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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Faculty

Diane M Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC

Adolescent sexual health; HIV/STI prevention; teen pregnancy prevention; homeless and at-risk youth; parental protective factors for adolescent risk behaviors

Cathy L Rozmus, PhD, RN

Health behavior decision-making, nursing education, ethics

Constance M Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

Health promotion and disease prevention; chronic disease; use of technology to promote self-management; biobehavioral research; health informatics; eHealth; human-computer interaction

Geri L Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN

Oncology, Pediatrics and Adult, Symptom management

Sandra K Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Prevention and management of pulmonary complications; circadian rhythms, biomarkers, mechanical ventilation weaning, physiological monitoring

Melanie M McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Nursing education issues – particularly related to curricular design.  Focus on RN-BSN programs and student outcomes; nursing theory construction and evaluation

Joan C Engebretson, DrPH, AHN-BC, RN, FAAN

Culture, health promotion, health practices /behaviors, complementary/integrative therapies, Maternal child and woman’s health

Joanne V Hickey, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM

Neuroscience patients especially stroke; disability and rehabilitation; aging in place with use of technology to assist in maintaining independence; quality improvement research

Diane Wardell, PhD, WHNP-BC

Complementary/integrative therapies using touch (Healing Touch)

Hyochol "Brian" Ahn, PhD, RN, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, ANP-BC

Pain and Symptom management; brain stimulation; brain imaging; cancer and palliative care; biobehavioral research; health disparities

Rebecca L Casarez, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Chronic Illness Management; technology to promote self-management

Nikhil S Padhye, PhD

Aging, measures of complexity of biosignals, diet diversity, nonlinear dynamics of physiological systems, models of carcinogenesis

Jennifer E Sanner Beauchamp, PhD, RN

Identification and management of mood and anxiety disorders in chronic disease populations and informal caregivers

Stacy A Drake, PhD, MPH, RN, AFN-BC, D-ABMDI

Injury prevention at all levels (primary, secondary and tertiary); chronic disease; surveillance systems; medicolegal death investigation systems

Angela J Nash, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Substance Abuse and Recovery; Reducing Stigma and discrimination for patients with substance related health problems

Luba Yammine, PhD, RN, FNP-C

Psychosocial and behavioral change factors, health-related disparities, addictions (major focus on tobacco use disorder), mental health