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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., & 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., Blok A. C., Hayman, L. 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. Support Care Cancer, 27(4), 1299-1308. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4631-1
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. doi:10.1093/tbm/iby023
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. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/pon.4443
Sriphanlop, P., Crookes, D. M., Demairo, K., Somayaji, D., Killackey, M., McFarlane, A., ... Jandorf, L. (2016). New York state health care provider participation in clinical trials: A brief report. Annals of Cancer Research.
Crookes, D. M., Wang, C., DeMairo, K. R., Killackey, M., LePere, J. C., McFarlane, A., Somayaji, D., Allen, P., Bily, L., Brundage, B. A., Canosa, R., Crean, D., & Jandorf, L. (2015). Perceptions about participation in cancer clinical trials in New York state. Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, 13(2), 62-72. doi:10.12788/jcso.0110
Naholi, R., Nosek, C., & Somayaji, D. (2015). Stress among new oncology nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 115-117. doi:10.1188/15.CJON.115-117
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), 133-144. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000144
Somayaji, D., & Cloyes, K. (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. Advances in Nursing Science, 37(1), 32-47. Editors featured article for March 2014.