Dr. Shelley Johns’s patient-oriented research primarily focuses on testing integrative mind-body interventions to reduce cancer- related fatigue and associated symptoms for post-treatment cancer survivors and improving adaptive coping and quality of life for adults with advanced-stage cancer and their family caregivers.
Dr. Johns has received a Young Investigator Award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), a Walther Research Scholar Award through the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, and pilot grants from the IUPUI Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center, CTSI Behavioral Project Development Team, Walther Cancer Foundation, and Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group Center for Symptom Management. She serves as a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Palliative Medicine Fellowship Executive Committee, associate member of the IU Simon Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program, affiliated faculty with the IU Health Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, and as an affiliated investigator with the Indiana University School of Medicine Diabetes Translational Research Center.
Dr. Johns is a board-certified clinical health psychologist.
“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.”