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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Stewart M. Bond, PhD, RN, AOCN

assistant professor

Stewart M. Bond, Ph.D., RN, AOCN

Maloney Hall 378C



  • Ph.D. and M.S.N. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.T.S. - Vanderbilt University
  • B.S.N. - University of Virginia

Research Interests

Cancer symptom management; neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with cancer; delirium; care of older adults with cancer; frailty


Dr. Stewart Bond is an assistant professor. He received both his Ph.D. and master’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also received a master of theological studies degree and a post-master’s certificate psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Bond’s clinical background is in oncology, geriatrics, and palliative care. His research interests pertain to cancer symptom management, neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with cancer, delirium, care of older adults with cancer, frailty. 

selected appointments and awards

  • 2014 - Research Scholar, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • 2013-present - Faculty Nurse Scientist, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2012-present - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Gerontological Nursing
  • 2010 - Edna Stilwell Writing Award, SLACK Incorporated
  • 2007-2009 - John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellowship


Selected Publications

  • Bryant, A. L., Azizer Brody, A., Perez, A., Shillam, C., Edelman, L. S., Bond, S.M., … Siegel, E. O. (2015). Development and implementation of a peer mentoring program for early career gerontological faculty. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(3), 258-266. doi:10.1111/jnu.12135
  • Bond, S. M., Hawkins, D. K., & Murphy, B. A. (2013). Caregiver-reported neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer: A pilot study. Cancer Nursing, 37(3), 227-235. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e31829194a3
  • Ridner, S. H., Poage-Hooper, E., Kanar, C., Doresam, J., Bond, S., & Dietrich, M. S. (2013). A pilot randomized clinical trial evaluating low level laser therapy as an alternative treatment to manual lymphatic drainage for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(4), 383-393. doi:10.1188/13.ONF.383-393
  • Bond, S. M., Dietrich, M. S., Shuster, J. L., & Murphy, B. A. (2012). Delirium in patients with head and neck cancer in the outpatient treatment setting. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(5), 1023-1030. doi:10.1007/s00520-011-1174-0
  • Bond, S. M., Dietrich, M. S., & Murphy, B. A. (2012). Neurocognitive function in head and neck cancer patients prior to treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(1), 149-157. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-1081-9

additional publications