(Feb. 26, 2018) – Cizik School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research Constance M. Johnson, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., FAAN, appears as a co-author in two recently published journal articles:

Lewinski, A.A., Anderson, R.A., Vorderstrasse, A.A., Fisher, E.B., Pan, W., & Johnson, C.M. (2018). Type 2 diabetes education and support in a virtual environment: A secondary analysis of synchronously exchanged social interaction and support. J Med Internet Res 2018;20(2):e61. PMID: 29467118 http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.9390

The authors conclude in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that, largely due to their versatility, virtual environments (VEs) are able to contribute substantially in support of those with diabetes and, very likely, other chronic diseases.

Jang, M., Johnson, C., D’Eramo-Melkus, G, Vorderstrasse, A. (2017). Participation of racial and ethnic minorities in technology-based interventions to self-manage type 2 diabetes: A scoping review. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-16. First published date: July-28-2017 PMID:28826353 DOI:10.1177/1043659617723074.

The article identified technological barriers, in addition to existing societal and cultural barriers, to ethnic minorities participating in mobile and Internet technology-based interventions to self-manage type 2 diabetes. The authors found that further research to reduce the barriers is warranted.