A photo of Debra Kent.

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Oncology



Board Certified

About Me


Debra Eshelman-Kent was born in Scranton PA and started her nursing career at Cincinnati Children’s after graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh. Debra has spent her nursing career in pediatric oncology, first in bone marrow transplant as a pediatric nurse practitioner and eventually moving into survivorship. Debra has presented both nationally and internationally on topics in pediatric cancer survivorship and has served in leadership positions in the Children’s Oncology Group and Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses. She was instrumental in starting one of the first shared care models for adult survivors pediatric cancers and participated in the development of the inaugural Children’s Oncology Group Cancer Survivorship Guidelines.

Clinical Interests

Cancer survivorship; program development/evaluation; Human Papillomavirus Immunization; psychosocial effects of cancer

Research Interests

Uptake of HPV immunization; cardio-oncology; transition outcomes

Clinical Divisions

Cancer and Blood Diseases, Cardio-Oncology

My Locations

My Education

MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993.

CPNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993.

BSN: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979-1985.

DNP: Population Health Leadership, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.