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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


Julie Barroso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Interests

All aspects of HIV infection; stigma; fatigue; qualitative metasynthesis.

Biography


Kathleen Cartmell, PhD, MPH

Research Interests

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


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
Self-management of chronic conditions
Peer Navigation & Peer Mentoring
Community participation
Independent living
Disability-related health disparities
Community-engaged research
Intervention development and testing

Biography


Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN

Research Interests

Health promotion/disease prevention in underserved and vulnerable populations
Health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities
Community-based participatory research methods
Global Health
Ethics (clinical and research)
Children, adolescents, and families
Veteran and military health
Chronic health conditions (obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome)

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


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


Martha Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN

Research Interests

Population health strategy, design, methods, implementation, management, and evaluation
Health services, translational, outcomes, and feasibility research
Quality improvement
Data analysis, structure, definitions, design, and management

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