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Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

  • Professor


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

Pain Management

Quality of Life

Complementary Therapies

End-of-Life Care


Rottman, B., Wyatt, G., Crane, T., Sikorskii, A. (2020). Expectancy and Utilization of Reflexology among Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12194

Sikorskii, A., Guha Niyogi, P., Victorson, D., Tamkus, D., Wyatt, G., (2019, e-pub ahead of print). Symptom Response Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Reflexology for Symptom Management among Women with Advanced Breast Cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04959-y.

Flanigan, M., Wyatt, G., & Lehto, R. (2019). Spiritual Perspectives on Pain in Advanced Breast Cancer: A Scoping Review. Pain Management Nursing. 20(5), 432-443. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2019.04.002.

Wyatt, G., Lehto, R. Sender, J. (2019). The Prevalence and Types of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies Used by Caregivers of Patients with Cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 35(4): 342-347. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.06.005

Wyatt, G., Sikorskii, A., Tesnjak, I., Frambes, D., Holmstrom, A., Luo, Z., Tamkus, D., & Victorson, D. (2017). A Randomized Clinical Trial of Caregiver-delivered reflexology for symptom management during breast cancer treatment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 54(5), 670-679. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.03


Wyatt, G. (Co-PI), Sikorskii, A. (Co-PI), Lehto, R. (2015-2020). 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. (2011-2018). 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.M., Wyatt, G.K. (Co-I), Rawi, S.A., Merel, G., Burris, B., Sing, V., Litzinger, A., & Harris, R. (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.