Discussing Oncology Massage Research: an Interview with Danielle Gentile, PhD

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH


This interview introduces the Journal’s readers to a new massage therapy researcher, Danielle Gentile, PhD, who is a Health Services Researcher and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Depart-ment of Supportive Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute for Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Gentile’s research focuses on social media in health care, integrative oncology, and the effects of integrative modalities—including mas-sage therapy—on pain in patients with cancer. In the interview, Dr. Gentile describes what excites her about the field of massage therapy and how she integrates massage therapists into her research.


Massage Therapy; Research; Education; Editorial; Integrative Medicine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3822/ijtmb.v12i3.475

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
ISSN 1916-257X