The Johns Hopkins Advantage
Our faculty experts originally developed Work Stride as a way to help our own employees navigate their cancer journey.
Lillie D. Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983. She is the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer and, since 1997, has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. She also serves as the director of Cancer Survivorship Programs, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, at Johns Hopkins, and is a professor of Surgery and Oncology, in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
A two-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. The author of 15 books and more than 250 articles on cancer care and a nationally recognized speaker on the subject of cancer and cancer survivorship, Lillie is the breast cancer consultant for ABC News and Good Morning America, and she is consulted regularly by NBC’s Today Show and CNN.
Terry Langbaum, M.A.S., worked at Johns Hopkins for more than 40 years. From 2001 to 2017, Terry served as the chief administrative officer of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. During this time, she worked with Lillie Shockney on cancer survivorship initiatives, and together they developed Work Stride to help Johns Hopkins employees who had been diagnosed with cancer, using her own experience as a cancer patient to support and guide others. The Work Stride program has been recognized as a best practice for cancer care by external organizations, including the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. By 2016, Terry and Lillie had developed the program for use by companies outside of Johns Hopkins. Today, Work Stride is being offered as an employee benefit by corporations across the country. After a valiant battle with cancer, Terry Langbaum passed away in 2019. Her legacy lives on in the many lives she touched over her life and career, and within the Work Stride program.