Christopher J. Burant, PhD, MACTM, FGSA

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

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

Research Information

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.


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 Outcomes in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 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 Administration, 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 infectionCellular 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 GRECCsThe Journal of Gerontological and Geriatric Education, 32(1), 54-79.

Jennings-Sanders, A., Jury, L., Burant, C. J. (2011). VA nurses’ opinions regarding the use of evidence-based practiceFederal Practitioner, 28(5), 31-38.

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 infectionJournal 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 infectionInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(2), 181-184.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts
Communication Theory and Methodology
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts
Cleveland State University