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Michael V. Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, AACRN, CNE, FAAN

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Affairs
Phone: 
(919) 684-9219
Office: 
718 Rutherford Street, Room 120

Representative Publications

  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19519241 Relf, M. V. and Bishop, T. L. and Lachat, M. F. and Schiavone, D. B. and Pawlowski, L. and Bialko, M. F. and Boozer, D. L. and Dekker, D. A qualitative analysis of partner selection, HIV serostatus disclosure, and sexual behaviors among HIV-positive urban men. AIDS Educ Prev. 21(3); 280-97
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19413497 Drainoni, M. and Dekker, D. and Lee-Hood, E. and Boehmer, U. and Relf, M. HIV medical care provider practices for reducing high-risk sexual behavior: results of a qualitative study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 23(5); 347-56
  • 2009 -- Kaplow, R. and Relf, M. V. Critical care nursing practice: An integration of caring, competence, commitment and excellence. In Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach. edited by Morton, P. G. and D. K. Fontaine, D. K.. 2009; : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2009
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 19157242 Rajabiun, S. and Rumptz, M. H. and Felizzola, J. and Frye, A. and Relf, M. and Yu, G. and Cunningham, W. E. The impact of acculturation on Latinos' perceived barriers to HIV primary care. Ethn Dis. Autumn, 2008 18(4); 403-8
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18569359 Drainoni, M. and Rajabiun, S. and Rumptz, M. and Welles, S.L. and Relf, M. and Rebholz, C. and Holmes, L. and Dyl, A. and Lovejoy, T. and Dekker, D. and Frye, A. Health literacy of HIV-positive individuals enrolled in an outreach intervention: results of a cross-site analysis. J Health Commun. 13(3); 287-302
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18462072 Boyd, A.C. and Herzberg, E.M. and Marshall, M.M. and Lamparello, N.A. and De Leon, M.A. and Porter, A. and Evans, C.H. and Doshi, S. and Shahkolahi, A. and Dekker, D. and Relf, M.V. Antiretroviral drug resistance among treatment-naïve HIV-1-infected persons in Washington, D.C. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 22(6); 445-8
  • 2008 -- Relf, M. V. and Wykpisz, E. Remedy our shortage of nurses [Commentary]. The Baltimore Sun. May 5, 2008 5 May 2008 9A
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17428185 Cunningham, C.O. and Sohler, N.L. and Wong, M.D. and Relf, M. and Cunningham, W.E. and Drainoni, M. and Bradford, J. and Pounds, M.B. and Cabral, H.D. Utilization of health care services in hard-to-reach marginalized HIV-infected individuals. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 21(3); 177-86
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 16940819 Lachat, M. F. and Scott, C. A. and Relf, M. V. HIV and pregnancy: considerations for nursing practice. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. January, 2007 31(4); 233-40; quiz 241-2
  • 2007 -- Balt, C. A. and Phillips, J. C. and Agnoli, M. and Donovan, M. and Ghigliotty, B. and Hunter, H. and Jeffries, C. and Miramontes, H. and Santillan-Rabe, J. and Raper, J. L. and Relf, M. and Rolfson, N. and Santhanam, H. and Staats, J. HIV/AIDS Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. 2007

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Friday, September 16, 2016

More than 12 faculty and staff members, and several PhD alumni and students presented at the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research presented by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) in Washington, D.C. This year's event focused on Determinants of Health and their implications for nursing science and health policy.

The following faculty, staff and PhD alumni and students presented at the conference:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives recently welcomed 21 students representing Barbados, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and the Philippines. These students were joined by seven DUSON students for the inaugural two-week N555 course entitled “Exploring Patterns of Global Health and Illness.”

Friday, July 22, 2016

Michael Relf was invited to participate with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) as a subject matter expert on HIV-related stigma. He will also serve with a sub-committee of PACHA to formulate recommendations as part of the Stigma Reduction Summit.

PACHA is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention and cure of HIV disease and AIDS.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Michael Relf co-authored a policy brief entitled "Engaging the voice of women in HIV prevention, care and treatment" that is featured in an American Academy of Nursing press release entitled "

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Center for Nursing Research announced the winners of the 2016 Small Grant Award. Leigh Ann Simmons, Schenita Randolph, Michael Relf and Elijah Onsomue, Sophia Smith and Deb Allen, and Ryan Shaw won research funding totaling nearly $80,000. The projects range from dietary intervention during pregnancy to testing mHealth technology.

Friday, May 6, 2016

James "Les" Harmon served as the guest editor for the May/June issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, which is a special issue on workforce development related to HIV/AIDS.

Also included in this issue are two publications written by DUSON faculty and staff:

Michael Relf and Harmon co-authored an article entitled "Entry-level competencies required of primary care nurse practitioners providing HIV specialty care: A national practice validation study."

Friday, February 26, 2016

DNP Alumni Miyesha Cheeks and faculty members Michael Relf and Susan Silva published an article entitled "A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Early Detection of Syphilis Infection or Re-infection in HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men" in the March-April issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Michael Relf was recently appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) president to the NLN Strategic Action Group on Global Initiatives.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Michael Relf co-authored an article entitled "Optimizing nursing and midwifery practice in Rwanda" in the Rwanda Journal Series F: Medicine and Health Sciences. The manuscript is the result of his involvement in the HRH Rwanda program.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Africa has had a hold on Jane Blood-Siegfried, PhD, RN, CPNP, ever since she was a girl, when she lived in Liberia with her family and, among other things, cared for a succession of orphaned baby chimpanzees, one of whom slept in a crib in her room and occasionally clambered up onto her bed and plucked the rollers out of her hair. Her family left Liberia, where her father had been stationed as a U.S. State Department official building schools, when she was

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