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Current Doctoral Students

welcome to our incoming doctoral nursing students!


 Charisse Ahmed - Stacey Bevan - Joshua Dahlerbruch - Marguerite Daus - Fanghong Dong - Brooke Goodspeed - Katelin Hoskins - Tarik Khan - Rachel Lyons - Onome Osokpo - William Rosa - Amelia Schlak - Susan Schrand - Elise Tarbi - Jesse Wool

The new cohort at New Doctoral Student OrientationThe new cohort at New Doctoral Student Orientation

Claire Fagin graced us with her beautiful presence at the Distinguished Research Award Ceremony!

<strong>The amazing and inspiring Claire Fagin enjoying the award reception with Penn Nursing doctoral students, fellows, and faculty!</strong>The amazing and inspiring Claire Fagin enjoying the award reception with Penn Nursing doctoral students, fellows, and faculty!

Doctoral Candidate featured in Gerontological Nursing Research Journal

Congratulations to recent graduate Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN. In the July/August edition of the journal Research in Gerontological Nursing, she has both a guest editorial and qualitative paper published.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Wins Abstract Award for Obesity Research

 

Congratuations to post-doctoral fellow, Ariana Chao, who won an award for an abstract she is presenting at the Obesity Society meeting in New Orleans. Her ground-breaking research shows that people with addictive-like behavior concerning food lost significantly less weight in a 14-week weight loss program than those who were free of this pattern of behavior.

UPenn’s Doctoral Nursing Students

Name

Start  Year

Faculty Advisor(s) Research Interest(s)

Hafeeza Anchrum

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2014

Julie Fairman

Archival and oral history, Black feminism, Black women’s history, and 20th century American nursing, Black political history

Shoshana Aronowitz

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2016

Therese Richmond

Heath Schmidt

Substance abuse, violence, and incarceration

Sydney A. Axson

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2015

Connie Ulrich

Jennifer Pinto-Martin

Bioethics, adult critical care

Foster Osei Baah

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Barbara Riegel

Lisa Lewis

Effects of Marginalization on readmission of Heart failure patients
Amanda Bettencourt

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2016

Linda Aiken

Eileen Lake

 

Nursing workforce issues and their effect on nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in pediatric and / or burn care healthcare delivery systems
Stephen Bonett

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2016

Bridgette Brawner

Robin Stevens

Sexual Health, Adolescent Health, Community-Based Participatory Research
Jackelyn Y. Boyden

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2014

Mary Ersek

Janet Deatrick

Martha Curley

Pediatrics; Palliative care; Hospice care; End-of-life care; Community-based care
Elizabeth Broden

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation

Martha Curley

Janet Deatrick

Pediatric critical care, end of life in the PICU, parent/family bereavement
Marta Maria Bruce

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation

Therese Richmond

Connie Ulrich

Psychological recovery following serious trauma injury; PTSD; Geospatial analysis; Health equity

Nicholas A. Giordano

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2013

Rosemary Polomano

Therese Richmond

Pain Science, Mental Health, Trauma Care, and Health Policy

Rosario
Jaime-Lara

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2014

Bart De Jonghe

Barbara Riegel

Chemotherapy-induced side effects (specifically vomiting, nausea, and eating behavior), symptom science, oncology, neuroscience, nutrition, bio-behavioral health, translational nursing research

Alicia Kachmar

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2014

Martha Q.A. Curley

Cynthia Connolly

Pediatric Critical Care and Cognitive Function

Susan Keim

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2014

Kathryn Bowles

Mary Naylor

Identifying factors associated with preventable early hospital readmission; Improving care transitions by reducing fragmentation in healthcare delivery systems with an emphasis on primary care redesign

Kathryn Lee

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2016

Matthew McHugh

Nursing shortages, systematic organization of nursing resources

Solim Lee

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Barbara Riegel

Joseph Libonati

Heart failure self-care

Samuel T. Matula

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Rosemary Polomano

Sharon Irving

Children’s acute pain management practices in resource-limited areas

Ellen McCabe

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2016

Terri Lipman

 

School Health,
Pediatric Health, and
Public Health

SooYoung Park

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Connie UIrich

Lisa Lewis

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, health promotion, health equality

Ashley Z. Ritter

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Julie Fairman

Kathy Bowles

Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
 Patrina Sexton

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2015

Connie Ulrich

Salimah Meghani

End-of-life care, health equity and disparities, quality measures, LGBTQ health at the end-of-life, and spirituality and health
Marta Simonetti

Traditional Doctoral Student, Cohort 2016

Eileen Lake

Linda Aiken

Nursing workforce, work environment, and patient outcomes in Chile
Lauren T. Starr

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2014

Mary Ersek

Christine Bradway

End of Life and Palliative Care for Persons with Advanced Dementia and their Caregivers and Families; Bioethics
Guy Mattingly Weissinger Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2014 Bridgette Brawner Healthcare Disparities for People Living with Mental Illness, Stigma and Bias in Care Delivery, Sociocultural Factors of Psychopathology
Elizabeth (Betsy) White

Traditional Doctoral Student Cohort 2015

Linda Aiken

Matthew McHugh

Nurse Work Environment in Nursing Homes
Stefanie Zavodny

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation Cohort 2013

Margaret Souders

Barbara Medoff-Cooper

Depression in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders