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Biobehavioral Nursing Department

Marlene Call, PhD, MPH, RN, BSN

simulation, nursing education, clinical judgment, and evaluation methods

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

Mary Lou LaComb Davis, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS-PC

maternal, child, and intimate partner violence


Shena Gazaway, PhD, MSN, RN

professional socialization, pre-licensure clinical nurse leader graduates, simulation, and culturally congruent care

Stephen Gilliam, PhD, FNP-BC, RN

physical activity, chronic disease, nutrition, quantitative analysis, and diabetes

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

Amber McCall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

mental health, genetics, faith, spirituality, cancer and cardiovascular risk reduction

Caroline McKinnon PhD, PMH/CNS-BC

proactive readiness, content analysis, and substance abuse

Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE

behavioral interventions and educational delivery

Physiological and Technological Nursing Department 

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

Robin Johns, PhD, RN

 stress, nutrition, lifestyle, methylation, reactive oxygen species, inflammatory mediators, ET-1, and NOS3

Terri Marin, PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP

 neonatology, hematology, ischemic disease

Elizabeth (Beth) G. NeSmith, PhD, ACNP-BC

 trauma, sepsis, immunology, translational research, and inflammatory function

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