Office of Nursing Research

Office of Nursing Research

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is an essential partner in a research intensive academic health sciences center with schools of dentistry, medicine, and public health. The Office of Nursing Research (ONR) provides support for faculty in building their programs of research and scholarship. Pre- and post-award services, biostatistical support, research trajectory development, an external mentor program, editing, and poster and PowerPoint development as well as other services are provided. Our goal is to transform the art of caring through nursing science.

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty MemberResearch Interests
Dr. Said AbusalemPatient Safety; Infection Control; Health Services Research
Dr. Fawwaz AlaloulQuality of Life in Oncology Patients
Dr. Diane ChlebowyMotivational Interviewing to Promote Behavior Change
Dr. Becky ChristianChildren with Chronic Illness
Dr. Mary-Beth CotySelf-management of Arthritis (especially in the Hispanic/Latino Population)
Dr. Tim CrawfordHIV Outcomes Research
Dr. Lynne HallMental Health of Low-income Women
Dr. Muna HammashHeart-lung Interaction during Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning; Self-management of Heart Failure
Dr. Carla HermannPalliative Care in Oncology Patients
Dr. Marcia HernGenetics in Adolescents
Dr. Vicki Hines-MartinHealth Disparities, Community Engagement
Dr. Luz Huntington-MoskosCardiovascular Health of Adolescents; Environmental Health
Dr. Marianne HuttiPerinatal Loss and Grief; Compassion fatigue in healthcare providers of families after perinatal loss
Dr. Rachel KeithCardiovascular Health; Diabetes; Smoking Cessation
Dr. Carlee LehnaBurn Prevention/Fire Safety
Dr. Cynthia LogsdonPostpartum Depression
Dr. Valerie McCarthySelf-transcendence and Psychosocial/Spiritual Development in Late Life; Successful Aging
Dr. Whitney NashInterprofessional Education; Primary Care for the Underserved
Dr. Barbara PolivkaEnvironmental Health; Home Healthcare; Asthma; Health Services Research
Dr. Lee RidnerHealth Behaviors; Smoking Cessation
Dr. Karen RobinsonCaregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
Dr. Judy SchreiberSpirituality, Symptoms, and Psychological Health in Female Survivors of Breast Cancer
Dr. Celeste ShawlerCardiovascular Health in Elderly Women and their Adult Daughters
Dr. Sandy SmithInfant Physiologic Adaptation to Stressors in the NICU