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Gwen Wyatt

  • Professor Emeritus


PhD, Michigan State University

MSN, Wayne State University

RN, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing

MA, Michigan State University

BA, Michigan State University 

Interest Areas:

Cancer Care

Symptom Management

Quality of Life

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

End-of-Life Care


Wyatt, G., Lehto, R., Guha Niyogi, P., Brewer, S., Victorson, D., Pace, T., Badger, T., Sikorskii, A. (2021). Reflexology and Meditative Practices for Symptom Management among People with Cancer: Results from a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial. Research in Nursing & Health.

Thana, K., Sikorskii, A., Lehto, R., & Given, C., Wyatt, G. (2021). Burden and Psychological Symptoms Among Caregivers of Patients with Solid Tumor Cancers. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 52, 101979.

Miller, M., Greenwalt, K., Lehto, R., Wu, H-S., Moser, J., Wyatt, G (2021). Pain and Spirituality among Women and with Advanced Breast Cancer: Insights from a Phenomenological Study. Cancer Care Research Online. 1(1). doi:10.1097/CR9.0000000000000001

Thana, K., Letho, R., Sikorskii, A., & Wyatt, G. (2021). Informal Caregiver Burden for Solid Tumor Cancer Patients: A Review and Future Directions. Psychology & Health.

Kamp, K., Holmstrom, A., Luo, Z., Wyatt, G., & Given, B. (2020). Factors influencing received social support among emerging adults with inflammatory bowel disease: a cross-sectional study. Gastrointestinal Nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, 43(6), 429–439.


Wyatt, G. (Co-PI), Sikorskii, A. (Co-PI), Lehto, R. (2015-2019; and NCE 11/30/19-11/30/20). Using SMART Design to Improve Symptom Management Strategies among Cancer Patients. (Budget $2,257,151). Grant Number R01CA193706. Funded.

Wyatt, G.K. (PI), Sikorskii, A., Holmstrom, A. & Luo, Z. (2011-2016; and NCE 5/1/16-4/31/18). Home-Based Symptom Management via Reflexology for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients, National Institutes of Health (Budget $3,120,323). Grant Number 1R01CA157459-01. Funded.

Zick, S. (2010-2015). Acupressure and Fatigue. National Cancer Institute. (Budget $2,494,819). R01. Grant Number R01CA151445-01. Funded.

Wyatt, G. K. (PI), & Sikorskii, A. (2008-2016). Saw Palmetto during Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Michigan State University Foundation. (Budget $20,000). Funded.

Lehto, R., Wyatt, G. (Co-I), Sikorskii, A, Holtz, B. (2014-2015). Telehealth Mindfulness Therapy: A Lung Cancer Pilot Study (Budget $10,000). MNRS seed grant. (Budget $10,000). Funded.

Honors & Awards:

  • ONS Distinguished Researcher Award. Presented at the ONS 45th Annual Congress. (2020)

  • MNRS Distinguished Contribution Award. Presented by the MNRS Board of Directors and Awards Committee, MNRS 2020 Annual Conference.(2020)

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society Fellow (FAPOS) Induction. (2020)

  • Distinguished Achievement in Nursing, Education, and Research, Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame, presented by Brandon Schools, Ortonville, MI. (2019)

  • MNRS Distinguished Researcher Award for Pain and Symptom Management Research Interest Group (18 March, 2016)