Ginger Payne Keller, R.N., M.S., C.N.S., O.C.N.




PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing


Lives in: Portland, OR



Focus Areas:

Cancer Care Nursing, Symptom Management

Dissertation Topic:

What factors affect problems with cognition in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy?

Dissertation Committee:

Lillian M. Nail, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (Chair)

Lisa Wood, Ph.D., R.N.

Karen Lyons, Ph.D.

Diane Rohlman, Ph.D.

Funding Sources:

American Cancer Society

National Institute of Nursing Research Institutional T32

Professional Organizations:

Oncology Nursing Society and Mt. Hood Chapter

Clinical Nurse Specialists of Oregon

Sigma Theta Tau International and Beta Psi Chapter

International Blood Brain Barrier Society

Conference Participation as an OHSU-SON student:

Western Institute of Nursing; presenter

OHSU Student Research Organization; presenter

Oncology Nursing Society Research Conference; presenter

Personal Interests:

My clinical work has been at Providence Portland Medical Center and I am delighted to work as an OHSU SON instructor with my student at PPMC on the oncology units. My fourth child is studying at University of Oregon and her three older brothers are making their way out in the world.  My husband and I enjoy kayaking, spending time at the beach, listening to music and spending time with extended family.