As a behavioral scientist with advanced training in cancer prevention and control, Dr. Shirley Bluethmann has focused her career on optimizing cancer outcomes and aging through lifestyle interventions, including physical activity and self-management practices.
Her long-term goal as a faculty member at Penn State College of Medicine is to build a program of research to better serve the needs of older cancer survivors (especially those 65 and older), including identifying opportunities for interventions to improve mobility and general health and to manage cancer-related symptoms or co-morbidities.
Dr. Bluethmann is also interested in identifying aging-friendly technologies to promote independence and facilitate self-management of care.
- Breast Neoplasms
- Colorectal Neoplasms
- Self Care
- Health Behavior