Cheryl M. Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Cheryl M. Killion.



Phone: 216.368.0462


Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Housing Instability and Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Self-Management among African-Americans

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, “Social and Environmental Barriers to Health for African American Families Residing in Public Housing,” National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2002-2005.
  • Principal Investigator, “Complementary and Alternative Healing Practices among Elderly, Urban-Dwelling African Americans,” Research Infrastructure Grant, 2006-2007.

Education Interests

  • Cultural Aspects of Health
  • Family Health
  • Qualitative Research Methodology

Educational Background

  • B.S., Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • M.S. Maternal Child Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Publications

  • Kalinyak, C., Gary, F., Killion, C., Suresky, M.J., (2016). Transition-Aged Youths With Dual Diagnoses. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, Volume 54 · Issue 3: 48-51. DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20160219-08.
  • Bates, M. D., Quinn Griffin, M. T., Killion, C. M., Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2011). African American males’ knowledge and attitudes toward genetic testing and willingness to participate in genetic testing: A pilot study. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association, 22(1), 1-7.
  • Killion, C. M., Reilly, J., Gallagher-Lepak, S. (2011). Becoming an onliner: Students’ perceptions of moving from traditional to virtual learning. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics(28), 1-10.