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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 G. Anderson Caregiving

PhD, CHTP, FGSA
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Carrie Bailey

Carrie Bailey Technology Translational Science

PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lora Beebe

Lora Humphrey Beebe Symptom Science Technology

PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


Tom Berg Technology 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 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 Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse



Tracy Brewer Translational Science

DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Clinical Professor

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


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
Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy



Terrica Durbin Translational Science

DNP, PhD(c)
DNP Program Chair

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

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 Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence


Pamela Hardesty Technology
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PLNC
Clinical Associate Professor

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


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management



Susan Hébert Technology

MSMS, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation/Clinical Faculty

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement



Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology

PhD, RN, WHNP, BC
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

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 Kiernan Symptom Science

MSN, RN, NP
Clinical Instructor



Rebecca Koszalinski Technology

PhD, RN, CRRN, CMSRN
Assistant Professor

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


Karen Lasater

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

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved



Roberta Lavin Caregiving Translational Science

PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations



Lisa C. Lindley Caregiving

PhD, RN, FPCN
Associate Professor

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



Susan M. 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

Innovation in instructional technology


Erin Morgan

Erin Morgan Translational Science

DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Implementation and Knowledge Translation for Nursing in rural and undeserved areas


Katherine Morgan

Katherine Morgan Symptom Science

PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

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


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 Translational Science

DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Dean & Professor

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


Ruth Palan Lopez Symptom Science
PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Professor


Patricia Roberson Symptom 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 Sagherian Symptom Science

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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


Radion Svynarenko Caregiving
PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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


Shelia Swift Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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
PhD Program Chair

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


Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson Translational Science

PhD
Clinical Professor


jennifer tourville

Jennifer Tourville Technology Caregiving

DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tracey Vitori Symptom 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. Wyatt Technology

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 Bailey Technology Translational Science

PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lora Beebe

Lora Humphrey Beebe Symptom Science Technology

PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


Tom Berg Technology 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 Hardesty Technology
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PLNC
Clinical Associate Professor

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



Susan Hébert Technology

MSMS, RN, CHSE
Director of Simulation/Clinical Faculty

Innovative solutions for healthcare education, improving simulation through observer engagement



Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology

PhD, RN, WHNP, BC
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

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, RN, CRRN, CMSRN
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

Innovation in instructional technology


sheila taylor

Sheila Taylor Technology
DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Simulated fetal monitor app, transforming education through technology


jennifer tourville

Jennifer Tourville Technology Caregiving

DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tami Wyatt

Tami H. Wyatt Technology

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 Ahn Symptom 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.



Joel G. Anderson Caregiving

PhD, CHTP, FGSA
Associate Professor

Integrative strategies to support patients with dementia and their family caregivers


Lynn Beeler

Lynn Beeler Translational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, FNP
ABSN Program Chair/Clinical Assistant Professor


Mary Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Healthy Work Environment, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence



Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology

PhD, RN, WHNP, BC
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

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 Lavin Caregiving Translational Science

PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations



Lisa C. Lindley Caregiving

PhD, RN, FPCN
Associate Professor

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



Susan M. 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


Patricia Roberson Symptom 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 Svynarenko Caregiving
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 Tourville Technology Caregiving

DNP, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

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


Tracey Vitori Symptom 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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Carrie Bailey

Carrie Bailey Technology Translational Science

PhD, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor

Simulation


Lynn Beeler

Lynn Beeler Translational Science Caregiving
PhD, RN, FNP
ABSN Program Chair/Clinical Assistant Professor


Tom Berg Technology 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 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 Associate Professor

Professional advocacy and health policy, simulation, substance abuse



Tracy Brewer Translational Science

DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Clinical Professor

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


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
Clinical Assistant Professor

Motivational interviewing, science of addiction, health policy



Terrica Durbin Translational Science

DNP, PhD(c)
DNP Program Chair

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

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 Gunther Caregiving Translational Science
PhD, RN
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


Maria Hurt

Maria Hurt Translational Science

DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Community health, Homelessness



Sadie Hutson Translational Science Caregiving Technology

PhD, RN, WHNP, BC
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

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. Lasater Translational Science
DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Academic community partners, clinical preceptors, serving the underserved



Roberta Lavin Caregiving Translational Science

PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Nursing, Underserved Populations


Sandy Mixer

Sandra Mixer Translational Science Caregiving

PhD, RN, CTN-A
Associate Professor

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


Erin Morgan

Erin Morgan Translational Science

DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Implementation and Knowledge Translation for Nursing in rural and undeserved areas


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 Translational Science

DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Dean & Professor

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


Shelia Swift Translational Science
PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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


Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson Translational Science

PhD
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


Sangwoo Ahn Symptom 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 Beebe Symptom Science Technology

PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Professor

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


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

Cardiovascular Nursing, Nursing Education, Chronic Disease Management



Jason Kiernan Symptom Science

MSN, RN, NP
Clinical Instructor


Katherine Morgan

Katherine Morgan Symptom Science

PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

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


Ruth Palan Lopez Symptom Science
PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Professor


Patricia Roberson Symptom 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 Sagherian Symptom Science

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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



Sandra Thomas Symptom Science

PhD, RN, FAAN
PhD Program Chair

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


Tracey Vitori Symptom 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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