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Joan Haase

School of Nursing

Expert Bio

Joan Haase is the Holmquist Professor in Pediatric Oncology and co-director of the IUPUI Signature Center for Research in Palliative/End-of-Life Care and Training, known as the RESPECT Center. She is the world’s leading pioneer in resilience in children, adolescents and young adults  with severe and chronic illnesses and their families.

Haase led the field in creating the first-ever resilience in illness model and in identifying, adapting and testing measures to capture concepts in the model. Her Resilience in Illness Model has made international impact: It was adapted as the guiding framework for the Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Discipline Committee. She is the founder of the the Asian Resilience Enhancement for Adolescents and Young Adults Cooperative Group that is evaluating the Resilience in Illness Model across five Asian countries, with plans to expand.

Haase is also an expert in pediatric palliative and end-of-life communication. She has mentored many interprofessional doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in qualitative methods, model development, instrumentation, and conduct of randomized clinical trials of interventions focused on resilience and palliative and end-of-life communication.

Areas of Expertise

Resilience in adolescents/young adults with cancer, palliative and end-of-life communication, instrumentation and model development, qualitative research, phenomenology, design and conduct of randomized clinical trials to evaluate behavioral interventions, international research cooperation.