Margaret Barton-Burke
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing and Associate Professor

207 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-7068
Fax: 314-516-6730


  • BSN, William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey
  • MD, Teaching Specialty & Oncology Nursing, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • PhD, Psychosocial Nursing, University of Rode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • Cancer-related research interests.
  • Culturally-appropriate interventions, outreach, and programs for the community of color.
  • Culture and health disparities focusing specifically on black women breast cancer survivors.
  • Breast cancer and nursing interventions in Nigeria.
  • Research capacity building in a pan-African Doctoral Dissertation Research Program.

Selected Grants

  • 2013 Black Women & Breast Cancer: The Knowledge is Power Conference. Funded $19,000.00. This project is funded, in part, by the Clear Channel and Sista Strut ($6000.00); Office of Minority Health ($2600.00); Genetech ($3000.00); Komen for the Cure, St. Louis Affiliate ($3000.00); Missouri Foundation for Health ($3000.00); Cliffedge Marketing ($1000.00); Chi Eta Phi, Rho Chapter ($100.00); 100 Black Women ($300.00); Mary Ann Lee Endowment in Oncology Nursing.
  • Education, Training, and Outreach Core of Washington University’s application for a Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer grant entitled A Multilevel Approach to Energy Balance and Cancer across the Lifecourse (U54).Funded for $11,248,000 (5 year). 2010- 2014, PI Dr. Graham Colditz
  • Transdisciplinary Community Based Participatory Research (TCBPR) Training Program of the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) at Siteman Cancer Center. National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program: Centers for Reducing Cancer Disparities through Outreach, Research and Training (RFA-CA-09-032). Funded $4,778,218 (5 year). 2009 – 2013. Dr. Graham Colditz.
  • Long Term Quality of Life in Black Women Breast Cancer Survivors, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, $286,000.00, 2007 - 2010, 30%, Completed, PI. Grant# DISP0707596.
  • Innovations Grant: On-Line Nursing Education Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Outreach and Innovations Grant, $15,500.00, 01-01-2007 - 08-31-2008, Barton-Burke, M & Griffin, L.
  • Self in Relation to Health. The Mellon Mutual Mentoring Initiative: The Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant. Funded $14,605.00, 2007 – 2008. Jacelon, C., Barton-Burke, M., Zucker, D., & Chandler, G.

Selected Publications

  • Barton-Burke, M. (2014). Professional Issues: Cancer Nursing Practice: Legal and Quality Issues. In Oncology Nursing eBook. R. Hawkins and D. Camp Sorrell (Eds.) and
  • Wilkes, G.M. & Barton-Burke, M..(2014). Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook (ONDH), in progress. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA.
  • Barton-Burke, M., Smith, E., Frain, J. & Loggins, C. (2010). Advanced Cancer in Underserved Populations, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Vol. 26(2), pp. 157-167.
  • Barton-Burke, M., Barreto, R.C. & Archibald, L.I.S. (2008). Suffering as a Multicultural Cancer Experience, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Vol. 24(4), pp. 229-236.
  • Barton-Burke, M. & Juarez, G. (2008). Cancer Care in Vulnerable Populations, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Vol. 24(4), edited entire issue.
  • Barton-Burke, M., Cavaretta, J., Nkimbeng, M., Nowacka, J., Proctor, C., Shi, J., Webb, J. & Worcester, A. (2006). Black Women and Breast Cancer: A Review of the Literature, Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health, Vol. 12(2), pp. 11-20.
  • Barton-Burke, M.(2006). Cancer-Related Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances: Further Research on the Prevalence of These Two Symptoms in Long-term Cancer Survivors Can Inform Education, Policy, and Clinical Practice, Cancer Nursing, Vol. 29(2), pp. 72-77.
  • Barton-Burke, M. (2006). Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances in Long-Term Survivors of Cancer. State of the Science on Nursing Approaches to Manage Long Term Sequelae of Cancer and Cancer Therapy, American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 106(3 supplement), pp. 71-77.
  • Winningham, M. & Barton-Burke, M.(2002). La fatique nel malato oncologico: Un approccio multidisciplinare. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Roma, Italy. Published in English as Fatigue in Cancer: A Multidimensional Approach.
  • Winningham, M. & Barton-Burke, M.(2002). Fatigue in Cancer: A Multidimensional Approach. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA.
  • Barton-Burke, M., Wilkes, G.M., Berg, D., Bean, C. & Ingwersen, K. Cancer Chemotherapy: A Nursing Process Approach, 1991. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA.

Selected Presentations

  • Barton-Burke, M., Kanjanapradit, S., Vonghirunpinyo, C., Ferrell, B., Johnson, C., & Oliver, T. (2014). Black Women & Breast Cancer: Knowledge is Power Conference. Poster Presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 03-28-2014.
  • Barton-Burke, M., Izugbara, C., Kabiru, C., Ezeh, A., & Amendah, D. (2014). Capacity Building: Research Infrastructure in Africa. Poster Presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 03-28-2014.
  • St. Vrain, R., Bentley, J., Cook, D., & Barton-Burke, M., Mentor.(2014). Hypertension Assessment and Management of African Americans: A Community-Based Approach. Poster Presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 03-29-2014.
  • Barton-Burke, M. & Wiltz, F. (2013). Social Construction of Breast Cancer: Experiences of Black Women Survivors. Podium Presentation. Session entitled Moving Beyond Social Constructionism in Race and Ethnicity – THEMATIC. 2013 SSSP Annual Meeting. New York, NY, 7-11 August 2013.
  • Lynn, J. & Barton-Burke, M.(2013). An Analysis of Four Theories that Undergird Research in Plus-sized Black Women. Poster Presentation, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 03-09-2013.

Other Scholarly Activites

  • Abou-Alfa, G. & Barton-Burke, M. (2013). Changing Science and Future Pathways in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Webinar sponsored by Med IQ, Baltimore, MD. Taped October 30, 2013.
  • Medscape interview on TKI-MKI Adverse Effects in Patients with Heptocellluar Cancer. SF82754.2. November 2011. Link to the activity that includes your interview.
  • Invitational Faculty & Senior Faculty Member, African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF) Training Workshop sponsored by AFRICAN POPULATION AND HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. November 10-14, 2008; August 27-September 7, 2009; May 3-5, 2010; May 23-27, 2011; May 7-11, 2012, May 20-24, 2013. July 15-17, 2013 pre-conference speaker for the Inaugural Emerging Scholars Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in Health Sciences Higher Education (WWHSHE), 2013.
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, FAAN, October, 2012.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1991
  • 1998 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. Wilkes, G.M., Ingwersen, K. and Barton-Burke, M. 1999 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
  • 1997 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. Wilkes, G.M., Ingwersen, K., & Barton-Burke, M. 1997-1998 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
  • Office of the Surgeon General’s Award of the “A” Proficiency Designator. Highest award that can be made in recognition of professional accomplishments within the AMEDD, 1 August 1994.


  • Oncology Nursing Society, 1986-present
    • President (elected), 2014-2016
    • Director at Large (elected), 2010 - 2013
    • Member, St. Louis Chapter, 2008 – present
    • Liaison, National Cancer Advisory Board, 12-06-2010 - 12-08-2010
    • President, St. Louis Chapter, 2010 - 2011
    • President-elect (elected by write-in), St. Louis Chapter, 2009 - 2010
    • Member, Central Massachusetts Chapter, 2002-2005
    • Member, Boston Chapter, 1983-1997
    • Member(elected), Nominating Committee, Boston Chapter, 1985-1987
    • President-elect (elected), Boston Chapter, 1986-1987
    • President (elected), Boston Chapter, 1987-1988