Deborah K. Mayer

Deborah K. Mayer


Dr. Mayer’s research interests include cancer survivorship issues and other approaches  improving cancer care.

Funded Research

Role Title Agency Dates
PI (assumed role after T. Shea retirement) Improving Cancer Outcomes in North Carolina with Lay Patient Navigation Duke Endowment 2017-2021

S. Smith, PI

Using a SMART Design to Optimize PTSD Symptom Management Strategies among Cancer Survivors National Cancer Institute

R01 CA244172-01

Chair, DMSB

K. Oeffinger, J. Ford PI

EMPOWER-II: Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer National Cancer Institute


PI (assumed role after T. Shea retirement) Improving Cancer Outcomes in North Carolina with Lay Patient Navigation Duke Endowment 2017-2020

S. Wheeler, PI

Cancer Care Delivery Risk Stratification Study American Cancer Society Contract 2019-2020

T. Salz, PI

Effectiveness trial of a head and neck survivorship tool American Cancer Society RSG-18-016-01-CPHPS 2018-2021

L. Song, PI

Enhancing Survivorship Care Planning for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer Using A Couple-focused Web-based Tailored Symptom Self-management Program R21 NCI 2016-2019
Consultant George Washington Cancer Institute Generation and Translation of Evidence (GATE) PCORI Eugene Washington Patient Engagement Award 2015-2017
Stakeholder Advisory Panel Patient-Centered Communication in Colorectal Cancer Care & Research PCORI 2014-2016
Project Lead Implementing Survivorship Care Plans UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement 2014-2015
Principal Investigator Improving Survivorship Care through Enhanced Communication and Coordination UNC University Cancer Research Fund Health e-NCInitiative 2012-2014
Co-Investigator AHRQ Technical Brief on Survivorship Care for RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center AHRQ Contract #HHSA290201200008I 2011-2012
Co-Investigator Development and Pilot Test of the UNC Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring (PRSM) System in the North Carolina Cancer Hospital to Enhance Quality of Cancer Care University Cancer Research Fund Innovation Award 2011-2012
Co-Investigator Improving Care Quality with Virtual Tumor Boards Using Videoconferencing Technology University Cancer Research Fund Health e-NC 2011-2012
Co-Investigator CDC Improving Access and Utilization of Support Services in Young Breast Cancer Survivors Centers for Disease Prevention and Control 2011-2014
Principal Investigator CDC-SIP Survivorship Care Plan Pilot Centers for Disease Prevention and Control 2010-2011
Principal Investigator Evaluation of Preferences for Survivorship Care Plans South Atlantic American Cancer Society 2010-2011
Co-investigator Emergency Department Utilization by Oncology Patients NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TRaCS) 2KR30903 2009-2010
Principal Investigator Cancer Survivors’ Information Seeking and Lifestyle Behaviors National Cancer Institute, R03 CA136077 2008-2010
Co-Investigator, Co-Project Leader*, and Site PI ICCS Directed Physical Activity Enhancement for Colon Cancer Survivors. Using Technology to Enhance Cancer Communication and Improve Clinical Outcomes National Cancer Institute P50CA095817-06 2008-2013
Director (year 1), Co-Investigator (year 2-5) HSCT-CHESS to Enhance Hematopoietic Transplant Recovery National Cancer Institute R01 CA119196 2006-2011
Principal Investigator National Research Service Award (NRSA) Trainee, Cancer Survivors Information Seeking and Health Promotion National Institute of Nursing Research NRSA F31 NR 009137 01 A1 2005-2006
Program manager Tufts-NEMC New Investigator Recruitment Award Program Tufts-NEMC 2003-2005
Project manager Trajectories of Health and Adaptation after Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant, RSGPB-02-186-01-PBP 2002-2007