College of Nursing Faculty Researchers


Please click on any faculty name to be taken to their individual research profile.

 Name

Research Areas

Epigenetics research

S. Pamela Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN  epigenetics and nursing science, prevention of chronic health conditions, and precision care
Elizabeth (Beth) G. NeSmith, PhD, ACNP-BC trauma, sepsis, immunology, translational research, and inflammatory function
Robin Johns, PhD, RN stress, nutrition, lifestyle, methylation, reactive oxygen species, inflammatory mediators, ET-1, and NOS3
Lufei Young, PhD, RN, APRN-NP
self-management, symptom, composite functioning, personalized health, cardiopulmonary wellness, independence living  and quality of life for individual with chronic conditions, evidence-based practice, cost-effectiveness, patient activation, and adherence 
Haiyan Xiao, PhD, BSN  tumor immunotherapy, vascular biology, epigenetics and prevention of chronic health conditions.

Biobehavioral Nursing (Other Research)

Lucy Marion, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP health disparities, community health, behavior change, faith-based interventions, sexually transmitted infections, diabetes, healthcare utilization, and community based participatory research 
Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE behavioral interventions and educational delivery 
Stephen Gilliam, PhD, FNP-BC, RN physical activity, chronic disease, nutrition, quantitative analysis, and diabetes
Lovoria Williams, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP cancer awareness, diabetes prevention, weight loss maintenance, faith-based/community-based interventions, and community based participatory research
Pamela R. Cromer, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC USA Hispanic farmworker cardiometabolic risks, interprofessional outreach, community training partnerships, African American chronic bacterial vaginitis, substance abuse, and curriculum integration  
Kimberly Allen, PhD, RN decision-making, pediatrics, ethics, neonatal, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extremely premature infants
Mary Lou LaComb Davis, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS-PC  maternal, child, and intimate partner violence
Sandra Burton Inglett, PhD, RN Healthy Start Research Program, and tobacco cessation, maternal/child health, preconception, and interconception health
Caroline McKinnon, PhD, PMH/CNS-BC proactive readiness, content analysis, and substance abuse
Marlene Call, PhD(c), MPH, RN, BSN simulation, nursing education, clinical judgment, and evaluation methods

Physiological and Technological Nursing (Other Research)  

Lori Anderson, PhD, RN critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and simulation 
Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN cancer, infection,  vascular access, Clinical ABCDE interdisciplinary pedagogy, Healthcare and Technology Synergy (HATS) model for clinical research, and lung cancer respiratory symptoms
Jane Garvin, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC genetics, obesity, weight management, and weight reduction interventions
Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP neonatology, hematology, ischemic disease
Amber McCall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC mental health, genetics, faith, spirituality, cancer and cardiovascular risk reduction
Shena Gazaway, PhD(c), MSN, RN professional socialization, pre-licensure clinical nurse leader graduates, simulation, and culturally congruent care

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