Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, CNP, MSM, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural Aspect of Aging
  • Gerontology 
  • Primary Care of Adults/Geriatrics with Chronic Conditions
  • Leadership and Management in Advanced Nursing Practice

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Technology-based interventions to Support Self-Managing Chronic Diseases
  • Minority populations’ health disparities
  • Self-Management of Chronic Illness and Neuroprocessing
  • Diversity in clinical trials

Research Projects

  • Co-Principal Investigator. “Reducing Stroke Risk in African-American Men.” NIH/NINR: 1R01NR018023-01A1. (2019-2024)
  • Pilot Project Principal Investigator. “A COmmunity and Tech-Based ApproaCh for Hypertension Self-MANagement (COACHMAN).”  NIH/ NIMHD: 5U54MD002265-13. (2019-2020)
  • Pilot Project Principal Investigator. “The Effects of Technology-based Intervention and Positive Psychological Training on Cognitive Processing and Blood Pressure Control in African Americans.” NIH/NINR: P30 NR015326-05S1. (2018-2019)
  • Co-Investigator. “Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.” NIHI/NIA: 1P30AG062428-01    (2019-2021)
  • Co-Investigator. “Gift: Web Based Resourcefulness Training For Grandmother Caregivers.” NIH/NINR: 5R01NR015999-03. (2017-2020)
  • Site Co-Investigator. “The SPRINT Alzheimer's, Seniors and Kidney Study (SPRINT ASK).” NIH/NIA: 1R01AG055606-01. (2017-2019)
  • Co-Investigator and Project Director. “The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT).”  NIH/ NIHLBI, NIDDK, NIA: 268200900049C-17-0-1. (2010-2020)

Completed Research Support

  • Site Principal Investigator. “SPRINT MIND the Kidneys, Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT).” NIH/NIDDK: 1R01DK092241-01A1. (2012-2016)
  • Co-Investigator. “SPRINT-Factors affecting Atherosclerosis Study (FAST).” (2011-2016)

Publications

  • Pajewski, N. M, Berlowitz, D. R., Bress, A. P., Callahan, K. E., Cheung, A. K., Fine, L. J.,  Gaussoin, S. A., Johnson, K. C., King, J., Kitzman, D. W., Kostis, J. B., Lerner, A. J., Lewis, C. D., Oparil, S., Rahman, M., Reboussin, D. M.,  Rocco, M. V.,  Snyder, J. K.,  Still, C. H., Supiano, M. A.,  Wadley, V. G., Whelton, P. K., Wright Jr., J. T., Williamson, J. D.  (2019). Intensive versus standard blood pressure control in adults 80 years or older: A Secondary Analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Journal of American Geriatric Society. In press.
  • The SPRINT MIND Investigators for the SPRINT Research Group. Nasrallah, I. M., Pajewski, N. M., Auchus, A.P., Chelune, G., Cheung, A. K., Cleveland, M. L., Coker, L. H., Still, C. H.,…Bryan N. (2019). Association of intensive versus standard blood pressure control with cerebral white matter lesions. JAMA, 322(6), 524–534.
  • Williamson, J. D., Pajewski, N. M., Auchus, A. P., Bryan, R. N., Chelune, G., Cheung, A. K., … Wright, C. B. for the SPRINT MIND Investigators for the SPRINT Research Group. (2019). Effect of intensive versus standard blood pressure control on probable dementia: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 321, 1-9. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21442.
  • Tamariz, L.,  Mitscher, M., Still, C. H., Green, L. H., Clark, E., Walsh, S.,  Whittle, J., Nord, J., Ramsey, T.,  Contreras, G., For the SPRINT Research Group. (2019). The Impact of central IRB’s on informed consent readability and trial adherence in SPRINT. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 15, 100407.
  • Gary, F. A., Yarandi, H., Hassan, M., Killion, C., Ncube, M., Still, C. H., & Hopps, J. (2019). A power conundrum: Black women and their sexual partners in the Midwest. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(5), 431-436. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1547804.
  • Still, C. H., Pajewski, N. M., Chelune, G. J., Rapp, S. R., Sink, K., Wadley, V., Williamson, J. D., Lerner, A. J., For the SPRINT Research Group. (2019). The association between the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Functional Activity Questionnaire in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 34(6), 814-824. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acy094.
  • Still, C. H., Jones, L. M., Moss, K. O., Variath, M., & Wright, K. D. (2018). African American older adults' perceived use of technology for hypertension self-Management. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 11(5), 249-256.
  • Moss, K. O., Still, C. H., Jones, L. M., Blackshire, G., Wright, K. D. (2018). Hypertension self-management perspectives from African American older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2018:193945918780331.
  • Wright, K. D., Still, C. H., Jones, L. M., Moss, K. O. (2018). Designing a Co-created Intervention with African American Older Adults for Hypertension Self-Management. International Journal of Hypertension, 2018:7591289.
  • Gary, F. A., Yarandi, H., Evans, E., Still, C. H., Mickels, P., Hassan, M., Campbell, D., et al.,… Conic, R. (2018). Beck Depression Inventory-II: Factor analyses with three Groups of midlife women of African Descent in the Midwest, the South, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Issues Mental Health Nursing, 39(3), 233-243.
  • Still, C. H., Rodriguez, C. J., Wright, Jr., J. T., Craven, T. E., Bress, A. P., Chertow, G. M, Whelton, P. K. et al.,… For the SPRINT Research Group. (2017). Clinical outcomes by Race and Ethnicity in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). American Journal of Hypertension, 31(1), 97-107.
  • Rodriguez, C. J., Still, C. H., Garcia, K. R., Wagenknecht, L., White, S., Bates, J. T., Del, V. M., et al.,… For the SPRINT Research Group. Baseline blood pressure control in Hispanics: characteristics of Hispanics in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. (2017). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich), 19(2), 116-125.
  • Pajewski,  N. M., Williamson,  J. D., Applegate, W. B., Berlowitz, D. R., Bolin, L. P., Chertow, G. M., Krousel-Wood, M. A., Lopez-Barrera, N., Powell, J. R., Roumie, C. L., Still,  C. H., Sink, K. M., Tang, R., Wright, C. B., Supiano, M. A., for the SPRINT Study Research Group.  (2016). Characterizing frailty status in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. The Journals of Gerontology Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(5), 649-655.
  • Ramsey, T. M., Snyder, J. K., Lovato, L . C., Roumie, C. L., Glasser, S. P., Cosgrove, …Still, C. H., for the SPRINT Study Research Group. (2016). Recruitment strategies and challenges in a large intervention trial: Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Clinical Trials, 13(3), 319-330.
  • Still, C. H., Craven, T. E., Freedman,  B. I., Van Buren,  P. N., Sink, K. M., Killeen,  A. A., et al., For the SPRINT Study Research Group. (2016). Baseline characteristics of African Americans in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 9(9), 670-679.
  • Still, C. H., Ferdinand, K. C., Ogedegbe,  G., Wright,  J. T., Jr. (2016). Recognition and Management of Hypertension in Older Persons: Focus on African Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(10), 2130-2138.
  • Gary, F., Still, C. H., Mickels, P., Hassan, M., Evans, E. (2015). Muddling Through the Health System: Experiences of Three Groups of Black Women in Three Regions. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA, 26(1):22-28.
  • Still, C. H., Gary, F. A., McDonald, P. E., Yarandi, H. N. Factors Associated with African-American Women's Decisions to Participate in Genetic Research. (2014). Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA, 25(1):25-32.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing Science
Case Western Reserve University
Masters of Science in Management
Healthcare
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Florida A & M University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Florida A & M University