Judith E. Hupcey, Ed.D., CRNP, FAAN

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Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine

Contact Information

1300 Academic Support Building/A110
Hershey Medical Center
Hershey PA 17033

717-531-4211

(fax) 717-531-5339

jhupcey@psu.edu

www.hhdev.psu.edu/nurs/

Education

National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995-1996
Ed.D. Columbia University Teachers College, 1988, Nursing Education
M.Ed. Columbia University Teachers College, 1985, Nursing Education
M.S., Columbia University School of Nursing, 1981, Adult Nurse Practitioner
B.S., Columbia University School of Nursing, 1977, Nursing

Research Interests

Foci

  • Palliative care and heart disease/critical care
  • Family support/caregivers
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Concept advancement/analysis

Funded Research Projects

Current Research

J. E. Hupcey, (PI), L. Kitko (Co-PI), J. Boehmer, and M. Kreher. Palliative care algorithms for heart failure dyads: One-year versus two-year predicted survival. NIH/NINR, 5R01NR013419-01, 2011–2015.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), P. Sweeney. Nurse practitioners serving Pennsylvania's communities in need, HRSA, Advanced Education Nursing Expansion, Grant # T57HP20603, 2010–2015.

J. E. Hupcey. Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, HRSA, 2011–2014.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), P. Sweeney. Extension of Penn State's Nurse Practitioner program to rural medically underserved communities, HRSA, Advanced Education Nursing Expansion, Grant #1D09HP18982, 2010–2013.

Past Research

J. Penrod (PI) and J. E. Hupcey (Co-I). Exploring the informal/formal caregiver interface across three death trajectories. NIH/NINR, 1R01NR010127-01, 2008–2012.

K. Fenstermacher (PI) and J. E. Hupcey (sponsor). Perinatal loss and bereavement in non-Hispanic Black adolescents. NIH/NINR, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, F21 NR 010816-01A2, 2009–2010.

J. E. Hupcey. Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation, Capital Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program, 2009–2010.

J. E. Hupcey (PI) and J. Penrod. Comprehensive palliative care: Spousal caregivers of heart failure patients, R15 funded by NIH/NINR, 2006–2009.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), J. Penrod, and J. Boehmer. Investigation of palliative care needs of elderly heart failutre patients and their spousal caregivers. Project funded by the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania/Delaware Affiiate, Grant-in-Aid program, 2006–2008.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), J. Penrod, and J. Boehmer. Palliative care needs of heart failure patients and families. Project funded by The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development Seed Grant, 2006–2007.

B. Biddle and J. E. Hupcey. African American male caregivers for females with heart failure. Project funded by Beta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2006–2007.

L. Hatfield, C. Berlin, V. Chinchillil, J. Hupcey, and M. B. Clark. The analgesic properties of oral sucrose during routine immunizations: Are there age-related changes in behavioral pain responses in infants at 2 and 4 months of age? Project funded by the Children's Miracle Network, 2005–2006.

J. Penrod (PI) and J. E. Hupcey. Living with uncertainty: Caregiving at the end of life. Project [R03] funded by NIH/NINR, 2003.

J. E. Hupcey (PI) and J. Penrod. Advancement of the concept of trust: The development of a trust assessment guide. Project funded by Sigma Theta Tau International, 2002.

J. Penrod and J. E. Hupcey. Processes of minimizing the disabling effects of osteoporosis. Project funded by the American Nurses Foundation, 2001.

V. L. Thompson and J. E. Hupcey. Factors related to the development of trust in parents of hospitalized children. Project funded by the Beta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2000.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), I. C. Gilchrist, M. B. Clark, and S. H. Gueldner. Elders' interactions with health care providers: Impact on health care outcomes. Project funded by The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, 1999.

K. Fisher and J. E. Hupcey. Promoting safety among Amish children of Lancaster County. Project funded by the Children's Miracle Network, 1998.

A. Marks, J. E. Hupcey, and J. Klinefelter. The contribution of the pediatric critical care nurse to the ventilator weaning process. Project funded by the Children's Miracle Network, 1998.

K. Fisher, C. Dellasega, J. E. Hupcey, J. Wenger, and L. Rider. Developing nursing strategies for working with a culturally diverse population: The Amish. Project funded by the Alumni Society Small Project Grant, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998–1999.

J. E. Hupcey. Mistrust of health care providers: The difficult patient. Project funded by the Columbia University–Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, 1998.

J. E. Hupcey. The experience of social support for the critically ill. Project funded by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Research Service Award (#1 F32 HS00094-02), Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, 1995.

M. B. Clark (PI), J. E. Hupcey, and D. McGonigle. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program Grant (#1 D23 NU01148-01), Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Division of Nursing, 1994.

J. E. Hupcey. Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. The Pennsylvania State University, 1994.

J. E. Hupcey (PI) and M. B. Clark. Writing across the curriculum. Grant for Undergraduate Nursing Research Writing Intensive Course, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994.

J. E. Hupcey (PI), I. C. Gilchrist, and H. Z. Zimmerman. The experience of social support for critically ill patients. Project funded by The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, 1993.

Honors

2012

  • Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Nursing Scholarship and Research Award, Nursing Education Alumni Association, Columbia University Teachers College
  • Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society

2011

  • Inducted into Hall of Fame, Nursing Education Alumni Association, Columbia University Teachers College
  • Mentor Recognition, Eastern Nursing Research Society

1999

  • Research Abstract Award, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

1988

  • Inducted into Honor Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

1987

  • May Ayers Burgess Endowed Nursing Scholarship, Columbia University Teachers College

1973

  • Nursing Scholarship, New York State Regents

Selected Publications

H. Buck, L. Kitko, and J. E. Hupcey. 2013. Dyadic heart failure care types: Qualitative evidence for a novel typology. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. PMID: 23388704.

L. Kitko and J. E Hupcey. 2013. The work of spousal caregiving of older adults with end-stage heart failure. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20130415-05. PMID: 23614384.

L. A. Kitko, J. E. Hupcey, J. H. Gilchrist, and J. P. Boehmer. 2013. Caring for a spouse with end-stage heart failure through implantation of a left ventricular assist device as destination therapy. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care 42(3):195–201. doi:pii: S0147-9563(13)00057-5. 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.10.004. PMID: 23499234.

H. Buck, C. Zambroski, and J. E. Huopcey. 2013. Assessing the response of patients and spousal/partner caregivers to a new instrument measuring dyadic heart failure care types. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 12(2):209–213. doi: 10.1177/1474515112471479. PMI: 23283568.

K. Fenstermacher and J. E Hupcey. 2013. A principle-based concept analysis of perinatal bereavement. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.12119. PMID: 23614384.

J. Penrod, J. E. Hupcey, P. Z. Shipley, S. J. Loeb, and B. Baney. 2012. A model of caregiving through the end of life: Seeking normal. Western Journal of Nursing Research 34:174–193. doi: 10.1177/0193945911400920.

J. E.  Hupcey, K. Fenstermacher, L. Kitko, and J. Fogg. 2011. Palliative needs of spousal caregivers of patients with heart failure followed at specialized heart failure centers. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 13:142–150.

J. E. Hupcey, K. Festermacher, L. Kitko, and J. Penrod. 2010. Achieving medical stability: Experiences of wives of younger patients with heart failure. Clinical Nursing Research 19:211–229.

J. E. Hupcey, J. Penrod, and J. Fogg. 2009. Heart failure and palliative care: Implications in practice. Journal of Palliative Care Medicine 12:531–536.

J. E.  Hupcey, J. Penrod, and K. Fenstermacher. 2009. A model of palliative care for heart failure. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 26:399–404. Doi: 10.1177/1049909109333935.

Center Affiliations

  • Center for Health Care and Policy Research
  • Center for Healthy Aging