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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 adaptcenter@dm.duke.edu. 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

News

Apr 25, 2016

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...

Oct 09, 2015

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...

Sep 10, 2015

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...

Sep 04, 2015

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...

Aug 25, 2015

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...

Aug 21, 2015

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-...

Aug 17, 2015

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...

Mar 26, 2015

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...

Feb 17, 2015

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...

Sep 26, 2014

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...

Sep 09, 2014

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.

Sep 09, 2014

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.

Jun 18, 2014

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...

May 06, 2014

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...

May 02, 2014

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...

Jan 08, 2014

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...
Oct 23, 2013

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...

May 01, 2013

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...