Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
Science of Nursing Care
Holmquist Professor in Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Co-director Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center

Contact Information

Phone: 317-274-2982
Nursing E431, Indianapolis


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona
PhD, Texas Women's University
MSN, University of California at Los Angeles
BSN, Cornell Unversity


Dr. Haase is internationally recognized for her research on ways children, adolescents, young adults, and families positively adjust to the experience of cancer and other chronic illnesses. Her Resilience in Illness Model (RIM) guides descriptive and intervention research to improve symptoms and psychosocial adjustment for adolescents and young adults with cancer. She is recognized for her expertise in mixed methods research. As co-director of the IUPUI Research in Palliative and End-of-life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center, Dr. Haase works with an interdisciplinary community of scientists who aim to improve palliative care/end-of-life communication across the lifespan. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, mostly recently in 2019 when she was the recipient of both the Cornell University-New York Hospital Distinguished Alumni Award and the Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award. 

External Funding

NIH/NCI 1 R01 CA235632-01A1 (2019-2024) Evaluation of the Communication Plan Early through End-of-Life (IMPACT) Intervention (MPI).

NIH/NINR R01 NR019190 (2019-2024) Biologic Mechanisms and Dosing of Active Music Engagement in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Parents (Co-I)

2018 AYA Global Accord Psycho-Oncology Research Acceleration Grant (2018-2020) Understanding and addressing the training needs of clinicians to improve end-of-life care for adolescents and young adults with cancer worldwide (Co-I)

Selected Publications

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