Professor Shockney is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and of Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs. She is nationally renowned for her work in the fields of breast cancer, cancer survivorship, and patient advocacy with a special focus on metastatic cancer patients. She has received 37 national awards and 4 state awards in recognition of her contributions to developing and teaching innovative quality cancer care. She began her career as a registered nurse, with a BS in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University. She became the only nurse to hold a distinguished service faculty designation in the JHU School of Medicine. Known as a national and international public speaker, she has also over her professional career she has authored 14 books and more than 250 articles on cancer care. She is also a two-time breast cancer survivor.