Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Post-Master's Program & Associate Clinical Professor

Mary Lou Siefert, DNSc, MBA, RN, AOCN®



DNSc, Yale University
MSN, Yale University
MBA, Fordham University
BS, Emmanuel College
Certificate, Oncology Nursing  Yale University
Diploma, Nursing, Grace New Haven School of Nursing

Board Certifications

AOCN® (Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse)

Research Interests

Palliative Care, End of Life Care, Oncology Nursing, Quality of Life for patients and caregivers


Siefert, M.L., Fennie, K., Knobf, M. (2018). A longitudinal study of symptoms and quality of life with partial breast irradiation Clin J Oncol Nurs, 22(6), 635-642. doi:10.1188/17.cjon.635-642

Siefert, M.L., Boucher, J, Ercolano, E. (2018). Palliative Care. In J. G. Stewart & S. M. DeNisco (Eds.), Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Siefert, M.L. (2017). Cancer. In J. Stewart (Ed.), Anatomical Chart Company Atlas of Pathophysiology (4th ed., pp. 504): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Jackson-Rose, J., Del Monte, J., Groman, A., Dial, L. S., Atwell, L., …. Siefert, M.L., Rice, R. D. (2017). Chemotherapy extravasation: Establishing a national benchmark for incidence among cancer centers. Clin J Oncol Nurs, 21(4), 438-445. doi:10.1188/17.cjon.438-445

Roper, K., Siefert, M.L., Fuller, F., Lucier, D., Berry, D. (2017). Self-Administered premedication: Improving taxane chemotherapy treatment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) 21(2), 234-39. doi 10.1188/17.CJON.234-239

Cooley, M.E., Siefert, M.L. (2016). Assessment of multiple co-occurring cancer symptoms in the clinical setting. Seminars in Oncology Nursing 32(4), 361-372. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2016.08.003

2016 Friese, C., Siefert, M.L., Frost, K., Walker, S., Reid Ponte, P. (2016). Using data to strengthen ambulatory oncology nursing practice. Cancer Nursing 39(1), 74-79. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000240.

2015 Siefert, M.L., Blonquist, T.M., Berry, D.L., Hong, F. (2015). Symptom-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions during ambulatory cancer treatment.  JCSO 13:188-194. doi:10.12788/jcso.0134

Underhill, M., Roper, K., Siefert, M.L., Boucher, J., & Berry, D. (2015). Evidence-based practice beliefs and implementation before and after an initiative to promote evidence-based nursing in an ambulatory oncology setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, February 20. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12080

Siefert, M.L., Hong, F., Valcarce, B., Berry, D.L. (2013). Patient and clinician communication of self-reported insomnia during ambulatory cancer care clinic visits. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e318283a7bc

Berry, D.L., Hong, F., Blonquist, T., Halpenny, B., Siefert, M.L., Partridge, A. (2013). Self report assessment and support for cancer symptoms:  Impact on hospital admissions and emergency department visits (conference abstract). J Clin Oncol 31 (suppl; abstr e20552). DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.15_suppl.e20552 

Liu, S., Siefert, M.L., Ercolano, E., McCorkle, R. (2010). Patterns of symptoms in women after gynecologic surgery. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, E133-E140. doi: 10.1188/10.ONF.114-123

Siefert, M.L. (2010) Fatigue, pain and functional status during outpatient chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(2), E114-E123.

McCorkle, R., Dowd, M., Ercolano, Schulman-Green, D., Williams, A., Siefert, M.L., Steiner, J., Schwartz, P. (2009).  Effects of a nursing intervention on quality of life outcomes in post-surgical women with gynecological cancers. Psycho-Oncology, 18(1), 62-70. doi:10.1002/pon.1365

Siefert, M.L., Williams, A., Dowd, M.F., Chappel-Aiken, L., McCorkle, R. (2008). The caregiving experience in a racially diverse sample of cancer family caregivers. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 31(5), 399-407. doi: 10.1097/01.NCC.0000305760.04357.96

McCorkle, R., Siefert, M.L., Dowd, M., Robinson, J., Pickett, M. (2007). Effects of advanced practice nursing on patient and spouse depressive symptoms, sexual function, and marital interaction after radical prostatectomy. Urologic Nursing. 27(1), 65-77. 

Areas of Expertise

Implementing evidence based practice, Symptom management, Nurse sensitive outcomes, Leadership, Quality and process improvement methodologies.
End of Life Education Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) Trainer — APRN and Super Core Courses

Professional and Community Service

  • Member of Oncology Nursing Society
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • ENRS
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Peer reviewer for Cancer Nursing

Contact Information


Robinson Hall 407G


[email protected]



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