Debra Lyon

Debra Lyon PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Executive Aso Dean & Kirbo Endowed Chair

Department: NR-EXECUTIVE ASO DEAN
Business Phone: (352) 273-6335
Business Email: delyon@ufl.edu

About Debra Lyon

Debra Lyon was named the College of Nursing’s executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair, in January 2014.

Lyon’s research focuses on symptom management in women with breast cancer, and she is currently the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health-funded studies totaling $4.8 million. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and currently serves as the co-chair of its genetic nursing and health care expert panel.

Lyon has contributed to more than 80 scientific publications and presentations, and she has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $7 million in research grants and contracts from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. She also has served as the chair of the major grant review committee of the Oncology Nursing Society.

The Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo chair was established to attract a dynamic scholar whose research focuses on cancer care.

In the role of executive associate dean, Lyon isresponsible for day-to-day management as delegated by the dean and serve as a resource to department chairs and assistant and associate deans. Lyon assists the dean with external relations and serve as the dean’s delegate to various committees of the university and academic health center.

Lyon came to UF from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as associate dean for research and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey distinguished professor. Lyon has years of experience in nursing education administration, having previously served as a department chair prior to her tenure as associate dean. She also served as a faculty member at the University of Virginia from 1998 to 2004.

Board Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
    American Nurses Credentialing
  • Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    American Nurses Credentialing
  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner
    State of Virginia
  • Registered Nurse
    State of Virginia

Research Profile

Symptom management, including complementary modalities, in women with breast cancer and other chronic illnesses. Biobehavioral research, including molecular markers of inflammation and genetic markers.

Publications

2018 Supportive Care In Cancer : Official Journal Of The Multinational Association Of Supportive Care In Cancer

Grants

November 2018ACTIVE
Biopsychosocial correlates of aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms in breast cancer
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR · Mentor
September 2018ACTIVE
Developing the Biobehavioral Foundation for Self-Management of Psychoneurological Symptoms in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Survivors
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR ·
September 2018ACTIVE
2/3 Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Project Manager
August 2018ACTIVE
Physiological, psychological, and genomic factors that predict the transition from acute to chronic pain in patients with traumatic lower extremity facture
UNIV OF MARYLAND · Principal Investigator
April 2018ACTIVE
Biobehavioral mechanisms underlying symptoms and healing outcomes in older individuals with CVLU
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR ·
September 2017ACTIVE
Florida Cancer ReTOOL Program for Underrepresented Minority Students
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Project Manager
January 2016ACTIVE
ufhcc-ioa cancer-aging collaborative team grants
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Project Manager
September 2015 – June 2016
Pain Sensitivity in Low Back Pain
UNIV OF CONNECTICUT · Principal Investigator
September 2014 – August 2019
Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center: Feasibility Studies
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Project Manager
January 2014 – July 2016
Epigenetics And Psychoneurologic Symptoms In Women With
VA COMMONWEALTH UNIV · Principal Investigator
March 2006ACTIVE
Davis Cancer Researach Equipment
UF FOU · Project Manager

Education

2001-2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1997
PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
1996
Post-masters Certificate
Virginia Commonwealth University
1993
Master of Science in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University
1984
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6335
Emails:
Business:
delyon@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100197
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610
Physical:
COLLEGE OF NURSING
PO BOX 100197
GAINESVILLE, FL 326100197