Leli Pedro’s research focuses on cancer survivorship and health-related quality of life (HRQL) for rural residents and elders. Dr. Pedro has conducted research with long-term cancer survivors and prostate cancer couples that focuses on psychosocial predictors, quality-of-life outcomes, and nursing interventions. Concepts of communication, health disparities, contextual health, and self-management characterize the research.
At three different health science universities, Pedro has acquired extensive teaching experience, having taught across curricula, chronic illness, adult and older adult health, oncology, professional issues and curriculum design. She has mentored junior faculty in teaching methods and evaluation. As an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Oncology Nursing Society, she has served as Sigma Theta Tau Peer Reviewer for the On-line Case Study Program and the Oncology Nursing Society Small Grants and Awards Review Team. She is an NLN certified nurse educator as well as a certified oncology and medical-surgical nurse. Pedro is a board member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America Colorado Chapter and reviewer for the Journal of the Philippine Nurses Association of America.