Research

College of Nursing Funded Projects

Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing specialize in a wide range of research topics and are proud to be conducting industry-advancing research. Much of that research is made possible through grants from government agencies, cooperations, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about some of those research projects below. 

Neonatal Opiate Exposure and Maternal Opioid Use in Rural Communities in Massachusetts

Date Funded: Sep 3, 2018
Funding Organization: Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

Dr Mary Paterno has been selected as a 2018-19 Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst.

Investigation of Bioactive Components of Human Milk to Protect and Promote Breastfeeding and Infant Health

Date Funded: Sep 3, 2018
Funding Organization: Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), UMass Amherst

Dr Carrie-Ellen Brierie has been selected as a 2018-19 ISSR Fellow. Her research will focus on bioactive components of human milk.

Addressing Mental Health Disparities through Community Empowerment among Bhutanese Refugees

Date Funded: Jul 1, 2018
Funding Organization: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Dr Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar has received a one-year Mission Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to develop a mental health intervention using a community-engagement approach for Bhutanese refugees resettled in Massachusetts.The long-term goal of this research program is to

Promoting food security among low-income persons living in Franklin County

Date Funded: Jul 1, 2018
Funding Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cheryl L. Dukes, director of healthcare outreach and community engagement in the College of Nursing, will serve as a consultant on this project to promote food security among low-income persons living in Franklin County by better understanding and addressing needs around nutrition and health.

Life skills and social support for rural women with opioid use disorder

Date Funded: Jul 1, 2018
Funding Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr Mary Paterno and co-PI Dr Aline Gubrium from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences have been awarded a $15,000 Public Service Endowment Grant for a project with the Trial Court of Massachusetts to evaluate an existing community-based program developed to build life skills and social

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