Director, International Center for Life Story Innovations and Practice
Director, Long-Term Healthcare Management Certificate Program
P: (860) 486-0577
University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 307
231 Glenbrook Rd. U-4026
Storrs, CT 06269
Use of reminiscence to improve the mental health and well-being of older Black adults
Use of reminiscence to increase physical activity and decrease pain
Development, implementation and evaluation of community-university partnerships to improve older adults health outomes
Community-based participatory research
Shellman, J. (in press). Age and gender differences in reminiscence functions among a sample of Black adults: Implications for psychiatric nurses. Archives in Psychiatric Nursing.
Shellman, J. & Zhang, D. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of the modified reminiscence functions scale.Journal of Nursing Measurement. 22(3):500-10.
Nicholson, N., & Shellman, J. (2013). The effects of the Carelink model on social isolation in older adults.Research in Gerontological Nursing. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20130110-01.
Shellman J. (2012). Engaging students in gerontological research: The STARR program. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(9):13-7.
Shellman, J., Granara, C., & Rosengarten, E. (2011). Barriers to depression care for older Black adults, practice and policy implications. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(6), 13-17.
Shellman J., Ennis, E., & Addison, K. (2011). A contextual examination of reminiscence in older African-Americans. Journal of Aging Studies.doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2011.01.001.
Shellman, J. & Mokel, M (2010). Overcoming barriers to conducting an intervention study for depression in an older African-American population. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 21(4):361-369.
Shellman, J. & Mokel, M. (2009). The effects of an integrative reminiscence program on depressive symptoms in older African-Americans. Western Journal of Nursing Research. first published on May 15 as doi: 10.1177/0193945909335863.
Shellman, J. Lacey, K., & Clemmens, D. (2008). CARELINK: Partners in caring model, a cardiac self-management program for homebound older adults.Home Healthcare Nurse. 26(10):582-588.
Shellman, J, Mokel, M, & Wright, B. (2007). Keeping the bully out. Understanding older African-Americans perceptions of depression. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Vol. 13, No. 4, 230-236.
Shellman, J. (2007). The effects of a reminiscence education program on BSN students’ cultural self-efficacy. Nurse Education Today. 27(1):43-51
Shellman, J (2006). Reliability and validity testing of the Eldercare Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 9. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol3/iss1/art9
Shellman, J. (2006). Making a connection. BSN students’ perceptions of their reminiscence experiences with elders. Journal of Nursing Education 45(12), 8-16.
Shellman, J. (2004). “Nobody ever asked me before.” Understanding life experiences of African-American elders. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 15, 308 – 316.
Bernal, H., Shellman, J., & Reid, K. (2004). Essential concepts in developing community-university partnerships, Partners in caring, the Carelink model.Public Health Nursing,21(1), 32-40.
Honors & Awards
2008 Community Service Partnership Award Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut
2008 NIH Summer Training Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions Fellow
2007 Yale Clinical Translational Science Award Scholar
2005 National Institute of Aging/National Institute of Health Summer Aging Research Institute Participant
2004-2006 John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Post-Doctoral Fellow
2004 Hartford Institute Summer Geriatric Nursing Research Seminar Scholar
2004 University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Mary Lawrence Award Nursing Research Development Award
2002 University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Carolyn Ladd Widmer Award for significant scholarly contributions in the field of nursing research
1999 University of Connecticut, School of Nursing the Eleanor K. Gill Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
1998 Sigma Theta Tau- National Honor Society of Nursing
1992 St. Mary’s Hospital, School of Nursing Sr. Margaret Rosita Award for Caring in Clinical Practice
President, International Institute for Reminiscence of Life
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Reminiscence and Life Review