Dr. Stratton is a both a behavioral scientist and a board-certified family practice nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology. Her clinical experience in skin cancer is highlighted by her time at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She divides her clinic time between addressing general dermatologic concerns and specializing in skin cancer detection and prevention as a part of the Cutaneous Oncology Program (COP) in the Cancer Center. COP stands behind a team philosophy that delivers comprehensive, expert care. In this environment, Dr. Stratton provides her patients the highest level of personalized care using the latest techniques and training.
Dr. Stratton earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and her Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Arizona. Her dissertation focused on creating and determining the feasibly of an education intervention on teaching nurse practitioners how to identify suspicious lesions. Her research expertise and passion includes topics such as: skin cancer prevention, epidemiological and interventional studies, imaging and other non-invasive technologies used to enhance skin cancer detection and how nurse practitioners can positively impact these important topics.
She has served as an adjunct instructor at the College of Nursing for the Masters Entry into Nursing Program. Dr. Stratton was also a teaching assistant for a variety of different graduate classes, including a hybrid, inter-professional course designed to provide students in the healthcare disciplines with knowledge, resources, strategies and opportunities to communicate basic skin cancer prevention information to the public.
Glazer, A. M., D. Stratton, and C. Curiel-Lewandrowski, "Potential Underuse of the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin.", JAMA Dermatol, vol. 154, issue 8, pp. 972-973, 2018 Aug 01. PMID: 29971318
Loescher, L. J., D. Stratton, M. Slebodnik, and H. Goodman, "Systematic review of advanced practice nurses' skin cancer detection knowledge and attitudes, clinical skin examination, lesion detection, and training.", J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, vol. 30, issue 1, pp. 43-58, 2018 Jan. PMID: 29757921
Carrington, J. M., T. W. W. Pace, K. G. Sheppard, K. M. Dudding, and D. Stratton, "Using Twitter to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program.", Clin Nurse Spec, vol. 31, issue 6, pp. 349-352, 2017 Nov/Dec. PMID: 28991019
Stratton, D., and L. J. Loescher, "The acceptance of mobile teledermoscopy by primary care nurse practitioners in the state of Arizona.", J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, vol. 28, issue 6, pp. 287-93, 2016 Jun. PMID: 26484970