Gwen Wyatt is a Professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Wyatt conducts outcomes research in cancer, specifically related to the safety and efficacy of complementary therapies.
Dr. Wyatt received her M.A. in Education from MSU, an R.N. from Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, and an M.S. in Nursing from Wayne State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from MSU. Dr. Wyatt has been recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and Fellow in the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (FAPOS).
Dr. Wyatt’s research addresses the high use of complementary therapies by cancer patients. Dr. Wyatt investigates the efficacy of reflexology delivered by friend or family caregivers. Other projects include an acupressure study with breast cancer survivors suffering from chronic fatigue, and a Saw Palmetto study for symptom management during radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Dr. Wyatt has previously conducted cancer studies that addressed the safety and efficacy of; yoga, guided imagery, reminiscence therapy, and therapeutic touch. Her work is directed toward an enhanced system of care through the integration of conventional and scientifically-based complementary therapies.