> Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN

Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN



Dr. Ferrell is director and professor of nursing research and education at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Los Angeles, Calif. Her research and clinical expertise focus on pain management, palliative care and quality of life. She has been in the oncology nursing field for 35 years.

Dr. Ferrell directs several funded research projects on palliative care and is chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. In addition, she is a member of the board of scientific advisors of the National Cancer Institute, has authored books on pain management and palliative care nursing, and serves as chairperson of the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative.