Dr. Volker’s research activities focus on ethical issues and end-of-life care. Her populations of interest include adults with a cancer diagnosis and adults with disabling conditions who are facing the end of life.
- Principal Investigator, "Patient Control, Ethnicity, and End-of-Life Care." Funded by NIH/NINR, Academic Research Enhancement Award. 1R15NR07986-01, ($150,000, 9/30/02-9/29/06)
- Principal Investigator, "Patient Control and End-of-Life Care", Oncology Nursing Society Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Outcomes Research Grant, ($24,996, 5/01-10/02).
- Co-Investigator, "The Meaning of Cancer Survivorship for Hispanic Addolescents: A Qualitative Pilot Study." Jones, B., Principal Investigator. Pilot study. Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention research in Underserved Populations, Stuifbergen, A., Principal Investigator. National Institute of Nursing Research, P30 NR005051 ($20,000, 6/01/05-5/31/06).