Grace Campbell is a clinician and scientist in rehabilitation nursing and cancer survivorship. Her clinical practice and research center on improving the functional status and quality of life for cancer survivors and their family caregivers. She is currently studying the use of gaming sensors at the point of cancer care to characterize balance and gait changes among women receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers; the work is funded by the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation. She is also Project PI for Implementing a Stepped, "SmartRehab" Program for Persons with Cancer-Related Disabilities: A Systemwide Scale-Up Project, part of the NIDILIRR-funded Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course through the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Fellow of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and received that organization's President's Award in 2016 for contributions to the field of cancer rehabilitation. She also received the 2016 Junior Scholar Award in Population Sciences from the Hillman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Campbell teaches in the BSN program in the School of Nursing. She is active in several professional organizations including the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Oncology Nursing Society, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. She is a Quality Coach for the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Training Program and serves as a reviewer for multiple journals. She volunteers for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition by co-facilitating a monthly virtual caregiver support group, speaking at local and national survivor events, and fundraising by participating in three half marathons and the annual Together in Teal Walk benefitting ovarian cancer survivors and their families.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Cancer Survivorship program, 2013-2015
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 2013
  • BSN, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • MSW, University of Pittsburgh, 1985
  • BA, Psychology, Allegheny College, 1983

Research Interests or Expertise

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Rehabilitation
  • Family Caregivers
  • Older adults
  • Quality Improvement

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