Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Area of Interest
Matthew LeBlanc, PhD, RN, received his BSN from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010 and spent his clinical nursing career caring for oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Matthew received his PhD from Duke University School of Nursing (2021) and joined UNC as a postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer Care Quality Training Program in 2021. Matthew joined faculty at the UNC School of Nursing fall 2022.
Matthew’s research has focused on understanding the symptom burden and health-related quality of life challenges of patients with multiple myeloma. More recent work has sought to characterize changing frontline myeloma treatment patterns, with a focus on understanding treatment and care disparities.
Matthew’s work has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the American Cancer Society, the UNC Cancer Information and Population Health Resource New Investigator Program and the UNC Lineberger Development Awards program.
Honors and Awards
- UNC Lineberger Development Award, 2021-2022
- UNC Cancer Information and Population Health Resource New Investigator Program, 2020- 2021
- American Cancer Society Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Nursing, 2019-2020
- National Institute for Nursing Research Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships, 2019-2020
- James B Duke Fellow, 2016-2020
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