Memnun Seven

UMass Assistant Professor Memnun Seven
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
230 Skinner Hall

Project Title: Co-designing a COmmunity-based survivorship intervention for PEople of color affected by cancer (COPE)

Dr. Seven's biobehavioral research program aims to understand the bio-behavioral-social determinants of the quality of life (QOL) of people affected by cancer with the focus of symptom science, which integrates biomarkers, social determinants, and the individual’s experience. As a 2022-23 ISSR Scholar, Dr. Seven will work on a proof-of-concept study to co-design and evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effect of a community-based survivorship intervention that uses a tripod approach integrating physical activity, eating habits, and motivational support (PEM intervention) for people of color affected by cancer.

Selected Publications:

  • Seven M, Pasalak IS., Bagcivan G., Ozkasap O., Selcukbiricik F.,Evaluating the effect of a mobile symptom management app on the quality of life of patients with breast cancer: A pilot randomized control trial, Oncology Nursing Forum, 2022

  • Seven M, Bagcivan G, Pasalak SI, Oz G, Aydin Y, Selcukbiricik F. Experiences of breast cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic; a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2021; 27:1–13.

  • Moraitis AM, Seven M. Sirard J. Walker R. Expert Consensus on Physical Activity use for Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Biopsychosocial Health: A Modified Delphi Study, Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 2021, doi: 10.1089/jayao.2021.0109.

  • Seven M, Moraitis AM. The challenges in cancer care in the time of COVID-19, Cancer Nursing: 2020; 43 (5); 427-428