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. Dr.

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.

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 examine self-monitoring of fluid status to improve sleep and reduce fatigue in patients with lung congestion

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 long-term goal of Dr. Beth Henneman's study is to develop a home-monitoring system for patients at risk of developing fluid overload and lung congestion.

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).

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