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Center for Nursing Research Faculty

Hyochol "Brian" Ahn, PhD, RN, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, ANP-BC (Research Details)

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

Jennifer E Beauchamp, PhD, RN, FAAN (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/Therapy; Pet ownership/pet attachment outcomes; Biobehavioral interactions (psychosocial, biological, environmental, behavioral, and health outcomes); Academic research: Team-based learning

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

Chronic Illness Management; technology to promote self-management

Stacy A Drake, PhD, MPH, RN, AFN-BC, D-ABMDI (Research Details)

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

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

Joanne V Hickey, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM (Research Details)

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

Constance M Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN (Research Details)

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

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

Madelene Ottosen, PhD, MSN (Research Details)

Patient/family engagement, family centered care, patient safety, safety culture, health services research, analysis of medical errors

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

Cathy L Rozmus, PhD, RN (Research Details)

Health behavior decision-making, nursing education, ethics

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

Adolescent sexual health, HIV/STI prevention, pregnancy prevention, parenting support, 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

Luba Yammine, PhD, RN, FNP-C (Research Details)

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