Research Sub Committee

Dr. Jane Armer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, Director, Nursing Research, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, has conducted extensive work in the area of lymphedema prevalence, signs and symptoms, anthropometric measurement, and self-management among breast cancer survivors; fatigue among persons with lymphedema; and self-management of chronic illness. In 1998, Dr. Armer called together a multidisciplinary group of dedicated oncology clinicians and researchers to form a lymphedema research team at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, an integral partner in the Academic Health...Read more
Dr. Mei R. Fu is Associate Professor of Nursing at the New York University. She is also a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of Geriatrics at the Hartford Institute of Geriatrics, and a Fellow of New York Academy of Medicine. She serves on Medical Advisory Board, Co-Chair of Research Committee, and Editorial Committee for National Lymphedema Network. She is also an elected Board of Director for Lymphology of North America and serves as Research Committee Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member for American Lymphedema Framework. Dr. Fu’s scientific focus has been on cancer-related...Read more
M. Elise Radina (PhD, CFLE) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University (Oxford, OH). Dr. Radina received her bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and her master’s degree from Miami University. She received her Ph.D. and post-doctoral training from the University of Missouri. Dr. Radina is a qualitative methodologist whose research focuses broadly on families and health with a particular emphasis on mid and later life women in family contexts. Dr. Radina is guest co-editor for a special issue of the Journal of Family Theory &...Read more
Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her PhD in Nursing Science from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and completed her Postdoctoral Oncology Nursing Fellowship in 2005, also at Vanderbilt. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2000, and her Masters of Health Services Administration from the College of St. Francis Graduate School in Joliet, Illinois in 1988. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Kentucky in Lexington,...Read more
Catherine M. Tuppo is the Director of Physical and Occupational Therapy and the Director of Lymphedema Therapy at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. Catherine completed her professional training as physical therapist at Ithaca College in 1976. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Allied Health Resources, Research in 1992 from Stony Brook University. Catherine has focused her clinical treatment in lymphedema therapy since 1998 after completing her lymphedema certification training from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She received her LANA certification in 2001...Read more