Office of Nursing Research Staff

A smiling woman with blonde hair and gold earringsLynne Hall, DrPH, RN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Interim Dean for the PhD Program |

Dr. Hall completed doctoral and postdoctoral training in Maternal Child Health at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience in PhD education. As an Assistant Dean from 1996-2007, Dr. Hall was responsible for research and the PhD Program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She served as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship from 2007-2011. Dr. Hall has held the position of Associate Dean of Research at the University of Louisville School of Nursing since 2011 and also became Director of the PhD Program in August 2020. She served as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator on more than $4.5 million in extramurally funded grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration, and private foundations. Dr. Hall’s research focus is on women’s health. She has 75 data-based, peer-reviewed publications and has presented numerous podium and poster presentations at international, national, and regional research conferences. Dr. Hall has mentored more than 60 PhD students as Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Co-chair, or committee member. Her research primarily focuses on women’s mental health, especially the mental health of mothers’ of young children. She also has conducted research on the mental health of college students and methodological studies evaluating the psychometric properties of a number of instruments. Dr. Hall has considerable expertise in quantitative methods.

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Majduleen Abu Fasheh

Graduate Research Assistant |

Majduleen Abu Fasheh completed her BSN degree at the Jordan University for Science and Technology then received a Master's in Oncology Nursing at Hashemite University in Jordan. In 2019, she achieved a significant milestone by passing the New Mexico Board of Nursing US-NCLEX exam. Majduleen has experience as a Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse in both private and public healthcare settings. Her research interest is in telehealth care for oncology patients.

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Mifleh Al Araydeh

Graduate Research Assistant |

Mifleh Al Araydeh is a dedicated PhD Nursing student at the University of Louisville (UofL) with a strong commitment to academic excellence and a notable focus on domestic violence research. Holding an MS in Public Health from Jordan University of Science and Technology, he conducted groundbreaking research on the prevalence of domestic violence among women in Jordan. His exceptional dedication has earned him a string of prestigious awards, including the Ruth Craddock Award and the Graduate Dean’s Diversity Supplement Award, among others. Mifleh actively contributes to the academic community as a Graduate school Ambassador and School of Nursing Representative at UofL, while also showcasing his practical expertise as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse. His impressive research experience, encompassing multiple projects and presentations, highlights his commitment to advancing the understanding of domestic violence. Proficient in research tools and multilingual, Mifleh's dedication extends to community service, making him an invaluable asset to the field of nursing and domestic violence research.

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Eman Al Satari

Graduate Research Assistant |

Eman Saleh Mohammad Alsatari, an international student from Jordan, is enrolled in the MSN-PhD program at the University of Louisville. She obtained her bachelor's degree in midwifery science and a Master’s in Pediatric Acute Care from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Eman has five years of experience as a midwife and seven years as a nurse educator for the NICU, PICU, and pediatric emergency departments. She served as the chairperson for the Advanced Nursing Practice Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care in Saudi Arabia for four years. Eman was actively involved in six research projects as a co-author, reflecting her commitment to advancing nursing knowledge, and has served as a scientific reviewer for scholarly journals. Her research focuses are on maternal-neonate health and family-centered care.

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Ahmad Alshurman

Graduate Research Assistant |

Ahmad Alshurman, an international student from Jordan, is a BSN-PhD student at the University of Louisville. He earned his undergraduate degree in nursing from Jordan University of Science and Technology and holds a master's degree in health services management (MBA) from Yarmouk University. Ahmad has worked as a nurse in the burn ICU and served as a nursing manager in a rehabilitation facility for severely disabled individuals. He is an active member of the American Nurses Association, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International. Ahmad's research interest lies in patient safety, with a focus on nurses' intention to report medication errors. He is a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Louisville School of Nursing.

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Zahra Bakhtiyari

Graduate Research Assistant |

Zahra Bakhtiyari is a student in the BSN-PhD program at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree at Lorestan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. She is a registered nurse in Kentucky and has six years of experience in the Operating Room and one year of experience in the Emergency Room. Her research interests revolve around the perioperative environment, specifically the culture of safety and the onboarding process in the Operating Room.

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Sanju Kunwar

Graduate Research Assistant | 

Sanju Kunwar hails from Nepal and is pursuing her BSN-PhD at the University of Louisville. She obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Kantipur Academy of Health Science in Nepal. Her primary research focus centers around the mental health of chronically ill patients. With an extensive background in clinical practice spanning 8 years, she has gained valuable experience in medical, surgical, COVID, and NICU settings. She enjoys collaborating and working within a team, possesses strong critical thinking abilities, excels in problem-solving, and maintains a natural curiosity for acquiring new knowledge. She serves as a graduate research assistant at the University of Louisville, contributing to ongoing research efforts.

Shima Salahshoor

Graduate Research Assistant |

Shima Salahshoor, an international student from Iran, is in the BSN-PhD program in nursing at the University of Louisville. She has a robust clinical background in the NICU, PICU, and COVID-19 ICU settings. Shima has a BSN degree and demonstrates both clinical proficiency and a profound appreciation for evidence-based practices. Driven by a fervent curiosity, her research interest focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy interventions and mindfulness-based approaches to stress reduction and increased self-awareness for children with physical or mental disabilities and is marked by the convergence of her clinical expertise and scholarly dedication. Her aspiration is to contribute significantly to nursing science via her pursuit of a PhD in Nursing.

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Shubha Sapkota

Graduate Research Assistant | 

Shubha Devi Sapkota, a PhD student at the University of Louisville School of Nursing and a Health and Social Justice Scholar, is a graduate research and teaching assistant. Her research is deeply rooted in parental mental health, particularly concerning children with autism, and leverages her expertise from her master’s degree in child health nursing. She has prior experience as a clinical nurse and assistant professor at a government university in Nepal. Shubha has a strong background in research related to nutrition, child health, and women's health. Shubha is an active member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the International Society for Autism Research, and Nepalese Academics in America, highlighting her commitment to nursing and academia.

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Jennifer Tinman

Graduate Research Assistant | 

Jennifer Tinman, originally from Maryville, Tennessee, is a PhD student in Public Health and Information Sciences with a specialization in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences and a Health and Social Justice Scholar. She graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Human Health and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Administration from East Tennessee State University. She is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Jennifer has previous public health and research experience involving food insecurity, opioid use prevention, and low-resource health skills. She is a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Mollie Aleshire in the School of Nursing and is funded through a Health Equity Innovation Hub supported study. Her research interests are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), substance use, sexual health, and mental health outcomes in marginalized communities.