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

Pat Berry, Ph.D, R.N., A.C.H.P.N., F.P.C.N., F.A.A.N. - Palliative care, end-of-life, gerontology, symptom management, and vulnerable populations.

Juliana Cartwright, Ph.D. - Quality of end-of-life care in long-term care settings, ethical issues in studying dying people and their families

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 prenatal care; grading practices in nurse education

Martha Driessnack, Ph.D., P.N.P-B.C. - Child art-based inquiry, child/family literacy, genetic/health literacy

Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M.- Vaginal birth after cesarean, lactation outcomes, promotion of physiologic birth

Nancy Findholt, Ph.D., R.N.- Rural community-based approaches to childhood obesity

Layla Garrigues, Ph.D, R.N. - Health disparities, patient safety, wound prevention (e.g. pressure ulcers, incontinence associated dermatitis), gerontology.

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 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.- Mind/body interventions to optimize symptom management and physical function in persons with chronic pain

Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., R.N. - Patient safety and preventing falls and other hospital acquired conditions

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. - Mother-child interaction, child 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 underserved populations

Kristin Lutz, Ph.D., R.N. - Culture, disparities, and inequities in health and education

Karen Lyons, Ph.D. - Families and chronic illness in adults - shared appraisals, relationships, and mental health outcomes

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

Deborah Messecar, Ph.D., R.N. - Families caregiving for older adults; returning veterans coping with chronic anxiety symptoms, interprofessional education

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

Rana Najjar, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N.P. - OSCEs in nursing education; weight-based stigma and binge eating in low-income adolescents

Joanne Noone, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. - Health disparities, unintended pregnancy, parent-child communications, simulations in nursing education

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

Amy Ross, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S. - Immune responses in acute ischemic stroke and influences on infection and neurological outcomes

MinKyoung Song, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C. - Physical activity, health outcomes in the context of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Joshua Squiers, Ph.D., A.C.N.P., A.G.A.C.N.P.-B.C., F.C.C.M. - clinical outcomes in the ICU, metabolic dysfunction in heart failure

Doria Thiele, Ph.D., C.N.M., I.B.C.L.C. - Maternal nutrition/exposures at time of conception, vitamin D metabolism during pregnancy and lactation health outcomes

Virginia Tilden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. - Decision-making at end of life

Kris Weymann, Ph.D., R.N. - Disrupted sleep and factors affecting outcomes and functional recovery.

Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D - Persistent health effects of cancer treatment, prescriptive exercise programs to improve health and longevity in cancer survivors

Gail Wolf, Ph.D., R.N. - Early proficient literacy skills impact on health and well-being