"MUSC Nurses Change Lives"
Online Ph.D. Faculty
Elaine J. Amella, PhD (New York University) APRN-BC, FAAN
Gerontology, Dementia, End-of-Life Care, Nutrition and Aging.
*Berry S. Anderson, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina), RN
Brain stimulation technologies, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation (EpCS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Jeannette Andrews, PhD (University of South Carolina), APRN-BC, FNP
Community-based participatory research, cardiovascular risk reduction, smoking cessation, obesity interventions in African American women, health disparities research, and quantitative methods.
Bonnie P. Dumas, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina)
Research study design and application of statistical methodology in nursing research, development and outcomes assessment of multidisciplinary research studies utilizing statistical thinking/statistical methods, implementation of health care quality initiatives in hospitals and other health care facilities.
Barbara Edlund, PhD (University of South Carolina) ANP, RN
Primary care of the older adult, older adults with cancer, family caregivers of individuals with cancer, screening/early detection of cancer, health promotion/health education/risk reduction and behavior change.
Gail A. Gilden, ScD (Johns Hopkins University), MSN, RN.
Domestic violence during pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, informatics, effects of stress on health, and educational technologies.
Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH (University of South Carolina) MSN, APRN-BC-ADM, RD, CDE, FAAN
Diabetes, hypertension, health disparities, community health systems improvement, provider/systems behavior change, patient education.
Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD (University of South Carolina/Medical University of South Carolina), RNCS, CWN
Chronic venous insufficiency, venous ulcers, and thermometry methods, gerontology, wound and foot care.
Marilyn Laken, PhD (Wayne State University), RN, MCH, FAAN
Substance abuse in pregnant women, community health, evaluation research, pregnancy outcomes, and access to care.
*Gayenell S, Magwood, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina) RN
Health disparities, obesity and cardiometabolic risk reduction, health literacy, health related quality of life (HRQOL) and Biobehavioral research methods.
*Martina Mueller, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina), MS
Data management and data quality control, grant proposal development, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and neural network methodology in predicting outcomes.
Lynne Nemeth, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina), RN
Qualitative methods, health services research,quality and safety, translating research into practice, nursing workforce improvement.
Susan Newman, PhD (Medical University of South Carolina) RN, CRRN
Community-based participatory research approaches to address issues affecting community participation, health, and overall quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury.
Charlene Pope, PhD (University of Rochester), MPH, CNM
Racial/ethnic disparitites in health service, specifically in racial/ethnic varations in provider-patient communication, and communication with patients who have limited English proficency (LEP), low literacy, and Alzheimer's disease.
*Shelia O. Smith, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA)
Health promotion interventions for pregnancy and obesity; exercise initiation and long-term participation; diabetes in pregnancy; gestational hypertension; pregnancy associated osteoporosis; effects of group prenatal care on pregnancy outcomes.
*Ida Spruill, PhD (Hampton University) MSN, RN
Management of chronic diseases, health literacy, ethno-cultural barriers to genetic literacy, and reducing health disparities among vulnerable populations. Specifically, her program of research involves the impact of culture and genetics on the management of chronic diseases among underserved populations.
Gail W. Stuart, PhD (Johns Hopkins University), RN, FAAN
Depression, anxiety disorders, the organization and delivery of mental health care, knowledge dissemination and behavior change.
Frank A. Treiber, PhD (University of Georgia)
Health disparities in chronic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes related to ethnic background and/or geographical region, technology innovation.
*Pamela Williams, JD, PhD (University of Washington), RN
Ethical, legal and health equity implications in healthcare, genomics based personalized medicine, populations living with rare gentic diseases, genetic patient advocacy, survey and scale development methods.