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Core Faculty and Supporting Faculty

Faculty

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Directors

Landis, Carol  Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Individual vulnerabilities and biobehavioral health consequences of sleep disturbance
Mitchell, Pamela  Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Individual 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.
Whitney, JoAnne  Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Biobehavioral measures and outcomes of interventions to aid tissue repair and wound healing

Other Core Faculty

Belza, Basia  Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Physical activity health promotion in adults and older adults with chronic conditions
Demeris, George Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Use of patient-centered technologies in home and hospice care
Dougherty, Cynthia Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Biobehavioral interventions to aid adjustment and improve recovery from sudden cardiac arrest, ICD implantation, and in heart failure
Heitkemper, Margaret Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Individual vulnerabilities and symptom management interventions in IBS
Shannon, Sarah Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Improving end-of-life care for critically ill patients; use of simulation to improve disclosure of medical errors
Teri, Linda Psychosocial and Community Health Individual vulnerabilities in Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers; testing interventions to increase independence and improve physical functioning in older adults
Thomas, Karen Family Child Nursing Interactions between individual vulnerabilities and the environment on developmental biobehavioral outcomes in newborns, high risk infants, and young children

Supporting Faculty

Blackburn, Susan Family & Child Nursing Effects of the neonatal intensive care environment on development and neurobehavioral outcomes of supportive care interventions
Bond, Eleanor Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Ovarian hormones and stress on gut structure and function
Bridges, Elizabeth Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Optimizing performance measurement and the integration of hemodynamic data into the care of critically ill patients; optimizing care environments for military causalities
Cochrane, Barbara Family & Child Nursing Midlife and older women’s health promotion and symptom management
Curtis, J. Randall Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Improve quality of palliative and end-of-life care for persons with terminal or chronic diseases
Doorenbos, Ardith Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Cross cultural symptom management and palliative care at the end of life
Jarrett, Monica Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Psychological co-morbidity and symptom management interventions in IBS
Kirkness, Catherine Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Individual vulnerabilities after head injury and optimizing care environments to improve biobehavioral health outcomes
Kohen, Ruth Gene expression studies in mental disorders and psychiatric co-morbidity in medical conditions Gene expression studies in mental disorders and psychiatric co-morbidity in medical conditions
Lewis, Frances M. Family & Child Nursing Interventions to improve biobehavioral health outcomes in families experiencing life threatening chronic illness (e.g. breast cancer)
McCurry, Susan Psychosocial & Community Health (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences) Behavioral interventions to reduce psychiatric and physical disability in Alzheimer’s disease.
Nguyen, Huong Q. Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Use of patient-centered technologies for symptom self-management and physical activity health promotion behavior change in older adults with chronic conditions
Simpson, Terri Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Individual vulnerabilities to acute inflammatory conditions in critically ill adults
Taibi, Diana Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies for Insomnia in arthritis and in older adults
Thompson, Hilaire Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Translational approaches to improve biobehavioral outcomes after traumatic brain injury
Vitaliano, Peter Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Individual vulnerabilities and biobehavioral health outcomes in various populations under chronic stress, primarily in care givers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease
Vitiello, Michael Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Individual vulnerabilities and treatments for age-related changes in sleep, circadian rhythms and cognition
Voss, Joachim G. Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Mitochondrial DNA gene expression studies and biomarkers of fatigue in HIV/AIDS
Woods, Nancy F. Family Child Nursing Individual vulnerabilities & socioenvironmental risks in women with PMS, during menopause transition, and frailty in older women
Zierler, Brenda Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems Development and dissemination of evidenced based guidelines to prevent and/or treat deep vein thrombosis