Areas of Faculty Research

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Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Research areas: Health information technology, health informatics, older adults, technology, telehealth, Discharge Decision Support System, D2S2, Readmission, Discharge
Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FASPEN

Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN

Research areas: Nutrition, Gut microbiome, Parenteral nutrition, Gastrointestinal disease, Clinical guidelines, Clinician educator

Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD, BS

Research areas: Nutrition, Energy balance, Nausea, Vomiting, Chemotherapy, Brain

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

Research areas: Gerontology, telehealth, informatics, hospice, smart homes
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Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN

Research areas: Oncology

Monique Dowd, MA, RD, LDN, CDE, CSG

Research areas: Clinical dietician, Penn Nursing lecturer, Certified diabetes educator, Certified gerontological nutritionist, Community nutritionist
Karen Glanz

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH

Research areas: Health behavior, Health Disparities, Obesity prevention, Cancer prevention and control, Nutrition

Karen B. Hirschman, PhD, MSW

Research areas: Transitional care, Transitional Care Model, Cognitive impairment, Dementia, Palliative care, Decision making

Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Palliative care, Dementia, Older adults, Gerontology, Nursing home, End-of-life care, Caregiving
Sarah Kagan 2024

Sarah Hope Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, AOCN, GCNS-BC

Research areas: Gerontological nursing, Gerontology, Older adults, Seniors, Cancer, Oncology, Qualitative research methods, Grounded theory, Clinician educator

Tanja V.E. Kral, PhD

Research areas: Obesity; adult and pediatric obesity; nutrition; prevention and treatment of obesity; familial predisposition; behavioral economics; behavioral genetics; Autism Spectrum Disorder
Eileen T. Lake, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, FAAN

Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Patient outcomes, Hospital environments, Nurse staffing, NICU, Practice Environment Scale

Karen B. Lasater, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: nurse staffing, patient outcomes, healthcare policy, hospital re-admissions, nursing work environments, end of life care

Joseph R. Libonati, PhD

Research areas: Cardiovascular disease, Exercise training, Exercise, Exogenous stem cell therapy, Heart disease treatment, Heart failure, Physiology

Lauren Massimo, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

Research areas: neurodegenerative disease, older adults, cognitive decline, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, non-pharmacological intervention and neuroimaging
Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, CRNP

Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Research areas: Biobehavioral research, symptoms management in cardiopulmonary disease, fatigue and sleep difficulty symptoms, pulmonary arterial hypertension

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Research areas: Nursing outcomes, Health outcomes, Policy, Health policy, Nurse staffing, Nursing and health care administration, Training in nursing outcomes research
Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, FAAN

Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Palliative and serious illness care; Social Determinants of Health; cancer pain and symptom management in the context of opioid crisis

Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Care of older adults and family caregivers, Transitional Care Model, Advanced practice nurses, Team-based care, Health system redesign, Transitional care, Population health

Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH

Research areas: Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental delays, Children, Public health, SEED, Epidemiology
Rosemary Polomano

Rosemary Carol Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Pain science, Pain management, Pain measurement, American Pain Society Patient Outcomes Questionnaire, Military, Veterans, Anesthesiology and critical care

Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Trauma nursing, Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Health equity, Gun Violence, Injury and violence prevention research, Trauma research, Vulnerable populations, Community-engaged research

Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN

Research areas: sleep disorders, behavioral clinical trials and clinical trial methodology, evidence-based practice, engagement science

Heath D. Schmidt, PhD

Research areas: Drugs of abuse, Drug addiction, Relapse, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Obesity, Cocaine, Nicotine, Opioids
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Margaret C. Souders, PhD, CRNP

Research areas: autism spectrum disorder, phylogenetics, genetics, sleep medicine, insomnia

Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research areas: Clinical research ethics, informed consent, bioethics, ethical concerns, medical systems, ethical issues, nurse practitioners, patients, families