, MP.Lengacher, CA. Humor and laughter may influence health. I. History and background. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 3(1) : 61-3, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16550224
  • Lengacher, CA.Bennett, MP.Kip, KE.Gonzalez, L.Jacobsen, P.Cox, CE. Relief of symptoms, side effects, and psychological distress through use of complementary and alternative medicine in women with breast cancer. Oncology nursing forum. 33(1) : 97-104, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16470237
  • Lengacher, CA.Gonzalez, LL.Giuliano, R.Bennett, MP.Cox, CE.Reintgen, DS. The process of clinical trials: a model for successful clinical trial participation. Oncology nursing forum. 28(7) : 1115-20, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11517845
  • Moody, LE.Voss, A.Lengacher, CA. Assessing abuse among the elderly living in public housing. Journal of nursing measurement. 8(1) : 61-70, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11026166
  • Berarducci, A.Burns, PA.Lengacher, CA.Sellers, E. Health-promoting educational practices related to osteoporosis. Applied nursing research : ANR. 13(4) : 173-80, 2000. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11078782
  • Gonzalez, LO.Webb, MS.Lowry, LW.Lengacher, CA. Baccalaureate nursing education and home health: a collaborative alliance. NursingConnections. 12(1) : 35-48, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10401400
  • Page, P.Lengacher, C.Holsonback, C.Himmelgreen, D.Pappalardo, LJ.Lipana, MJ.Lein, K. Quality of care-risk adjustment outcomes model: testing the effects of a community-based educational self-management program for children with asthma. NursingConnections. 12(3) : 47-58, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10788904
  • Lengacher, CA.Mabe, PR.Heinemann, D.VanCott, ML.Kent, K.Swymer, S. Collaboration in research: testing the PIPC model on clinical and nonclinical outcomes. NursingConnections. 10(1) : 17-30, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9171689
  • Lengacher, CA. A reliability and validity study of the Women's Role Strain Inventory. Journal of nursing measurement. 5(2) : 139-50, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9538586

Grants

  • SEXUAL DISTRESS AND BODY IMAGE DISTRESS IN YOUNGER BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. FELLOWSHIP - CARLY PATERSON (Order Total: 38611, 1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM - 1/17/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • SEXUAL DISTRESS AND BODY IMAGE DISTRESS IN YOUNGER BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. FELLOWSHIP - CARLY PATERSON (Order Total: 444, 1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM - 1/17/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • SEXUAL DISTRESS AND BODY IMAGE DISTRESS IN YOUNGER BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. FELLOWSHIP - CARLY PATERSON (Order Total: 38611, 1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM - 1/17/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 205782, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 233843, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 43786, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 490195, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH FEAR OF BREAST CANCER RECURRENCE AMONG SURVIVORS (Order Total: 5000, 6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • QUALITY OF LIFE/SEXUALITY IN WOMEN WITH HEREDITARY BREAST OVARIAN SYNDROME (SCHOLARSHIP TOLLIN) (Order Total: 15000, 8/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 22054, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 475453, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 84426, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 141126, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 502328, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 50395, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM)
  • QUALITY OF LIFE/SEXUALITY IN WOMEN WITH HEREDITARY BREAST OVARIAN SYNDROME (SCHOLARSHIP TOLLIN) (Order Total: 15000, 8/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR SYMPTOM CLUSTER TRIAL FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 436451, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM - 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)
  • NURSE MANAGER (NM) EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI) AS A PREDICATOR TO REGISTERED NURSE (RN) JOB SATISFACTION AND PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT SATISFICATION (PES) AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO PATIENT, NURSING, AND HOSPITAL OUTCOMES (Order Total: 8000, 6/30/2008 12:00:00 AM - 6/29/2009 12:00:00 AM)
  • EFFECTS OF MBSR IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER RECOVERY (Order Total: 110200, 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM - 2/29/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • EFFECTS OF MBSR IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER RECOVERY (Order Total: 23555, 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM - 2/29/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • EFFECTS OF MBSR IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER RECOVERY (Order Total: 165300, 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM - 2/29/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • MBSR IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER RECOVERY, A PILOT STUDY (Order Total: 10000, 9/15/2004 12:00:00 AM - 9/15/2006 12:00:00 AM)
  • SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS/AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN (FELLOWSHIP FOR VERSIE M. JOHNSON-MALLARD) (Order Total: 26984, 9/1/2004 12:00:00 AM - 8/31/2005 12:00:00 AM)