Research and Scholarly Interests

Research and Scholarly Interests
Faculty Member(s) Research and Scholarly Interests Organized Research Center

Akintade, Bimbola, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, CCRN

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

Bingham, Debra, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Quality and safety in health care, implementation or translation of research into practice, quality improvement, maternal morbidity and mortality, women’s health, perinatal quality improvement, quality measurement, and collaboration

Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, FPCN 

Gerontology and palliative care focused on: older adults living with serious illness in post-acute skilled care and long-term residential care in nursing homes; implementation of evidence-based practices; pragmatic clinical trials; non-pharmacological interventions for people living with dementia.

Chuang, Pei-Ying, PhD, MSN, RN

The mechanisms of molecular neuroprotective biomarkers associated with acute brain injury, especially cerebral ischemia (traumatic brain injury and stroke) in translational science (bench evidence and bedside practice).  This groundwork for the proposed research includes the neuro-functional and psychosocial behaviors relevant to the cerebral ischemia, and by establishing strong ties with short-term critical/acute care to long-term neurological recovery.

BBAL

Colloca, Luana, MD, PhD

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

CHEOR

Costa, Linda, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Care transitions in adults with chronic diseases, medication reconciliation

CHEOR

Doran, Kelly, PhD, RN

 

Worksite wellness with healthcare workers; workplace stress and total worker health interventions with healthcare workers; behavioral interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors; and inter-professional community-based interventions to improve health equity.

 

 

BBAL

Dorsey, Susan, PhD, RN, FAAN

Translational research aimed at elucidating the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying chronic pain to identify new therapeutic targets

BBAL

Friedmann, Erika, PhD

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, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Care of older adults with dementia, specifically optimizing function and physical activity and utilizing non-pharmacological approaches to managing behavioral symptoms

BBAL

Jenkins, Louise S., PhD, RN. FAHA, ANEF

Nursing faculty shortage, faculty development, assessment of learning outcomes, measurement, quality of life in cardiac patients

CHEOR

Kelemen, Arpad, PhD

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

 

Amber Kleckner, PhD, MS

 

Nutritional interventions (e.g., Mediterranean diet, time-restricted eating) to address cancer-related fatigue and other symptom science outcomes, mitochondrial and circadian mechanisms underlying cancer-related fatigue.

Ian Kleckner, PhD, MPH

 

Studying how cancer chemotherapy causes side-effects such as neuropathy and distress using psychophysiology (measuring heartbeats, skin conductance), neuroimaging (fMRI), epidemiology, behavioral science, and computational methods. Also conducting clinical trials to prevent or treat these symptoms using exercise and healthy eating.

 

Klinedinst, N. Jennifer, PhD, MPH, RN

How various ‘OMICS’ (genetics, genomics, inflammatory markers, bioenergetics, and proteomics) in addition to psychosocial variables influence symptoms such as pain, fatigue, resilience or depression and health outcomes such as sepsis in adults with chronic disease; bringing meaningful activity to cognitively impaired residents in assisted living settings through personalized volunteer activities.

BBAL

Lee, Mei Ching, PhD, MS, RN

Palliative and end-of -life care, minority population, culturally competent care, and interprofessional education

CHEOR

Michael Lepore, PhD

Equity in long-term care access and quality; Long-term care financing, staffing, and measurement systems; End-of-life care in nursing homes and residential care settings; Home and community-based services for people living with dementia; Mixed methods and pragmatic trials.

CHEOR

Lessans, Sherrie, PhD, RN

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

CHEOR

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

CHEOR

McElroy, Katie, PhD, RN

Maternal/newborn outcomes; health disparities in maternal/child health; environmental exposures during pregnancy; vaginal microbiota in pregnancy; health promotion in early childhood education settings, academic-community partnerships, nursing education.

 

Nahm, Eun-Shim, PhD, RN, FAAN

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 P.S., PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FWACN

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, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal

Health inequities in maternal child health outcomes; cultural competency; global health nursing & education, nurse migration, neonatal outcomes; and dissemination and implementation science research

CHEOR

Oswald, Lynn, PhD, RN

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, J., PhD, RN-BC

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, PhD, RN

Translational research aimed at building understanding about the complex care process and physiologic systems that influence maternal and neonatal childbirth outcomes

CHEOR

Renn, Cynthia, PhD, RN

Physiological mechanisms and psychophysical characteristics of chronic pain in clinical populations and preclinical models trauma, cancer, and chemotherapy-induced pain

BBAL

Resnick, Barbara, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

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

Scrandis, Debra A., PhD, CRNP, BC

Qualitative methodology, interventions to improve medical co-morbidities in patients with severe mental health disorders

CHEOR

Trinkoff, Alison M., ScD, MPH, RN, FAAN

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 

CHEOR

Ward, Chris, PhD

Determinants of neuromuscular and cardiovascular performance, the molecular basis for heart and skeletal muscle dysfunction in chronic disease

BBAL

Zhu, Shijun, PhD

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

Rawlett, Kristen, PhD, FNP-BC

Adolescent health; integrative health; health promotion; school based interventions to increase coping, mindfulness and decrease stress; community engagement/community-based participatory research; vulnerable and underserved populations; Nurse Practitioner education 

BBAL

Schneidereith, Tonya, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE

Use of simulation to assess behaviors related to medication administration in prelicensure students, including the 5 Rights of Medication Administration and the ability to question perceived authority to mitigate medication errors; integration of Google glass in simulation to view student behaviors; simulation to replicate clinical situations.

Titus-Glover, Doris, PhD, MSN, RN

Women’s health, opioid use in pregnant /parenting women, obesity risk factors, health disparities, perinatal and child health, obesity risk factors, comparative effectiveness studies, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and community-based participatory research.