Lana Pasek.

Pronouns: she/her/hers
X: @pasekhappydoc
Faculty Advisor: Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN, FAAN


Offered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Responsible Research badge provides recognition of skills in communicating the ways that principles of ethics are integrated into the design, conduct, oversight and dissemination of research. Badge earners are able to identify conflicts of interest and methods to ensure ethical procedures are used with animals and human participants, as well as criteria for determination of authorship and the role of peer review in funding and publication.


Research Interests

  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Analytics for outcomes research

Dissertation Title

"Utilizing Patient Reported Outcomes and Predictive Modeling for the Assessment of Cognitive Fatigue in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis"


Pasek, L. (2021). An integrative review of causes, manifestations and evaluation of cognitive fatigue among persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of the American Nurses Association - New York, 1(1), 33-42.

Hewner, S., Chen, C., Andreson, L., Pasek, L., Anderson, A., & Popejoy, L. (2020). Transitional care models for high-need, high-cost adults in the United States A scoping review. Professional Case Management. Advance online publication.

Pasek, L., & Sandrakumar, S. (2019, September 1). A nurse and an engineer walk into a classroom: Multidisciplinary teamwork in data science course. The Nurses Report.


Pasek, L. (2019, November 16-20). Learning to do data science healthcare research. [Poster presentation]. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society 45th Biennial Convention, Washington, D. C., United States.

Pasek, L. (2019, July 24 - 30). Venturing into nursing qualitative research, the grounded theory method. [Poster presentation]. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society 30th Research Congress, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Pasek, L. (2019, April 30-May 3). Venturing into nursing qualitative research: Utilizing the grounded theory method to study surrogate decision makers caring for parents with cancer. [Poster Presentation]. International Institute for Qualitative Methods 17th Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Ovandi, R., Pasek, L. & Sandrakumar, S. (2019, April 12). Long-term outcomes for low income patients who received endovascular ttherapy for large vessel occlusion stroke; Using data science methodologies to study readmissions and mortality utilizing the New York State medicaid claims data. [Poster presentation]. University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Nursing Research Day, Buffalo, New York, United States.

Pasek, L. (2011, October 27-31). Stroke rounds: Leadership for a multidisciplinary collaborative standard of care in a designated stroke center. [Poster presentation]. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society 41st Biennial Convention, Dallas, Texas, United States.

Pasek, L. (1996, September). Utility of pulse oximeter in determining hydrocarbon induced pulmonary toxicity. [Podium conference session]. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.


  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Kappa Chapter Research Grant
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund (FA-19-06)
  • Shirley D. DeVoe Nursing Research Fund


  • Nightingale Award, International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, 2022

Why I Chose UB

UB School of Nursing has an excellent PhD program which provides variety of resources and services to assist PhD students in both academics and research. Owing to the nursing education and experience in UB, I obtained feelings of satisfaction as well as achievement that drive me to carry on and motivate myself to continue advanced academic degree and pursue the doctoral degree (PhD) in nursing.