Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, RN

Instructor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Dr. Horvat Davey’s research focuses on symptom science, specifically examining the role exercise and biomarkers play in symptoms in order to mitigate symptom burden and improve quality of life for individuals suffering from comorbid conditions, including people with HIV (PWH). Her recent work (K23NR019744) investigates sleep hygiene in older PWH and characterizes the effects of two exercise interventions, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and continuous moderate-intensity exercise (CME), on sleep quality in older PWH, as well as examines the underlying mechanism of inflammation as it relates to sleep in older PWH. She is a co-investigator for the PROSPER-HIV study, which examines the relationship between exercise and diet intake and the symptom experience in adults living with HIV. Dr. Horvat Davey’s work has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, American Nurses Foundation, as well as private foundations.

 

Teaching Information

Teaching Schedule

  • Symptom Science 
  • Self-Management 
  • Nursing Research
  • Implementation Science 
     

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Examination of symptoms specifically sleep, fatigue and depression in individuals with comorbid conditions, including aging people with HIV (PWH).
  • Examination of the role exercise, diet and biomarkers play in symptom burden.
  • Development of multimodal interventions to improve self-management and mitigate symptom burden to improve the health of individuals with comorbid conditions, including PWH.
     

Research Projects

Current 

  • Relationship of Formal Exercise Interventions, Sleep, and Inflammation Markers in People Living with HIV. NINR, K23NR01974. Role: Primary Investigator. 
  • Impact of Physical Activity Routines and Dietary Intake on the Longitudinal Symptom Experience of People Living with HIV (PROSPER-HIV). NINR, R01NR018391. Role: Co-Investigator.

Completed

  • Relationship of Formal Exercise Interventions and Sleep in People Living with HIV. Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Mu Chapter Research Grant. Role: Primary Investigator.
  • Genetic Associations of Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. American Nephrology Nurses Association, Research Grant. Role: Primary Investigator.
  • Gene Expression Profiling of Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. American Nurses Foundation, Eleanor C. Lambertson Scholar Fund. Role: Primary Investigator.
  • Gene Expression Profiling of Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. FPB SON Alumni Association, Research Award. Role: Primary Investigator.
     

Awards and Honors

New Investigator Award
2022
Midwest Nursing Research Society Self-Care RIIG
IAS Conference Scholarship
2021
International AIDS Society
Dean’s Legacy Award
2020
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Research Abstract Award
2020
American Nephrology Nurses Association
New Author Writing Award
2020
Nephrology Nursing Journal
2nd place PhD poster competition
2020
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Nurse Leader Scholar
2016
Jonas Philanthropies
Leadership Award
2010
Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Theta Chapter
Dean’s Award
2010
The University of Toledo College of Nursing
Retiree’s Scholar
2010
The University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Top 10% Mortar and Pestle Award
2010
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
Academic Year Research Scholarship
2008
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Centennial Scholarship
2007
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
Dr. Gerald P. Sherman Scholarship
2007
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
Academic Year Research Scholarship
2008
The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy

Publications

Davey, C. H., Trinh, V., Schexnayder, J., Longenecker, C. T., & Webel, A. (2021). Comparison of diet, muscle strength, steps per day and symptoms in people with HIV and HIV-negative peers. Research in Nursing & Health, 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22202 

Oliveira, V.H.F., Erlandson, K.M., Cook, P.F., Jankowski, C., MaWhinney, S., Dirajlal-Fargo, S., Knaub, L., Hsiao, C., Horvat Davey, C., & Webel, A. (2021). The High-Intensity Exercise Study to Attenuate Limitations and Train Habits in Older Adults With HIV (HEALTH): A Research Protocol. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC,10.1097/JNC0000000000000276. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/JNC.0000000000000276.

Horvat Davey, C., Dolansky, M. A., Singh, M. K., & Aron, D. C. (2021). The interprofessional VA quality scholars program: Promoting predoctoral nursing scientists and their career trajectories. Nursing Outlook, 69(2), 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2020.08.003

Davey, C.H., Webel, A.R., Sehgal, A.R. Voss, J., Hsiao, C.P., Darrah, R., Litman, P., Perez, F., and Desai, N. (2020). Genetic Correlates of Patient-Reported Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(12), 1042-1049. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920919911

Horvat Davey, C., Perazzo, J. D., Vest, M., Josephson, R. A., Oliveira, V., Sattar, A., & Webel, A. R. (2020). The relationship of cardiorespiratory function, fatigue and depressive symptoms in PLHIV. AIDS care, 32(7), 877–881. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1659920

Gunzler, D., Sehgal, A., Kauffman, K., Horvat Davey, C., Dolata, J., Figueroa, M., Huml, A., Pencak, J., and Sajatovic, M. (2020). Identifying Depression Phenotypes by Applying RDoC Domains to the PHQ-9. Psychiatry Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112872

Kauffman, K., Horvat Davey, C., Dolata, J., Figueroa, M., Gunzler, D., Huml, A., Pencak, J., Sajatovic, M., and Sehgal, A.R. (2020). Changes in Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms in the United States from 2005-2016. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078390320906194

Webel, A.R., Horvat Davey, C., Schexnayder, J., Currie, J., Al Battashi, H., Chang, J., and Longenecker C.T. (2020). The Impact of Perceived Cardiovascular Risk on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Behaviors in People with and without HIV Infection. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 83(5), 513-521. https://doi.org.10.1097/QAI.0000000000002290

Hugo Fernando de Oliveira, V., Currie, J., Horvat Davey, C., Josephson, R., Silva, D., Deminice, R., and Webel A.R. (2020). Weekday and Weekend Physical Activity and Stationary Behavior Patterns of People Living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 31(3), 337-345. https://doi.org.10.1097/JNC.0000000000000156

Webel, A.R., Long, D., Rodriguez, B., Horvat Davey C., Buford, T.W., Crane, H.M., Mayer, K., Saag, M.S., & Willig, A.L. (2020). The PROSPER-HIV Study: A Research Protocol to Examine Relationships Among Physical Activity, Diet Intake, and Symptoms in Adults Living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 31(3), 346-352. https://doi.org.10.1097/JNC.0000000000000145

Horvat Davey, C., Webel, A.R., Sehgal, A.R., Voss, J.G., & Huml, A.M. (2019). Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 46(5), 497-508. PMID: 31566345
 
Perazzo, J. D., Currie, J., Horvat Davey, C., Lambert, J., & Webel, A. R. (2019). Depression and Social Capital in People Living with HIV. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 54-61. https://doi.org.10.1111/jpm.12552

Horvat Davey, C., Dolansky, M.A., Harris, A.T., & Singh, M.K. (2019). Integrating a Reflective Learning Activity to Ensure Quality Improvement Project Success. Nursing Education Perspectives. https://doi.org.10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000610
* Featured in the 10th anniversary of the landmark Future of Nursing Report Special Issue, Innovations for the Future of Nursing.  

Webel, A.R, Jenkins, T., Longenecker, C.T., Vest, M., Horvat Davey, C., Currie, J., Darrah, R., Litman, P., de Oliveria V., & Josephson, R. (2019). Relationship of HIV Status and Fatigue, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Muscle Strength and Physical Activity. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care., 30(4), 392-404. https://doi.org.10.1097/JNC.0000000000000022
 
Webel. A.R., Moore, S.M., Longenecker, C.T., Currie, J., Horvat Davey, C., Perazzo, J., Sattar, A., & Josephson, R. (2018). A Randomized Controlled Trial of the SystemCHANGE Intervention on Lifestyle Behaviors in HIV+ Adults. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 78(1), 23-33. https//doi.org.10.1097/QAI.0000000000001635
Webel, A.R., Perazzo, J., Decker, M., Horvat Davey, C., Sattar, A., and Voss, J. (2016). Physical Activity is Associated with Reduced Fatigue in Adults Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(12), 3104-3112.  https//doi.org.10.1111/jan.13084

Muntean BS., Horvat CM., Behler JH., AbouAlaiwi WA., Nauli AM., Williams FE., and Nauli SM., (2010).  A Comparative Study of Embedded and Anesthetized Zebrafish in vivo on Myocardiac Calcium Oscillation and Heart Muscle Contraction.  Frontiers in Pharmacology, 1,139. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2010.00139
 

Education

Doctor of Nursing Science
Case Western Reserve University
2019
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The University of Toledo
2010
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Toledo
2008

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
2021
NIH, K23 Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA Quality Scholar
Cleveland VA Medical Center
2019