Linda Sarna, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair
School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Linda Sarna, Professor and Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair at the UCLA School of Nursing received her doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco, and her baccalaureate and master's degress from UCLA. She is recognized for her scholarship promoting nursing involvement in tobacco control and in oncology nursing research focused on quality of life and symptoms of patients with lung cancer. In collaboration with Dr. Stella Bialous, Dr. Sarna has led research efforts to increase nursing interventions to help smokers quit using web-based educational programs and resources in the US, currently working with nurses in Kentucky and Louisiana. She is testing these methods in studies involving nurses in China, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Drs. Sarna and Bialous initiated the Tobacco Free Nurses initiative to help nurses quit smoking and to increase nursing education, research, and leadership in tobacco control.

She has received numerous honors for her work, including recognition from the Oncology Nursing Society as a Distinguished Research Professor and the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care with a Distinguished Service Award. She has collaborated with national and international nursing organizations on policies related to tobacco control, and with the National Cancer Institute on a research agenda regarding tobacco and cancer. Drs. Sarna and Bialous have monitored smoking among nurses in the U.S. as well as the changes in tobacco use among nurses using data from the Nurses’ Health Study. She and Dr. Bialous co-edited the 2009 Annual Review of Nursing Research focused on nursing scholarship in tobacco control. She recently co-authored a monograph for the World Health Organization on the role that nurses can play in reducing non-communicable diseases. Dr Sarna is the Chair of the UCLA Tobacco-Free Policy Steering committee.

Professor Sarna, has been appointed acting dean of the School of Nursing as of July 1, 2014. She will serve a one-year term while Dean Courtney Lyder is on leave.

 

 

Publications

1995

  • Media

    Sarna L. (1995) Quality of Life and Lung Cancer. Cope. 11 (6):Nov/Dec. (article  for the public)

  • Journal

    Sarna L. ANA Acts to End 'Pediatric Epidemic' of Smoking. American Nurse. 1995 Oct;27(7):2. 

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    Sarna L. Smoking Behaviors of Women after Diagnosis with Lung Cancer. Image Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 1995 Spring;27(1):35-41. 

  • Editorial

    Sarna L. (1995) ANA Acts to End “Pediatric Epidemic” of Smoking. The American Nurse. 27:2. (article)

1994

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    Weinrich S, Sarna L. Delirium in the Older Person with Cancer. Cancer. 1994  Oct 1;74(7 Suppl):2079-91. Review. 

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    Sarna L. Functional Status in Women with Lung Cancer. Cancer Nursing. 1994 Apr;17(2):87-93

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    Sarna L, McCorkle R. A Cancer Nursing Curriculum Guide for Baccalaureate Nursing Education. Cancer Nursing. 1995 Dec;18(6):445-51. 

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  • Book

    Mooney K, Belcher AE, Given BA, Grimm P, Hawkins R, Holcombe J, Larson PJ, McCorkle R, McMillan SC, Nowotny M, Post-White J, Sarna LP, Shurpin KP, Wilkie DJ and Workman ML. (1994) The Master's Degree With a Specialty in Advanced Practice Oncology Nursing. Curriculum Guide, 3rd ed.

  • Book

    Sarna L. (1994). Cancer in the Elderly. In Gerontological Nursing.  Ed.M. Stanley. FA Davis. 323 - 337.

  • Media

    Kruer J, Forlow L, Sarna L, Grant M, & Foltz A. (1994). Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient. Monograph and Audiotape.  Oncology Nursing

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