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Samereh Abdoli

Samereh Abdoli Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Joel Anderson Caregiving
PhD, CHTP
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Lora Beebe

Lora Beebe Symptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC
Professor

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


Lynn Blackburn Translational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mother-baby attachment, microbiome, breastfeeding


Tamara Bland Translational Science
DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Adverse childhood experiences, immunizations, school-based health, interprofessional practice


Julie Bonom Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Deborah Chyka Caregiving
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pediatrics, early childhood development, early intervention


Lisa Davenport Translational Science
PhD, RN, CEN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Community-based participatory research, emergency/disaster management, community health, practice in low resource settings, and the health impacts of displacement, migration and refugee resettlement


Sharon Davis Translational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Chair, DNP Program & Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy


Terri Durbin

Terrica Durbin Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Diversity and health disparities, professional advocacy, health policy


Lizanne Elliott

Lizanne Elliott Translational Science
DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Diabetes intervention, serving the uninsured, change of provider standard of care


Susan Fancher Technology
BSN, RN, CHSE
Clinical Instructor and Simulation Director

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement


Nan Gaylord Translational Science
PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Professor

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


Mary Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Joanne Hall Symptom Science Technology
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


Robin Harris Symptom Science Translational Science
PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Rebecca Koszalinski Technology
PhD, CRRN, MSRN
Assistant Professor

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


Karen Lasater

Karen Lasater Translational Science
DNP, FNP
Clinical Associate Professor

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


Lisa Lindley Caregiving
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Susan McLennon Caregiving
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

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


Sandy Mixer

Sandra Mixer Translational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, CTN-A
Associate Professor

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


phillip moore

Phillip Moore Technology
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Coordinator

Innovation in instructional technology


brian mountain

Brian Mountain Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Board Member

Professional advocacy and policy, emotional intelligence


myers

Carole R. Myers Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Policymaking, access to care, health care reform, TennCare, public health programs, and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) issues


katherine newnam

Katherine Newnam Translational Science
PhD, NNP-BC, CPNP, IBCLE
Assistant Professor

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


Victoria Niederhauser

Victoria Niederhauser
DrPH, RN, FAAN
Dean & Professor

Barriers to Childhood Immunizations, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Workforce


laura odom

Laura Odom Technology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mobile phone applications, asthma management, leadership and business


marian roman

Marian Roman Translational Science
PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Associate Professor

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


karen rose

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

Family caregiving, use of technology to support family caregivers


Shelia Swift Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor

Nursing administration issues in acute care and academic settings, nursing errors, second victims


sheila taylor

Sheila Taylor Technology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Simulated fetal monitor app, transforming education through technology


Sandra Thomas Symptom Science
PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, PhD Program

Women’s stress, anger, depression and health-promoting behaviors


Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson Translational Science
PhD, RN
Clinical Professor


jennifer tourville

Jennifer Tourville Technology Caregiving
MSN, PNP
Clinical Instructor

Innovation, simulated fetal monitoring, telemedicine, newborn care, parental education related to care of children


reba umberger

Reba Umberger Symptom Science
PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor

Immune suppression in sepsis, long-term outcomes for sepsis survivors and their informal caregivers


Tami Wyatt

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

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


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Lora Beebe

Lora Beebe Symptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC
Professor

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


Susan Fancher Technology
BSN, RN, CHSE
Clinical Instructor and Simulation Director

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement


Joanne Hall Symptom Science Technology
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


Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Rebecca Koszalinski Technology
PhD, CRRN, MSRN
Assistant Professor

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


phillip moore

Phillip Moore Technology
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Coordinator

Innovation in instructional technology


laura odom

Laura Odom Technology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mobile phone applications, asthma management, leadership and business


sheila taylor

Sheila Taylor Technology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Simulated fetal monitor app, transforming education through technology


jennifer tourville

Jennifer Tourville Technology Caregiving
MSN, PNP
Clinical Instructor

Innovation, simulated fetal monitoring, telemedicine, newborn care, parental education related to care of children


Tami Wyatt

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

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


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Caregiving

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Joel Anderson Caregiving
PhD, CHTP
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Deborah Chyka Caregiving
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pediatrics, early childhood development, early intervention


Mary Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Lisa Lindley Caregiving
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Susan McLennon Caregiving
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

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


Sandy Mixer

Sandra Mixer Translational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, CTN-A
Associate Professor

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


karen rose

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

Family caregiving, use of technology to support family caregivers


jennifer tourville

Jennifer Tourville Technology Caregiving
MSN, PNP
Clinical Instructor

Innovation, simulated fetal monitoring, telemedicine, newborn care, parental education related to care of children


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Translational Science

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Lynn Blackburn Translational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mother-baby attachment, microbiome, breastfeeding


Tamara Bland Translational Science
DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Adverse childhood experiences, immunizations, school-based health, interprofessional practice


Julie Bonom Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Lisa Davenport Translational Science
PhD, RN, CEN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Community-based participatory research, emergency/disaster management, community health, practice in low resource settings, and the health impacts of displacement, migration and refugee resettlement


Sharon Davis Translational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Chair, DNP Program & Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy


Terri Durbin

Terrica Durbin Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Diversity and health disparities, professional advocacy, health policy


Lizanne Elliott

Lizanne Elliott Translational Science
DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Diabetes intervention, serving the uninsured, change of provider standard of care


Nan Gaylord Translational Science
PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Professor

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


Mary Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Robin Harris Symptom Science Translational Science
PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Karen Lasater

Karen Lasater Translational Science
DNP, FNP
Clinical Associate Professor

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


Sandy Mixer

Sandra Mixer Translational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, CTN-A
Associate Professor

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


brian mountain

Brian Mountain Translational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Board Member

Professional advocacy and policy, emotional intelligence


myers

Carole R. Myers Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Policymaking, access to care, health care reform, TennCare, public health programs, and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) issues


katherine newnam

Katherine Newnam Translational Science
PhD, NNP-BC, CPNP, IBCLE
Assistant Professor

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


Victoria Niederhauser

Victoria Niederhauser
DrPH, RN, FAAN
Dean & Professor

Barriers to Childhood Immunizations, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Workforce


marian roman

Marian Roman Translational Science
PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Associate Professor

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


Shelia Swift Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor

Nursing administration issues in acute care and academic settings, nursing errors, second victims


Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson Translational Science
PhD, RN
Clinical Professor


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Symptom Science

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Samereh Abdoli

Samereh Abdoli Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Lora Beebe

Lora Beebe Symptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC
Professor

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


Joanne Hall Symptom Science Technology
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


Robin Harris Symptom Science Translational Science
PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Sandra Thomas Symptom Science
PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, PhD Program

Women’s stress, anger, depression and health-promoting behaviors


reba umberger

Reba Umberger Symptom Science
PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Assistant Professor

Immune suppression in sepsis, long-term outcomes for sepsis survivors and their informal caregivers


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