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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!

UPenn’s Doctoral Nursing Students

Name

Start  Year

Faculty Advisor(s) Research Interest(s)

Hafeeza Anchrum

Traditional Doctoral Student 2014 Cohort

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 2016 Cohort

Therese Richmond

Heath Schmidt

Substance abuse, violence, and incarceration

Sydney A. Axson

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2015 Cohort

Connie Ulrich

Jennifer Pinto-Martin

Bioethics, adult critical care

Foster Osei Baah

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort

Barbara Riegel

Lisa Lewis

Effects of Marginalization on readmission of Heart failure patients
Amanda Bettencourt

Traditional Doctoral Student 2016 Cohort

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 2016 Cohort

Bridgette Brawner

Robin Stevens

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

Traditional Doctoral Student 2014 Cohort

Mary Ersek

Janet Deatrick

Pediatrics; Palliative care; Hospice care; Home- and 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

Andrew Dierkes

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 

Matthew McHugh

Linda Aiken

The relationship between hospital nursing characteristics and patient outcomes

Fanghong Dong

Traditional Doctoral Student 2017 Cohort

 Jianghong Liu

Barbara Medoff-Cooper

Environmental and psychosocial factors related to adolescence mental health

Nicholas A. Giordano

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2013 Cohort

Rosemary Polomano

Therese Richmond

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

Katelin Hoskins

Robert Wood Johnson Scholar 2017 Cohort

Connie Ulrich

Alison Buttenheim

Bioethics, behavioral economics, implementation science, mental health

Rosario B.
Jaime-Lara

Traditional Doctoral Student 2014 Cohort

Bart De Jonghe

Barbara Riegel

Biological mediators of chemotherapy-induced symptoms

Alicia Kachmar

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2014 Cohort

Martha A.Q. Curley

Cynthia Connolly

Pediatric Critical Care and Cognitive Function

Susan Keim

Traditional Doctoral Student 2014 Cohort

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 2016 Cohort

Matthew McHugh

Nursing shortages, systematic organization of nursing resources

Matthew Lee

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2014 Cohort

Linda Aiken

Matthew McHugh

Online Communities, Serious Games, Mental Health, Digital Community Health Interventions, Citizen Science

Solim Lee

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort

Barbara Riegel

Joseph Libonati

Heart failure self-care

Samuel T. Matula

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort

Rosemary Polomano

Sharon Irving

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

Ellen McCabe

Traditional Doctoral Student 2016 Cohort

Terri Lipman

 

School Health,
Pediatric Health, and
Public Health

SooYoung Park

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort

Connie UIrich

Lisa Lewis

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, health promotion, health equality

Kara Pavone

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2015 Cohort

Peggy Compton

Rosemary Polomano

Post-operative pain and ICU delirium in older adults

Eileen Regan

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2015 Cohort Catherine McDonald Athletic Injury, sports participation, Recovery from injury, Misuse of prescription opioids, adolescents, young adults
Ashley Z. Ritter

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort 

Julie Fairman

Kathy Bowles

Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
Elizabeth Schierholz

Traditional Doctoral Student 2015 Cohort

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research T32

Eileen Lake

Linda Aiken

Impact of Nursing on Outcomes of neonatal infants; Impact of Teams/Communication in Patient Safety
 Patrina Sexton

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2015 Cohort

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 2016 Cohort

Eileen Lake

Linda Aiken

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

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2014 Cohort

Mary Ersek

Christine Bradway

End of Life and Palliative Care for Persons with Advanced Dementia and their Caregivers and Families; Bioethics
Elise Tarbi Traditional Doctoral Student 2017 Cohort

Christine Bradway

Salimah Meghani

Care of older adults; palliative care; end-of-life care; existential concerns
Guy Mattingly Weissinger Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2014 Cohort 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 2015 Cohort

Linda Aiken

Matthew McHugh

Nurse Work Environment in Nursing Homes
Jesse Wool Traditional Doctoral Student 2017 Cohort

Salimah Meghani

Connie Ulrich 

Communication between parents and clinicians in the PICU
Stefanie Zavodny

Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation 2013 Cohort

Margaret Souders

Barbara Medoff-Cooper

Depression in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders