James Mark Lazenby, APRN

Associate Professor Term

Departments & Organizations

Yale School of Nursing: Nursing Website

Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control

MacMillan Center: Middle East Studies


Mark Lazenby earned his Master's of Science in Nursing, specializing in oncology, from YSN in 2009. He is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. He previously earned a Master's in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Boston University.

Immediately after graduating from YSN, Dr. Lazenbyworked with his hands as a Fulbright Scholar at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman, Jordan, where he and his colleagues are researching the role of religion and spirituality in the wellbeing of cancer patients treated at KHCC. He also is interested in the nexus of religious beliefs and practice and treatment decision-making for Muslims who are in treatment for cancer.

In addition, Dr. Lazenby has an ongoing study that seeks to identify what influences where people in Botswana, Southern Africa, die (home or hospital). His is the first place-of-death study in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also studies the symptoms of patients in treatment for cancer in Gaborone, Botswana.

Read more about Mark Lazenby in Yale Nursing Mattersmagazine, "Bringing a philosophical perspective to palliative care."

International Activity

  • Describing the Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Patients in Treatment for Cancer, Gaborone Gaborone, Botswana (2013 - 2013)

    The overall purpose of this project is to explore the feasibility of long-term collaboration with the School of Nursing, University of Botswana, and Holy Cross Hospice. It explores this feasibility through a joint research project to describe the physical and psychological symptoms of patients in...

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