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Linda Sarna, D.N.Sc., R.N., A.O.C.N., F.A.A.N.
Linda Sarna, D.N.Sc., R.N., A.O.C.N., F.A.A.N.


Professor and Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair, School of Nursing
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 825-8690

Scientific Interest(s):

Nurse Linda Sarna's research focus is on quality of life and symptom distress in people with cancer, especially lung cancer. Additionally, she is involved in research describing tobacco cessation interventions by nurses, and other cancer prevention activities.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Sarna L, Bialous S, Ong M, Wells M, Kotlerman J. Nurses' treatment of tobacco dependence in hospitalized smokers in three states. Res Nurs Health. 2012 Jun;35(3):250-64. Epub 2012 Apr 10

Yang P, Cheville AL, Wampfler JA, Garces YI, Jatoi A, Clark MM, Cassivi SD, Midthun DE, Marks RS, Aubry MC, Okuno SH, Williams BA, Nichols FC, Trastek VF, Sugimura H, Sarna L, Allen MS, Deschamps C, Sloan JA. Quality of life and symptom burden among long-term lung cancer survivors. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Jan;7(1):64-70.

Morgan G, Schnoll RA, Alfano CM, Evans SE, Goldstein A, Ostroff J, Park ER, Sarna L, Cox LS. National Cancer Institute Conference on Treating Tobacco Dependence at Cancer Centers. J Oncol Pract. 2011 May;7(3):178-182.

Sarna L, Bialous SA, Sinha K, Yang Q, Wewers ME. Are health care providers still smoking? Data from the 2003 and 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Surveys. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Nov;12(11):1167-71. Epub 2010 Oct 11

Cooley ME, Sarna L, Kotlerman J, Lukanich JM, Jaklitsch M, Green SB, Bueno R. Smoking cessation is challenging even for patients recovering from lung cancer surgery with curative intent. Lung Cancer. 2009 Nov;66(2):218-25. Epub 2009 Mar 24.