Shelley A. Johns, PsyD, HSPP, ABPP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Shelley Johns is a board-certified clinical health psychologist and Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist. Her 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 Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana 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 Oncology Group Center for Symptom Management. She serves as a member of the IU 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.
symptom management in post-treatment cancer survivors | health psychology | palliative care research
General Internal Medicine
Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute 1101 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis , IN 46202
Titles & Appointments
- Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
- Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
- Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, Eskenazi Health Palliative Care Program
Indiana University Health (7/1/18-6/30/20). "Feasibility, Acceptability and Preliminary Effects of the Spiritual Care Assessment and Intervention (SCAI) Framework for Adults with Advanced Cancer and Their Caregivers: A Clinical Pilot Trial." PI: Maiko. Role: Co-investigator.
Indiana University Health (7/1/17-6/30/19). "A PITCH-ED Project: Expedited Outpatient Management of Low-Risk Chest Pain Associated with Anxiety Identified in the Emergency Department." PI: Musey. Role: Co-investigator.
Indiana University Health (5/1/17-4/30/19). "Mindfulness to Enhance Quality of Life and Support Advance Care Planning (MEANING): A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial for Adults with Metastatic Cancer and Their Family Caregivers." Role: PI.
Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc. (7/1/16-6/30/19). “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Breast Cancer Survivors Coping with Disruptive Fear of Recurrence.” PI: Mosher. Role: Co-investigator.
Symptom experiences in metastatic breast cancer patients: relationships to activity engagement, value-based living, and psychological inflexibility.
Randomized controlled pilot trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction compared to psychoeducational support for persistently fatigued breast and colorectal cancer survivors.
Factors underlying metastatic breast cancer patients' perceptions of symptom importance: a qualitative analysis.
Randomized controlled pilot trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast and colorectal cancer survivors: effects on cancer-related cognitive impairment.
Piloting an abbreviated dignity therapy intervention using a legacy-building web portal for adults with terminal cancer: a feasibility and acceptability study.
Unresolved Pain Interference among Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Implications for Patient Care and Outcomes.
Randomized controlled pilot study of mindfulness-based stress reduction for persistently fatigued cancer survivors.
Telecare management of pain and depression in patients with cancer: patient satisfaction and predictors of use.
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
Society of Behavioral Medicine