SMART Center II: Brain-Behavior Connections in Self-Management Science
Shirley M. Moore, RN, PhD, Principal Investigator and Director
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Purpose: The purpose of the Center of Excellence in Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART Center) is to foster the development, implementation and dissemination of self-management intervention research examining the brain-behavior connections underpinning effective self-management of health and illness.
SMART Center AIMS: (1) Advance the science related to brain-behavior connections specific to the self-management of health and illness; (2) Expand the number of research projects aimed at improving our scientific understanding of the brain-behavior connections specific to the self-management of health and illness; (3) Increase the number of investigators conducting research targeted at the brain-behavior connections specific to self-management of health and illness; and (4) Promote interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships to develop and support programs of research regarding the brain-behavior connections specific to the self-management of health and illness.
Pilot Studies: Nine pilot studies have been conducted, most are testing promising new self-management interventions. All studies use a common framework to explore the brain-behavior connection in self-management and a set of common data elements are used. The pilot studies are:
- Effect of SystemCHANGE on Cognitive Processing & Cardiac Health in HIV+ adults.
PI: Allison R. Webel, PHD, RN 9/25/14-7/31/16
- Mindfulness Attitude to Deliver Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (MAD DASH).
PI: Kathy Denise Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC 9/25/14-7/31/17
- Brain & Hormonal Biomarkers Associated with Self-management Information Behaviors.
PI: Lenette Jones, PhD, RN 8/1/15-7/31/17
- The Mediating Effects of Decentering on Self-Management Behaviors in Caregivers of Critically Chronically Ill.
PI: Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN 9/1/15-7/31/17
- The Mediating Effects of Decentering on Self-Management of Stress and End of Life Planning in Caregivers of Cancer Patients.
PI: Sara Douglas, PhD, RN 9/1/15-7/31/17
- The Effects of Resourcefulness Training Intervention and Decentering on Self-Management of Stress in Caregivers of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions Dependent on Lifesaving Medical Technology.
PI: Valerie Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP 9/1/16-7/31/19
- Adolescent Weight Management Intervention Research with Low-resourced, Urban-dwelling Families.
PI: Heather Hardin, PhD, RN 9/1/16-7/31/19
- Effect of Emotion Regulation Training on Self-management Behaviors following Cardiac Rehabilitation.
PI: Kelly Wierenga, PhD, RN 5/1/17-8/30/18
- Effects of a Technology-based Intervention and Positive Psychological Training on Cognitive Processing and Blood Pressure Control in African Americans.
PI: Carolyn H. Still, PhD, RN 8/1/18 – 7/31/19
Blood Markers of Neurodegeneration and Neural Mechanisms Underlying Health Information Processing in Persons Managing Chronic Conditions. Administrative Supplement to P30NR015326. NIH, National Institute for Nursing Research, National Institute on Aging. 8/1/18-7/31/18. $270,869.