Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN

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Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, UCSF
Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair, Physiological Nursing, UCSF

chris.miaskowski@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-9407 (voice)
Box 0610, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0610

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Cancer Control

Research Summary

I am an internationally recognized expert in pain and symptom management research. A portion of my program of research focuses on the identification of phenotypic and genotypic characteristics that place patients at highest risk for the development of the most deleterious symptoms that occur as a result of cancer and its treatment. More recently, my work is focused on an evaluation of differences in the co-occurrence of multiple symptoms in younger versus older oncology patients.

Education

Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY, BSN, 1974, Nursing
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, MS, 1979, Nursing
St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY, MS, 1984, Biology
St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY, PhD, 1987, Physiology
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoc, 1988-90, Pain Management


Professional Experience

  • 1979-81
    Staff Development Instructor, Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY
  • 1981-85
    Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology; Oncology and Critical Care and Nurse Coordinator of the Pain Evaluation Group Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY
  • 1984-88
    Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Oncology Nursing, School of Nursing, Department of Continuing Education, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • 1985-88
    Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Oncology Master's Program, School of Nursing, Oncology Master's Program, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • 1986-88
    Coordinator of Clinical Practice and Quality Assurance, Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • 1988-90
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse Scholar, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990-96
    Associate Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996-present
    Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2000
    Distinguished Nurse Researcher, Oncology Nursing Society
  • 2000
    Helen Nahm Research Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2000
    Wilbert Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award, American Pain Society
  • 2002
    Distinguished Merit Award, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
  • 2005
    Distinguished Service Award, American Pain Society
  • 2006
    Distinguished Researcher Award, Western Institute of Nursing Research

Selected Publications

  1. Christensen VL, Holm AM, Kongerud J, Bentsen SB, Paul SM, Miaskowski C, Rustøen T. Occurrence, Characteristics, and Predictors of Pain in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Pain Manag Nurs. 2016 Apr; 17(2):107-18.
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  2. Ceasar R, Chang J, Zamora K, Hurstak E, Kushel M, Miaskowski C, Knight K. Primary Care Providers' Experiences with Urine Toxicology Tests to Manage Prescription Opioid Misuse and Substance Use Among Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patients in Safety Net Healthcare Settings. Subst Abus. 2015 Dec 18; 0.
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  3. Posternak V, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Luce J, Mastick J, Levine JD, Aouizerat BE, Hammer M, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Differences in Demographic, Clinical, and Symptom Characteristics and Quality of Life Outcomes Among Oncology Patients with Different Types of Pain. Pain. 2015 Dec 16.
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  4. Amro A, Waldum-Grevbo B, von der Lippe N, Brekke FB, Miaskowski C, Os I. Symptom Clusters From Dialysis to Renal Transplantation: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar; 51(3):512-9.
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  5. Astrup GL, Rustøen T, Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Bjordal K. A Longitudinal Study of Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy. Cancer Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 38(6):436-46.
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  6. Hammer MJ, Aouizerat BE, Schmidt BL, Cartwright F, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Glycosylated Hemoglobin A1c and Lack of Association With Symptom Severity in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Nov 1; 42(6):581-90.
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  7. Olsen BF, Rustøen T, Sandvik L, Miaskowski C, Jacobsen M, Valeberg BT. Development of a pain management algorithm for intensive care units. Heart Lung. 2015 Nov-Dec; 44(6):521-7.
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  8. Olsen BF, Rustøen T, Sandvik L, Miaskowski C, Jacobsen M, Valeberg BT. Implementation of a pain management algorithm in intensive care units and evaluation of nurses' level of adherence with the algorithm. Heart Lung. 2015 Nov-Dec; 44(6):528-33.
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  9. Kober KM, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Mastick J, Venook A, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Subgroups of chemotherapy patients with distinct morning and evening fatigue trajectories. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr; 24(4):1473-85.
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  10. Oksholm T, Miaskowski C, Solberg S, Lie I, Cooper B, Paul SM, Kongerud JS, Rustoen T. Changes in Symptom Occurrence and Severity Before and After Lung Cancer Surgery. Cancer Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 38(5):351-7.
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  11. Knobf MT, Cooley ME, Duffy S, Doorenbos A, Eaton L, Given B, Mayer DK, McCorkle R, Miaskowski C, Mitchell S, Sherwood P, Bender C, Cataldo J, Hershey D, Katapodi M, Menon U, Schumacher K, Sun V, LoBiondo-Wood G. The 2014-2018 Oncology Nursing Society Research Agenda. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep 1; 42(5):450-65.
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  12. West C, Paul SM, Dunn L, Dhruva A, Merriman J, Miaskowski C. Gender Differences in Predictors of Quality of Life at the Initiation of Radiation Therapy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep 1; 42(5):507-16.
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  13. Gold M, Dunn LB, Phoenix B, Paul SM, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive symptoms following breast cancer surgery and its impact on quality of life. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Feb; 20:97-105.
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  14. Langford DJ, Paul SM, Cooper B, Kober KM, Mastick J, Melisko M, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Cartwright F, Lee KA, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Comparison of subgroups of breast cancer patients on pain and co-occurring symptoms following chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb; 24(2):605-14.
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  15. Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Kober KM, Miaskowski C. Phenotypic and Molecular Evidence Suggests That Decrements in Morning and Evening Energy Are Distinct but Related Symptoms. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 May 29.
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  16. Chen ML, Liu LN, Miaskowski C, Chen SC, Lin YC, Wang JS. Presurgical symptom profiles predict quality of life 2 years after surgery in women with breast cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jan; 24(1):243-51.
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  17. Astrup GL, Rustøen T, Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Bjordal K. Changes in and predictors of pain characteristics in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Pain. 2015 May; 156(5):967-79.
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  18. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Predictors and Trajectories of Morning Fatigue Are Distinct From Evening Fatigue. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):176-89.
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  19. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of Evening Fatigue in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):163-75.
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  20. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West CM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Kober KM, Dodd MJ, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Variations in potassium channel genes are associated with distinct trajectories of persistent breast pain after breast cancer surgery. Pain. 2015 Mar; 156(3):371-80.
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