Study of Resilience in Children and Adolescents; Domestic Violence Issues in Families
Grieving and Loss in Families
Childhood Obesity and Prevention/Intervention Research
School-Based Interventions for Children Ages 10-12 years, and Children with Chronic Illnesses (e.g. BPD)
Primary Investigator, "Dance Pad Exercise for a Healthy Weight in Childhood," Continuation of dance pad exercise study in East Cleveland Schools for academic year 2008-2009. ($10,000). Funded in 2007 by Seed Grant from Midwest Nursing Research Society. (August 2008 start date)
Primary Investigator, "Dancing to a Healthy Weight in Childhood." Pilot study of video dance pad exercise protocol with 9-12 year old children in the Cleveland Public School District. ($4020). Funded in 2004 by Center for Research and Scholarship Pilot Grant program (CFRS), Case Western Reserve University. (completed June 2006)
Member, "Psychosocial Sequelae of BPD and VLBW," Principal Investigator, Lynn Singer; Interdisciplinary research team investigating adolescent outcomes associated with BPD. Ongoing research project of Growth, Learning and Development (GLAD) funded by National Institutes of Health.
Primary Investigator, "Implementation of a Web-Based System for Personal Scheduling and Staffing of Nursing Personnel: An Action Research Study, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2003.
Primary Investigator: “Translating the Essential Components of Nursing Notes into a Computerized Documentation System,” Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2001. Funded, December 1999 by SEPONL ($865) and Kappa Delta Chapter of STTI ($500).
Primary Investigator, "The Perception of Acute Dyspnea in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001.
Primary Investigator, "Work Redesign and Role Changes: Perceptions of Professional Nurses and Patient Care Associates following Work Redesign Workshop, Part II, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1999.
Primary Investigator, "The Utility of Domestic Violence Screening in the Emergency Department, Multidisciplinary Grant with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Social Services at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Primary Investigator, "Work Redesign and Role Changes: Perceptions of Professional Nurses and Patient Care Associates, Part I, Albert Einstein Medical Center, funding in part by the Southeast Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SEPONL) 1997.
“Center for Excellence in Population-Based Pediatric Nursing Care,” Training grant for FPB School of Nursing, Case, MCHB, HRSA, Washington, DC (5th year of grant, $60,870). 1998-2003. Co-Director with D. Dowling (June 2002).
“Good Eats and Dance Beats,” Grant application for General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant, ($10,000) for Mayfair Elementary School, East Cleveland School. The grant will support vegetable gardens production, a school-based gardening program, and nutrition education during the academic year as well as a dance pad exercise program in the gymnasium each day prior to the start of classes (submitted in collaboration with Allison Patrick, dietician for the County Board of Health, January 2009).
"The Water Works," Mini-grant application to Ohio Action for Healthy Kids (OAHK), Zone 3 region, ($500) for Mayfair Elementary School, East Cleveland Schools. The grant provides a water dispenser in the gymnasium for the school children (funded June 2008).
Ohio NAPNAP’s Helmet Safety Project, grant from SAFE KIDS COALITION for 83 safety helmets (approximate value of $1350) for the kindergarten and first grade classes at Mayfair Elementary School, East Cleveland Schools (awarded May 2008).
RN: 1967-present Licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey (inactive status), Michigan (inactive status)