Stephanie Gilbertson White, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor
Director, PhD Program

Dr. Stephanie Gilbertson White is an Associate Professor with tenure in Nursing with a program of research in cancer symptom science. Her long-term goal is to better understand the 1) trajectories and impact of cancer symptoms, 2) the associated biological and psychological mechanisms, and 3) to provide tailored symptom management support to underserved patients with advanced cancer. She has over 23 years of clinical experience and 19 years of research experience on multidisciplinary teams working with patients with chronic and life-limiting diseases.

Dr. Gilbertson White’s research experience includes both patient-reported measures and biomarkers of immunoreactivity. Her current research focuses on identifying the psychological and biological factors associated with increased risk of developing distressing symptoms in patients with cancer and multiple chronic conditions, and developing and testing a symptom self-management interventions for patients with cancer living in rural areas entitled OASIS. These broad areas of research cross several unique domains of science: rural, advanced cancer, palliative care, psychological factors, and inflammatory response. In addition, Dr. Gilbertson White maintains an active clinical practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Palliative Care Clinic in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Curriculum Vitae

Research areas
  • Cancer symptom science
  • Palliative care
  • e-Health technologies and interventions
Stephanie White
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Survivorship, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, University of California, San Francisco
MSN, University of Wisconsin - Madison
BSN, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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