Dr. Bryant is a member of Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and continues to practice as an oncology nurse in the NC Cancer Hospital. Dr. Bryant received her BSN and MSN-Nursing Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a Cancer Care Quality Training post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management in 2013.
She is dually certified as an oncology and gerontological nurse. Her research is focused on improving health related quality of life of the aging adult, specifically acute leukemia, and assisting them with management of their symptoms during their illness trajectory.
Books and Chapters
& Lucas, S. (2013). Care of the older adult with cancer. In K. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.
E-Chapter 30. Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Davis, E. D., Nettles, A., & Leak, A.
(2010). Inpatient diabetes education: Realistic and evidence-based in L. Lien, L. Feinglos, M, Corsino, L., & Cox, M. (Eds.). Glycemic control in the hospitalized patient: A comprehensive clinical guide (pp. 41-50). New York: Springer.
Mariano, C., Alston, S., West, J., Deal, A., Williams, G., Dixon, S., Bryant, A.L
., Jolly, T., & Muss, H. (2015). Geriatric assessment in older adults during unplanned hospitalizations: an opportunity in disguise. The Oncologist.
Brody, A., Perez, A., Shillam, C., Edeman, L., Bond, S., Foster, V. & Siegel, E. (2015). Development and Implementation of a Peer Mentoring Program for Early Career Gerontological Faculty. Journal of Nursing Scholarship,
Walton, A.M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Mayer, D., & Reeve, B.B. (2015). Symptoms and Quality of Life in Adult Survivors of Acute Leukemia: A Systematic Review. Oncology Nursing Forum,
Walton, A.M., & Phillips, B. (2015). Cancer-Related Fatigue: Scientific Progress has been made in 40 Years. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,19(2),
Smith, S., Zimmer, C., Crandell, J., Jenerette, C., Bailey, D., Zimmerman, S., & Mayer, D.K. (2015). An exploratory path model of the relationships between positive and negative adaptation to cancer on quality of life among non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
Deal, A., Walton, A., Wood, W., Muss, H., & Mayer, D. (2015). Use of ED and hospital services for patients with acute leukemia after induction therapy: One Year Following Diagnosis. Leukemia Research
Albrecht, T., A., Walton, A.M., Bryant, A.L
. (2015). The Unique Supportive Care Needs of a Mother with Acute Myeloid Leukemia during Treatment. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1),
Hershey, D., Bryant, A.L.,
Olausson, J., Davis, E.D., Brady, V., & Hammer, M. (2014). Hyperglycemic-Inducing Neo-Adjuvant Agents Used in Treatment of Solid Tumors: A Review of the Literature. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41,
Walton, A.M., & Albrecht, T.A. (2014). Management of febrile neutropenia in a patient with acute leukemia. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40
., Smith, S., Crandell, J., Jenerette, C., Bailey, D., Zimmerman, S., & Mayer, D. (2013). Demographic and disease characteristics associated with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors’ quality of life. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40,
., Mayer, D., Wyss, A., Travers, D., & Waller, A. (2013). Why do cancer patients die in the emergency department? An analysis of NC 2008 ED visits. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 30,
Jenerette, C., & Leak, A.
(2012). The role of oncology nurses in the care of adults with sickle cell disease. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16,
Jones, E., Leak, A.,
& Muss H. (2012). Adjuvant therapy of breast cancer in woman 70 years and older: Tough decisions, high stakes. Oncology, 26
Mayer, D., Gerstel, A., Leak, A.,
& Smith, S. (2012). Patient and provider preferences for survivorship care plans. Journal of Oncology Practice, 8,
Creedle, C., Leak, A
., Deal, A., Walton, A., Talbert, G., Riff, B., & Hornback, A. (2012). The Impact of a CarePartner Program on Two Inpatient Oncology Units. Journal of Cancer Education, 27
Jenerette, C., Leak, A.,
& Sandelowski, M. (2011). Life stories of older adults with sickle cell disease. Association of Black Nursing Faculty,22
Jenerette, C., Brewer, C., & Leak, A
. (2011). Self-Care Recommendations of Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Nursing Research and Practice.
Mayer, D., Travers, D., Wyss, A., Leak, A
., & Waller, A.
(2011). Why do cancer patients visit emergency departments? Results of a 2008 population study in North Carolina. Journal of Clinical Oncology, (29)
., Mayer, D., & Smith S. (2011). Quality of life among non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors: An integrative literature review. Leukemia and Lymphoma, 52
Ivanov, L. & Hu, J., & Leak, A.
(2010). Immigrant women's cancer screening behaviors. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 27
Smith-Miller, C., Leak, A.,
Harlan, C., Dieckmann, J., & Sherwood, G. (2010). Leaving the comfort of the familiar": Fostering workplace cultural awareness through short-term global experiences. Nursing Forum, 45
Davis, E., Houchin, L., & Mabrey, M. (2009). Diabetes management and self-care education for hospitalized oncology patients. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13
. & Spruill, A. (2008). Oncology certification: What is in it for you? Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12,
Hu, J., & King, C. (2008). Symptom distress, spirituality, and quality of life in African American breast cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 31
Manuel, M., Leak, A.,
& Carroll, S. (2007). Priapism in the oncology setting. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11
Ivanov, L., & Brown, H. (2006). Nursing administration in Russia. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 36