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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
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
Mary Paterno
Reproductive health, midwifery outcomes, health disparities in maternity care, vulnerable populations, reproductive decision making, unplanned pregnancy
Kalpana Poudel Tandukar
Behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to global health disparities and social injustice among vulnerable populations including refugees, immigrants, and HIV-infected individuals
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
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