Faculty Research Studies & Labs

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Working for Better Patient Care

Today’s nurse scientists are conducting studies in the lab, the clinic, the hospital, and the community—connecting the dots between scientific inquiry and the quality of patients’ lives. Our nurse scientists aren’t just chasing cures, but also are bettering care. They conduct research at the basic science level, extending the more traditional, biobehavioral types of nursing research.

Current Research Studies & Labs Include

  • Resourcefulness Training© For Parents of Technology-Dependent Children
    PI: Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP
  • Targeting Obesity and Blood Pressure in Urban Youth
    PI: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • A Clinical Trial of Decision Support for End of Life Care Among Surrogate Decision Makers of the Chronically Critically Ill
    PI: Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
  • CLOSER_A Videoconference Intervention for Distance Caregivers
    PI: Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN
  • SMART Center II Brain Behavior Connections in Self-Management Science
    PI: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Mapping Complex Influences on Aggressiveness of End of Life Cancer Care
    PI: Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Interdisciplinary Nurse Scientist Training
    PI: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Symptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced Disease
    PI: Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Oncology Nurse IMPACT: Improving Communication with Patients about Clinical Trials
    PI: Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Avatar-Based Decision Support Technology for Surrogate Decision Makers
    PI: Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
  • Validation of a Dual-Process Model of Surrogate Decision Making
    PI: Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
  • Determining the Timing & Amount of CFTR Repair for Pulmonary Improvement
    PI: Rebecca Darrah, PhD
  • Evaluating the Effects of Physical Activity & Fatigue Management Strategies
    PI: Matthew Plow, PhD
  • Mitochondrial Bioenergetic Mechanism of Cancer-Related Fatigue
    PI: Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN
  • Understanding the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Self-Management Science — P30 Admin Supplement
    PI: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Brain and Hormonal Biomarkers Associated with Self-Management Information Behaviors: A Diversity Supplement Training Program
    PI: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • SystemCHANGE Weight Management in Inflammatory Immune-Mediated Diseases
    PI: Matthew Plow, PhD
  • Improving Exercise, Fitness and Cardio-Metabolic Health in HIV-Infected Adults (National)
    PI: Allison Webel, PhD, RN
  • Angiotensin Signaling as a Therapeutic Target for CF Pulmonary Disease
    PI: Rebecca Darrah, PhD
  • Cancer Care Decisions at End of Life
  • Understanding the Management of Chronic Disease in Women Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Exploring relationship among sTRess, Isolation, and Physical activity (TRIP) in older adults living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH)