Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, P.h.D., ANP-BC, AOCNP®, F.A.A.N.

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, P.h.D., ANP-BC, AOCNP®, F.A.A.N. Headshot

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP®, FAAN, is an experienced oncology nurse practitioner, author, and speaker. As a leading advocate for quality cancer care, Dr. Sheldon is sought as an expert on cancer trends, oncology nursing, education and research, and patients psychosocial issues in cancer care. She collaborates with professional organizations, patient advocates, researchers and policy makers to elevate cancer care and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Sheldon has served as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Oncology Nursing Society, Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and as a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Nationally, Dr. Sheldon has served the National Academies National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF), cochairing NCPF Workshops on topics such as navigation, survivorship, the cancer workforce, and adverse events of cancer treatment. She continues to practice as an oncology nurse practitioner which she believes provides a humbling space to examine the impact of cancer on patients and their families. A frequent guest for interviews, articles, presentations and podcasts, Dr. Sheldon is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).