Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Hacker's research interests include symptom assessment, symptom management, exercise interventions, and quality of life in cancer patients receiving intensive therapy. Her current work focuses on developing and testing an exercise intervention to mitigate the problems associated with physical inactivity and fatigue in patients with cancer who receive a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Current Funded Research Projects:
Exercise in Cancer Patients Receiving Intensive Therapy (NINR).
Quality of Life in People Receiving Allogeneic Islet Cell Transplantation
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Hacker teaches NURS 570: Philosophy of Science for Health Research and
NUMS 562: Quality of Life Issues in Research and Clinical Practice, both
doctoral-level courses. In addition, Dr. Hacker teaches NURS 525:
Intermediate Statistics, a master's-level course. Dr. Hacker delivers many
oncology-related lectures at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Service / Practice
Dr. Hacker is a member of the Quality of Life and Nursing Scientific Leadership subcommittees for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) organization, a national cancer clinical trials group. Dr. Hacker is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the State of Illinois and certified as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN). Dr. Hacker serves on the review board for the journals Oncology Nursing Forum and Quality of Life Research. She is also a member of the Oncology Nursing Society; Midwest Nursing Research Society; Sigma Theta Tau; and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institutional Review Board.
Current Research Projects: