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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

Effective strategies to delay the onset of dementia and non-pharmacological interventions to support persons with dementia and family caregivers

 


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


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


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

Innovative teaching strategies, simulation in clinical education – easing the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence – can it be developed/improved to decrease nursing burnout.


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.


Julie BonomTranslational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Tracy BrewerTranslational Science
DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
DNP Program Chair

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


Lisa DavenportTranslational Science
PhD, RN, CEN
Clinical Associate 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


Samia DutraCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gut microbiome research focusing on mental health promotion and neurodevelopment through interprofessional collaboration


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, Practice & 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


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 Associate Professor

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


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

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement


Melissa HessockTranslational Science
DNP, APRN, NP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contraceptive management and access, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer risk assessment in primary care, adolescent reproductive health and behaviors, lactation, evidence-based practice improvement


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
Exe Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & 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


Mary JohnsonSymptom Science Translational Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Whole health system which focuses on integration of mental and physical health with emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental health, emotional Intelligence, suicide prevention.


Jason KiernanSymptom Science
MSN, RN, NP
Clinical Instructor


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

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


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

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


Marian Malone
DNP, MSN
Clinical Assistant Professor


Clea McNeelyTranslational Science
MA, DrPH
Research Professor

Program and policy evaluation, schools and health, political conflict and health


Lisa MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Associate Professor

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
TBSN & RN to BSN Chair, Clinical Asst Prof

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, FAAN
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
Asst Dean, Grad Programs

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
Associate 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


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


Jennifer Shearer MillerCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Health outcomes in children born with prenatal substance exposure. Barriers to care and stigma association with substance use disorders during pregnancy.


Jennifer SmithCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Strategies to emphasize and enhance the cardiovascular health of caregivers. Genetic markers associated with cardiovascular health in people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.


Radion (Rodi) 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
Asst Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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


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 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 H. WyattTechnology
PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean, Research; Torchbearer Professor

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


Ji Youn Yoo
RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Researching the mechanisms and metabolites of the human gut microbiome, clinical cancer research via prediction and prevention of cancer biomarkers, biobehavioral phenomena, and mechanisms, focusing on reproductive-age women and infants who have a variable immune system


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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


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

Innovative teaching strategies, simulation in clinical education – easing the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence – can it be developed/improved to decrease nursing burnout.


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
Dir 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
Exe Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & 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 MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Associate Professor

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


phillip moore
Phillip MooreTechnology
DNP, FNP-BC
TBSN & RN to BSN Chair, Clinical Asst Prof

Innovation in instructional technology


Jennifer TourvilleTechnology Caregiving
DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tami H. WyattTechnology
PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Associate Dean, 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

Effective strategies to delay the onset of dementia and non-pharmacological interventions to support persons with dementia and family caregivers

 


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


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 Technology
PhD, MSN, RN, FNP
ABSN Program Chair, Asst. Clinical Prof.

Innovative teaching strategies, simulation in clinical education – easing the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence – can it be developed/improved to decrease nursing burnout.


Samia DutraCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gut microbiome research focusing on mental health promotion and neurodevelopment through interprofessional collaboration


Sadie Hutson
Sadie HutsonTranslational Science Caregiving Technology
PhD, RN, WHNP, FAANP
Exe Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & 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 C. LindleyCaregiving
PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN
Assoc. Prof, Nightingale Endowed Faculty Fellow

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


Marian Malone
DNP, MSN
Clinical Assistant Professor


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.


Jennifer Shearer MillerCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Health outcomes in children born with prenatal substance exposure. Barriers to care and stigma association with substance use disorders during pregnancy.


Jennifer SmithCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Strategies to emphasize and enhance the cardiovascular health of caregivers. Genetic markers associated with cardiovascular health in people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.


Radion (Rodi) SvynarenkoCaregiving
PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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


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.


Ji Youn Yoo
RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Researching the mechanisms and metabolites of the human gut microbiome, clinical cancer research via prediction and prevention of cancer biomarkers, biobehavioral phenomena, and mechanisms, focusing on reproductive-age women and infants who have a variable immune system


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Translation Science

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


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

Simulation


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

Innovative teaching strategies, simulation in clinical education – easing the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence – can it be developed/improved to decrease nursing burnout.


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.


Julie BonomTranslational Science
DNP, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse


Tracy BrewerTranslational Science
DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
DNP Program Chair

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


Lisa DavenportTranslational Science
PhD, RN, CEN
Clinical Associate 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


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, Practice & 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


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Melissa HessockTranslational Science
DNP, APRN, NP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor

Contraceptive management and access, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer risk assessment in primary care, adolescent reproductive health and behaviors, lactation, evidence-based practice improvement


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
Exe Assoc Dean, Academic Affairs & 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


Mary JohnsonSymptom Science Translational Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Whole health system which focuses on integration of mental and physical health with emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental health, emotional Intelligence, suicide prevention.


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

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved


Clea McNeelyTranslational Science
MA, DrPH
Research Professor

Program and policy evaluation, schools and health, political conflict and health


Lisa MerrittTranslational Science Technology
DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS
Clinical Associate Professor

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, FAAN
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
Asst Dean, Grad Programs

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
Associate 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


Jennifer SmithCaregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Strategies to emphasize and enhance the cardiovascular health of caregivers. Genetic markers associated with cardiovascular health in people with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.


Shelia SwiftTranslational Science
PhD, RN
Asst Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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


Kathleen Thompson
Kathleen ThompsonTranslational Science
PhD
Clinical Professor


Ji Youn Yoo
RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Researching the mechanisms and metabolites of the human gut microbiome, clinical cancer research via prediction and prevention of cancer biomarkers, biobehavioral phenomena, and mechanisms, focusing on reproductive-age women and infants who have a variable immune system


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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

Effective strategies to delay the onset of dementia and non-pharmacological interventions to support persons with dementia and family caregivers

 


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

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


Samia DutraCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gut microbiome research focusing on mental health promotion and neurodevelopment through interprofessional collaboration


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management


Mary JohnsonSymptom Science Translational Science
DNP, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Whole health system which focuses on integration of mental and physical health with emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental health, emotional Intelligence, suicide prevention.


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
Asst Dean, Grad Programs

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


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


Jennifer Shearer MillerCaregiving Symptom Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Health outcomes in children born with prenatal substance exposure. Barriers to care and stigma association with substance use disorders during pregnancy.


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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