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College of Nursing Faculty Clinical and Research Interests

Name Certifications Research Interests Clinical Interests
Sarah H. Ailey, PhD, RN PHNA-BC CNE CDDN Intellectual disabilities, mental health prevention, improving acute care intellectual disabilities, transitional care coordination Improvement of care for persons with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities; improving competencies of healthcare professionals in care of persons with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities
Margaret Perlia Bavis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC FNP-BC   Internal medicine, immigrant health, access to health care, motivational interviewing, cultural humility, APRN clinical training, diagnostic and clinical reasoning
Mallory Bejster, DNP, RN   Youth/young adult health, health promotion/disease prevention, public health nursing (education and practice) Youth/young adult health, health promotion/disease prevention, public health nursing (education and practice)
Beth Bolick, DNP, FAAN PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC   Pediatric emergency care, pediatric critical care, incivility and bullying in healthcare
Christine Ann Borgstrom, DNP FNP-BC, PNP-C   Pediatrics and family nurse practice
Susan W. Buchholz, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN Adult Nurse Practitioner Physical activity, mHealth, systematic reviews Adult health, health promotion
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN   Asthma management, smoking cessation Global leadership, shared governance, nurse residency programs
Heide Cygan, DNP, RN PHNA-BC Student health and wellness, school nursing, quality improvement Child and adolescent public health
Kathleen Delaney, PhD PMHNP Nursing workforce safe environments - psychiatry patient experience Interpersonal engagement, psychiatric services for vulnerable youth, health policy - psychiatry nursing, models of care
Melinda Earle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE NEA-BC   Health care organization leadership, leadership development, finance and business skills, innovation, coaching and mentoring, governance, primary care and behavioral health for people experiencing homelessness
Cynthia Farina, DNP, CRNA, CNE CRNA Clinician burnout, incivility among health care workers, managing sleep deprivation and fatigue in nurse anesthesia practice Neuroanesthesia, obstetric anesthesia
Raechel Ferry-Rooney, DNP, APRN-ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner Care of underserved populations, adolescent health, health policy, primary care, asthma, trauma informed care Care of underserved populations, adolescent health, primary care, asthma, trauma informed care
Louis Fogg, PhD   Math modeling and research design  
Lauren Franker, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC ACNP-BC Spine Mixed neurosurgery spine
Katherine Friedmann, DNP PMHNP-BC Supportive care needs of parents/caregivers and individuals with rare disease, core impairments of rare inherited diseases and their associated developmental disorders (Fragile X Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Niemann Pick Type C) Rare inherited diseases (Fragile X Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Niemann Pick Type C) and associated neurodevelopmental and degenerative disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and anxiety in children, adolescents and young adults
Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, USN (ret) CNL Individuals with disabilities to include ID/D Individuals who identify as LGBTQAI+, military veterans and their families Public/community health, mental health
Alice Geis, DNP, APRN-FPA, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Integrated healthcare, health promotion for people with SMI, interdisciplinary team collaboration, academic practice partnerships Integrated healthcare, health promotion for people with serious mental illness, interdisciplinary team collaboration, tobacco dependence treatment
Eileen Giardino, PhD, APRN, FNP Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner Education improving clinical practice Primary care, quality improvement
Shawna Hebert, DNP, RNC-MNN, PHNA-BC Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Advanced Public Health Nursing Developing a benchmark for faculty not certified in APHN to become advisors for APHN students Public health, systems leadership, mother/baby
Mary Heitschmidt, PhD, APRN, CCRN-K, FAHA CCRN-K Quality of life, family presence, family engagement, stress and burnout, transition from pediatric to adult care, academic and clinical partnerships Critical care, hematology oncology, congenital heart disease (pediatric and adult), cardiac catheterization lab, chronic health conditions; mentoring nurses on research, QI, or EBP projects
Frank D. Hicks, PhD, RN CNE Theory and theory development, judgment and decision-making, evaluation research Adult acute care, nursing leadership, curriculum/program development and evaluation
Barbara Hinch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAHA Acute Care NP Heart failure, transitions of care Heart failure, transitions of care, DNP education - DNP project sustainability models
Jacqueline M. Hoffman, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Board-Certified   Neonatal sepsis/antibiotic stewardship, neonatal GI disorders and the gut microbiome, neonatal nutrition, congenital heart defects
Josie Howard-Ruben, PhD, APRN-CNS AOCN Food allergy Oncology, palliative care, food allergy, policy
Urmeka T. Jefferson, PhD, RN   Breastfeeding, mHealth interventions, health disparities research, neonatal care, participatory health research Breastfeeding, neonatal care
Amanda Johnson, DNP, APRN CPNP PC/AC   Pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric TBI, adolescent transition to adult care
Melissa Kalensky, DNP FNP-BC, CNE Interdisciplinary team based care, value based care and alternative payment models, integration of primary and mental health care Primary and psychiatric care across the lifespan, community health, access to care for vulnerable populations
Michael Kremer, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FNAP, FAAN CHSE, CRNA Patient safety and quality of care, clinical decision making Clinical anesthesia practice, human patient simulation
Belinda JS Large, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Delirium, early palliative medicine involvement in the pediatric CVICU Pediatric intensive care, pediatric cardiovascular intensive care, pediatric palliative medicine, end-of-life nursing education trainer
Sally Lemke, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC WHNP-BC School-based health and wellness, adolescent health, adolescent mental health, sexual and reproductive health School-based health and wellness, adolescent health, adolescent mental health, sexual and reproductive health, system-based quality improvement, LGBTQ+ health
Sarah Livesay, DNP, APRN, FNCS, FAAN   Stroke, stroke systems of care, neurocritical care quality Stroke, neurocritical care, neurology, neurosurgery
Julie A. Lopez, DNP, RN NE-BC, FACHE   Adult cardiology and ICU care, leadership/operations
Danuta Mankiewicz, MSN, RN CMSRN, CVDTT   Adult health, gerontology
Keith A. Marino, CRNA, MSN, APN Nurse Anesthesia, BLS, ACLS, PALS Trauma/burn anesthesia Thoracic, trauma/burn anesthesia
Jill Marks, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC CPNP-AC   Acute care pediatrics, pediatric neurology, pediatric pulmonary care, pediatric emergency care
Amy Manion, PhD, CPNP-PC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Gun violence, breastfeeding, adolescents, transition to adulthood, quality of life, childhood obesity, asthma, anxiety in children and adolescents, growth and development, motor development Pediatrics, growth and development, gun violence, childhood obesity, childhood asthma, transitioning to adulthood, adolescents, breastfeeding
Masako Mayahara, PhD, RN, CPHN, FPCN CHPN Pain management in hospice and end of life care Facilitating pain and analgesic management by hospice caregivers
Erik McIntosh, DNP, RN ACNP, CCRN LGBTQ health LGBTQ health, hospital medicine
Kathleen Mikos, DNP, RN NEA-BC   Patient throughput, nursing administration, ERAS, Lean process
Rose Milano, DNP, RN ACNP-BC Post traumatic immunosuppression in adult trauma patients Simulation strategies for acute care nurse practitioners, developing critical thinking skills in acute care nurse practitioners
Lynn Mohr, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN, FCNS Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Pediatric Nurse Pediatric and neonatal wound ostomy and continence concerns, patient/family centered care, quality improvement, qualitative methodology Pediatric and neonatal issues across the lifespan and acuity
Glenda Morris-Burnett, PhD, MUPP, BSN   Population health and health care, public health, health policies and practices Population health and health care, engaging community partners, women's health across the lifespan, health inequities
Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC   Nurse managed models of care, community clinic, development, academic-practice partnerships, ROI and outcome measurement of community practices Primary care for minoritized populations
Jan Odiaga, DNP, APRN CPNP-PC PNCP Interprofessional education, oral health, global health Pediatrics, Primary care
Joy Okpaleke, MSN, RN   Public health nursing Clinical teaching nursing students
Kathryn Osborne, RN, CNM, PhD, FACNM Certified Nurse-Midwife Health policy, health promotion, evidence-based practice, second stage of labor Health policy, health promotion, evidence-based practice, second stage of labor
Shannon O'Shea, MSN, RN CNL    
Janice Phillips, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN CENP Health policy, health policy analysis, health equity Health policy
Marcia Phillips, PhD, RN   Palliative care Palliative care and ethics
Kathleen Piotrowski-Walters, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CNL, CCRN   Mother's own milk knowledge, attitude and skills of pediatric acute care health care providers Pediatric critical care, pediatric critical care transport, nursing management of pediatric cardiothoracic patients, skin surveillance in pediatric critical care, staff education and professional development
Lois Platt, DNP, APRN PMHNP-BC, LCPC Benzodiazepine crisis in the U.S. Psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, postpartum depression
Monique Reed, PhD, RN   Childhood obesity, community based participatory research, marginalized populations, family approaches, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice & health equity, pipeline programs  
Ruth Rosenblum, DNP, PNP-BC, CNS PNP PNP education, pediatric neurology, headaches and concussions Pediatrics, pedi neurology, concussions, high risk infant follow up, electronics and 'apps' for children and adolescents, pediatric education
Todd Ruppar, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN RN, GCNS-BC Heath behavior change, medication adherence, gerontology, community health Heath behavior change, medication adherence, gerontology, community health
Katherine (Kate) M. Schafer, MSN, APRN PCNS-BC, CNL, CCRN, CHSE Simulation-based interprofessional education, simulation-based nursing education, use of simulation to increase support for family presence during resuscitation Pediatrics, pediatric critical care, congenital heart disease, family presence during resuscitation, healthcare simulation
Mike Schoeny, PhD   Statistics research methods  
Erika Schwelnus, DNP, APN, CNP, CNL NP,CNL Clinical Medical-surgical, acute care
Barbara Shaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC ANCC (FNP) Health informatics Primary care of immigrants and refugees, primary care of people with disabilities across the spectrum (mobility, psychiatric, sensory, developmental)
Kathryn Shaw, RN, BSN, MSN     Medical surgical nursing
Rozmeen Shivji, DNP, ACNP, MSN, RN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Rapid response team APN education and role development, rejection in lung transplant Critical care, lung transplant
Martha Siomos, DNP ADM-BC, CHC/ASH-BC, FNP-BC Diabetes, renal disease Family practice, diabetes management, hypertension management, clinical teaching models
Janet Stifter, PhD, RN, CPHQ Certified Practitioner of Healthcare Quality Nurse staffing and healthcare acquired safety events, usability testing and electronic health records, shared governance and nursing leadership Pediatric critical care performance improvement, patient safety nursing leadership
Jen’nea Sumo, PhD, RN, CNL   Parental caregivers, intervention research, family and community health, epigenetics Family and community health
Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN ACRN HIV infection, marine oils, sensor arrays, metabolomics/microbiomics Care of persons with HIV infection
Kathryn Swartwout, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC FNP BC School-based health, population health, primary care redesign, NP education, program grant writing Adolescent health, primary care
Susan Swider, PhD PHNA-BC Effectiveness of community health workers, community engagement-models, effectiveness health promotion in urban communities Public health nursing, health policy, health promotion for populations, population health
JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN   Women's health, behavioral change, physical activity, prevention of CVD Public health and family nurse practitioner
Jongwon Yoo, PhD, APRN Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Kidney transplantation, equitable access to transplantation, frailty in kidney transplantation Kidney transplantation, acute/chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease
Mary C. Zonsius, PhD, RN   Quality improvement, patient safety, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, evaluation Quality improvement, gerontological nursing