Ph.D. Student Profiles

 2022 Cohort
2022 2021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
Susan McCabe Susan McCabe
New York

Research Interest: Allostatic Load
Research Mentor: Dr. Sarah Miller
Jennifer Huggins Jennifer Huggins
South Carolina

Research Interest: Educational Needs of Informal Caregivers of Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Research Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Lindell
 2021 Cohort
2022 2021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates

Katherine Chike-Harris

Katherine Chike-Harris
South Carolina

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

Research Interest:Fertility preservation in pediatric oncology and health services.
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: Disparities that Affect Post-Renal Transplant Outcomes
Research Mentor: Dr. Gayenell Magood and Dr. Jessica Chandler
Mary Prybylo Mary Prybylo
Maine

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: Access to Care for Rural-dwelling Children with Complex Chronic Conditions – Barriers and Facilitators
Research Mentor:  Dr. Shannon Phillips
2020 Cohort
20222021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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
Theresa Skojec
Theresa Skojec
South Carolina

Research Interest:The impact pf psychosocial adjustment on treatment adherence following the diagnosis of a chronic condition
Research Mentor: Dr. Teresa Kelechi
2019 Cohort
20222021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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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: Mistreatment of Nursing Faculty
Research Mentor: Dr. Diana Layne

Jessica Madiraca
New Jersey

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

2022 Stewart Dissertation Award winner
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Kathryn Shady
Delaware

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

2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council Dissertation Award Winner
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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
20222021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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John Ambrose
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Resilience in Healthcare Teams
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols

Recipient Sigma Theta Tau
Rising Star of Research and Scholarship 2020

Ambrose, J., et al . A Qualitative Protocol to Examine Resilience Culture in Healthcare Teams during COVID-19
MDPI Healthcare (2021) https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/9/9/1168

Ambrose, J., et al. A systematic concept analysis of healthcare team resilience in times of pandemic disasters Nursing Forum (2022) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nuf.12723

2022 Resilient Healthcare Society
Annual Meeting, Jönköping, Sweden

Research Presentation: A qualitative study on resilience in interprofessional, healthcare teams, and its impact on patient safety during the COVID-19
Katrina Wu
Katrina Wu
Massachusetts

Research Interest: Utilization of Telemedicine in Routine Prenatal Care
Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Nichols

Wu, K., Lopez, C., & Nichols, M. (2022) Virtual visits in prenatal care: An integrative review. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 67(1), 39-52. DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.13284

Poster Presentations

The Normalization and Implementation of Telemedicine in Prenatal Care Poster presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland

Rising Star of Research and Scholarship

The Integration of Virtual Visits in Routine Prenatal Care During the Pandemic Poster presented at the American College of Nurse-Midwives 67th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago, IL
 Graduates 20222021  |  2020  |  2019  |   2018  |  Graduates
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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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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
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Melissa Fluharty, 2022 Graduate
South Carolina

Research Interest: Implementation of Kangaroo Care for Neonates
Research Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nemeth
Dixie Rose
Dixie Rose, 2022 Graduate
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, 2022 Graduate
California

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