Fatigue Research Investigators


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Lisa J. Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN

Telephone: (617) 724-3454

Dr. Lisa Wood has spent several years developing a program of research focused on investigating the molecular origins of cancer treatment related fatigue (CTRF), one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment and one that  has considerable effects on quality of life, physical functioning, and overall health in cancer survivors. Her research addresses critical gaps in knowledge essential to the development of novel approaches to the prevention and management of CTRF. Read more about Dr. Lisa Wood.


Doctoral Students

Opening for a fully funded doctorate with a focus in rehabilitation nursing.

We are seeking applicants for a unique position that combines half-time employment on an NIH-funded project as a research nurse with enrollment in an interdisciplinary PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program at MGH Institute of Health Professions, with a specialization in rehabilitation nursing.

The research position, in the Fatigue Research Lab at the MGH Institute, involves working on an NIH-funded project that is focused on understanding whether fatigue and cognitive dysfunction in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer is related to chemotherapy-induced damage to the vestibular system – a sensory system that maintains the position of the eyes, body, and limbs in reference to head position.

Qualifications for this position include RN licensure in Massachusetts, prior clinical experience in oncology nursing, acceptance to the Institute’s PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program, and a commitment to doing cancer survivorship research.

The PhD program is primarily designed to train individuals who are already clinically certified in a rehabilitation-related field (including nursing rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology) to conduct independent clinical research. The core cohort of students is fully funded for the first two years of study through a combination of research and/or clinical fellowships and tuition remission.

Individuals interested in the position should send a resume and statement of interest to Dr. Lisa Wood at