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NameAcademic CredentialsClinical SpecialtiesMajor Research Areas, Scholarly Works, and Interest TopicsMethodological Research ExpertiseCurrent Ongoing ProjectsRA/TA Position AvailabilityGraduate Faculty Status
Matt Anderson DNP, APRN, FNP-C Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Catheterization Transition of care of congenital heart disease patients from a pediatric model of care to an adult model of care. Mentorship relationships. Yes
Peggy Anderson RN, MS, DNP Medical Surgical; Public Health Healthcare Administration, Nursing Education, Use of Concept Mapping Learning Strategies, Public and Global Health Yes
Renea Beckstrand PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE ICU/CCU, Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Cardiovascular, Medication Errors, End-of-Life Care in Utah End of Life care, Survey Research Design, Mailed Survey Research, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Family Relations/Mothers-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law, Critical Access Hospital research Quantitative Research SPSS Data Base, Qualitative End-of-Life Care End-of-Life Care Immunization (with Dr. Luthy, Dr. Macintosh, and Lacey Eden), Rural End-of-Life Care, Emergency Dept. Design Families Experiences with EOL care and dying in Utah Yes
Kent Blad DNP, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP Family Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Acute Care Critical Care, Care of the Veteran Patient, Veterans Issues Critical care issues, Care of the Veteran Patient Yes
Cheryl Corbett APRN, MSN, FNP-C Childbearing women and newborns, Family Nurse Practitioner Global Health, Maternal and Newborn Health, Nursing Education Global Health, Nursing Education Not at this time No
Denise Cummins DNP, MSN, WHNP, BC Obstetrics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Research, Quality, Regulatory Compliance Prenatal Care, Maternal/Newborn Care, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Patient Rights, Health Care Ethics, Global Health Community health assessments (global health); patient-centered care Not at this time. Yes
Karen Delacruz AACNP, PhD, FNP Acute Care, Critical Care Clinical Nursing Education, International/Cultural Nursing Issues Qualititave, Phenemonologic Narrative Clinical nursing education, International nursing education Yes
Jeanette Drake Yes
Sarah Harmon Davis MS, APRN, FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner; Eating Disorder Treatment Communication of Genetic Information; Eating Disorder Treatment No
Sondra Heaston CEN, CNE, MS, FNP-C, APRN Emergency Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner End-of-Life Care in Emergency Departments, International Nursing Exploring best interventions to educate and prevent early teenage pregnancy in Paraguay No
Deborah Himes Adult Nurse Practitioner Genetic Disease Genetic Counseling Genetic Testing Genetic Screening Family Communication about Genetic Risk; Hereditary Cancer Syndromes; Breast Cancer Prevention; Women at risk for familial Breast Cancer: · Risk Perception/ Understanding, · Adherence to Screening Guidelines, · Family communication about risk, Qualitative, Quantitative Yes
Stacie Hunsaker DNP, CEN, CNE Emergency Nursing, Simulation, Nursing Education Nursing Education, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction in Nurses Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Compassion Satisfaction/Resiliency in Nursing Students/Do health habits of nurses contribute to the development of burnout/compassion fatigue/Teaching health care providers in a foreign country/Simulation Quality Improvement Yes
Jane Lassetter PhD, RN, FAAN Pediatrics, Healthcare Ethics Healthy eating and physical activity; Impact of cultural beliefs and practices on health and body habitus; Obesity; Nursing ethics; Qualitative Descriptive, Focused ethnography, Quantitative Healthy eating patterns - barriers and facilitators Healthy physical activity COVID impact on college students Yes
Karen Lundberg MS, RN, CNE Pediatric Nursing Children’s Health, Global Nursing, Nursing Education Nursing Education, Global health of children No
Beth Luthy DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN Family Nurse Practitioner Childhood Immunization, Immunization Hesitancy, Improving Immunization Rates, Immunization Compliance Childhood Immunizations No Yes
Bret Lyman PhD, RN Adult Acute Care, Educational Administration Organizational Learning in Health Systems Action Research (Learning History), Qualitative (Grounded Theory), Quantitative *Testing of a theoretical framework for organizational learning in health systems; *Testing research instruments to measure factors related to organizational learning in health systems; *Exploring relationships between contextual factors & mechanisms related to organizational learning in health systems; *Exploring the relationship between organizational learning and healthcare outcomes - particularly clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial viability. Yes, please submit a cover letter and resume. Yes
Janelle Macintosh PhD, RN NBICU Improving health in neonates and infants Increasing immunization rates in NICU patients and graduates Using Helping Babies Breathe to decrease infant mortality in developing countries Qualitative Methodologies, Narrative Research NO Yes
Marc-Aurel Martial PhD, MPH, RN Quality and Patient Safety, Public and Global Health, Capstone, Informatics Health services and delivery in vulnerable populations | Social determinants of anemia; Intersection of culture and health services; Adherence (patient and clinician); Integration of primary care with maternal and child health and community health; Health information systems Mixed Methods Critical factors that affect the delivery of anemia prevention and treatment for children under the age of 5, pregnant women, and lactating mothers in a Haitian rural community Email a resume, cover letter, and class schedule Yes
Katreena Merrill PhD, RN Nursing Quality and Safety, Clinical Research, Infection Prevention. Quality and safety with an emphasis in infection prevention Quantitative and Advanced Statistics Antibiotic Stewardship, Interprofessional Education, Decreasing health care-acquired infections Not at this time Yes
Leslie Miles DNP, APRN, BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Global Health Physical & Mental Health Issues Sexual Assault Global Health Collaboration Education Quantitative Sexual Assault, Health Promotion in the Mentally Ill Population, Global Health Nursing Yes
Debra Mills RN, MS, CNE Pediatrics Measuring active learning, Learning/Teaching Strategies Descriptive No
Rod Newman NP Critical Care, Cardiology Congestive Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease Heart Failure and patient compliance and readmission rates, Point of Care Ultrasound in primary care Utilization of New Oral Anticoagulants in primary care No
Craig Nuttall Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine, Diploma in Mountain Medicine Sports medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Nurse Practitioner Education Implementation science Wilderness Medicine Course Development India Slum Sanitation Project Garhwal Himalaya Mountain Rescue Project Yes
Noreen Oeding Neonatal & Pediatric health; Nursing Education Neonatal health and procedures, Newborn/Pediatric health and wellness, Nursing education via simulation, Simulation replacing hospital clinical hours Nursing Education, PEARS Simulation, Neonatal--Abdominal wall defects RA/TA availability--please contact Yes
Sheri Palmer RN, DNP, CNE International Nursing, Med/Surg/ICU Emergency Nursing Capstone, Leadership Nursing Education, Cultural competency, International Nursing, Public & Global Health, Teaching Sex Education to Global Vulnerable populations Quantitative, Descriptive, Qualitative Childhood nutrition in Latin American countrie, Cultural competence of Nursing Students, Effectiveness of Sex Education among Indigenous Populations in Paraguay Yes
Neil Peterson PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C, ACNP-BC Family Practice, Urgent Care, Employee/Occupational Health, Cardiovascular ICU 1. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, obesity, and healthy lifestyles across the lifespan 2. Measurement techniques for physical activity and sedentary behavior 3. Role of technology in health promotion Statistics, Quantitative, Descriptive, Measurement techniques Numerous and constantly updating--ask for current status Positions are frequently available Yes
Marie Prothero PhD, RN Nursing Administration, Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management Nurse errors, role of the nurse in error disclosure and apology, organizational development, nursing leadership, Qualitative Health Research, Grounded Theory, Interview methods, Survey tool design PI: Nurse leader attitudes and beliefs on medical errors and how to support nurses following an error. Co-investigator-Bret Lyman: Through their own eyes: diverse experience of organizational learning No current RA/TA needs Yes
Ryan Rasmussen PhD, RN, FNP-C Pediatrics, Emergency medicine, Family practice and hospice Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Injury and Treatment, Communication Qualitative, Cognitive Work Analysis, Quantitative Trauma Room Communication RA's needed Yes
Gaye Ray FNP-C, MS, RN, APRN Family Nurse Practitioner Public Health teaching techniques including poverty and domestic violence simulation and Public Health interventions. No
Shelly Reed PhD, DNP, APRN, CNM, CNE Family Nurse Practitioner, OB, Emergency Services, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Simulation/teaching methods, International, Women’s Health Issues Qualitative research Scale development/Quantitative Teaching methods, including simulation & debriefing Women's health/international Yes
Mike Robinson DNP, FNP-C Dermatology; Family/General Medicine; Urgent Care Not at this time. Yes
Petr Ruda FNP-C, APRN, MS FNP-C, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Emergency medicine, Trans-cultural Nursing, Global Health, Nursing Education Shared teaching of Infant CPR with the students in the Czech Republic (EUROPE). Organizing Blood Pressure Clinic in the very rural community of the Czech Republic. Ongoing research focusing on transcultural nursing issues/global health issues, and addressing innovative ways to educate nursing students. Yes
Scott Summers Critical Care; Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head & Neck Surgery; Nursing Education Nursing Education, ENT H&N surgery Austere Medicine No
Corinna Tanner PhD, MSN, RN Disability, Blindness/Sensory Impairment, Gerontology, Nursing Care of Older Adults, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias, Caring Science, Cancer, Aging and End of Life Posttraumatic Growth, Trauma Recovery, Disability Rehabilitation, Adjustment to Disability, Sensory Impairment/Blindness, Political Activism, Global Health, Social Isolation, Social Networks, Depression, Family Relationships. Mixed Methods Research, Structural Equation Modeling, Multiple Regression Analysis, Path Modeling, Intervention Research, Descriptive Research, Scoping Review "ABILITY"- A Blindness Lifestyle Independence Training program, among the blind in Barbados. Scoping Review: Blindness Rehabilitation Posttraumatic Growth Among Older Adults with Age Related Macular Degeneration Please Contact Yes
Sheri Tesseyman PhD, RN Medical-Surgical Nursing, Critical Care, Transcultural Nursing Nursing ontology, theory, and history, particularly the history of relationships between nursing and medicine Qualitative methods History of division of labor in hospital bedside nursing and implications for current nursing practice. RA positions available; contact me Yes
Brandon Thatcher MSN, APRN, BC Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Resilience, Well-Being Mental Health especially in context of public health, Substance Use Disorders E-Cigarette/Vaping Project; Mental Wellness Courses Research Study; Veterans with Vision Impairment/Posttraumatic Growth Project No
Daphne Thomas Emergency Nursing, Leadership, Transition to Practice, Simulation Leadership, Nursing Education/Simulation, Transition to Practice Quantitative Simulation, Transition to Practice Yes
Michael Thomas DNP, APRN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Nursing Education: Peer Teaching/TeamSTEPPS, Mental Health Promotion Compassion Fatigue/Resiliency Among Nursing Students, Student Attitudes Towards Teamwork- TeamSTEPPS Yes
Julie Valentine Adult Med/Surg, Pediatrics, Forensic Nursing Sexual assault, interpersonal violence, violence against women, criminal justice system response to sexual violence Quantitative, mixed methods, Participatory Action Research Collaborative, large-scale research study on sexual assault with Utah Bureau of Forensic Services. Collaborative research study with law enforcement on Trauma Informed Response in sexual assault cases. Yes
Blaine Winters DNP, ACNP-BC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Trauma, Disaster Care, Mental health Care of older adults, Teaching nursing, Trauma, Disaster Care, Mental health Current projects include a paper on new treatments for hypovolemic shock as well as management of patients with traumatic brain injuries who suffer from mental health issues. Currently developing a website titled "The Head Injury Project." Yes
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