Kristine L. Kwekkeboom, PhD, RN, FAAN

Position title: Professor, Lillian S. Moehlman Bascom Professor in Nursing and PhD Program Director


Phone: 608-263-5168

3137 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Kristine Kwekkeboom

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing, 1999
MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing, 1995
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Nursing, 1989

Dr. Kwekkeboom studies pain and symptom management in persons with cancer. Her program of research focuses on understanding multiple co-occurring symptoms (symptom clusters), and developing and testing interventions to improve symptom control and quality of life. Dr. Kwekkeboom collaborates with interdisciplinary research colleagues and mentors students developing science in the areas of psychosocial coping with cancer and treatment, symptom self-management in cancer and other chronic conditions, palliative care, and cancer survivorship concerns. Dr. Kwekkeboom has served as a standing member of the National Institute for Nursing Research Initial Scientific Review Group, co-Leader of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Cancer Prevention & Control Program, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Research focus area

Symptom Science and Palliative Care

  • Eliciting and describing patient-reported cancer symptom clusters
  • Self-management of pain and other symptoms
  • Biological, psychological, and social variables associated with the cancer symptom experience
  • Quality of life and goal-concordant care

Symptom Science and Palliative Care

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