Maurade Gormley

Ph.D., C-PNP

Assistant Professor


Building upon her experience as an oncology nurse, Dr. Gormley’s research aims to optimize the psychosocial health and well-being of cancer survivors as they face the unique challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Dr. Gormley’s doctoral work, funded by an F31 (F31NR017547) National Research Service Award (NRSA), examined the psychosocial response to genomic testing used to predict the risk of recurrence and benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy among breast cancer survivors. Her current research aims to better understand the mechanisms and pathways that may contribute to racial disparities in breast cancer mortality, such as the physiologic response (cortisol, relative telomere length, epigenetics) to stress in the survivorship period and over the lifecourse. This research will lay the groundwork to develop targeted interventions to promote adaptive coping behaviors aimed to moderate the physiologic response to stress. Dr. Gormley completed the Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at New York University with additional training at the Summer Genetics Institute (NINR) and Research Methods in Supportive Oncology at the Harvard Medical School for Palliative Care (NCI).

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Stress and Coping
  • Epigenetics and Genomics
  • Cancer Health Disparities


  • Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, 2022
  • Ph.D., New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, 2020
  • MSN, Columbia University School of Nursing, 2012
  • BSN, New York University, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • 2022: Awardee, Research Methods in Supportive Oncology, Harvard Medical School for Palliative Care (Workshop, NCI R25CA181000)
  • 2020: Valedictorian, New York University
  • 2020: Outstanding Dissertation Award, New York University
  • 2017: Summer Genetics Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research
  • 2010: Rudin Oncology Scholar, Columbia University
  • 2008: magna cum laude, New York University
  • 2008: Rudin Scholar, New York University

Selected Publications

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A portrait of faculty member Maurade Gormley.
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