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Jason Kiernan

Wayne State University PhD
Home Northville MI United States


As an RN for nearly 20 years, and a nurse practitioner for nearly nine, I bring to my doctoral studies many years of practice in urban healthcare settings. As a new doctoral student, my area of interest is cancer symptomatology; more specifically, I am interested in investigating neutraceuticals and their effect on the symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment. I would like to begin with the well-known spice ginger and it’s potential as an adjunct for chemotherapy-related nausea. If this rhizome can accrue the positive data behind it, it would provide a low-cost adjunct to the worldwide problem of chemotherapy-induced nausea. My research training has involved working with Dr Jean Davis in 2005 on her research, “Exercise and Sleep: A Clinical Trial in Menopausal Women” and I am currently working with Dr Maher El-Masri at the University of Windsor on a study evaluating cancer screening avoidance behaviors.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Oncology (Chemotherapy-induced nausea symptom managment)
Dissertation: Mitigation of Delayed Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea with Ginger