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Faculty research interests encompass a broad range of topics and represent funding from a variety of national sources including the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, Health Resources and Services Administration, Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Maternal Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Retirement Research Foundation, American Lung Association and others.

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Member Area of Interest Methods
Said Abusalem, PhD, RN
  • Quality in long-term hospital care environments
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Deborah Armstrong, PhD, RN
  • Parent-Infant relations; the effect of parental stress on infant and child cognitive and behavioral development
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Diane Chlebowy, PhD, RN
  • Behavior change and self-care management among minority individuals with Type 2  diabetes mellitus
  • Behavior change and self-care management among individuals with metabolic syndrome
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Mary-Beth Coty, PhD, APRN, BC
  • Arthritis
  • Women's Helath
  • Chronic Illness
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Carla Hermann, PhD, RN
  • Quality of life at end of life
  • Quality of life for lung cancer patients
  • Spirituality and quality of life
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, RN,FAAN
  • Mental Health and access to culturally competent care
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
Marianne Hutti, DNS, WHNP-C
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Postpartum depression
  • Mixed  Methods
Carlee Lehna, PhD, ARNP-C
  • Families caring for a child with chronic illness, burn prevention, mixed method research
  • Mixed Methods
M. Cynthia Logsdon, DNS, ARNP-BC, FAAN
  • Women's Mental Health
  • New Mother Program
  • Mixed Methods
Valerie L. McCarthy, PhD, RN
  • Gerontology
  • Successful Aging
  • Adapatation and Proactive Coping among Older Adults
  • Life Span Development and Transcendence
  • Independent and Assisted Liveing Petirement Communities
  • Quantitative
Lee Ridner, PhD, ARNP
  • Smoking cessation
  • Health risk behaviors among college students
  • Quantitative
  • Survey research
Karen Robinson, DNS, RN, CS, FAAN
  • Prevention of Alzheimer's disease and education and supprt of caregivers of persons with dementia
  • Survey research
  • Evaluation research
  • Outcomes evaluation
  • Judy Schrieber, PhD, RN
    • Cancer Survivorship
    • Psychosocial Effects and Impact on Decision Making
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    Celeste Shawler, PhD, APRN, BC
    • Cardiovascular Health of Older Mothers and Adult Daughters - specifically self-management behaviors for hypertension
    • Qualitative: grounded theory; life narrative case study
    • Quantitative: descriptive; cross-sectional, longitudinal
    Barbara Speck, PhD, RN
    • Physical Active: Low-income women
    • Nurse Practitioner assessment and counseling practices for physical activity
    • Quantitative
    • Psychometrics
    • Community-based research
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