Veronica P. Njie-Carr, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FWACN

Veronica P. Njie-Carr, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FWACN
  • Associate Professor
    Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Location:
Room 465C, School of Nursing Building
Phone:
410-706-4808
Email:

Education

  • Post Doctoral fellowship, Multidisciplinary Health Disparities Research, Johns Hopkins University, 2010
  • PhD, Nursing Science, The Catholic University of America, 2007
  • MSN, Nursing, The Catholic University, 1996
  • BSN, Nursing, Howard University, 1992
  • Diploma, Nursing, Gambia College and Midwifery, 1985

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Date:
    2016 - 2018
    Title:
    Impact of Culturally-specific Danger Assessment on Safety, Mental Health and Empowerment
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
  • Title:
    Improving Health for All of Us in Baltimore and Beyond (All of Us Research Program)
    Sponsoring Organization:
    AACN
    Role:
    Co-Principal
  • Date:
    2018 - 2020
    Title:
    Impact of Culturally-specific Danger Assessment on Safety, Mental Health and Empowerment
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
  • Title:
    Strengthening Capacity in Health Research Ethics and Methodologies in The Gambia
    Sponsoring Organization:
    UMB - President's Global Impact Fund
    Role:
    Multiple Principal Investigator

Research Interests

  • Systematic cross-cultural investigations to reduce contextual and structural health disparities among women of African descent who are at risk or living with HIV.
    Specific to cultural, social, behavioral, and biomedical factors of HIV-related disparities.
    mHealth interventions to address HIV related disparities.
    Global health and related disparities.

    Evaluation of teaching effectiveness.

Publications

  • Countering the negative health effects of racial injustice and systemic racism - call to action, call to support: Racial Equity & Inclusion Series Part I. Outlook, a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. https://www.sbm.org/publications/outlook/issues/spring-2021/countering-the-negative-health-effects-of-racial-injustice-and-systemic-racism/full-article?utm_source=SBM%20Outlook&utm_medium=html%20email&utm_term=Spring%202021&utm_campaign=SBM%20Outlook%20Spring%202021
  • Himelhoch, S., Njie-Carr, V. P., Peeples, A., Awuah, C., Federline, A. & Morton, I. (2021). Evaluation of smoking cessation interventions for veterans in HIV clinics in the United States: a theory-informed concurrent mixed-method study. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 9 (1), 724-740. doi:https://doi.10.1080/21642850.2021.1967159
  • Safety planning with marginalized survivors of intimate partner violence: Challenges of conducting safety planning intervention research with marginalized women. doi:https://doi.org/10.1177%2F15248380211013136
  • Njie-Carr, V. P., Sabri, B., Messing, J. T., Ward-Lasher, A., Marea, C., Wachter, K., et al (2020). Understanding intimate partner violence among immigrant and refugee women: A grounded theory analysis. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1796870
  • Njie-Carr, V. P., Zhu, S., Williams, G. C., Corless, I. & Himelhoch, S. (2020, August). Evaluation of a technology-enhanced intervention for older women with HIV infection: A proof of concept study. AIDS Care. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2020.1810617
  • Njie-Carr, V. P. (2020, February). Disparities in the academy: Accounting for the elephant. (978-1-6461-0641-7). Pittsburg, PA, United States: Dorrance Publisher, Inc.
  • Njie-Carr, V. P. & (2019, November). The syndemic interaction of intimate partner violence, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV infection among African American women: Best practices and strategies. . Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. doi:doi:10.1080/10926771.2019.1667464
  • Njie-Carr, V. P., Sabri, B., Messing, J. T., Ward, A., Johnson-Agbakwu, C., Burnette, C., et al (2019, September 24). Methodological and Ethical considerations in research with immigrant and refugee survivors of Intimate partner violence. Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260519877951
  • Sabri, B., Njie-Carr, V. P., Messing, J. T., Glass, N., Hanson, G., Brockie, T., et al (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). A culturally-tailored weWomen and ourCircle online intervention for safety, mental health and empowerment of abused immigrant, refugee and indigenous women: The study protocol. Clinical Trials.

Presentations

  • Year:
    2021
    Title:
    Diversifying the investigator workforce: Overview & Context
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Society of Behavioral Medicine, Women’s Health and Health Equity SIG webinar.
  • Year:
    2021
    Title:
    My Health Equity Journey
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    UMB SON Health Equity Interest Group
    Sponsoring Organization:
    UMB SON Health Equity Group Meeting
  • Year:
    2020
    Title:
    Technology-based applications (apps) for HIV Care.
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    Montgomery County Health Department
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC).
  • Year:
    2020
    Title:
    UMB – POEM Event: Inter-professional Panel on Systemic Racism in the Workplace
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    UMB - POEM Event
    Sponsoring Organization:
    UMB
  • Year:
    2019
    Title:
    Beyond the Checked Box – Diversity in Black
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    ISLSI Black History Month Event
    Sponsoring Organization:
    ISLSI-UMB
    Location:
    Baltimore MD United States
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Cross-Sectional Predictors of Neurocognitive and Physical Function in Older Women with HIV Infection. The Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
    Conference/Meeting Name:
    SBM
  • Year:
    2018
    Title:
    Engendering resilience to survive in the lives of abused immigrant and Refugee women: A grounded-theory study
    Sponsoring Organization:
    Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference
    Location:
    Ontario Canada

Areas of Specialization

  • HIV and related disparities; Women's health; Global health; Cross-cultural research

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
    Biostatistics for Evidence-Based Practice
    Professional Writing

Media Appearances and Interviews

Honors/Awards

  • Name:
    Fellow Leadership Institute
    Sponsoring organization:
    Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Name:
    Butler-Williams Scholar's Award
    Sponsoring organization:
    National Institute of Aging

Academic and Professional Activities

University

  • Date:
    2020 - Current
    Role:
    Board Member, UMB Global Health Advisory Board
  • Date:
    2019 - 2019
    Organization:
    OSAH Faculty Search Committee
    Role:
    Member
  • Date:
    2018 - 2019
    Organization:
    UMB Internationalization
    Role:
    Member