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Arnold School of Public Health

Core Team

Sue P. Heiney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sue P. Heiney, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

SC-CPCRN III Co-Investigator
Dunn-Shealy Professor, College of Nursing
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuropsychiatry School of Medicine University of South Carolina; @HeartstoriesSue

Dr. Heiney is the Founding Director of the Cancer Survivorship Center for the College of Nursing at USC and the PI of a funded award to explore cancer treatment adherence in African Americans. She has 30 years of experience as a clinician and researcher and has focused on behavioral interventions for cancer patients and families include breast, prostate children of cancer patients. She has applied community based participatory research approaches in many of her projects. Dr. Heiney has also worked extensively with community partners, especially the American College of Surgeons accredited community cancer centers in South Carolina. She has expertise in the recruitment of minorities to behavioral studies which included a recently completed R-01 psychosocial intervention among African American women titled, “STORY- Sisters Tell Others and Revive Yourself.” Dr. Heiney has been involved in studies using therapeutic group approaches, physical activity, diet, and story-telling. Her successful and productive research regarding behavioral interventions also includes the exploration of inflammatory markers, use of MHealth demonstrating her abilities to contribute greatly to the efforts of the national CPCRN, SC-CPCRN, and project partners.


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