Susan Rawl, PhD, FAAN
- Professor, Department of Adult Health
- Director, Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
- PhD Program Coordinator
Contact Information(317) 278-2217
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University
- PhD, University of Illinois
- MS, University of Illinois
- BSN, University of Illinois
2T32NR007066(2006-17) Training in Behavioral Nursing Research. Project Director
R01CA115983-01 (2006-12). Promoting colon cancer screening among African Americans. Principal Investigator
R01CA122330-01 (2007-12). Facilitating risk-appropriate colorectal cancer testing. Co-Investigator
CCCDA-10-085-01 (2010-13). A Computer-based Decision Tool for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
Oncology Nursing Foundation (2010-13). Physical Activity Intervention among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Co-Investigator
R01CA136940 (2010-15). Increasing Colorectal and Breast Cancer Screening in Women. Co-Investigator
Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor in the Adult Health Department, is the Director of the IUSON’s T32 training program in behavioral nursing research funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Rawl is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and a scientist with the Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group. Her program of research is focused in the area of behavioral oncology, with a special emphasis on interventions to promote colorectal and breast cancer screening and reduce cancer risk. Her studies, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Nursing Research, have tested computer-based, tailored health promotion interventions to motivate colorectal cancer screening. She also conducts intervention research to promote psychosocial and physical adjustment after a cancer diagnosis, including for people living with an intestinal ostomy. She has conducted several studies testing nurse-driven interventions to enhance symptom management and improve quality of life for cancer patients undergoing treatment and their caregivers. Dr. Rawl has authored or co-authored 56 research-based articles in multidisciplinary journals and more than 100 peer-reviewed research presentations. She is actively involved in professional organizations, currently serving as President and Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division. She recently completed 4 years as Secretary of the Midwest Nursing Research Society Board of Directors. Currently, Dr. Rawl is a permanent member of the NINR Review Committee, serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous NIH panels, and recently completed a 4-year term as a scientific peer reviewer for the American Cancer Society.
Groves PS, Rawl SM, Wurzbach ME, Fahrenwald N, Cohen MZ, McCarthy Beckett D, Zerwik J, Given BA, Algase DL, Alexander, GL, Conn V. (2012) Secrets of Successful Short Grant Applications. Western Journal of Nursing Research 34 (1): 6-23. PMID: 21613655
Mitchell, KA, Rawl, SM, Champion, VL, Jeffries, PR, Welch, JL. (2012) Development and psychometric testing of the colonoscopy embarrassment scale. Western Journal of Nursing Research 34 (4): 548-64. June 6, 2011 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21646636
Rawl, SM, Menon, U, Breslau, E, & Burness, A. (2012) Interventions to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Integrative Review. Nursing Outlook 60 (4): 172-181. PMID: 22261002
Rawl SM, Skinner CS, Perkins SM, Springston J, Wang HL, Russell KM, Tong Y, Gebregziabher N, Krier C, Smith-Howell E, Brady-Watts T, Myers LJ, Ballard D, Rhyant B, Willis DR, Imperiale T, Champion VL. (2012). Computer-delivered tailored intervention improves colon cancer screening knowledge and health beliefs of African Americans. Health Education Research DOI: 10.1093/her/cys094.
Liu, CJ and Rawl, SM. "Effects of text cohesion on comprehension and retention of colorectal cancer screening information: A preliminary study" Journal of Health Communication (in press)