American Academy of Nursing
Yu-Ping Chang, Nancy Campbell, Sharon Hewner, Carla Jungquist, Marsha L. Lewis
Emeritus: Carol Brewer, Jean K. Brown, Patricia Burns, Patricia T. Castiglia, Juanita Hunter, Mary Ann Jezewski, Patricia McCartney
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Nancy Campbell, Laura Markwick, Pamela Paplham
Gerontological Society of America
International Academy of Addictions Nursing
Nancy Campbell, Yu-Ping Chang
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
201C Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
Darryl Somayaji earned her BSN from Niagara University. She went on to earn an MSN from D'Youville College with a focus on community health and teaching, as well as her PhD in Nursing from the University of Utah. She recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in cancer and health disparities from the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research areas of interest include cancer and health disparities with a focus on access to care in cancer survivorship and recruitment and retention of underserved individuals to cancer clinical trials.
Somayaji, D., Blok, A., Hayman, L., Colson, Y., Jaklisch, M., & Cooley, M. E. (2019) Enhancing behavioral change among lung cancer survivors participating in a lifestyle risk reduction intervention: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(4), 1299-1308.
Somayaji, D., & Bellury, L. (2019). Post-treatment and survivorship care. In M. M. Olsen, K. B., LeFebvre, & K. J. Brassil (Eds.), Chemotherapy and immunotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice (pp.597-614). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
Somayaji, D., Chang, Y. P., Casucci, S., Xue, Y., & Hewner, S. (2018). Exploring Medicaid claims data to understand predictors of healthcare utilization and mortality for Medicaid individuals with or without a diagnosis of lung cancer: A feasibility study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(3), 400-408.
Blok, A. C., Blonquist, T. M., Nayak, M. M., Somayaji, D., Crouter, S. E., Hayman, L. L. ... & Cooley, M. E. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of “healthy directions” a lifestyle intervention for adults with lung cancer. Psycho‐Oncology, 27(1), 250-257.
Sriphanlop, P., Crookes, D., DeMairo, K., Somayaji, D., Killack, M., McFarlane, A., LePere, J., & Jandorf, L. (2016). New York state health care provider participation in clinical trials: A brief report. Annals of Cancer Research. doi:10.7243/2049-7962-5-3
Crookes, D., Wang, C., Karen R. DeMairo, K., Killack, M., LePere, J., McFarlane, A., Somayaji, D. ... & Jandorf, L. (2015). Perceptions about participation in cancer clinical trials in New York state. The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, 13(2), 1-11.
Somayaji D, & Cloyes, K. G. (2015). Cancer fear and fatalism: How African American participants construct the role of research subject in relation to clinical cancer research. Cancer Nursing, 38(2), 133-44.
Naholi, R., Nosek, C. L., & Somayaji, D. (2015). Stress among new oncology nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 115-117.
Somayaji D, & Cloyes, K. G. (2014). Uniting postcolonial, discourse, and linguistic theory to explore participation of African Americans in cancer research as an effect of social and historical race relationships. ANS Advancing Nursing Science, 37(1), 32-47.
Co-investigator (PI: Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter)
Patient Voices Fights Center
Erie County Department of Health
Award Amount: $225,000
Abstract: This project fosters patient and provider conversations that will build awareness of cancer risks to activate screening. Community-based partners will develop and deploy an innovative outreach approach that will use “patients as teachers” in a modified version of the academic detailing model that we will refer to as “engagement detailing.”
Co-Investigator (Co-PIs: Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter & Cherrise Walker-Betts)
You Cannot Change Your Family History, but You Can Change What You Do With It: A Peer-Based Education Program to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women
New York State Department of Health
Award Amount: $250,000
Abstract: The goal of this study is to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast cancer among African American women by actively engaging family history as a tool to modify screening regimens and enhance communication between women and their providers.
Principal Investigator (Multiple interdisciplinary co-investigators)
Linking New York State Databases to Identify Risk Factors and Gaps in Care for Rural and Urban Health Disparities in Lung Cancer
University at Buffalo CTSI
Award Amount: $50,000
Exploring Medicaid Calins-Data: Understanding the Role of Health Utilization in Low Income Lung Cancer Survivors
Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment Fund
Award Amount: $10,000
Principal Investigator (Mentored Research Support)
Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP)
Gregory J. Dimitriadis Research Mentoring Fellowship
Award Amount: $5,000
Exploring Cancer Survivorship in an Urban Community Health Center
Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Award Amount: $20,000