School of Nursing research is characterized byand 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