Research and Scholarship

Active Grants

Faculty Research Grants

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Source

Total Awarded

Colloca, Luana

Chronic orofacial pain: genetics, cognitive-emotional factors, and endogenous modulatory systems

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

2,132,372

Dorsey, Susan G

Geriatric Research and Education Clinic IPA - Kathleen Griffith

Baltimore VA Medical Center

53,840.69

Dorsey, Susan G/ Renn, Cynthia/Resnick, Barbara M.

Omics Associated with Self-management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center

National Institutes of Nursing Research

2,701,856

Griffith, Kathleen A.

Exercise Effect on Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Fibers

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

439,436

Lessans, Sherrie

Modeling Post-Menopausal Chemotherapy-Associated Weight Gain

National Institute of Nursing Research

460,817

Nahm, Eun-Shim

A Theory-Based Patient Portal eLearning Program for Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

299,960

Nahm, Eun-Shim

MITRE Task Order 1

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

38,316.94

Rawlett, Kristen E.

A Tailored Intervention to Support Psychological Well-being in Adolescents

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

15,000

Resnick, Barbara M.

Implementation of EIT-4-BPSD in Nursing Homes

National Institute of Nursing Research

2,259,192

Resnick, Barbara M.

Dissemination and Implementation of Function Focused Care for Assisted Living

National Institutes of Health

1,602,489

Seckman, Charlotte A.

Comparison of two mobile evidence retrieval applications on decision making behaviors of nurse practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, Maryland

5,000

Ward, Chris W.

Characterization of myostatin and GDF-11

Johns Hopkins University - SOM

31,679

Student Research Grants

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Source

Total Awarded

Yang, Bo Kyum

Impact of Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriptive Authority on Pediatric Psychotropic Medication Use in Medicaid-insured Youth

Southern Nursing Research Society

7,500

Faculty/Staff Training/Instruction Program Grants

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Source

Total Awarded

Akintade, Bimbola Fola

Establishment of a Clinical Training Site for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

MHEC

945,866

Fahie, Vanessa P.

Exploring Health Professions Career

MHEC

149,000

Fountain, Lily

Paying It Forward: Meeting Unmet Needs at a Health and Human Services University through the Establishment of Two New Lactation Rooms

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

2,500

Gilden, Robyn C. Creating an IPE Climate Change Elective MADE CLEAR Climate Change 5,000

Gourley, Bridgitte C.

Expansion of the FNP at Shady Grove

MHEC

1,586,781

Jenkins, Louise S.

Faculty Mentorship Program

MHEC

350,031

Johantgen, Mary E.

From nursing student to faculty: Promoting PhD student transition

MHEC

595,210

Mills, Mary Etta

NSP II

MHEC

3,120,506

Nahm, Eun-Shim

Preparation of Innovative RN-to-BSN Nursing Workforce with Expertise in Care Coordination Supported by Health Information Technology and Analytics

MHEC

255,198

O'Neil, Carol A.

Developing Nurse Educators to Teach in Online Learning Environments

MHEC

80,970

Pellegrini, Joseph E.

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships

Health Resources and Services Administration

35,214

Rowe, Gina Castelnovo

Expansion of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Clinics In Montgomery County, MD

University of Minnesota

50,000

Scrandis, Debra A.

The Post-doctoral Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate: An Initiative to Increase Maryland's Nursing Faculty and Practitioners

MHEC

168,924

Trocky, Nina M.

Improved Population Health through Oral-Systemic Disease Prevention: An Online Instructional Resource for Undergraduate Nursing and Dental Hygiene Cur

Oral Health Nursing and Education and Practice

2,000

Trocky, Nina M.

UMSON Registered Nurse to Bachelors in Nursing (RN to BSN) Option

University System of Maryland

203,046

Zimberg, Patricia C

Case Management Certificate Program

MHEC

113,701

Faculty/Staff Individual Education Grants

Principal Investigator

Title

Funding Source

Total Awarded

Daniels, Amy Louise

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

30,000

DeVance-Wilson, Crystal L

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

30,000

Kuffour-Manu, Vera

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

25,000

Moen, Marik A.

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

25,000

Rawlett, Kristen E.

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

5,000

Williams, Alicia M.

Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant

MHEC

5,000

Research/Scholarly Interests

Faculty Members Research & Scholarly Interests Organized Reserach Center
Akintade, Bimbola

Psychosocial and physiological predictors of cardiovascular health, psychosocial and physiological predictors of quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter, depression and heart failure patients

BBAL 
Brotemarkle, Rebecca

HIV infection in older adults, pain and symptom management in HIV patients and older adults, palliative care, mobility in hospitalized older adults, effects of exercise in HIV patients and older adults, adherence to medications and care

BBAL 
Colloca, Luana Pain modulatory systems; neurophysiological mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects; brain and learning mechanisms; expectations and computational models; genetic approaches to chronic pain; sex, race, and age influences on pain modulation; ethical and translational aspects of placebo and nocebo effects CHOR 
Costa, Linda Care transitions in adults with chronic diseases, medication reconciliation CHOR 
Doran, Kelly Worksite health promotion; health disparities; behavioral interventions for health promotion BBAL 
Dorsey, Susan Translational research aimed at elucidating the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying chronic pain to identify new therapeutic targets BBAL 
Fountain, Lily Critical thinking and clinical reasoning; maternal-newborn health outcomes; nursing education, evaluation, and testing; midwifery care outcomes; breastfeeding interventions and outcomes  
Friedmann, Erika Integration of biological social and psychological factors into health and health related behaviors; stress and alleviation of stress; animal companions/pets and human health; Rrsearch methods and multivariate approaches to analyses of health-related data BBAL
Galik, Elizabeth Care of older adults with dementia, specifically optimizing function and physical activity and utilizing non-pharmacological approaches to managing behavioral symptoms BBAL
Gilden, Robyn Pesticide exposure assessments and reducing/preventing exposure, early childhood learning environments, risk assessments and risk communication, sustainability BBAL
Griffith, Kathleen Mechanisms of weight gain during breast cancer chemotherapy, predictors of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy onset and severity, measurement of pain, health disparities in cancer outcomes, functional changes after cancer treatment BBAL
Jenkins, Louise Nursing faculty shortage, faculty development, assessment of learning outcomes, measurement, quality of life in cardiac patients CHOR 
Johantgen, Meg Health services research methods, influence of long term care regulation on outcomes, implementation of heart failure best practices in acute care, health outcomes metrics CHOR
Kauffman, Karen Patient-centered outcomes research; urban ethnography; qualitative methodology; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias CHOR 
Kelemen, Arpad Biomedical informatics; health care database development, optimization, and evaluation; health care software and game development; game theory; human-computer interaction; intelligent patient care technologies; artificial intelligence; data mining BBAL 
Klinedinst, Jennifer Behavioral interventions for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults; genetic influence on post-stroke depressive symptoms and behaviors that can reduce depressive symptoms; genetic and cellular mechanisms for post-stroke fatigue and depressive symptoms BBAL 
Lee, Clark Sleep and health safety; law and public policy as public health interventions; public health emergency preparedness, response, and management. CHOR 
Lee, Mei Ching Palliative and end-of -life care, minority population, culturally competent care, and interprofessional education CHOR 
Lessans, Sherrie Treatment-induced pain and associated symptom management, biological mechanisms underlying treatment-induced neuropathic pain, depression and chronic pain, weight gain, cognitive functioning in chemotherapy-induced neuropathy BBAL 
Liang, Yulan Biostatistics, statistical genomics, bioinformatics; methodological research in biomedical, public health and healthcare data; risk assessments and predictions for common complex diseases and health conditions; data mining and machine learning for high dimensional big data; longitudinal mixed model, multi-level/hierarchical model, causal inference, Bayesian approaches CHOR 
Lipscomb, Jane Workplace violence prevention intervention research, community-based participatory research, health and safety hazards associated with providing direct care in the home CHOR 
McLaine, Pat Association of lead exposure and educational outcomes, evaluating implementation of lead poisoning prevention interventions, evaluating asthma home/community interventions CHOR 
Murphy, Lyn Healthy work environments, health economics, and case management CHOR 
Nahm, Eun-Shim Use of eHealth/mHealth interventions to promote to manage the health of adult populations; web-based research and usability testing; computer-mediated social support among older adults; hospital information systems evaluation and implementation BBAL
Njie-Carr, Veronica Socio-cultural and behavioral factors of HIV prevention intervention, women's health and HIV-related disparities, smart phone technology intervention, cross-cultural research BBAL 
Ogbolu, Yolanda Health inequities in maternal child health outcomes; cultural competency; global health nursing & education, nurse migration, neonatal outcomes; and dissemination and implementation science research CHOR 
Onello, Rachel Debriefing in clinical learning environments, faculty development,  and psychological safety in learning  
Oswald, Lynn Interrelationships among neurobiological (i.e., hormonal stress responses, brain dopamine function), behavioral (i.e., risk-taking and impulsive personality traits), and environmental (i.e., stress, childhood trauma) factors that contribute to risks for substance abuse and other stress-related disorders BBAL 
Piscotty, Ronald

The impact that health care information technologies have on nursing practice and quality and safety in hospital settings; the relationship between electronic nursing care reminders and missed nursing care in acute care settings; clinical system design and implementation and data analytics

BBAL 
Regan, Mary Translational research aimed at building understanding about the complex care process and physiologic systems that influence maternal and neonatal childbirth outcomes CHOR 
Renn, Cynthia Physiological mechanisms and psychophysical characteristics of chronic pain in clinical populations and preclinical models trauma, cancer, and chemotherapy-induced pain BBAL 
Resnick, Barbara Care of older adults particularly with regard to motivation to engage in healthy behaviors with a major focus on function and physical activity; measurement; dissemination research BBAL
Rogers, Valerie Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders and their effect on disease severity in children with chronic illnesses, including sickle cell disease, asthma, and cancer BBAL
Rowe, Gina Social determinants of health, place-based health disparities, social capital, health promotion, primary care  
Scrandis, Debra Qualitative methodology, interventions to improve medical co-morbidities in patients with severe mental health disorders CHOR 
Seckman, Charlotte Translational informatics, personalized decision support systems, electronic health record (EHR), usability of EHR's, personal health records, building community in online learning environments, informatics competencies in undergraduate and graduate nursing education  
Storr, Carla Epidemiology of drug and alcohol involvement and disorders; exploring the dimensional quality of psychiatric syndromes, co-morbidity, and health; exploring the influence of environmental factors, such as work demands and neighborhood disadvantage, on mental health; research design and methods: data collection issues, complexities of survey design, longitudinal research, and other alternative novel approaches  CHOR 
Trinkoff, Alison M. Nursing work schedule, working conditions, and impact on care outcomes; injuries to health care workers; patient care outcomes- acute and long term care; substance use problems, obesity  CHOR 
Ward, Chris Determinants of neuromuscular and cardiovascular performance, the molecular basis for heart and skeletal muscle dysfunction in chronic disease BBAL 
Wiegand, Debra Families of the critically ill, withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy, palliative and end-of-life care in the critical care setting CHOR 
Wickersham, Karen Translational research aimed at understanding symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment, and the mechanisms underlying these symptoms; adherence to oral cancer therapies BBAL 
Zhu, Shijun Biostatistical methods and applications in biomedical, public health, and health care research; joint modeling of longitudinal observations and recurrent events; latent class and growth analyses; semiparametric and nonparametric methods BBAL 

Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan (BBAL)

Center for Health Outcomes Research (CHOR)

Dean's Scholars

Principal Investigator Project Title Total Awarded Year
Chen, Lynn

Effect of a Clicker Teaching Decision Tree on Nursing Research Knowledge, Interest, and Course Satisfaction: A Pilot Study

$5,000 2013
Chen, Lynn

Impact of a Shortened MBSR Program on First Semester BSN Student Stress, Resilience, Mindfulness and Grade Point Average: A Pilot Randomized Intervention Trial

$5,000 2012
Fountain, Lily

Effect of a Clicker Teaching Decision Tree on Nursing Research Knowledge, Interest, and Course Satisfaction: A Pilot Study

$5,000 2013
Gourley, Bridgitte

The Tripartite Mission and Interprofessional Education: Clinical Immersion of Family Nurse Practitioner and Dental Hygiene Students

$5,000 2014
Haut, Catherine

High Fidelity Simulation as an Objective Learning Experience for Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Students

$5,000 2012
Kelleher, Catherine Will a Shortened Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program Do Better than a Shortened Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Improving First Semester BSN Stress Management and Grades?  $5,000 2014
Kelleher, Catherine

Impact of a Shortened MBSR Program on First Semester BSN Student Stress, Resilience, Mindfulness and Grade Point Average: A Pilot Randomized Intervention Trial 

$5,000 2012
Koo, Laura

Applying Knowledge of Interprofessional Collaboration and Complex Clinical Management through Time-in/Time-Out Standardized Patient Simulations: A Pilot Study of Self-Efficacy in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Students

$5,000 2011
Njie-Carr, Veronica

A Theory-Based CARE Intervention Study for Aging African American Women Living with HIV: A Pilot Study

$12,000 2016
Piscotty, Ron

Nurse Leader Clinical Dashboard of Nursing Care Omissions

$12,000 2016
Rowe, Gina

FNP Health Assessment & Health Promotion in Primary Care

$5,000 2011
Scrandis, Debra Teaching and Evaluating Teamwork and Communication Skills in Medical and Nurse Practitioner Students Using Simulation $5,000 2014
Seckman, Charlotte Online Communities $5,000 2011
Trocky, Nina Effect of a Clicker Teaching Decision Tree on Nursing Research Knowledge, Interest, and Course Satisfaction: A Pilot Study $5,000 2013