Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Shirley Bluethmann, PhD, MPH

Shirley Bluethmann, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
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Research Interests

  • Survivors
  • Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Exercise
  • Research
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Guidelines
  • Delivery of Health Care

Recent Publications


Ehlers, SL, Davis, K, Bluethmann, S, Quintiliani, LM, Kendall, J, Ratwani, RM, Diefenbach, MA & Graves, KD 2019, 'Screening for psychosocial distress among patients with cancer: Implications for clinical practice, healthcare policy, and dissemination to enhance cancer survivorship', Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 282-291.
Zaorsky, N, Zhang, Y, Tuanquin, L, Bluethmann, S, Park, HS & Chinchilli, V 2019, 'Suicide among cancer patients', Nature communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 207.


Bluethmann, S, Coa, KI, Alfano, CM & Hesse, BW 2018, 'Electronic Health Information Exchange Opportunities for Self-management of Care: Responses from Older Adults With and Without Cancer History in the United States', Current oncology reports, vol. 20, no. 4, 30.
Bluethmann, S, Sciamanna, C, Winkels, R, Sturgeon, K & Schmitz, K 2018, 'Healthy Living After Cancer Treatment: Considerations for Clinical and Community Practice' American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 215-219.


Bluethmann, S, Alfano, CM, Clapp, JD, Luta, G, Small, BJ, Hurria, A, Cohen, HJ, Sugarman, S, B. Muss, H, Isaacs, C & Mandelblatt, JS 2017, 'Cognitive function and discontinuation of adjuvant hormonal therapy in older breast cancer survivors: CALGB 369901 (Alliance)', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 165, no. 3, pp. 677-686.
Keadle, SK, Bluethmann, S, Matthews, CE, Graubard, BI & Perna, FM 2017, 'Combining activity-related behaviors and attributes improves prediction of health status in NHANES', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 626-635.
Bluethmann, S, Murphy, CC, Tiro, JA, Mollica, MA, Vernon, SW & Bartholomew, LK 2017, 'Deconstructing decisions to initiate, maintain, or discontinue adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer survivors: A mixed-methods study', Oncology nursing forum, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. E101-E110.
Bluethmann, S, Bartholomew, LK, Murphy, CC & Vernon, SW 2017, 'Use of Theory in Behavior Change Interventions: An Analysis of Programs to Increase Physical Activity in Posttreatment Breast Cancer Survivors', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 245-253.


Bluethmann, S, Mariotto, AB & Rowland, JH 2016, 'Anticipating the "silver tsunami": Prevalence trajectories and comorbidity burden among older cancer survivors in the United States', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1029-1036.
Alfano, CM, Bluethmann, S, Tesauro, G, Perna, F, Agurs-Collins, T, Elena, JW, Ross, SA, O'Connell, M, Bowles, HR, Greenberg, D & Nebeling, L 2016, 'NCI Funding Trends and Priorities in Physical Activity and Energy Balance Research among Cancer Survivors', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 108, no. 1, djv285.


Bluethmann, S, Basen-Engquist, K, Vernon, SW, Cox, M, Gabriel, KP, Stansberry, SA, Carmack, CL, Blalock, JA & Demark-Wahnefried, W 2015, 'Grasping the 'teachable moment': Time since diagnosis, symptom burden and health behaviors in breast, colorectal and prostate cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1250-1257.
Santa Maria, D, Markham, C, Bluethmann, S & Mullen, PD 2015, 'Parent-based adolescent sexual health interventions and effect on communication outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analyses', Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 37-50.
Bluethmann, S, Vernon, SW, Gabriel, KP, Murphy, CC & Bartholomew, LK 2015, 'Taking the next step: a systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity and behavior change interventions in recent post-treatment breast cancer survivors', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 149, no. 2, pp. 331-342.

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