Eligible to Direct Dissertations
PhD, Indiana University
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, Indiana University
Specialties and Expertise
Managing Chronic Conditions
Health Behavior Theory
Health Information Seeking / Screening
Intervention Development / Evaluation
Quality of Life
Awards and Honors
Henry R. Besch, Jr. Promotion of Excellence Award, Bloomington, IN
President's Cancer Panel Workshop on Creating an Integrated HPV Vaccination and Screening Program Report for President Obama, Chicago, IL
Excellence in Behavioral Medicine Training Program Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Prague, Czech Republic
President's Medal for Sustained Academic Excellence, Indianapolis, IN
Champion is a Distinguished Professor and the Edward and Sara Stam Cullipher named Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and the Associate Director of Population Science and Community Outreach at IU Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC). She is recognized internationally as an expert in behavioral oncology research and as an accomplished senior mentor. Her research career has spanned 35 years, focusing on 3 primary areas: 1) tailored interactive intervention programs to increase screening for both breast and colorectal cancer; 2) use of technology to develop and deliver interventions with the intent of increasing accessibility for underserved populations; and 3) cancer survivorship, which includes the study of symptoms and symptom burden in cancer survivors. Dr. Champion has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and her work has been cited 34,833 times with an h-index of 72. Her current intervention study tests a multicomponent intervention to simultaneously increase breast, cervical, and colon cancer in rural populations in Indiana and Ohio (R01CA196246). Her research has been supported continuously for 38 years by both the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. She is Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement for the Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has held many national appointments including a six-year assignment to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Champion has held National Cancer Institute training grants for 15 years and will start a new five-year grant in September 2022. She has a long history of being the primary mentor for predoctoral F31s, postdoctoral F32s and K07 career awards, who now hold academic positions in major universities and have externally funded research programs of their own.
2022-2027. "Implementing Evidence Based Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Clinics." (Co-PI). NIH, $3,854,200.
2022-2027. "Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology." (PI). NCI -T32CA117865, $2,006,137.
2021-2025. "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Fear of Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors". (Johns, PI). NCI-R01CA255480. $2,569,644.
2019-2024. "National Cancer Institute Center Support Grant." (Co-I). NIH-P30 CA082709. $2,861,949.
2015-2020. "Cancer Disparities Research Network (CDRN) Cohort". (Co-I). NCI-UM1CA182884). $19,243,587.