BA, BSN, MSN, OCN
Research interests: Self-Management of cancer pain. What constitutes a good pain management experience.
For my study, I will be collecting descriptive data using various measurement tools in multiple outpatient cancer settings using the internet to assess patients knowledge and skills, and ascertain what constitutes a good cancer pain management experience.
RN, MSN, Midwifery
Human sexual dysfunction, Cancer prevention and diagnosis in early stage, Pain management
My research interests are human sexual dysfunction; early stage cancer prevention and diagnosis; and pain management in preterm infants.
Currently, my study focuses on the relationship between biological biomarkers and the brain-gut microbiota axis related to sexual desire and depression in persons with irritable bowel syndrome.
My current research interests are: biobehavioral mechanisms; pain management; and pain disability.
My current study focuses on characterizing the influence of stress on pain hypersensitivity in the context of persistent low back pain, specifically examining genetic, psychosocial and/or environmental mechanisms.
MSN, BSN, RN
My research interests are: health equity; social determinants; and, advocacy.
My current study focuses on the factors affecting access to healthcare in formally incarcerated persons as they transition back into the community.
My research interests are African American women and maternal health disparities, maternal morbidity and mortality. My current study focuses on African American women’s lived experience of severe maternal morbidity during childbirth and postpartum.
Stress/Pain Preterm Infants
My research interests focus on the biological sequelae of repeated painful/stressful procedures on preterm infants as part of routine lifesaving care within the neonatal intensive care unit.
BSN, MNS, RN
My research interests: bio-behavioral research; pain management; genetic & genomic biomarkers of pain; measures of frailty in cardiac adults.
My current study will focus on: genetic and genomic based pain management in patients with cardiovascular disease.
RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
My current research is pain and symptom management in sickle cell disease.
My current study will focus on the relationship between sleep and chronic pain in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease.
Amisha Parekh De Campos
My current research interests are focused on all aspects of palliative care.
My current study will focus on understanding the differences between palliative care and hospice too often these concepts are mistaken to be the same. I want to explore ways to better educate health professionals about the differences.
My current research interests are: care of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease; nursing students’ experiences caring for these patients; and, the implications for nursing education.
My current study focuses on the (qualitative/phenomenological) experiences of nursing students caring for moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease after being prepared with simulation.
My current research interests are trauma informed care, healthcare organizations, and healthcare professionals’ decision making.
My current study is a metasynthesis of qualitative studies on the impact of trauma informed care on staff. I also plan to focus on the lived experience of trauma informed prescribing.
MS, MA, APRN, AAHIVS
My research interests are: HIV in aging women, HIV and stigma, LGBTQ issues, public health issues.
My current study will use thematic narrative analysis to better understand the medical experiences, stigmas, challenges and strengths of aging HIV+ women.
BA, BSN, RN
My current research interests are related to risk factors for addiction and comorbidity (depression and anxiety) in adolescent populations. I am interested in the potential contributions of serotonin genetics and neuropsychological impulsivity and distress tolerance to substance use in adolescence and young adulthood.
My current dissertation study focuses on investigating the contributions of serotonergic and opioidergic gene polymorphisms and impulsivity endophenotypes to opioid use phenotypes in young adults.
Abdallah Abu Khait
RN, MSN, CNS
My current research interests are related to reminiscence therapy and dementia.
My current study focuses on the integration of technology and reminiscence therapy for patients with dementia.
My research focus is the recognition of patient deterioration by bedside nurses and the role of surveillance and interprofessional teams.
My current research interests are related to interprofessional geriatric care.
My current study focuses on identifying facilitators and barriers to a model of interprofessional care for community-dwelling older adults to prevent emergency room visits and hospitalization.
Implementation of Evidence-based Practice
Does an education intervention for an infant driven feeding protocol influence NICU nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy regarding this evidence based practice? This will involve a pre- and post-intervention survey as well as the education intervention.
My current research interests are related to impulsivity and ADHD in adolescents; more specifically the influence of environment on these characteristics.
My current study focuses on understanding the adolescent with impulsive behavior by holistically viewing not only the child but the influences of the world around him, as supported by Bronfenbrenner’s theory of Human Development. My long term goal is to develop interventions to promote self-management skills for these individuals and their families.
My research interests are Male breast cancer and Nurse vulnerability to violence at the bedside.
My current study will describe the experience of men living with breast cancer. Although men account for about 1% of the breast cancer population, generally men are diagnosed at a later stage than women increasing morbidity and mortality. This study provides a basis for developing an action plan to decrease gender disparity in breast cancer diagnosis.
MS, APRN, FNP-BC
My current research interests are focused on the acute care experiences of the psychiatric patient in the Emergency Department (ED) setting from the perspective of the patient, their family and/or support system, and the ED staff.
My current study focuses on understanding the experiences of family members and/or the support system of psychiatric patients who require emergency psychiatric care. Gaining understanding of context and perspectives to clarify and drive improvement of emergency psychiatric care.
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC
My current research interests are related to type 1 diabetes in children, particularly I am interested in the everyday impact of this diagnosis on quality of life for these children and their families.
My current study will be conducted in Poland and use phenomenology to better understanding how Polish parents perceive self-management of diabetes by their children.
MS, BSN, RN, CPN
Pediatric Pain, Genomics
Mallory is a 3rd year PhD student at UConn. Her area of interest includes biobehavioral models of pain in children. Her current study focuses specifically on the transition from acute to chronic post-surgical pain and differential gene expression in children undergoing spinal surgeries.
MSN, RN, CPN
My research interest is Pediatric Behavioral Health and Pediatric Emergency Nursing.
My current study will use qualitative methods to explore the lived experience of nurses caring for pediatric behavioral health patients in the emergency department.
Development and Implementation of The Affirmative Care Program: An Evidence-Based Educational Program for Clinicians to Meet the Healthcare Needs of Transgender Individuals.
Major concepts: endometrial cancer and obesity (BMI >/=30)
The increased incidence of endometrial cancer (EC) is largely attributed the global obesity epidemic. Women are commonly unaware of the link between obesity and EC. Through development of an education program, this project aims to increase readiness to change lifestyle behaviors, promote weight loss, and reduce obesity among patients in this population.
My current research interests are: Major depressive disorder (MDD); Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and Comorbid chronic illness and MDD in adult.
My current study will use Heidegger’s interpretative processes to better understand the lived experience among patients with PTSD. I hope to develop an intervention to help these people regain a more normal life.
Delayed Cord Clamping
Stephanie Welsh’s DNP project is a pilot study examining the safety and feasibility of implementing delayed umbilical cord clamping in cesarean birth using a novel method.