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        20,000.00
Busch,Deborah W. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Deborah Busch        30,000.00
Canha,Benjamin Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Canha      20,000.00
Dordunoo,Esther Dzifa Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Dordunoo        30,000.00
Duarte,Ana C Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research        30,000.00
Fornili,Katherine S Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research        30,000.00
Gonzalez,Michelle L.R. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Gonzalez        30,000.00
Hammersla,Margaret B. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Margaret Hammersla        30,000.00
Hoffman,Ann G. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Ann Hoffman        20,000.00
McElroy,Kathleen G. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - McElroy        15,000.00
Meredid S. Caves Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Caves        30,000.00
Onello,Rachel L. Maryland Higher Education Commission Nursing Educator Doctoral Grant for Practice and Dissertation Research - Rachel Onello        30,000.00
Wilson,Kelley Miller Maryland Higher Education Commission Nurse Educator Doctoral Grant (NEDG) for Practice and Dissertation Research - Wilson        30,000.00
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)      34,683.00
Dorsey,Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Epigenetic Modifications of BDNF and trkB Genes Underlie Pain Plasticity   R01 NR012686  561,276.00
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  463,957.00
Dorsey,Susan G University of Connecticut Pain Sensitivity in Low Back Pain National Institute of Nursing Research   PD302926-SC104257  15,890.00
Dorsey,Susan G Baltimore VA Medical Center DHF treatment of EAE        11,319.00
Dorsey,Susan G National Institute of Nursing Research Mechanisms Underlying Pain Conditions in a Clinically Relevant Model   R01 NR015472  242,882.00
Flannery,Kelly M. American Heart Association, National Ctr Testing the Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the Worksite Heart Health Improvement Project - PLUS     14CPR20480089  77,000.00
Flannery,Kelly M. University of Maryland, College Park Remediation of Elevated Delay Discounting in Mid-Life Individuals National Institutes of Health R01 18447-Z0569001  39,679.00
Galik,Elizabeth National Institute on Aging Function and Behavior Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia   R01 AG046217  305,234.00
Griffioen,Mari A National Institutes of Health Efficacy of Acute Pain Management and Chronic Pain Following Trauma   F31 NR014986  35,267.00
McElroy,Kathleen G. National Institutes of Health Composition and Stability of Vaginal Microbiota During Labor and Postpartum   F31 HD080360  36,720.00
Ogbolu,Yolanda Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Organizational Cultural Competency and Patient Outcomes     71274  110,771.00
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        1,500.00
Regan,Mary Jess National Institute of Nursing Research Influence of Modifiable Factors on the Vaginal Microbiota and Preterm Birth   R01 NR014826  505,778.00
Renn,Cynthia L. National Institute of Nursing Research Cell Cycle Pathway Inhibition Decreases Peripheral Neuropathic Pain   R21 NR014053  123,951.00
Resnick,Barbara M. University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation The University of Maryland Online Dissemination and Implementation Institute John A. Hartford Foundation   2013B UMD  25,000.00
Resnick,Barbara M. John A. Hartford Foundation Planning Grant for Infusing Best Practices for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Nursing Homes        5,000.00
Rogers,Valerie E. American Lung Association Biomarkers of Airway Inflammation and Asthma Control in Children with Comorbid Sleep Apnea        40,000.00
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        5,000.00
Trinkoff,Alison M. National Council of State Boards of Nursing Long Term Care Regulation: Training, Leadership, and Quality Outcomes     R60006  148,297.00
Ward,Chris W. National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Dis Stretch Dependent Signaling in Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle   R01 AR062554  320,739.00
Wickersham,Karen E. National Institute of Nursing Research Genetic, Clinical, and Biological Correlates of EGFR Inhibitor-related Rash   F32 NR014753  55,860.00
Wickersham,Karen E. American Nurses Foundation Transcription Expression Profiles of Patients wtih NSCLC Taking EGFR TKIs        23,062.00
Yang,Gee Su Oncology Nursing Foundation New Treatment Strategies for Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia        10,800.00
Yang,Gee Su Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Chapter, Maryland Pain Characteristics and Signaling Pathways in Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia        1,500.00

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 
Diaconis, Linda Nursing leadership, curriculum development and pedagogy, the phenomenon of caring CHOR 
Dorsey, Susan Translational research aimed at elucidating the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying chronic pain to identify new therapeutic targets BBAL 
Flannery, Kelly Worksite health promotion; health disparities; behavioral interventions for health promotion BBAL
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
Geiger-Brown, Jeanne Occupational sleep issues including shiftwork and extended work schedules, detection of sleep disorders in working populations, influence of sleep on chronic disease outcomes CHOR 
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, Mei Ching Palliative care, Chinese Americans, community 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 and health economics 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 and faculty development  
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 
Picot, Sandra

Caregiving and biopsychosocial and spiritual responses, HeartMath interventions, culturally congruent care and research

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 of therapeutic drug-induced neuropathic pain development and persistence. e.g., antiretroviral and chemotherapy drugs, physiological mechanisms of post spinal cord injury neuropathic 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 disorders, including sleep apnea, and their effect on disease severity in children with chronic illness; the effect of sleep apnea on asthma severity; circadian rhythm dysregulation in children with 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 
Windemuth, Brenda Obesity, sleep disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea CHOR 
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
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