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Faculty Research Interests

Ron Acierno 

Research Interests

Treatment outcome research
Telemedicine
Elder abuse prevalence and risk factors
Mental health effects of disaster
PTSD

Biography


Elaine J. Amella, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Interests

Geriatrics
Dementia
Nutrition
Family caregiving
End-of-life care
Adult day services
Community-based long-term care

Biography


Berry S. Anderson, PhD, RN

Research Interest

Major depressive disorder
Anxiety disorders
Pre and postpartum depression

Interventions 

Behavioral activation therapy
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Vagus nerve stimulation
Deep brain stimulation
Epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation
Transcranial direct current stimulation
Electroconvulsive therapy


Biography


Kathleen Cartmell, PhD, MPH

Research Interest

Health services research
Interventions to improve the coordination of cancer care (navigation, distress screening, survivorship care) 
Interventions to improve clinical trial accrual 
Dissemination and implementation research
Cancer prevention (tobacco cessation, HPV vaccines)

Biography


Tatiana M. Davidson

Research Interests

Mental health care disparities
Racial/ethnic minority youth mental health
Technology-based treatment delivery
Cultural-modification of evidence based treatments
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Depression

Biography


Barbara Edlund, PhD, ANP, RN

Research Interests

Primary care of the older adult
Cancer in the older adult
Family caregivers
Health promotion/health education
Risk education
Behavior change.

Biography


 

Mat Gregoski, PhD, MS

Research Interest

Personalized Medicine Strategies (e.g. Genetics, GXE interactions, Machine-learning, mHealth) primarily in the areas of Obesity, CVD (primarily hypertension), Type II diabetes, and Breast Cancer Prevention
Physical Activity and Weight Loss
Medication Adherence Systems
Wearable Technologies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (mHealth)
Inflammation (ET1/ANS imbalance, Advanced Glycation Endproducts)
eHealth based Behavioral Medicine

Biography


Shannon Hudson, PhD, RN

Research Interest

Children with Medical Complexity
Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease
Health Care Utilization
Access to Care
Rural Disparities
Community Health
Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions for Health Promotion in Children, Adolescents, and Families

Biography


Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, APRN, BC-ADM, RD, RNC, FAAN
Ann Darlington Edwards Endowed Chair

Research Interests

Diabetes
Hypertension
Health disparities (African Americans)
Community health and coalition development
Provider/systems change
Patient education

Biography


Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, CWCN, FAAN
David and Margaret Clare Endowed Chair

Research Interests

Geriatrics
Skin temperature self monitoring
Chronic venous disease
Biometrics
Cryotherapy
Leg ulcer prevention
Wound healing

Biography


Marilyn Laken, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Interests

Community-based participatory research
Community health
Evaluation research
Pregnancy outcomes
Access to care

Biography


Cristina López, PhD

Research Interest

Engagement in behavioral health services
Trauma focused mental health treatment
Ethnic minority family and youth risk prevention
Health promotion/prevention in underserved populations
Adolescent depression

Biography


Gayenell S. Magwood, PhD, MSN, RN

Research Interests

Health disparities
Health literacy
Quality of life
Multiple risk factor reduction in people at risk for and/or with diabetes
Community-based participatory research methods
Obesity

Biography


Martina Mueller, PhD, MS, RN

Research Interests

Development of applications for decision support in the care of premature infants using machine learning algorithms such as artificial neural networks

Biography


Lynne Nemeth, PhD, RN

Research Interests

Health promotion/education/behavior
Evaluation of health information technology
Primary care quality and safety
Implementation science
Organizational change

Biography


Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Research Interests

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Community participaton
Independent living
Community-based participatory research methods

Biography


Charlene Pope, PhD, MPH, BSN

Research Interests

Racial/ethnic disparities
Provider-patient and interprofessional communication
Preventive cardiology (diabetes and heart failure behavior and decision-making)
International health and intercultural communication
Sociolinguistics, methodology in qualitative and mixed methods health services research

Biography

 


Suparna Qanungo, PhD

Research Interests

Global health and global communities with specific interest in low and middle income countries
Cancer Biology
Biochemistry and Pathophysiology of chronic diseases
Interprofessional Collaboration in Research and Practice
Advancing nursing and community research through telehealth applications
Literature review process
Research Data Management
Quality Improvement in Practice Settings

Biography


Kenneth J. Ruggiero, PhD

Research Interest

Technology applications in health care
Health promotion and disease prevention
Health and mental health disparities
Children and families
Traumatic stress
Disaster response and recovery
Self-management interventions
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Depression

Biography


Georgette (Gigi) Smith, MSN, CPNP, APRN, PC

Research Interests

Pediatric epilepsy
Self-efficacy and self-management
Collective-efficacy and collective-management
Chronic illness issues and impact on child/family
Family-efficacy and Family-management

Biography


Ida J. Spruill, PhD, RN, LISW

Research Interests

Ethno-Cultural barriers to genetic literacy
Self-management of chronic disease among vulnerable populations

Biography


Gail W. Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing

Research Interests

Depression
Anxiety disorders
Behavior change
Patient compliance
Behavioral health workforce
Nursing education innovation
Simulation

Biography


Frank A. Treiber, PhD
Endowed Chair, Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE)

Research Interests

Health promotion/disease prevention
Predictive, preventive, personalized medicine
Gene x environment contributions to health disparities
Technology applications in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention interventions of chronic diseases

Biography


Janelle L. Wagner, PhD

Research Interests

Epilepsy
Pediatric psychology
Psychosocial adjustment to pediatric chronic illness
Evidence-based psychosocial intervention

Self Management

Biography


 

Deborah C. Williamson, DHA, RN, MSN, CNM
Associate Dean for Practice

Research Interests

Racial and ethnic disparities in health services
Access to care
Health beliefs and health behaviors
Impact of social support on health outcomes

Biography