Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the ADAPT Center, which is a National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health funded Center of Excellence, presents the "Researcher Spotlight: Cognitive Science in Chronic Illness" on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the...
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ADAPT Center Investigators
To date, over 70 Center Investigators from a variety of disciplines and centers are actively engaged in symptom science research and supporting the overall aims of the ADAPT Center. Our Center Investigators share and disseminate new knowledge, participate in interdisciplinary research collaboration to advance the field of symptom science, and assist other investigators to conceptualize and study cognitive/affective symptoms and intervene in ways that promote patients’ and their family caregivers’ adaptive abilities.
Center Investigator Application
We welcome applications to join our Center Investigators group.
If your research interests are in any of the following areas, please submit an application to join us in this important work: cognitive/affective symptoms and/or research about symptom experiences, symptom sequelae; research about ameliorating these symptoms, symptom distress and symptom sequelae; adaptive leadership framework; adaptive interventions; trajectory research methods.
Click here to obtain the application. Please submit the completed application and your NIH Biosketch or CV to email@example.com. You can expect to hear from center staff within two weeks of submitting your application.
Names and Affiliations of Current ADAPT Center Investigators
2012 Center Investigators
|Amy P. Abernethy, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Duke University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing; Director, Center for Learning Health Care; Director, Duke Cancer Care Research Program|
|Ruth A. Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Duke University School of Nursing; Associate Dean of Research, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing|
|Connie W. Bales, PhD, RD, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Associate Director, Sarah W. Stedman Center for Nutritional Studies, Duke University|
|Hayden B. Bosworth, PhD, Professor in Medicine, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University|
|Margarita Bidegain, MD, MHS-CL, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University|
|Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, the University of North Carolina School of Nursing at Chapel Hill|
|Laura M. Beskow, MPH, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Genome Ethics, Law & Policy; Faculty Associate in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine; and Associate Director of the ethics core of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute.|
|Donald “Chip” E. Bailey Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Co-Director, ADAPT Center for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science, and Director, Scholarship and Mentoring Core, ADAPT Center, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Debra H. Brandon, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, Associate Professor, Director, PhD in Nursing Program, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Julie V. Barroso, PhD, ANP, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University|
|Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Linda L. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor Emerita of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor and Director, ADAPT Center for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Linda K. George, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development, Duke University|
|Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean & Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Bradi Granger, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Duke university School of Nursing; Associate Director, Duke Translational Nursing Institute|
|Cristina C. Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FNP, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Bessie Baker Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research, Duke School of Nursing|
|Diane Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Scott A. Huettel, PhD, Professor, Director, Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience|
|Constance M. Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Richard Keefe, PhD, Professor, Director, Schizophrenia Research Group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences|
|George Knafl, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Janet Levy, PhD, Assistant Research Professor and Statistical Methodologist, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Isaac Lipkus, PhD, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD, Annie & John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies, University of Texas Medical Branch|
|Eleanor S. McConnell, PhD, MSN, RN, GCNS, BC, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Vice Dean, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Wei Pan, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Brenda Plassman, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University|
|Michael Platt, PhD, Professor, Director, Duke Institute for Brain Science, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University|
|Laura S. Porter, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University|
|Rachel L. Richesson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Sheila Santacroce, PhD, Distinguished Associate Professor, School of Nursing, UNC-CH|
|Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Susan Silva, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD, Associate Professor in Medicine, Duke University|
|Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|James A. Tulsky, MD, Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Director, Center for Palliative Care, Duke University School of Medicine|
|Charles A. Vacchiano, PhD, CRNA, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Kevin P. Weinfurt, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine|
|Keith Whitfield, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University|
|John W. Williams, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine; Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine|
|Bei Wu, PhD, Professor, Director of International Research, and Director, Methods Core, ADAPT Center for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science, Duke University School of Nursing|
2013 Center Investigators
|Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN, Nurse Scientist, Billings Clinic Cancer Center Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Billings Montana|
|Dana L. Carthron, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, JAHF Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Elizabeth L. Ciemins, PhD, MPH, MA, Director, Center for Clinical Translational Research, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana|
|Tobias Egner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University|
|Alyssa A. Gamaldo, PhD, National Institute on Aging, Post-doctoral Fellowship, Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience|
|Rasheeda Hall, MD, MBA, Nephrology Fellow, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center|
|Mustafa M. Husain, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center|
|Holly J. Lanham, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio|
|Nichole R. Lighthall, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University|
|Gary R. Maslow, MD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine|
|Shawn M. McClintock, PhD, MSCS, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine|
|Devon Noonan, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cary C. Boshamer Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing|
|Kenneth E. Schmader, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center; Director, GRECC, Durham VA Medical Center|
|Heather E. Whitson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine|
2014 Center Investigators
|Judith Adams, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Adjunct Faculty, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Michael P. Cary, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Curt C. Lindberg, DMAN, MHA, Director, Partnership for Complex Systems and Healthcare Innovation, Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana|
|Anne C. McKechnie, PhD, RN, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Hudson Santos, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing|
|Tracey L. Yap, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
|Qing Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing|
2015 Center Investigators
|Marjolein M. Iversen, PhD, Bergen University College, Department of Nursing and Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Bergen, Norway|
|Michael V. Relf, PHD, RN, AACRN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing|
Karin Reuter-Rice presented on "Adaptive Challenges in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: An Acute Hospitalization Trajectory" and "Pediatric Acute Traumatic Brain Injury: Healthcare Team Challenges" during the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society conference in Liverpool, U.K.
The ADAPT Center awarded Tracey Yap a small grant for her study entitled "Adaptive and Technical Challenges Associated with Use of Nursing Home Resident Monitoring Technology in Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Pilot Study." This research addresses the unacceptably high rates of pressure ulcers...
The ADAPT Center awarded Eleanor Stevenson a small grant for her study entitled "Understanding Adaptive Challenges Associated with Male-factor Infertility." This study is a new investigation for the principal investigator in an area where little is understood about the adaptive behaviors...
The ADAPT Center awarded Isaac Lipkus a small grant for his study entitled "Feasibility Trial of Use of Biomarker Feedback in Dual Smoker Couples." The over-arching aim of this research program is to explore effects of biomarker feedback as an adaptive intervention for dual smoking couples. In...
The ADAPT Center awarded Kirsten Corazzini a small grant for her study entitled "Adaptive Leadership for Person-Directed Care in Nursing Homes." The purpose of Corazzini's study is to identify and describe socio-cultural contextual factors of nursing practice that facilitate or inhibit person-...
Since its beginning in 2012, the Duke University School of Nursing ADAPT Center has been promoting innovative research focused on managing and minimizing changes in cognition and emotional symptom responses to chronic illness. And with more than 70 investigators from a variety of disciplines and...
Chip Bailey gave an invited presentation entitled "Trajectory of a program of research in chronic illnesses" at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. He also consulted with pre and postdoctoral scholars funded by NIH/NINR T32 on Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Survivorship on...
Ruth Anderson, Chip Bailey, Bei Wu, Kirsten Corazzini, Ellie McConnell and Sharron Docherty have a paper entitled "Adaptive Leadership framework for chronic illness: Framing a research agenda" that has been published in Advances in Nursing Science. This paper will appear in the Focused issue on...
Ruth Anderson presented two workshops on grant writing to P30 collaborators, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows at Emory University School of Nursing's P30 Center for Neurocognitive Studies (CNS). The P30 CNS and Duke’s Adapt Center P30 have had sustained collaborations since their...
Ruth Anderson and Kirsten Corazzini have published an article entitled "Adaptive leadership and person-centered care: A new approach to solving problems" in the September/October 2014 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.
Eleanor McConnell has published an article entitled "Improving dementia care through behavioral interventions" in the September/October 2014 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.
This summer marks an important milestone for the ADAPT Center at Duke University School of Nursing. July is the second anniversary of the Center’s founding in 2012. Named a Center of Excellence by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research, the ADAPT Center, which...
Congratulations to Kirsten Corazzini who has received an award for her National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence application entitled “Models of Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes and Quality of Care Outcomes.” This award is for a one-year period, starting July 1, 2014 to...
The Duke University School of Nursing was recently named a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).
The School was honored for its work in advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption of best practices, fostering leadership, designing and...
The ADAPT Center is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Fall 2013 ADAPT Center Small Grants Award:Ryan Shaw, PhD,RN, for his proposal entitled: The Adaptive Leadership Framework in Mobile Health: A Pilot Study for Weight Loss Melissa Batchelor-Aselage, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, for her...
Mariam Kayle, a second year PhD student, exemplifies some of the best qualities of a Duke School of Nursing student. She recently received an honorary award, the “Allamona” (Ambassador category) from the Order of Nurses in Lebanon, so we asked her to tell us about the award and the field of...
Gerontology has been an area of particular focus and strength within the School of Nursing since the 1960’s, when faculty member Dr. Virginia Stone established the nation’s first gerontological master degree program for nurses interested in caring for older adults.
In 2000 funding from...