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PhD Faculty Areas of Interest

Our researchers lead the advancement of nursing science in health systems and communities with a special focus on equity, diversity, and reducing health disparities. Cutting-edge design and methodologies support clinical and translational research in individual and population health within a framework of national and local policy. The university’s Office of Research and Engagement provides research mentoring and consultation to faculty and students at every level, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates.

Research carried out within the College of Nursing is informed by the college’s research model, which incorporates the depth and breadth of faculty expertise and brings together science, practice, and knowledge.

Technology


Rebecca Koszalinski
PhD, RN, CRRN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor

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





Tami H. Wyatt
PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research, Torchbearer Professor

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





Translation Science

Sadie Hutson
Sadie Hutson
PhD, RN, WHNP, FAANP
Asst Dean, Grad Prog. & 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






Administrative Specialist I – HR & Facilities



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
Assoc. Dean for Practice and Global Affairs

Nurse-led care, school-based health care, inter-professional care, access to care, underserved children, telehealth services, primary care of children, education of the advanced practice register nurse, ethics





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



Administrative Specialist I – HR & Facilities




Joel G. Anderson
PhD, CHTP, FGSA
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers





Lisa C. Lindley
PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN
Assoc. Prof, Nightingale Endowed Faculty Fellow

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





Susan M. McLennon
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

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






Administrative Specialist I – HR & Facilities




Outcomes Population Health

Lora Beebe
Lora Humphrey Beebe
PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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