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Robin Lally, PhD, RN, AOCN

Associate Professor

Robin Lally

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
301A Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • PhD - University of Minnesota School of Nursing - 2006
  • MS - University of Minnesota School of Nursing - 1999 minor biomedical ethics
  • BSN - University of Minnesota School of Nursing - 1991
  • BA - University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts - 1987 minor English


Psychosocial oncology, breast cancer, cancer survivorship issues.


NUR 527 -- Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II
NUR 513 -- Nursing Research Practicum
NUR 699 -- Dissertation Guidance


Lally, R.M. (2010).  Acclimating to breast cancer:  A process of maintaining self-integrity in the pretreatment period.  Cancer Nursing, 33(4), 268-279.  (Dissertation data, Original Research)

Lally, R.M. (2009).  In the moment:  Women speak about surgical treatment decision making days after breast cancer diagnosis.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 36(5), E257-E265.  (data-based) [role:  study PI, data collection, analysis and manuscript development]

Lally, R.M., Chalmers, K.L., Johnson, J., Kojima, M., Endo, E., Suzuki, S., Lai, Y., Yang, Y., Degner, L., Anderson, E., & Molassiotis, A. (2008).  Smoking behavior and patient education practices of oncology nurses in six countries.  European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(4), 372-379.  (data-based) [role:  joint concept/study design, data collection/management for U.S., data interp./joint analysis; co-writing, content review/revision for publication]

Ritz, L.J., Nissen, M.J., Swenson, K.K., Farrell, J.B., Sperduto, P.W., Sladek, M.L., Lally, R.M., & Schroeder, L.M. (2000).  Effects of advance practice nursing on quality of life and cost outcomes of women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 27(6), 923-932.  (data-based) [role:  data collection & interp.; content review/revision for publication]

Lewis, M.L., corcoran-Perry, S., Narayan, S.M., & Lally, R.M. (1999).  Women's approaches to decision making about mammography.  Cancer Nursing, 22(5), 390-388.  (data-based) [role:  data interp.; content review/writing/revision for publication]

Lewis, M., Hepburn, K., Corcoran-Perry, S., Narayan, S., & Lally, R.M. (1999).  OOVL decision-making guide for patients and families.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 25(12), 19-25.  [role:  content review; revision for publication]

Swenson, K.K., Mahipal, A., Nissen, M.J., Tuttle, T.M., Heaton, K., Lally, R.M., Spomer, A., Lee, M.W. (2005).   Axillary disease recurrence after sentinel lymph node dissection for breast carcinoma. Cancer, 104, 1834-9.

Swenson, K.K., Sladek, M.L., Lally, R., & Tuttle, T. (2001).  Educating patients on sentinel lymph node dissection for breast cancer. Cancer Practice, 9, 2, 92-96.

Nissen, M.J., Swenson, K.K., Ritz, L.J., Farrell, J.B., Sladek, M.L., & Lally, R. (2001).  Quality of life after breast cancer surgery: A comparison of three surgical procedures. Cancer, 91, 1238-46.

Lewis, M., Hepburn, K., Narayan, S., Lally, R., Corcoran-Perry, S., Maddox, M., Dropkin, K., & Haase, S. (2000).  Decision making by family caregivers of elders experiencing dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 15, 6, 361-366.


  • 2008-2010 - University at Buffalo School of Nursing, "Teaching Apple of Excellence" for excellent student evaluations for Nursing 512, 513, and guest lecture in patho-physiology
  • 2008 - Adjunct Faculty Appointment awarded, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • 2007 - Graduate Faculty Member, University at Buffalo, SUNY appointment awarded
  • 2007-2008 - United University Professions Individual Development Award ($1,000 awarded for attendance at UNC theory-based research course, June 2008)
  • 2005-07 - Oncology Nursing Society Foundation/Oncology Educational Services
  • 2005-06 - Midwest Nursing Research Society Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 2005 - Violet A. Shea Nursing Scholarship
  • 2005 - U of M Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • 2004 - Helen Wells Nursing Research Award
  • 2003 - Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2004 - Sarah Harrison Knight Nursing Leadership Award, Methodist Hospital
  • 2003 - Metro MN, Oncology Nursing Society, Nurse of Excellence
  • 2003 - “Feature Nurse” profiled in “In Care of Nurses” Star Tribune
  • 2003 - Oncology Nursing Society/SuperGen Chapter Newsletter Award for Metro


2011 - 2016 - American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant (MRSG-11-101-01-CPPB)

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