Shelley A. Johns, PSYD, ABPP

Shelley A. Johns, PSYD, ABPP

  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, Eskenazi Health Palliative Care Program

Dr. Johns’ research focus is on expanding treatment options for symptom management for adults with cancer and other chronic medical conditions.

She is interested in the application of mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavioral interventions in health care settings, the development and testing of dignity-enhancing interventions as death draws near, and building the science of palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan.

“More people than ever are surviving cancer due to the development of targeted and effective treatments. Yet many cancer survivors are living with difficult and persistent side effects of these treatments, which can be incapacitating.”