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Faculty Research Interests

The following is the list of research interests of the FPB faculty. Just click on the first letter of the faculty member's last name to jump down to his or her information.

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Research Interests

A
Andrews, Claire
Maternal Posture and Fetal Position/ Presentation
Frontier Nursing Service: Practice Outcome Analysis
B
Burant, Chris
Burant
Statistics
Antecedents and Consequences of Heart Failure and Depression
Social Structural Disparities and Optimism/Pessimism's Role in Health Outcomes
Gerontology
C
Click, Elizabeth
Worksite Wellness
Lactation
Work/Life Balance
D
Daly, Barbara
End of Life Issues
Long-term Ventilation
Caregiving in Chronic Illness
Health Care Outcomes and Costs
Disease Management-Chronically Ill
Damato, Elizabeth
Maternal Attachment - Twins
Family Support/Parent Support - Twins
Postpartum Stress/Depression
Low Birth Weight Babies
Sleep in New Mothers and Babies
Darrah, Rebecca
Studying the genetics of airway diseases
Determining how genes associating with disease severity are exerting their effects on phenotype
Studies on TGFb1, EDNRA and most recently AGTR2
The use of mouse models to understand the effects of disease modifying genes
characterize the pulmonary attributes of CF mice, from breathing mechanics to MRI imaging techniques and response to infection.
Decker, Michael
Certain disorders of minimal brain dysfunction, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may be the outcome of adverse but subclinical events occurring during a critical period of brain development.
Employ in-vivo characterization of electroencephalographic and neurochemical activity within a variety of models emulating sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders.
Corollary gene expression studies provide insight into molecular mechanisms leading to neurochemical dysfunction while neuroanatomical studies focus upon structure-function relationships
Preclinical evaluation of pharmaceutical compounds, Phase I-IV clinical research trials, and development and testing of new biotechnologies.
Characterizing the incidence and prevalence of sleep-related disorders within the population, and to understand the association between those disorders with chronic disease.
Dolansky, Mary
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Disability in Cardiac Patients
Transitional Services for Cardiac Patients
Quality and Safety
Douglas, Sara
Long-term Ventilation
Caregiving in Chronic Critical Illness
Health Care Outcomes
Disease Management of the Chronically Critically Ill
Dowling, Donna
Factors that Impact Breast Feeding Initiation and Duration for Pre-Term Infants
Alternative Feeding Methods for Pre-Term Infants
Pre-Term Infant Nutrition
Duffy, Evelyn
Older Adults
Caregiving
Care of Longterm Care Residents
F
Fitzpatrick, Joyce
Health Care Delivery Systems
Public Policy of Health Care
Geriatric Mental Health Issues, especially Depression and Suicide
G
Gary, Faye
Prevention of Mental Health Problems
High Risk Behaviors
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity in Children
Depression in African-Americans
Homeless & Runaway Youth
H
Hickman, Ronald
Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
Evaluation of decision support interventions
Health services utilization of the acutely/chronically critically ill
Advanced statistical methods
Higgins, Patricia
Adult Failure to Thrive
Long-Term Ventilator Patients
Geriatrics
Philosophic Inquiry
Hsiao, Chao-Pin
Mechanisms of cancer-related fatigue in patients with localized prostate cancer
Stress responses, symptoms, symptom distress, and symptom self-management in localized prostate cancer
Changes in expression of genes related to mitochondrial function and fatigue in patients with prostate cancer receiving external beam radiation therapy
J
Juratovac, Evanne
Jones
Effort
Depressive Symptoms
Caregiver Health
K
Kelley, Carol
End of Life Care
Kenneley, Irena
Kenneley
Infection Control and Prevention Across the Continuum of Care
Public/Community Health Nursing
Epidemiology
Kerr, Mary
Kenneley
Maximizing perfusion following subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury
Critical care and neuroscience nursing
Killion, Cheryl
Homelessness/Housing and Health
African-American Maternal Health
Integrative Healing
Health Disparities
L
Lindell, Deborah
Community Academic Partnerships
Community Based Screenings/ Health Fairs
Lotas, Marilyn
Maternal Child Health
Very Low and Low Birth Weight Infant Health Issues
Development of Biological Rhythms in Preterm Infants
Ludington, Susan
Kangaroo Care
Physiologic Responses to Skin-to-Skin Care
Infant Stimulation
Early Development Issues
M
Madigan, Elizabeth
Home Health Care Issues
International Health Care Issues
Resource Use and Patient Outcomes of Chronically Ill
Re-Hospitalization
Health Services Research
Mazanec, Polly
Long-distance Caregiving
Oncology
Palliative Care
Mazanec, Susan
Cancer Survivorship
Family Caregivers of Individuals with Cancer
Symptom Distress
Psychosocial Issues in Cancer
McDonald, Patricia
African Americans with Diabetes
Acceptance of Chronic Illness
Health Promotion of Caregivers
Moore, Shirley
Recovery following Cardiac Events
Health Behavior Change
Exercise following Cardiac Events
Electronic Nursing Care
Gender Differences and Elder Recovery Following Cardiac Events
Quality and Safety
Morris, Diana
Geriatric Mental Health
Aging and Quality of Life
Family Caregiving
Science of Unitary Human Beings
Musil, Carol
Health, Stress, Coping, and Family Functioning of Grandmothers by Caregiver Status
Stress, Mental and Physical Health of Community Dwelling Older Adults by Caregiver Status
Methodological Issues
P
Plow, Matthew
Plow
Rehabilitation and telemedicine
Disability and wellness promotion
Obesity
Physical activity and Physical function
Behavior change
Prince-Paul, Maryjo
PrincePaul
Cancer Prevention and Control
Palliative Care
Q
Quinn Griffin, Mary
Genetics
Cardiac Care
Chronic Diseases Across the Lifespan
S
Savrin, Carol
Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in College Students
Community Engagement through Service Learning
Health Promotion regarding Diet and Exercise in Adolescents
Self Mutilation in Adolescents
Slomka, Jacquelyn
HIV and older adults
Empirical bioethics research
Research on the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of research and the research process
Older adults with multiple co-morbidities
Social and cultural dimensions of health care
Palliative care
Care near the end of life
Suresky, Jane
Women's Mental Health Issues
Youth Violence
Resourcefulness and Stress in Family Members of the Severely Mentally Ill
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Tullai-McGuinness, Susan
Structure and Processes of Medicare Home Healthcare Agencies Related to RN Satisfaction
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Underwood, Patricia
Underwood
Nursing Education
Stress, Coping, and Social Support as It Relates to Birth Outcomes
W
Warner, Camille
Warner
Caregiving
Self-Care Practices of Elderly Adults
Inequality in Healthcare
Winkelman, Chris
Positioning and Activity in Critically Ill Patients
Cytokine Response to Mobilization of the Critically Ill
Z
Zauszniewski, Jaclene
Promoting Resourcefulness in Maintaining Health and Functioning of Elders
Preventing and Treating Depression across the Life Span
Instrument Development and Psychometrics
Informal Caregiving for Persons with Behavioral Problems
Family Caregivers of Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Zhang, Amy
Psychosocial Behavioral Studies of Patients with Cancer
Depression in Cancer Patients
Quality of Life of Cancer Patients
Cross-Cultural Study and Cancer Disparity

List updated: March 2014

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Research Information

Contacts

Associate Dean for Research:

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
216-368-5978
smm8@case.edu

Center for Research & Scholarship Director:

Marcelle Baaklini, MA, CNO, CCRP
216-368-6990
mxb47@case.edu

Assistant Director:

Terri Daso
216-368-5983
tld6@case.edu

Department Assistant:

Sarah Alexander
216-368-5983
ska23@case.edu

Department Assistant:

Danielle Bunkley
216-368-5983
dnb30@case.edu


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