Christopher J. Burant, PhD, MACTM

Christopher J. Burant.



Phone: 216.368.0730


Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • Statistics; Structural Equation Modeling
  • Optimism and Pessimism's impact on health outcomes
  • Social structural related health disparities
  • Predictors and outcomes of heart failure and its related depression
  • Gerontology
  • Hospitalization and recovery in older patients
  • Stress and Coping Models

Research Projects

  • Structural Equation Modeling Expert. Center of Excellence to Build the Science of Self-Management: A Systems Approach. NIH, National Institute for Nursing Research.  P30NRO10676  9/29/07-6/30/12. Principal Investigator: Shirley Moore.

Education Interests

  • Statistics
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Linear Regression Techniques
  • Research Methodologies
  • Gerontology

Educational Background

  • BA, Communication, Cleveland State University, 1988
  • MACTM, Communication, Cleveland State University, 1991
  • MA, Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 2000
  • PhD, Sociology, Case Western Reserve University

Recent Publications

  • Burant, C. J., Zauszniewski, J. A. (2017). Factor Analysis. In J.J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (pp. 170-172). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Wang, Y. F., Zauszniewski, J. A., Burant, C. J. (2016). Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Children's Resourcefulness Scale in Taiwanese Children. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(11), 847-857. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2016.1224961.
  •  Musil, C. M., Zauszniewski, J. A., Burant, C. J., Toly, V. A. Boebel, Warner, C. B. (2016). Evaluating an Online Resourcefulness Training Intervention Pilot Test Using Six Critical Parameters. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 82(1), 117-35. doi: 10.1177/0091415015623552.
  • Aloush, S., Dolansky, M., Moore, S. M., Burant, C. J., Suliman, M., Josephson, R. (2016). Predictors of Positive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 18(3), 1-7.
  • Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Burant, C. J., Variath, M., Morris, D. L. (2016). Preliminary Evidence for Effectiveness of Resourcefulness Training in Women Dementia Caregivers. Journal of Family Medicine, 3(5), pii: 1069. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Canaday, D. H., Sridaran, S., Van Epps, P., Aung, H., Burant, C. J., Nsereko, M., … Toossi, Z. (2015). CD4+ T cell polyfunctional profile in HIV-TB coinfection are similar between individuals with latent and active TB infection. Tuberculosis (Edinb), 95(4), 470-5. doi: 10.1016/ 
  • Kresevic, D. M., Denton, J. E., Burant, C. J., & Pallaki, M. (2015). Racial difference in response to vitamin D supplementation. Journal of the National Medical Association, 117(2), doi:10.1016/S0027-9684(15)30020-1.
  • Hickman, R. L., Clochesy, J., Burant, C. J., & Pignatiello, G. (2015). Impact of a serious of game for health on chronic disease self-management among adults with hypertension. Journal of Health and Human Services Adminstration, 38(2), 253-75.
  • Van Epps, P., Sridaran, S., Aung, H., Wilson, B. M., Burant, C. J., Nserko, M., …Canaday, D. H. (2015). CD4 T-cell cytokine correlates of diagnostic tests for latent tuberculous infection in HIV-1-infected subjects. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease, 19(8), 927-35. doi:  10.5588/ijtld.14.0896.
  • Petrinec, A. B., Mazanec, P., Burant, C. J., Hoffer, A., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Coping strategies and posttraumatic stress symptoms in post-ICU family decision makers. Critical care medicine, 43(6), 1205-12. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000934.
  • Wright, K. D., Pepper, G. A., Caserta, M., Wong, B., Brunker, C. P., Morris, D. L., … Allen, K. R. (2015). Factors that influence physical function and emotional well-being among Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.), 36(2 Suppl), S16-20.  doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.02.022.
  • Johnson, K. D., Winkelman, C., Burant, C. J., Dolansky, M., & Totten, V. (2014). The factors that affect the frequency of vital sign monitoring in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs, 40(1), 27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.07.023
  • Canaday, D. H., Burant, C. J., Jones, L., Aung, H., Woc-Colburn, L., Anthony, D. D. (2011). Preserved MHC-II antigen processing and presentation function in chronic HCV infection. Cellular Immunology, 266(2), 187-191. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2010.10.003.


  • Kresevic, D., Burant, C. J., Denton, J., Heath, B., Kypriotakis, G. (2011). The use of multi-modal strategies for distance education in the GRECCs. The Journal of Gerontological and Geriatric Education, 32(1), 54-79.
  • Kresevic, D., Burant, C. J., Denton, J., Heath, B., Kypriotakis, G. (2011). The use of multimodal strategies for distance education in the GRECCs. Gerontol Geriatr Educ, 32(1), 54-79. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2011.550216.
  • Jennings-Sanders, A., Jury, L., Burant, C. J. (2011). VA nurses’ opinions regarding the use of evidence-based practice. Federal Practitioner, 28(5), 31-38.
  • Ievers-Landis, C., Burant, C. J., Hazen, R. (2011). Bootstrapping of Structural Equation Models with smaller samples: An illustration using mealtime rituals at the intersection between the family social environment and diabetes management  of a behavioral program.Journal Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics., 32(8), 619-626.
  • Ievers-Landis, C. E., Burant, C. J., Hazen, R. (2011). The concept of bootstrapping of structural equation models with smaller samples: an illustration using mealtime rituals in diabetes management.Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(8), 619-626. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31822bc74f.
  • Abouelfettoh, A. A., Ludington, S. M., Visscher, M., Burant, C. J., Cartner, T. (2011). Effect of  skin-to-skin contact on preterm infant skin barrier function and hospital-acquired infection. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 3(1), 36-46.
  • Jury, L. A., Guerrero, D. M., Burant, C. J., Cadnum, J. L., Donskey, C. J. (2011). Effectiveness of routine patient bathing to decrease the burden of spores on the skin of patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(2), 181-184.