Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, FPCN

Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, FPCN
  • Assistant Professor
    Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Phone:
410-706-2585
Email:
I am currently accepting new PhD students.

Education

  • BSN, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Georgia
  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Utah
  • Graduate Certificate, Nursing Education, University of Utah
  • Postgraduate Research Fellowship, Nursing Science, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/University of Pennsylvania

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2020 - 2025
    Title:
    Nursing Faculty Fellowship; Nurse Support Program II
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2020 - 2025
    Title:
    Preferences Elicited and Respected for Seriously-Ill Veterans through Enhanced Decision-Making
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Veterans’ Health Administration, HSRD QUERI Program
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
  • Date:
    2019 - 2022
    Title:
    Palliative Care Consultations for Persons in the Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Setting
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NINR
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2020 - 2022
    Title:
    Palliative Care Consultations for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia in the Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Setting.
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NINR
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2020 - 2022
    Title:
    Understanding and Improving Uptake of Tele-Palliative Care for Persons with Dementia in Long-term Care Facilities During Covid-19.
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIA Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia Pilot Program
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
  • Date:
    2021 - 2022
    Title:
    Implementation Outcomes of a Telehealth Palliative Care Model for Persons with Dementia in Post-acute Care
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research IMPACT Collaboratory
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2021 - 2022
    Title:
    Nursing home staff risk perceptions and experiences associated with restricted social activities during SARS-CoV-2.
    Sponsoring Organization:
    University of Maryland School of Nursing,Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Facilitation Award
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2022 - 2025
    Title:
    Improving Access to Dementia Palliative Care in Nursing Homes
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators
    Role:
    Principal
  • Date:
    2022 - 2024
    Title:
    Patient & Caregiver Relevant Outcomes Core Executive Committee
    Sponsoring Organization:
    NIH/NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research IMPACT Collaboratory
    Role:
    Other

Research Interests

  • Educated and trained as an advance practice nurse and scientist, I have over twenty years of experience working with people with serious and complex illness. I collaborate with nursing homes and interdisciplinary health professionals to implement evidence-based practices and test complex interventions that support high quality palliative care.

Research Activity

  • Duration:
    2015 - Current
    Title:
    Health Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC)
    Status:
    On-Going
  • Duration:
    2020 - Current
    Title:
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    Status:
    On-Going

Publications

  • Hurley, S. L., DeSanto-Madeya, S., Fortney, C. A., Izumi, S., Phongtankuel, V. & Carpenter, J. (2022, February). Building Strong Clinician-Researcher Collaborations for Successful Hospice and Palliative Care Research. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 24 (1), 64-69. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). doi:10.1097/njh.0000000000000818
  • Ersek, M., Unroe, K. T., Carpenter, J., Cagle, J. G., Stephens, C. E. & Stevenson, D. G. (2021, December 23). High-Quality Nursing Home and Palliative Care-One and the Same.. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2021.11.027
  • Carpenter, J., Hanson, L. C., Hodgson, N., Murray, A., Hippe, D. S., Polissar, N. L., et al (2021, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 26). Implementing Primary Palliative Care in Post-acute nursing home care: Protocol for an embedded pilot pragmatic trial.. Contemporary clinical trials communications, 23, 100822. doi:10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100822
  • Carpenter, J. & Ersek, M. (2021, February 15). Developing and implementing a novel program to prepare nursing home-based geriatric nurse practitioners in primary palliative care.. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000565
  • Ersek, M., Smith, D., Griffin, H., Carpenter, J., Feder, S. L., Shreve, S. T., et al (2021, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 5). End-Of-Life Care in the Time of COVID-19: Communication Matters More Than Ever.. Journal of pain and symptom management. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.12.024
  • Carpenter, J. (2020, March 29). Forced to Choose: When Medicare Policy Disrupts End-of-Life Care.. Journal of aging & social policy, 1-8. doi:10.1080/08959420.2020.1745737
  • Carpenter, J., Ulrich, C., Hodgson, N., Hanson, L. C. & Ersek, M. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 28). Alternative Consent Models in pragmatic palliative care clinical trials.. Journal of pain and symptom management. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.09.044
  • Carpenter, J., Lam, K., Ritter, A. Z. & Ersek, M. (2020, May 1). A Systematic Review of Nursing Home Palliative Care Interventions: Characteristics and Outcomes.. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21 (5), 583-596.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2019.11.015
  • Carpenter, J., Miller, S. C., Kolanowski, A. M., Karel, M. J., Periyakoil, V. S., Lowery, J., et al (2019, March 1). Partnership to Enhance Resident Outcomes for Community Living Center Residents With Dementia: Description of the Protocol and Preliminary Findings.. Journal of gerontological nursing, 45 (3), 21-30. doi:10.3928/00989134-20190211-03
  • Carpenter, J., McDarby, M., Smith, D., Johnson, M., Thorpe, J. & Ersek, M. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1). Associations between Timing of Palliative Care Consults and Family Evaluation of Care for Veterans Who Die in a Hospice/Palliative Care Unit.. Journal of palliative medicine, 20 (7), 745-751. doi:10.1089/jpm.2016.0477

See a full list of published work.

Presentations

  • Year:
    2020
    Title:
    Honoring Preferences: The Consistency Between End-of-Life Care and a Veteran’s Goal for Comfort Care.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Gerontological Society of America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sponsoring Organization:
    GSA
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Informed Consent in Clinical Trials for Persons with Dementia
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Gerontological Society of America 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sponsoring Organization:
    GSA
    Location:
    Austin TX
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Development and Initial Testing of an Online Primary Palliative Care Training Program for Geriatric Nurse Practitioners
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association 2019 Annual Conference
    Sponsoring Organization:
    GAPNA
    Location:
    Las Vegas NV

Areas of Specialization

  • Gerontology; Palliative Care; Post-acute and Long-term Care in Nursing Homes

Media Appearances and Interviews

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    New Investigator Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Date:
    2020
  • Name:
    Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing
    Sponsoring organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Date:
    2018
  • Name:
    ACHPN® of the Year Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center
    Date:
    2016
  • Name:
    Research Scholar
    Sponsoring organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Date:
    2016
  • Name:
    Research Scholar
    Sponsoring organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Date:
    2015
  • Name:
    Outstanding Poster Abstract, Predoctoral Scholar
    Sponsoring organization:
    NINR Symposium, Advancing Science Improving Lives
    Date:
    2015

Academic and Professional Activities

Professional

  • Date:
    2021 - 2022
    Organization:
    State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care Program Committee
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2020 - 2020
    Organization:
    NIA-funded Post-Acute Care Conference series; Virtual Nursing Home Research Consultation
    Role:
    National Expert Discussant
  • Date:
    2019 - Current
    Organization:
    Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association Leadership Institute Steering Committee
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2019 - 2020
    Organization:
    Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care Case Submissions
    Role:
    Committee Chair
  • Date:
    2018 - 2019
    Organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Research Agenda Task Force
    Role:
    Committee Chair
  • Date:
    2017 - 2020
    Organization:
    Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Research Advisory Council
    Role:
    Committee Member
  • Date:
    2015 - 2016
    Organization:
    Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association Nominating Committee
    Role:
    Committee Chair
  • Date:
    2011 - 2012
    Organization:
    National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Nursing Assistant Exam Development Committee
    Role:
    Committee Chair

Public

  • Date:
    2012 - Current
    Organization:
    TidalHealth Palliative Advisory Committee
    Role:
    Committee Member