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Research Faculty

 

OLUWAMUYIWA WINIFRED ADEBAYO, PhD, BSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
owa2@psu.edu 

Understanding the concept of proactivity as it relates to sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing/screening, with the plan of developing an intervention that will facilitate proactive STI testing among youth


RACHEL ALLEN
Assistant Research Professor
rba8@psu.edu

Mental health policy, serious and persistent mental illness, nursing history, nursing education


JOCELYN ANDERSON, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, CNRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
jua711@psu.edu

Sexual violence on college campuses


DIANE BERISH
Assistant Research Professor
deb460@psu.edu


BARBARA BIRRIEL, PhD, ACNP-BC, CRNP, FCCM
Assistant Research Professor
bab44@psu.edu

Critical care, surrogate decision making, cognitive impairment related to critical illness


MARIE BOLTZ, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing
mpb40@psu.edu

Interventions to promote functional health and cognition in older adults; caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium; complex aging-related care issues; translational and health services research


ANNE-MARIE CHANG, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing
auc35@psu.edu

Genetic analysis of sleep and circadian rhythms, and interactions that influence cardio-metabolic function in humans; examination of environmental effects on sleep physiology, circadian rhythms, and neurobehavioral and cognitive performance


LORAH D. DORN, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics
dun@psu.edu

Behavioral endocrinology with an emphasis on adolescence


CHRISTOPHER ENGELAND, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing
cge2@psu.edu

Inflammatory mediators of stress and cognitive aging


DONNA M. FICK, PHD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing; Director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
dmf21@psu.edu

Detection and management of delirium and delirium superimposed on dementia; nondrug interventions for persons with dementia and delirium; healthy cognitive aging; inappropriate medication use in older adults


SHAWETA GUPTA, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
sug450@psu.edu


NIKKI HILL, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing; Associate Director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
nikki.hill@psu.edu

Relationships between subjective and objective cognition in later life; preclinical dementia assessment; person-centered interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment; community-engaged research


SHARI HRABOVSKY
Assistant Research Professor
smh36@psu.edu

Tobacco use and treatment, behavior change, nurse-managed primary care centers


JUDITH E. HUPCEY, EdD, CRNP, FAAN
Professor of Nursing and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
jhupcey@psu.edu

Palliative care interventions for persons with heart failure and their informal family caregivers


YING-LING JAO, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
yuj15@psu.edu

Nonpharmacological interventions for dementia; care environments for dementia; assessment and management of apathy in dementia; measurement of activity


LISA KITKO, PhD, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor of Nursing; Josiah S. Macy Jr. Faculty Scholar
lkitko@psu.edu

Palliative care and end-of-life needs of patients living with a life-limiting illness and their family members; device deactivation at the end of life; advance care planning; qualitative methods


ERIN KITT-LEWIS, PhD, RN
Assistant Research Professor
eak114@psu.edu

End-of-life care in prisons and long-term care; caregiving at the end of life


ANN KOLANOWSKI, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Professor of Nursing and Psychiatry
amk20@psu.edu

Nonpharmacological interventions for the behavioral symptoms of dementia and delirium


SUSAN J. LOEB, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing; Director, Ph.D. Program in Nursing
SVL100@psu.edu

End-of-life care in complex organizations such as prisons; health attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of incarcerated and community-living older men; older adults coping with multiple chronic health conditions


SHERIDAN MIYAMOTO, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
sjm6101@psu.edu

Using administrative databases and predictive tools to identify families at risk for child maltreatment; telehealth to improve forensic care for children in rural communities


JACQUELINE MOGLE, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing
jam935@psu.edu

Daily memory lapses in older adults; assessment models for subjective memory functioning; impact of memory perceptions on daily activities and functioning; statistical analysis for longitudinal and intensive research designs


ANDREA YEVCHAK SILLNER, PhD, RN
Assistant Research Professor
amy139@psu.edu

Use of technology to manage multiple chronic conditions


KIMBERLY VAN HAITSMA, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing; Director, Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care
ksv110@psu.edu

Behavioral intervention development for older adult mental health needs; measurement development in preferences for care and observed emotion in dementia; observational methods; implementation science approaches to the study of care of frail older adults


BRITNEY WARDECKER, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing
bmw5006@psu.edu

The intersections of aging, health disparities, and stress in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) communities