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Ailey
Sarah
H.
PhD, APHN, Community Health Nurse Specialist
Assistant Professor
Community Systems and Mental Health Nursing
College of Nursing
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Ste. 1030B
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-3383
(312) 942-6226
sarah_h_ailey@rush.edu
Community Health Nurse Specialist Certification

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

BSN, University of Illinois at Chicago
and Triton College

ADN, Triton College

Mental Disorders

Research

2001: Co-investigator, Mexican American Problem Solving Program (MAPS), Julia Muennich Cowell. P.I. Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health October 1, 1998, NR05008-01A2, Total costs, $1,692,674.

2003: Principal Investigator, State of Illinois Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities: Evaluation of Informational Brochure with Debra Daly-Gawenda, RN, MSN and Andrew Garman, PhD. Funded by Rush University Medical Center Office of Equal Opportunity.

2005: Evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of depression screening tools among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proposal funded by Rush University College of Nursing Resource Review Fund # 31130.

2005: Data Consultant for web based survey Supports and Barriers for people with disabilities in the Nursing Profession? Funded by The Chicago Community Trust. University of Illinois at Chicago Office for Protection of Research Subjects Research Protocol #2006-0303.

Selected Publications

Ailey, S.H. & Miller, A.M. (2004). Psychosocial theories of depression for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A historicist perspective. Research and Theory in Nursing Practice, 18, 131-148.

McNaughton, D.B., Cowell, J.M., Fogg, L., Gross, D.A. & Ailey, S. (2004). The Relationship between maternal and child mental health in Mexican immigrant families. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 18, 229-242.

Cowell, J.M., Gross, D., McNaughton, D., Ailey, S. & Fogg, L (2005). Depression and suicidal ideationamong Mexican-American School-aged children. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 19, 77-94.

Ailey, S.H., Miller, A.M., Heller, T., & Smith, E.V., Jr. (2006). Evaluating an interpersonal model of depression among adults with Down syndrome. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 20, 229-246.

Ailey, S.H., O'Rourke, M.E., Breakwell, S ., & Murphy, A. (2008). Supporting a Community of Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in grieving. Journal of Hospice and PalliativeNursing, 10, 285-292.

Ailey, S.H. & O'Rourke, M.E.(2008). Population Health Clinical Experiences at an Agency Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 1, 9-16.

Ailey, S.H. (2009). Evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of depression screening tools among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disability, 2,45-64.

Cowell, J.M., McNaughton, D., Gross, D., Ailey, S. & Fogg, L. (In press). Clinical Trial Outcomes of the Mexican American Problem Solving Program (MAPS). Hispanic Health Care International.

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