Lois J Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita, College of Nursing
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6169
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Loescher is a behavioral scientist and Professor Emerita in the University of Arizona (UArizona) College of Nursing. She was a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) for over 25 years, and a founding member of the UACC Skin Cancer Institute and continues to serve on the executive board. She has a broad background in cancer prevention and control research and focused her research on skin cancer prevention, risk perception and communication, technology, and behavioral factors influencing risk-reducing behaviors.

After receiving her Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Loescher moved to Tucson and worked at the Arizona Health Sciences Center while receiving her Master's degree in nursing at the University of Arizona. She worked and conducted her research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) for many years, during which time she completed her PhD degree at the University of Arizona. As a faculty member of the College of Nursing, she helped to advance the science in use of smartphones for early cancer detection as well as technology to educate youth about skin cancer prevention.

Dr. Loescher was an oncology nurse for over 40 years and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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