Faculty Research

Nancy Findholt

School of Nursing research is characterized by collaboration  and synergy among School Of Nursing researchers as well as colleagues from other disciplines. These brief descriptions of faculty research illustrate the breadth and depth of our work.


Faculty Research Areas

Judith Baggs, Ph.D., R.N. - ICU end-of-life decision making in intensive care

Jill Bennett, Ph.D., R.N. - Effects of persistent symptoms on the lives of long term cancer survivors

Julie Cartwright, Ph.D. - End-of-life care in long-term care settings

Nathan Dieckman, Ph.D. - Decision making, health numeracy, risk communication and statistical methods

Angie Docherty, Nurs.D., M.P.H., R.N. - Disparities in access and use of health care (prenatal); grading practices in nurse education

Martha Driessnack, Ph.D., P.N.P-B.C. - Developing Child-Sensitive Tools & Approaches, Genetic/Health Literacy

Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M.- Breastfeeding following Cesarean section

Nancy Findholt, Ph.D., R.N.- Community-based approaches to childhood obesity in rural areas

Paula Gubrud-Howe, Ed.D. R. N. - Strategies for improving clinical judgment

Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N. - Treatment decisions, symptom management, and quality of life in people with end stage liver disease

Dena Hassouneh, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P., P.M.H.N.P., B.C., F.A.A.N.- Reducing depressive symptoms in women with physical disabilities

Seiko Izumi, Ph.D., R.N. - Palliative care and end-of-life care for older adults with chronic illness

Kim Jones, R.N.C., Ph.D, F.N.P..- Fibromyalgia symptoms:  Mechanisms and management

Kathie Lasater, Ed.D.,R.N., A.N.E.F. - Influencing the development of clinical judgment

Elizabeth LeCuyer, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C. -Supporting mothers and families: mother-child interaction, maternal limit setting and discipline with young children, children's development of self-regulation, cross-cultural and cross ethnic parent of young children.

Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N. - Factors related to clinical and quality of life outcomes in heart failure

Frances Lee-Lin, Ph.D., R.N. - Promoting cancer screening among Asian-American subpopulations

Kristin Lutz, Ph.D., R.N. -Transitions to parenthood in high risk situations such as preterm birth, intimate partner violence, and multiple births

Karen Lyons, Ph.D. - Families and chronic illness care:  Experiences, relationships, and outcomes

Glenise McKenzie, Ph.D., R.N. - Caring for people with dementia in assisted living residences

Deborah Messecar, Ph.D., R.N. - Families coping with chronic illness in older adults or with anxiety in a returning veteran

Scott Mist, Ph.D., M.A. - Traditional Chinese Medicine for fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions

Corey Nagel, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. - Social and environmental determinants of healthy aging

Lillian Nail, Ph.D., R.N.- Cancer symptom management and cancer survivorship

Joanne Noone, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. - Improving reproductive health in women:  Mother-daughter communication

Cynthia Perry, Ph.D., F.N.P.-B.C. - Health disparities, physical activity promotion, childhood obesity, built environment and physical activity

Amy Ross, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S. - Immune Responses in the Clinical Stroke Presentation

Doria Thiele, Ph.D., C.N.M., I.B.C.L.C. - Development Origins of Health and disease (DOHaD), maternal nutrition/exposures at time of conception and impacts on offspring health, vitamin D metabolism during pregnancy and lactation, breast milk composition, human lactation and health outcomes for women and offspring.

Kerri Winters, Ph.D - Effects of exercise on diverse outcomes such as function, bone density, relationship quality, and biomarkers in cancer survivors