Dr. Mayer is the Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing and a faculty fellow at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. She is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has over 45 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. Her program of research focuses on the issues facing cancer survivors and improving cancer care. As a nurse who worked on the “frontline” with cancer survivors, and as a cancer survivor herself, she brings a unique perspective to her clinical, research, and health policy collaborations with the cancer community.
She is the past president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), was a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (a Presidential appointment) and Board of Scientific Advisors, and was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is active in ONS and ASCO and is a Past Chair of the ASCO Survivorship Committee. She served as the Editor for the ONS’ Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) from 2007-2015 and has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and editorials on cancer-related issues.