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PhD Faculty Areas of Interest

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Technology


Rebecca Koszalinski
PhD, CRRN, MSRN
Assistant Professor

Underserved populations, especially areas related to disabilities, vulnerability, and access to care




Tami Wyatt
Tami Wyatt
PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research & Professor

Mobile health, innovation, instructional technology and design, asthma interventions, school health, simulation





Translational Science


Sadie Hutson
PhD, WHNP-BC
Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Associate Professor

Chronic illness in vulnerable underserved populations including those with HIV/AIDS and cancer, advanced care planning and end-of-life care, science guided by intersectionality theory




Sandy Mixer
Sandra Mixer
PhD, RN, CTN-A
Associate Professor

Underserved populations, culturally congruent end-of-life care, cultural competence




marian roman
Marian Roman
PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Associate Professor

Positive health despite adversity through the lifespan, role of human relationships




katherine newnam
Katherine Newnam
PhD, NNP-BC, CPNP, IBCLE
Assistant Professor

Neonatal and pediatric clinical outcomes, neonatal sepsis, respiratory management with focus on neurodevelopmental care





Nan Gaylord
PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Professor

Positive health despite adversity through the lifespan, role of human relationships





Symptom Science

Samereh Abdoli
Samereh Abdoli
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Empowerment in living with diabetes, especially related to self-management, quality of life, and psychosocial aspects for young adults





Caregiving

karen rose
Karen Rose
PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
McMahan-McKinley Professor in Gerontology Nursing

Family caregiving, use of technology to support family caregivers





Joel Anderson
PhD, CHTP
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers





Lisa Lindley
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Access, cost, and quality of pediatric hospice care, pediatric end-of-life policy





Susan McLennon
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

Older adults and family caregivers, chronic illness, quality of life, end-of-life care





Joanne Hall
PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor

Marginalized populations; health disparities; thriving after adversity or trauma; equity in caregiving based on race, gender, gender identity, gender expression; stigma and HIV





Outcomes Population Health

Lora Beebe
Lora Beebe
PhD, PMHNP-BC
Professor

Schizophrenia and related disorders, community care, physical and mental health promotion




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