Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP
Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP

Belinda N. Mandrell, PhD, RN, PNP

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Nursing Research Division




BS – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
RN – St. Mary’s Medical Center, School of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee
BSN – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland
MSN – University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Fellow – National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research, Summer Genetics Institute
PhD – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Honors & Awards

  • 2011  The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator Forum
  • 2010  The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing, Novice Researcher
  • 2006  The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing, Writing Award
  • 2004  The Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Jean Fergusson Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education Award
  • 1998  The American Cancer Society, Lane W. Adams Award for Excellence in Caring
  • 1984  Tennessee Student Nurses Association State Leadership Award
  • 1984  Tennessee Nurses Association Senior Leadership Award

Research Interests

  • Genotype-phenotype association
  • Family history
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep
  • Quality of life patients and family
  • Late effects

Selected Publications

Mandrell BN, Wise M, Schoumacher RA, Pritchard M, West N, Ness KK, Crabtree VM, Merchant TE, Morris B. Excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing disturbances in survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58(5):746-51, 2012.

Vallance K, Yang J, Li J, Crabtree VM, Hinds PS, Mandrell BN. Disturbed sleep in pediatric patients with leukemia: the potential role of interleukin-6 (-174GC) and tumor necrosis factor (-308GA) polymorphism. Oncol Nurs Forum 38(5):E365-E372, 2011.

Mandrell BN, Yang J, Hooke MC, Wang C, Gattuso JS, Hockenberry M, Jones H, Zupanec S, Hinds PS. Psychometric and clinical assessment of the 13-item reduced version of the Fatigue Scale-Adolescent instrument. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 28(5):287-294, 2011.

Vallance K, Liu W, Mandrell BN, Panetta JC, Gattuso JS, Hockenberry M, Zupanec S, Yang L, Yang J, Hinds PS. Mechanisms of dexamethasone-induced disturbed sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients receiving treatment for ALL. Eur J Cancer 46(10):1848-1855, 2010.

Hinds PS, Yang J, Gattuso J, Hockenberry M, Jones H, Zupanec S, Li C, Crabtree VL, Mandrell BN, Schoumacher R, Vallance K, Sanford S, Srivastava DK. The psychometric and clinical assessment of the 10-item reduced version of the fatigue scale-child instrument. J Pain Symptom Manage 39(3):572-578, 2010.

Mandrell B. Genetic profile of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Nurs 24(3):173-178, 2009.

Mandrell B. Secondary breast cancer in a woman treated for Hodgkin lymphoma as a child.Oncology 21(11 Suppl Nurse Ed):27-29, 2007.

Mandrell B, Pritchard M. Understanding the clinical implications of minimal residual disease in childhood leukemia. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 23(1):38-44, 2006.

Mandrell B, Hobbie W, Deatrick J, Lipman T, Hinds P. When recruiting for advanced practice nurses: develop your staff nurses. J Nurs Adm 34(12):543-545, 2004.

Mandrell B, McCormick J. Dapsone induced methemoglobinemia: Case reports. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 18(5):224-228, 2001.

Mandrell B, Ruccione K, Dodd M, Moore J, Nelson A, Pollock B, Stewart J, Stutzer C, Westlake S. Consensus statement: Applying the concept of self-care to pediatric oncology patients. Semin Oncol Nurs 16(4):315-316, 2000.

Kaste S, Gronemeyer S, Hoffer F, Mandrell B, Wilimas J. Pilot study of non-invasive detection of venous occlusions from central venous access devices in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Radiol 29(8):570-574, 1999.

Broniscer A, Ribeiro R, Srinivas R, Beham F, Head D, Raimondi S, Mandrell B, Gill P. An adolescent with HTLV-1 associated adult T-cell leukemia treated with interferon-alpha and zidovudine. Leukemia 10:1244-1254, 1996.

Kanwar V, Jenkins J, Mandrell B, Furman W. Aluminum toxicity following intravesical alum irrigation from hemorrhagic cystitis. Med Pediatr Oncol 27:64-67, 1996.

Wall J, Mandrell B, Jenkins J, Smiley L, Pratt C. Effectiveness of paclitaxel in treating papillary serous carcinoma of the peritoneum in an adolescent. Am J Obstet Gynecol 172:1049-1052, 1995.

Pratt C, Raimondi S, Kaste S, Heaton D, Mounce K, Mandrell B, Crom D, Myer D. Outcome for patients with constitutional 13q abnormalities and retinoblastoma. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 11:541-547, 1994.

Last update: February 2013