Center for Nursing Research Faculty

Jennifer E Beauchamp, PhD, RN (Research Details)

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

Sandra M Branson, PhD, RN (Research Details)

Human-animal interactions (HAI)- Animal-Assisted Activities in clinical settings (hospital/forensic interviews); Pet ownership/pet attachment outcomes; Biobehavioral interactions (psychosocial, biological, environmental, and health outcomes) related to HAI; Canine responses to stress (HRV) during AAI. Academic research: Team-based learning

Rebecca L Casarez, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC (Research Details)

Chronic Illness Management; technology to promote self-management

Joan C Engebretson, DrPH, AHN-BC, RN, FAAN (Research Details)

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

Sandra K Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN (Research Details)

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

Melanie M McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN (Research Details)

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

Angela J Nash, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS (Research Details)

Substance Use Disorders and Recovery; Recovery support Models Reducing Stigma and Discrimination for patients with substance related health problems

Nikhil S Padhye, PhD (Research Details)

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

Sabrina L Pickens, PhD, MSN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC (Research Details)

Elder Abuse, Self-Neglect, Dementia, Executive Dysfunction, Caregivers, Frailty, Burden, Depression, Hospital Admissions/Readmissions

Diane M Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC (Research Details)

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

Diane Wardell, PhD, WHNP-BC (Research Details)

Complementary/integrative therapies using touch therapies, women’s health, technology development

Geri L Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN (Research Details)

Oncology, Pediatrics and Adult, Symptom management