Chandylen Nightingale: Fellowship in Health-Related Quality of Life

Published: March 6th, 2012

Category: Student News

Chandylen Nightingale Chandylen Nightingale, MPH is a doctoral student in the Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health. Mrs. Nightingale recently completed a one year collaborative fellowship with the Society of Public Health Eduction (SOPHE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Health-Related Quality of Life.

Under this fellowship and the guidance of her PhD mentor, Dr. Carnaby, Mrs. Nightingale collected data on caregiver burden and caregiver health-related quality of life in primary caregivers of Head and Neck Cancer patients. The culmination of the one year fellowship resulted in a presentation at the 2011 SOPHE conference and awards banquet in Washington, D.C. where Mrs. Nightingale was recognized for her work. She also received recognition in SOPHE’s newsletter, News & Views. Mrs. Nightingale plans to use the collected data as pilot data for her dissertation, in which she will continue to study burden and health-related quality of life among caregivers of Head and Neck Cancer patients.