Faculty Research Interests

John Bain, PhD

Research Interests
Retrospective large data analysis
Health policy evaluation
Cancer outcomes research
Health economics

Biography 

Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, APRN, FAAN

Research Interests 
Pediatric Asthma
Children's asthma symptoms and severity 
Nursing work force diversity
Health equity
mixed methods

Biography

Brantlee Broome, PhD, MSN, RB

Research Interests 
Symptom science/self-management 
Technology enhanced interventions 
Community/patient engagement
Health disparities in food allergy 
Psychosocial impact of food allergy on caregivers and families 
Food insecurity related to food allergy 
Health disparities among underserved populations 
Policy change related to social determinants of health.

Biography

Debbie Chatman Bryant, DNP, RN, FAAN

Research Interests
Community health and prevention / early detection
Cancer prevention and early detection
Social determinants of health and social justice
Nursing technology and virtual enhancements / community health

Biography

Melanie L. Cason, PhD, RN, CNE

Research Interests
Mixed Methods
Quantitative Methods
Simulation Research
Competency Assessment
Clinical Judgement Measurement
Interprofessional Team Research
Healthcare Clients with Special Needs

Biography

Kenneth Catchpole, PhD

Research Interests
Human factors
Patient safety
Human error
Quality improvement
Human-centered systems design
Teamwork & communicaton
Trauma care
Robotic surgery

Biography

Jessica L. Chandler, PhD

Research Interests
Prevention and management of chronic disease
Health promotion and disease prevention
Technology enhanced interventions
Medical regimen adherence

Biography

Patrick J. Coyne,  MSN, ACHPN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FPCN

Research Interests
Palliative care
P
ain and symptom management
Quality of life
International palliative care issues

Biography

Tatiana M. Davidson, PhD

Research Interests
Mental health care disparities
Racial/ethnic minority youth mental health
Technology-based treatment delivery
Cultural-modification of evidence based treatments
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Depression

Biography

Catherine O. Durham, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Research Interests
Improving the culture of health in vulnerable populations
Educational outcomes in DNP APRN education

Biography

Terri O. Fowler, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Research Interests
Interprofessional education and practice
Chronic disease management
Health disparities
Quality Improvement

Biography

Emily Johnson, PhD

Research Interests
Implementation science
Bariatric surgery
Disparities
Big data analysis

Biography

Kasey Jordan, PhD, RN

Research Interests
Public health services research
Innovation management in public health
School nursing
Public health nursing education
Public health nursing professional development

Biography 

Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, CWCNFAAN
David and Margaret Clare Endowed Chair

Research Interests
Geriatrics
Skin temperature self monitoring
Chronic venous disease
Biometrics
Cryotherapy
Leg ulcer prevention
Wound healing

Biography

Sharon L. Kozachik, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Interests
Pain pathways/modulation
Pain-sleep interactions
HPA-axis stress responsivity
Intruder model, sucrose preference, pain & sleep (murine model)
Early life pain and its consequences (murine model)
Cancer and treatment-related symptoms
Palliative care

Biography

Diana Layne, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Research Interests
Quantitative methods
Healthcare workforce improvement
Workplace violence
Quality and patient safety
Implementation science
Organizational change

Biography

Cristina López, PhD

Research Interest
Engagement in behavioral health services
Trauma focused mental health treatment
Ethnic minority family and youth risk prevention
Health promotion/prevention in underserved populations
Adolescent depression

Biography

Gayenell S. Magwood, PhD, MSN, RN

Research Interests
Health disparities
Health literacy
Quality of life
Multiple risk factor reduction in people at risk for and/or with diabetes
Community-based participatory research methods
Obesity

Biography

Sarah Miller, PhD, RN

Research Interests
Health Disparities in Asthma & COPD
Perception of Dyspnea
Psychophysiology
Complex Neuropathologies & Impaired Airway Defense Mechanisms
Psychological Comorbidities in Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Telehealth in Asthma & COPD

Biography

Martina Mueller, PhD, MS, RN

Research Interests
Development of applications for decision support in the care of premature infants using machine learning algorithms such as artificial neural networks

Biography

Lynne Nemeth, PhD, RN

Research Interests
Health promotion/education/behavior
Evaluation of health information technology
Primary care quality and safety
Implementation science
Organizational change

Biography

Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Research Interests
Spinal cord injury
Self-management of chronic conditions
Peer Navigation & Peer Mentoring
Community participation
Independent living
Disability-related health disparities
Community-engaged research
Intervention development and testing

Biography

Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN

Research Interests
Health promotion/disease prevention in underserved and vulnerable populations
Health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities
Community-based participatory research methods
Global Health
Ethics (clinical and research)
Children, adolescents, and families
Veteran and military health
Chronic health conditions (obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome)

Biography

Shannon Phillips, PhD, RN

Research Interest
Children with Medical Complexity
Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease
Health Care Utilization
Access to Care
Rural Disparities
Community HealthDissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions for Health Promotion in Children, Adolescents, and Families

Suparna Qanungo, PhD

Research Interests
Global health and global communities with specific interest in low and middle income countries
Cancer Biology
Biochemistry and Pathophysiology of chronic diseases
Interprofessional Collaboration in Research and Practice
Advancing nursing and community research through telehealth applications
Literature review process
Research Data Management
Quality Improvement in Practice Settings

Biography

Leigh Ridings, PhD

Research Interests
Pediatric trauma
Child and caregiver mental health
Technology-enhanced interventions
Enhancing service access and quality
Traumatic stress
Delivery of mental health interventions in healthcare settings

Biography

Kenneth J. Ruggiero, PhD

Research Interest
Technology applications in health care
Health promotion and disease prevention
Health and mental health disparities
Children and families
Traumatic stress
Disaster response and recovery
Self-management interventions
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Depression

Biography

Stecker, Tracy, PhD

Research Interests
Suicide
Stigma
Help seeking
Mental health
Loneliness
Addiction
Substance Abuse

Biography

Martha Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN

Research Interests
Population health strategy, design, methods, implementation, management, and evaluation
Health services, translational, outcomes, and feasibility research
Quality improvement
Data analysis, structure, definitions, design, and management

Biography

Frank A. Treiber, PhD
Endowed Chair,Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE)

Research Interests
Health promotion/disease prevention
Predictive, preventive, personalized medicine
Gene x environment contributions to health disparities
Technology applications in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention interventions of chronic diseases

Biography

Janelle L. Wagner, PhD

Research Interests
Epilepsy
Pediatric psychology
Psychosocial adjustment to pediatric chronic illness
Evidence-based psychosocial intervention
Self Management

Biography

Amy Williams, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Research Interests
Early Childhood Development
Primary Healthcare of Children in Immigrant Families
School Preparedness
Evidenced-based parenting support

Biography