Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems

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Core & Supporting Faculty

Directors

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Carol Landis, RN, FAAN, DNSBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsIndividual vulnerabilities and biobehavioral health consequences of sleep disturbance
Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHABiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsIndividual vulnerabilities and interventions to reduce environmental risk and improve outcomes in critically ill neurologic patients and adverse responses post-stroke; care delivery system organization and patient outcomes.
JoAnne Whitney, CWCN, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsBiobehavioral measures and outcomes of interventions to aid tissue repair and wound healing

 

Other Core Faculty

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Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsPhysical activity health promotion in adults and older adults with chronic conditions
George Demiris, PhDBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsUse of patient-centered technologies in home and hospice care
Cynthia Dougherty, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAHABiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsBiobehavioral interventions to aid adjustment and improve recovery from sudden cardiac arrest, ICD implantation, and in heart failure
Margaret Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsIndividual vulnerabilities and symptom management interventions in IBS
Sarah Shannon, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsImproving end-of-life care for critically ill patients; use of simulation to improve disclosure of medical errors
Linda Teri, PhDPsychosocial and Community HealthIndividual vulnerabilities in Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers; testing interventions to increase independence and improve physical functioning in older adults
Karen A. Thomas, PhDFamily & Child NursingInteractions between individual vulnerabilities and the environment on developmental biobehavioral outcomes in newborns, high risk infants, and young children


Supporting Faculty

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Susan Blackburn, PhD, RN, FAANFamily & Child NursingEffects of the neonatal intensive care environment on development and neurobehavioral outcomes of supportive care interventions
Eleanor Bond, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsOvarian hormones and stress on gut structure and function
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, FCCMBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsOptimizing performance measurement and the integration of hemodynamic data into the care of critically ill patients; optimizing care environments for military causalities
Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAANFamily & Child NursingMidlife and older women’s health promotion and symptom management
J. Randall CurtisPulmonary & Critical Care MedicineImprove quality of palliative and end-of-life care for persons with terminal or chronic diseases
Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsCross cultural symptom management and palliative care at the end of life
Monica Jarrett, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsPsychological co-morbidity and symptom management interventions in IBS
Catherine Kirkness, PhD, RN, CNN(C)Biobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsIndividual vulnerabilities after head injury and optimizing care environments to improve biobehavioral health outcomes
Ruth Kohen Gene expression studies in mental disorders and psychiatric co-morbidity in medical conditions
Frances M. Lewis, PhD, FAANFamily & Child NursingInterventions to improve biobehavioral health outcomes in families experiencing life threatening chronic illness (e.g. breast cancer)
Susan McCurry, PhDPsychosocial & Community HealthBehavioral interventions to reduce psychiatric and physical disability in Alzheimer’s disease
Huong Q. Nguyen, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsUse of patient-centered technologies for symptom self-management and physical activity health promotion behavior change in older adults with chronic conditions
Terri Simpson, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsIndividual vulnerabilities to acute inflammatory conditions in critically ill adults
Diana Taibi, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsComplementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies for Insomnia in arthritis and in older adults
Hilaire Thompson, CNRN, ACNP-BC, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsTranslational approaches to improve biobehavioral outcomes after traumatic brain injury
Peter VitalianoPsychiatry & Behavioral SciencesIndividual vulnerabilities and biobehavioral health outcomes in various populations under chronic stress, primarily in care givers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease
Michael VitielloPsychiatry & Behavioral SciencesIndividual vulnerabilities and treatments for age-related changes in sleep, circadian rhythms and cognition
Joachim G. Voss, ACRN, PhD, RNBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsMitochondrial DNA gene expression studies and biomarkers of fatigue in HIV/AIDS
Nancy F. Woods, PhD, RN, FAANFamily & Child NursingIndividual vulnerabilities & socioenvironmental risks in women with PMS, during menopause transition, and frailty in older women
Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAANBiobehavioral Nursing & Health SystemsDevelopment and dissemination of evidenced based guidelines to prevent and/or treat deep vein thrombosis