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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, C.A., Ramesar, S., Reich, R.R., Paterson, C., Moscoso, M., & Carranza, I. A Pilot Study Examining the Feasibility of the MBSR(BC) Home Based approach via an iPad. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 20(5) : A93, 2014.
  • Reich RR, Lengacher CA, Kip KE, Shivers SC, Schell MJ, Shelton MM, Widen RH, Newton C, Barta MK, Paterson CL, Farias JR, Cox CE, Klein TW. Baseline Immune Biomarkers as Predictors of MBSR(BC) Treatment Success in Off-Treatment Breast Cancer Patients. Biological research for nursing. 16: 1-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24477514
  • 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. 37(2) : 185-95, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23184061
  • Lengacher CA, Reich RR, Kip KE, Barta M, Ramesar S, Paterson CL, Moscoso MS, Carranza I, Budhrani PH, Kim SJ, Park HY, Jacobsen PB, Schell MJ, Jim HS, Post-White J, Farias JR, Park JY. Influence of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Telomerase Activity in Women With Breast Cancer (BC). Biological research for nursing. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24486564
  • Lengacher, C.A., Reich, R. A Randomized Trial, Examining the Cost-effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer Survivors (MBSR (BC)). Psycho-oncology. , 2014.
  • Lengacher, C.A., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Carranza, I., Moscoso, M. Design and Delivery of a Home Based MBSR (BC) program for Breast Cancer Survivors via an Innovative iPad Approach. Psycho-oncology. , 2014.
  • Lengacher, C.A. Reich, R., Ramesar, S., Jim, H., Paterson, C., Budhrani, P., Farias, J., Park, J., Carranza, I., Kip, K.E. Improvements in Subjective and Objective Sleep Quality due to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer Survivors. Psycho-oncology. 23: 116-116, 2014.
  • Lengacher, C.A., Reich, R., Kip, K.E., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Farias, J., Carranza, I., Shelton, M., Budhrani, P., Post-White, J., Park, J. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer Survivors (MBSR (BC)) and Telomerase Activity. Psycho-oncology. , 2014.
  • 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, 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
  • 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, 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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) : 811-21, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12949594
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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) : 83-7, 1997. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9155343

Grants

  • EFFICACY OF MBSR TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AMONG BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 627816, 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2020 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)
  • 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)