Faculty Research & Scholarship

Active Grants

 

Principal Investigator Sponsor Name Fin. Award Title Prime Sponsor Name NIH Mechanism Sponsor Award # Total Awarded
Antol, Susan M. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant       20,000
Busch, Deborah W. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Deborah Busch       30,000
Canha, Benjamin Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Canha       20,000
Caves, Meredid Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Caves       30,000
Costa, Linda Lee Marquette University READI (Readiness Evaluation and Discharge Interventions): Implementation as a Standard Nursing Practice for Hospital Discharge American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)     34,683
Doran, Kelly M. American Heart Association, National Ctr Testing the Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the Worksite Heart Health Improvement Project - PLUS     14CPR20480089 77,000
Doran, Kelly M. University of Maryland, College Park Remediation of Elevated Delay Discounting in Mid-Life Individuals National Institutes of Health R01 18447-Z0569001  39,679
Dordunoo, Esther Dzifa Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Dordunoo       30,000
Dorsey, Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Epigenetic Modifications of BDNF and trkB Genes Underlie Pain Plasticity   R01 NR012686 561,276
Dorsey, Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Spinal Mechanisms Underlying SCI-Induced Pain: Implications for Targeted Therapy   R01 NR013601 172,126.22
Dorsey, Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Center for the Genomics of Pain   P30 NR014129 463,957
Dorsey, Susan G University of Connecticut Pain Sensitivity in Low Back Pain National Institute of Nursing Research   PD302926-SC104257 15,890
Dorsey, Susan G Baltimore VA Medical Center DHF treatment of EAE       11,319
Dorsey, Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Mechanisms Underlying Pain Conditions in a Clinically Relevant Model   R01 NR015472 242,882
Duarte, Ana C Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research       30,000
Fornili, Katherine S Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research       30,000
Galik, Elizabeth National Institute on Aging Function and Behavior Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia   R01 AG046217 305,234
Griffioen, Mari A National Institutes of Health Efficacy of Acute Pain Management and Chronic Pain Following Trauma   F31 NR014986 35,267
Gonzalez, Michelle L.R. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Gonzalez       30,000
Hammersla, Margaret B. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Margaret Hammersla       30,000
Hoffman, Ann G. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Ann Hoffman       20,000
McElroy, Kathleen G. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - McElroy       15,000
McElroy, Kathleen G. National Institutes of Health Composition and Stability of Vaginal Microbiota During Labor and Postpartum   F31 HD080360 36,720
Ogbolu, Yolanda Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Organizational Cultural Competency and Patient Outcomes     71274 110,771
Onello, Rachel L. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Rachel Onello       30,000
Park, Bu Kyung Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, Maryland Development and Testing of a Social Networking Site (SNS)-based Obesity Prevention Program for Korean American Adolescents       1,500
Regan, Mary Jess National Institute of Nursing Research Influence of Modifiable Factors on the Vaginal Microbiota and Preterm Birth   R01 NR014826 505,778
Renn, Cynthia L. National Institute of Nursing Research Cell Cycle Pathway Inhibition Decreases Peripheral Neuropathic Pain   R21 NR014053 123,951
Resnick, Barbara M. University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation The University of Maryland Online Dissemination and Implementation Institute John A. Hartford Foundation   2013B UMD 25,000
Resnick, Barbara M. John A. Hartford Foundation Planning Grant for Infusing Best Practices for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Nursing Homes       5,000
Rogers, Valerie E. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Circadian Rhythms, Fatigue and Bright Light Therapy in Adolescent Cancer Survivors       100,000
Rogers, Valerie E. American Lung Association Biomarkers of Airway Inflammation and Asthma Control in Children with Comorbid Sleep Apnea       80,000
Seckman, Charlotte A. Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, Maryland The Impact of Interactive Video Communication vs Text-Based Feedback on Teaching, Social, and Cognitive Presence in Online Learning Communities       5,000
Trinkoff, Alison M. National Council of State Boards of Nursing Long-Term Care Training and Provider Regulations for Optimal Resident Outcomes     R60006 148,297
Ward, Chris W. National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Dis Stretch Dependent Signaling in Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle   R01 AR062554 320,739
Wickersham, Karen E. National Institute of Nursing Research Genetic, Clinical, and Biological Correlates of EGFR Inhibitor-related Rash   F32 NR014753 55,860
Wickersham, Karen E. American Nurses Foundation Transcription Expression Profiles of Patients wtih NSCLC Taking EGFR TKIs       23,062
Wilson, Kelley Miller Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Wilson       30,000
Yang, Gee Su Oncology Nursing Foundation New Treatment Strategies for Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia       10,800
Yang, Gee Su Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, Maryland Pain Characteristics and Signaling Pathways in Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia       1,500

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

Faculty Member Project Title Awarded Total Cost Date
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
Trocky, Nina Effect of a Clicker Teaching Decision Tree on Nursing Research Knowledge, Interest, and Course Satisfaction: A Pilot Study $5,000 2013
Seckman, Charlotte Online Communities $5,000 2011