Self-Management of Health & Illness

Research Contacts

Associate Dean for Research

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Research

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research Administration

Margaret Roudebush

Assistant Director of the Center for Research & Scholarship

Sally Garrett Karyo

Grants Specialist

Danielle Bunkley

Self-management of health and illness places the individual/family as the primary provider of care for acute and chronic illness and responsible for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Self-management includes treatment adherence and behavior change to promote healthy diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, self-monitoring, and active engagement with the health care team. Our experts study self-management in multiple health conditions, throughout the lifespan, and in populations with significant health disparities. They have described biological, psycho social, and environmental influences on self-management behavior; developed novel ways of measuring self-management behavior and its consequences; and designed and tested interventions to improve self-management outcomes.

Primary Faculty