Site Principal Investigator, Cancer Steering Committee Member
Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Executive Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes, the William and Joanne Conway Endowed Chair in Nursing Research at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D. C. She is adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, and the University of Maryland, College of Nursing. Dr. Hinds received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT and her M.S.N. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, Tucson in Psychiatric Nursing (summa cum laude) and Clinical Nursing Research, respectively.
For more than three decades, Dr. Hinds has created and led research related to the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end-of-life communication and decision making. She served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on end-of-life and palliative care for children in America (2003) and the National Quality Forum panel on palliative and end-of-life care in America, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on Dying in America (2014) and is currently serving on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness (2016-2019).
Dr. Hinds is an Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Nurse Researcher and the Association of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Distinguished Nurse Researcher. She was the inaugural chair of the Nurse Scholars for the Children’s Oncology Group and the inaugural Co-Director for the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Resource Center for the Children’s Oncology Group. She served on the National Cancer Institute Symptom and Quality of Life Scientific Committee, and the National Institute of Nursing Research Ad Hoc Evaluation Advisory Committee, End-of-life and Palliative Care Science, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal, CANCER NURSING: An International Cancer Journal. Dr. Hinds was named the Alumna of the Year in 2012 for the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona and received the 2015 Mentoring Award at Children’s National Health System. She and her family are camping and kayaking, reading, and card playing enthusiasts.