The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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. 

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 support for rural women with opioid use disorder (OUD), and pilot test the effectiveness of adding an additional narrative health promotion component.

Social Network Analysis of Puberty, Activity Behaviors, and Health Disparities

Date Funded: May 14, 2018
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Dr. Genevieve Chandler, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, will serve as Co-Investigator on this R21 grant, alongside Principal Investigators Dr. Mark Pachucki, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UMass Amherst, and Dr.

Pilot Project to investigate a tablet-based walking intervention for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue

Date Funded: May 1, 2018
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr. Jeungok Choi's study is to develop a tablet-based cognitive behavioral intervention application that improves self-management of fatigue among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

A Novel Approach for Managing Unpreventable Interruptions During the Medication Administration Process

Date Funded: Sep 4, 2017
Funding Organization: Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), UMass Amherst

Dr. Beth Henneman, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, has been selected as a 2017-18 ISSR Fellow. Her research will focus on interruptions in the healthcare workplace.

Impact of a Stress Reduction Intervention on Depression and Stress in Bhutanese Immigrants in Massachusetts

Date Funded: Sep 1, 2017
Funding Organization: Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

Dr Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar has been selected as a 2017-18 Center for Research on Families (CRF) scholar.