Dr. Lindley holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.S. in Business from University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of St. Catherine.
Dr. Lindley teaches in the graduate program at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Her areas of interest in teaching are quantitative analysis and health care economics. Her program of health services and policy research focuses on pediatric end-of-life care with a special emphasis on hospice care. She has expertise in advanced statistical techniques, longitudinal methodologies, and claims-based data. Dr. Lindley has received an NIH pre-doctoral fellow (T32), AHRQ dissertation award (R36), and NIH career development award (K01) in support of her research work.
Dr. Lindley is an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and serves as a reviewer for several end-of-life, pediatric, and health services journals.