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Samereh Abdoli
Samereh AbdoliSymptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Jim AlberdingCaregiving Translational Science
CRNA, DNP, APN
Assoc. Program Dir. & Clinical Asst. Professor


Joel G. AndersonCaregiving
PhD, CHTP, FGSA
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Carrie Bailey
Carrie BaileyTechnology Translational Science
PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lora Beebe
Lora Humphrey BeebeSymptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


Tom BergTechnology Translational Science
PhD
Assistant Professor

Enhance delivery of healthcare, contribute to advancing nursing education efforts through the application of system engineering concepts focusing on computer simulation, predictive analytics, big data and the development/application of advanced technologies to improve performance in healthcare.


Tamara BlandTranslational Science
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Clinical Associate Professor

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


Julie BonomTranslational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Tracy BrewerTranslational Science
DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Clinical Professor

Evidence-based practice, quality and improvement science, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric nursing, lactation


Lisa DavenportTranslational 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 DavisTranslational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy


Terrica DurbinTranslational Science
DNP, PhD(c)
DNP Program Chair

Diversity and health disparities, professional advocacy, health policy


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

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


Nan GaylordTranslational Science
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


Mary GuntherCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Pamela HardestyTechnology
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Clinical Professor

Building and sustaining organizational cultures of excellence/patient safety, Nurse Executive Practice, leadership/mentorship


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Susan HébertTechnology
MSMS, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation/Clinical Faculty

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement


Maria HurtTranslational Science
DNP, MSN-Ed, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Utilizing Mobile Health and Peer Educators to improve health care access for vulnerable populations


Sadie Hutson
Sadie HutsonTranslational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Jason KiernanSymptom Science
MSN, RN, NP
Clinical Instructor


Rebecca KoszalinskiTechnology
PhD, RN, CRRN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor

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


Karen Lasater
Karen M. LasaterTranslational Science
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


Roberta LavinCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Exec. Assoc. Dean, Acad. Affairs & Prof.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations


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

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


Susan M. McLennonCaregiving
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

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


Lisa MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Assist Prof

Pediatric ENT Disorders, Use of Technology to Support Nursing Education, and Innovative Teaching Strategies


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

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


phillip moore
Phillip MooreTechnology
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Innovation in instructional technology


Erin Morgan
Erin MorganTranslational Science
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Implementation and Knowledge Translation for Nursing in rural and undeserved areas


Katherine Morgan
Katherine MorganSymptom Science
PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Multi-chronic conditions, interprofessional collaboration, and OneHealth (environmental health)


myers
Carole R. MyersTranslational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

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


Allyson NealTranslational Science Symptom Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC, CPNP
Clinical Assist Prof

Trauma/Stress related to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Family/Community stress, and social determinants of health which can be mitigated through neuroplasticity, resiliency skills taught in unconventional settings to self-regulate the nervous system


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

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


Victoria NiederhauserTranslational Science
DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Dean & Professor

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


Ruth Palan LopezSymptom Science
PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Professor


Patricia RobersonSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD
Assistant Professor

Family systemic approach to understanding the influence of family and marriage on symptom management and long-term quality of life particularly for underserved populations. Current research focuses on couple diabetes management and caregiver support during breast cancer treatment.


Knar Sagherian
Knar SagherianSymptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

fatigue, sleep deficiency, shiftwork, naps, absenteeism, work and aging


Radion SvynarenkoCaregiving
PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

pediatric end-of-life, family financial burden, and cost analysis with special skills in data analytics and statistics


Shelia SwiftTranslational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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


sheila taylor
Sheila TaylorTechnology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Simulated fetal monitor app, transforming education through technology


Sandra ThomasSymptom Science
PhD, RN, FAAN
PhD Program Chair

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


Kathleen Thompson
Kathleen ThompsonTranslational Science
PhD
Clinical Professor


jennifer tourville
Jennifer TourvilleTechnology Caregiving
DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tracey VitoriSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Ageism, cardiovascular disease, postoperative complications and psychological distress in patients with associated effects on caregivers.


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

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


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Technology

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Carrie Bailey
Carrie BaileyTechnology Translational Science
PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lora Beebe
Lora Humphrey BeebeSymptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


Tom BergTechnology Translational Science
PhD
Assistant Professor

Enhance delivery of healthcare, contribute to advancing nursing education efforts through the application of system engineering concepts focusing on computer simulation, predictive analytics, big data and the development/application of advanced technologies to improve performance in healthcare.


Pamela HardestyTechnology
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Clinical Professor

Building and sustaining organizational cultures of excellence/patient safety, Nurse Executive Practice, leadership/mentorship


Susan HébertTechnology
MSMS, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation/Clinical Faculty

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement


Sadie Hutson
Sadie HutsonTranslational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Rebecca KoszalinskiTechnology
PhD, RN, CRRN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor

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


Lisa MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Assist Prof

Pediatric ENT Disorders, Use of Technology to Support Nursing Education, and Innovative Teaching Strategies


phillip moore
Phillip MooreTechnology
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Innovation in instructional technology


sheila taylor
Sheila TaylorTechnology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Simulated fetal monitor app, transforming education through technology


jennifer tourville
Jennifer TourvilleTechnology Caregiving
DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


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

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


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Caregiving

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Sangwoo AhnSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Prevent and/or manage symptoms of the cognitive disorder(s). Including how to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia as well as how to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia.


Jim AlberdingCaregiving Translational Science
CRNA, DNP, APN
Assoc. Program Dir. & Clinical Asst. Professor


Joel G. AndersonCaregiving
PhD, CHTP, FGSA
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Lynn Beeler
Lynn BeelerTranslational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, FNP
ABSN Program Chair/Clinical Asst. Prof.


Mary GuntherCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Sadie Hutson
Sadie HutsonTranslational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Roberta LavinCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Exec. Assoc. Dean, Acad. Affairs & Prof.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations


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

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


Susan M. McLennonCaregiving
PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor

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


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

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


Patricia RobersonSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD
Assistant Professor

Family systemic approach to understanding the influence of family and marriage on symptom management and long-term quality of life particularly for underserved populations. Current research focuses on couple diabetes management and caregiver support during breast cancer treatment.


Radion SvynarenkoCaregiving
PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

pediatric end-of-life, family financial burden, and cost analysis with special skills in data analytics and statistics


jennifer tourville
Jennifer TourvilleTechnology Caregiving
DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tracey VitoriSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Ageism, cardiovascular disease, postoperative complications and psychological distress in patients with associated effects on caregivers.


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Translation Science

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Jim AlberdingCaregiving Translational Science
CRNA, DNP, APN
Assoc. Program Dir. & Clinical Asst. Professor


Carrie Bailey
Carrie BaileyTechnology Translational Science
PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lynn Beeler
Lynn BeelerTranslational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, FNP
ABSN Program Chair/Clinical Asst. Prof.


Tom BergTechnology Translational Science
PhD
Assistant Professor

Enhance delivery of healthcare, contribute to advancing nursing education efforts through the application of system engineering concepts focusing on computer simulation, predictive analytics, big data and the development/application of advanced technologies to improve performance in healthcare.


Tamara BlandTranslational Science
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Clinical Associate Professor

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


Julie BonomTranslational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Tracy BrewerTranslational Science
DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Clinical Professor

Evidence-based practice, quality and improvement science, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric nursing, lactation


Lisa DavenportTranslational 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 DavisTranslational Science
DNP, WHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy


Terrica DurbinTranslational Science
DNP, PhD(c)
DNP Program Chair

Diversity and health disparities, professional advocacy, health policy


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

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


Nan GaylordTranslational Science
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


Mary GuntherCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Maria HurtTranslational Science
DNP, MSN-Ed, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Utilizing Mobile Health and Peer Educators to improve health care access for vulnerable populations


Sadie Hutson
Sadie HutsonTranslational Science Caregiving Technology
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


Karen Lasater
Karen M. LasaterTranslational Science
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


Roberta LavinCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Exec. Assoc. Dean, Acad. Affairs & Prof.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations


Lisa MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Assist Prof

Pediatric ENT Disorders, Use of Technology to Support Nursing Education, and Innovative Teaching Strategies


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

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


Erin Morgan
Erin MorganTranslational Science
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Implementation and Knowledge Translation for Nursing in rural and undeserved areas


myers
Carole R. MyersTranslational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

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


Allyson NealTranslational Science Symptom Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC, CPNP
Clinical Assist Prof

Trauma/Stress related to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Family/Community stress, and social determinants of health which can be mitigated through neuroplasticity, resiliency skills taught in unconventional settings to self-regulate the nervous system


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

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


Victoria NiederhauserTranslational Science
DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Dean & Professor

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


Shelia SwiftTranslational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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


Kathleen Thompson
Kathleen ThompsonTranslational Science
PhD
Clinical Professor


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Symptom Science

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Samereh Abdoli
Samereh AbdoliSymptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Sangwoo AhnSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Prevent and/or manage symptoms of the cognitive disorder(s). Including how to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia as well as how to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia.


Lora Beebe
Lora Humphrey BeebeSymptom Science Technology
PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Jason KiernanSymptom Science
MSN, RN, NP
Clinical Instructor


Katherine Morgan
Katherine MorganSymptom Science
PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Multi-chronic conditions, interprofessional collaboration, and OneHealth (environmental health)


Allyson NealTranslational Science Symptom Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC, CPNP
Clinical Assist Prof

Trauma/Stress related to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Family/Community stress, and social determinants of health which can be mitigated through neuroplasticity, resiliency skills taught in unconventional settings to self-regulate the nervous system


Ruth Palan LopezSymptom Science
PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Professor


Patricia RobersonSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD
Assistant Professor

Family systemic approach to understanding the influence of family and marriage on symptom management and long-term quality of life particularly for underserved populations. Current research focuses on couple diabetes management and caregiver support during breast cancer treatment.


Knar Sagherian
Knar SagherianSymptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

fatigue, sleep deficiency, shiftwork, naps, absenteeism, work and aging


Sandra ThomasSymptom Science
PhD, RN, FAAN
PhD Program Chair

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


Tracey VitoriSymptom Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Ageism, cardiovascular disease, postoperative complications and psychological distress in patients with associated effects on caregivers.


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