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Faculty Research

How to interrupt the affect Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) have on health risk behaviors, hard-to-treat symptoms and chronic disease conditions
 
Pictograph-based health care communication, web-based education, decision support systems, discharge instructions for older adults with low literacy skills
 
Training nurse educators, staff nurses and students in technology, and developing clinical simulations regarding patient safety issues in both academic and hospital settings
 
Cardiology and Secondary Prevention—Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and activity planning for safe and doable exercising
 
Substance use and nursing education
 
The history of higher education of women in the United States, baccalaureate curricular development related to women’s health and the health of midlife advanced practice nurses
 
Nurses’ role in medical error recovery, nurse-physician collaboration/teamwork, transfusion medicine
 
Adult health, clinical competence, fitness for entry level nursing practice, new graduate role transition, patient safety, and simulation
 
Promoting dignity, function, self-management of chronic health problems, and independence in older adults
 
Childhood adversity, stress, and women’s health
 
Cancer survivorship, chronic illness self-management and the work of illness, gerontology and health aging, health disparities and inequalities, strengths-based nursing and patient-centered outcomes, community-based participatory research approaches, development of nursing theory
 
Education, simulation, and relational coordination
 
Health promotion in the older adult
 
Social capital links to promote individual and community health, contemplative approaches to end-of-life care, health promotion in geriatric homecare, intergenerational health across the lifespan, medication safety, and mindfulness based inquiry in teaching/learning
 
Understanding and mitigating the effects of cumulative trauma on children, adolescents, and adults
 
Self-nurturing, women’s health
 
Delirium in older adults, geriatric care
 
Human Patient Simulation, healthcare systems and patient safety
 
Nurses' perception of the cultural sensitivity of their practice environments
 
Wound healing, degradation of extracellular matrix, cell adhesion and migration, tissue engineering and biomaterials, skin biology, bioethics, human research ethics, research policy
 
Decreasing the disparity between available screening and treatment for HIV and HCV, and access by high risk persons who are homeless, incarcerated and actively recovering
Ongoing work continues in measuring biomarkers for stress response in offenders before and after participating in labyrinth walking, and measuring differences in outdoor and indoor labyrinth walking