Ph.D. Student Profiles

 2021 Cohort
2021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates

Katherine Chike-Harris

Katherine Chike-Harris
South Carolina

Research Interest: Telehealth - Application and Education
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
Danielle Edmonds Danielle Edmonds
Georgia

Research Interest: Identifying Gaps in Telemedicine
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
Angela Lentini-Rivera Angela Lentini-Rivera
New Jersey

Research Interest: Pediatric Nutrition during the cancer care continuum.
Research Mentor: Dr. Shannon Phillips
Kesha Levesque Kesha Levesque
Maryland

Research Interest: Renal Transplantation and Chronic Kidney Disease. Medication Adherence
Research Mentor: Dr. Gayenell Magood and Dr. Jessica Chandler
Susan McCabe Susan McCabe
New York

Research Interest: Allostatic Load
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols
Mary Prybylo Mary Prybylo
Main

Research Interest: Self-Care Management in Adults with Chronic Illness, The Role that Self-efficacy and Self-determination Theory Impact an Individual's Health Outcomes, The Role of Augment Reality Technology with Improving Health, How Does the Nursing Relationship Impact a Person's Health Outcomes
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
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Elisabeth Vestal
North Carolina

Research Interest: Nurse Retention and Transition to Practice
Research Mentor: Dr. Diana Layne
 2020 Cohort
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Kristin Cashman
Florida

Research Interest: Care Transitions and Self-management in Children with Chronic Conditions
Research Mentor: Dr. Shannon Phillips
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Larry Chong
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Respiratory Pathophysiology and Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
Lianne Cole
Lianne Cole
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease and the Familial Response
Research Mentor: Dr. Shannon Phillips
Suzanne Hakeos
Suzanne Hakeos
Ohio

Research Interest: Suicide Prevention for Police Officers and PTSD
Research Mentor: Dr. Tatiana Davidson
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Yulia Lopez
South Carolina

Research Interest: Fragility Fractures in Orthopedic Patients
Research Mentor: Dr. Susan Newman
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Stephanie Neary
South Carolina

PAEA 2020-2021 Research Fellow

Research Interest: The Role of Learning Environments in Improving Mental Health Help-seeking Behaviors Among Physician Assistant Students
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols
Kylie Newsome
Kylie Newsom
South Carolina

Research Interest: Resilience in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols
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Theresa Skojec
South Carolina

Research Interest: Access to Mental Health Services for Older Adults Following Diagnosis of a Chronic Illness
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
 2019 Cohort
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Samantha Bernstein
New Hampshire

2021 Steward Dissertation Award Winner

Research Interest: Human Factors and Obstetric Patient Safety
Research Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nemeth
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Shannon D'Alton
South Carolina

Research Interest: Bereavement in Adolescents after Loss of a Sibling
Research Mentor: Dr. Shannon Phillips
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Scott Hale
Virginia

Research Interest: Resilience and Burnout in Emergency Room Nurses
Research Mentor: Dr. Diana Layne
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Jessica Madiraca
New Jersey

Research Interest: Palliative Care for End-stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
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Kathryn Shady
Delaware

Research Interest: Care of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Hospital
Research Mentor: Dr. Susan Newman
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Megan Wayne
South Carolina

Research Interest: Mental Fatigue in Oncology Patients and Informal Caregivers
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
 2018 Cohort
2021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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John Ambrose
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Resilience in Healthcare Teams
Research Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nemeth
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Melissa Fluharty
South Carolina

Research Interest: Implementation of Kangaroo Care for Neonates
Research Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nemeth
Dixie Rose
Dixie Rose
Texas

Research Interest: Peer Support of Caregivers of Individuals with Brain Injury or Stroke
Research Mentor: Dr. Susan Newman
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Imani Sumpter
California

Research Interest: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Health Service Research, Implementation Science
Research Mentor: Dr. Gayenell Magwood
Katrina Wu
Katrina Wu
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Utilization of Telemedicine in Routine Prenatal Care
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols
 Graduates 2021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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Logan Camp-Spivey, 2017 Cohort
South Carolina

Research Interest: School Based Weight Management Interventions
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols
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Amy Gulledge, 2017 Cohort
South Carolina

Research Interest: Social Isolation in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
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Cherie Hauck, 2016 Cohort
Texas

Research Interest: Oncology Clinical Trials Research
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
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Bree Maddray, 2015 Cohort
South Carolina

Research Interest: Patient and Provider Communication in Sickle Cell Disease
Research Mentor: Dr. Shannon Phillips
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Kelly Potter, 2017 Cohort
Iowa

Research Interest: Prediction of Post-critical Illness Physical Disability Research
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
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Alexandra Ruppe, 2018 Cohort
Georgia

Research Interest: Heart Failure Symptom Clusters
Research Mentor: Dr. Gayenell Magwood
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Alejandra Schimmel, 2017 Cohort
Spain

Research Interest: Supportive Care Needs of Advanced Prostate Cancer Survivors
Research Mentor: Dr. Suparna Qanungo