College of Nursing Faculty Researchers

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Research Areas

Biobehavioral Nursing Department

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 
Marlene Call, PhD(c), 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
Stephen Gilliam, PhD, FNP-BC, RN physical activity, chronic disease, nutrition, quantitative analysis, and diabetes
Sandra Burton Inglett, PhD, RN Healthy Start Research Program, and tobacco cessation, maternal/child health, preconception, and interconception health
Jean Pawl, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE behavioral interventions and educational delivery 
Caroline McKinnon, PhD, PMH/CNS-BC proactive readiness, content analysis, and substance abuse
Lovoria Williams, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP cancer awareness, diabetes prevention, weight loss maintenance, faith-based/community-based interventions, and community based participatory research

Physiological and Technological Nursing Department

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
Shena Gazaway, PhD(c), MSN, RN professional socialization, pre-licensure clinical nurse leader graduates, simulation, and culturally congruent care
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
Amber McCall, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC mental health, genetics, faith, spirituality, cancer and cardiovascular risk reduction
Elizabeth (Beth) G. NeSmith, PhD, ACNP-BC trauma, sepsis, immunology, translational research, and inflammatory function
S. Pamela Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN  epigenetics and nursing science, prevention of chronic health conditions, and precision care
Haiyan Xiao, PhD, BSN  tumor immunotherapy, vascular biology, epigenetics and prevention of chronic health conditions.
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 

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