Kelly Allred, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Interests: Acute pain management and the effectiveness of nursing interventions in various clinical settings (e.g., orthopedics, pediatrics) to manage pain, including nonpharmacologic interventions to enhance traditional pain management; Interactive gaming and simulation as an educational intervention to improve pain assessment and management.
Mindi Anderson, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF
Interests: Virtual and game-based simulation; Standardized patients; Interprofessional education using simulation; Innovative use and evaluation of simulation technology in preparing undergraduate and graduate students for nursing practice.
Diane R. Andrews, PhD, RN
Interests: Nurse satisfaction and retention in the workplace, including environmental and worker analysis, with a special focus on transition of new nurses.
Karen Aroian, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interests: Immigrant and minority health across the lifespan (children, adults, elders), including self-care, health care utilization, parenting, and stress and adaptation; Qualitative and mixed method research designs; Instrument development for non-English speaking and culturally diverse populations.
Christopher W. Blackwell, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
Interests: Health risk and provider attitudes towards people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, including HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, anorectal cancer, substance abuse, mental health, workplace discrimination, and social inequity.
Annette Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL
Interests: Critical care; Evidence-based practice; De-implementation of tradition-based practices; Verification of feeding tube placement; CORTRAK Enteral Access System.
Donna Breit, MSN, RN
Carol A. Burgunder, MSN, RN
Joyce Burr, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Interests: Nurses’ coping and adaptation to workplace stress; Holistic nursing and human biofield therapies.
Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
Interests: Rural health care/nursing issues; Community/public health nursing; Cultural/linguistic competence; Qualitative research methodologies.
Susan K. Chase, EdD, RN, FNAP
Interests: Decision making by nurses, patients and families; Faith-based nursing; Managing chronic illness, Evaluating educational technology; Qualitative research designs.
Norma E. Conner, PhD, RN, FNAP
Interests: Hospice use among Blacks; End-of-life decision making and caregiving in informal caregivers; Health services use; Spirituality.
Additional Language: German
Maureen M. Covelli, PhD, RN
Interests: Hypertension, including physiological and behavioral risk factors, the influence of birth weight on dysregulation of the cardiovascular system and development of adult hypertension, cardiovascular health promotion intervention programs to decrease hypertension risk in adolescents; Physiological measurements (e.g., salivary cortisol).
Leslee A. D'Amato-Kubiet, PhD, ARNP
Interests: Obesity, genetics and genomics; How technology influences nursing practice; Women’s health; Rural Health.
Chris Deatrick, MSN, RN
Jon Decker, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC
Interests: Childhood obesity and parents/caregivers of overweight children; Measurement.
Veronica Decker, DNP, MBA, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Interests: Improving care and treatment for patients with cancer.
Joyce DeGennaro, MSN, RN, CCRN
Paul Desmarais, PhD, RN, CCRN
Interests: Cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation.
Kimberly Dever, MSN, RN
Interests: Child/adolescent anxiety disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Homelessness and vulnerable populations; Facial nerve pain.
Desiree Díaz, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE-A
Interests: Using simulation to train health care providers to improve the care of underserved patient populations, including correctional health care and limited English proficient patients.
Debra J. DiChiara, MSN, RN
Interests: Cardiovascular disease, including patient and family education and health promotion; Critical care.
Nancy Duckworth, MSN, RN
Dawn Eckhoff, MSN, CPNP
Joellen Edwards, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interests: Health policy; Rural health; Women's health issues.
Enitan Ekwotafia, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Loretta “Lori” Forlaw, PhD, RN, FACHE
Interests: Resilience, including genomics/health promoting genes, in active duty personnel, veterans, and leaders in clinical settings; Traditional Chinese medicine approaches to weight management; Feng Shui in health care environments.
Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, CNE, CHSE
Interests: Pedagogy, including teaching minority students and simulation for training and translation to clinical settings; Health disparities; Qualitative research methods.
Additional language: Spanish
Frank Guido-Sanz, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC
Interests: Critical care, including health care associated infections, patient outcomes and quality indicators; Minimizing health care costs; Role of advanced practice nurses as intensivists in intensive care units.
Additional Languages: Spanish (native); Portuguese and Italian (average fluency)
Stephen D. Heglund, PhD, ARNP
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Interests: Innovation in nursing education and practice, particularly in emergency care.
Peggy Hill, MSN, RN
Julie Hinkle, PhD, RN, CNE
Interests: Innovative technologies and their use in both education and patient interventions including simulation, online interventions and apps; Stress, depression, stigma and caregiver affiliate stigma and interventions to improve outcomes effected by these factors.
Erica Edgar Hoyt, MSN, RN, CNE
Interests: Emergency and flight nursing; Implementation of clinical simulation in nursing education; Community nursing.
Frances Iacobellis, PhD, RN
Jean Kijek, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Kinchen, PhD, RN, AHN-BC
Interests: Holistic care; Preservation of core holistic nursing values in nurse practitioner care.
Patricia Lafferty, PhD, RN
Jacqueline LaManna, PhD, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE
Interests: Gerontology; Chronic disease management; Diabetes care across the age span; Transitional care needs of older adults and family caregivers.
Sarah Landreville, MSN, RN-BC
Interests: Mental and behavioral health in children and adolescents; Leadership and professional issues related to novice nurses; Diversity, personal bias, and awareness.
Patricia Leli, MSN, RN
Interests: Critical-thinking & clinical decision-making; NCLEX-RN preparation.
Victoria Loerzel, PhD, RN, OCN
Interests: Older adults; Cancer; Symptom management and experience; Representation of symptoms and illness; Quality of life; Technology-based interventions; Nursing student and lay person knowledge of cancer and end of life issues.
Linda Lopp, MSN/Ed, RN
Interests: Integration of interactive technology and creative teaching strategies in distance-learning education.
Michelle Lugo, MSN, RN
Additional Language: Bilingual English-Spanish with ability to translate
Geraldine Luzincourt, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CNE
Interests: Cultural influences on health promotion and end-of-life decisions; Family practice.
Additional Language: Haitian Creole
Vicki Montoya, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC
Interests: Chronic disease; Pre-dialysis CKD; and Patient education.
Additional Language: Spanish
Donna Felber Neff, PhD, RN, FNAP
Interests: Nurse/patient outcomes and organizational factors; Partners with nurse researchers and clinicians in acute care settings to implement best practices based on evidence; Big Data.
Charlotte Neubauer, MSN/Ed, RN
Interests: Women’s health, particularly cultural influences and pregnancy; Trauma nursing; Life support.
Susan Quelly, PhD, RN, CNE
Interests: Childhood obesity prevention and intervention; School nursing; Teaching strategies in nursing education.
Susan Scott Ricci, MSN, M.Ed., ARNP, CNE
Interests: Women’s health, including childbearing throughout the life cycle and women’s rights (e.g., accessibility and equity of health services, violence against women).
Angela Ritten, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Interests: Obesity and diabetes type 2; Empowering people to take charge of their health; Independent clinical practice barriers for Florida ARNPs.
Frances Smith, PhD, RN
Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNL, FAAN, FCCM
Interests: Improving outcomes during critical illness, including airway management and preventing infection; Assessment and application of simulation/technology and physiological monitoring in the clinical and classroom setting.
Cherrill Stockmann, PhD, RN, CNE
Steven Talbert, PhD, RN
Interests: Trauma, emergency and transport services, and clinical decision support, particularly the use of computer-assisted trauma triage and informational/system support for nurses making time-critical decisions.
Ladda Thiamwong, PhD, RN
Interests: Healthy aging; fall prevention in older adults; and aging education.
Additional Languages: Thai (native); Lao or Laotian (average fluency).
Dawn Turnage, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Interests: Immunizations, including immunosuppressed populations; evidence-based practice; the DNP role in implementing process improvement.
Michele Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE
Interests: Global health issues; Development of nursing education programs worldwide through global health nursing partnerships; Rising levels of obesity and non-communicable diseases worldwide; Evaluating nurse practitioner’s counseling practices related to physical activity.
Michael Valenti, PhD, RN
Interests: Geriatric mental health.
Josie A. Weiss, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, ANP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
Interests: Decision making in vulnerable populations with a particular interest in teen pregnancy prevention in rural populations.
Gregory F. Welch, PhD (Computer Science)
Interests: Virtual and augmented reality; human tracking systems; and human surrogates for training and telepresence.
Suzanne Winchoba, MSN, RN
Diane M. Wink, EdD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Interests: Chronic illness; Clinical teaching; Outcomes in primary care; Use of electronic health records.