Anbari, Allison Ph.D, RN

Assistant Research Professor

Phone: 573.882.0277
Fax: 573.884.4544

Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211


Program of Research

My research program is focused on breast cancer survivorship and the corresponding co-morbid chronic conditions, or risk for those co-morbidities, which survivors must be aware of indefinitely. These conditions include lymphedema, cardiac symptoms, weight gain, pain, and fatigue, factors which can greatly alter a survivor’s quality of life and health outcomes. I am particularly interested in improving care for rural breast cancer survivors who might have disparate access to educational and support resources that could improve their quality of life during survivorship.


Selected Grants, Honors and Awards 

Sigma International Small Grant
The Impact of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema on Rural Survivors’ Return to Work

Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma International Research Grant
Self-reported work experiences and quality of life in Latina breast cancer survivors with lymphedema

Member of Griffiths Society
Class of 2017 40 under 40 Honorees Springfield (Missouri) Business Journal
Lymphatic Research and Education Network Lymphedema Therapist Scholarship (2018)


Selected Publications – Last 5 years only

Anbari, A., Ostby P., & Ginex, P. Anbari, A., Ostby, P., & Ginex, P. (2020) Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema: Personalized Plans of Care to Guide Survivorship. Current Breast    Cancer Reports

Anbari, A., Wanchai, A., & Graves, R. (2020). Rural Breast Cancer Survivorship in the United States: A Systematic Review. Supportive Care in Cancer 020-05308-0

Anbari, A., Wanchai, A., & Armer, J. (2019). Breast cancer-related lymphedema and quality of life: A qualitative analysis over years of survivorship. Chronic Illness.

Anbari, A., Deroche, C., & Armer, J. (2019). Body Mass Index (BMI) trends and quality of life (QOL) from breast cancer diagnosis through seven years’ survivorship. World Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Anderson, E., Anbari, A., Armer, C. & Armer, J. (2019). Lymphoedema therapists: A national and international survey. Journal of Lymphoedema 14 (1).