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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
(919) 684-9219
718 Rutherford Street, Room 120

Representative Publications

  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17563295 Rajabiun, S. and Cabral, H. and Tobias, C. and Relf, M. Program design and evaluation strategies for the Special Projects of National Significance Outreach Initiative. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 21 Suppl 1 S9-19
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16990124 Norton, C.K. and Relf, M.V. and Cox, C.W. and Farley, J. and Lachat, M. and Tucker, M. and Murray, J. Ensuring NCLEX-RN success for first-time test-takers. J Prof Nurs. 22(5); 322-6
  • 2006 -- Relf, M. V. and Glass, N. Gay and lesbian relationships and intimate partner abuse. In Intimate partner abuse and health professionals: Old problems, new approaches to domestic violence. edited by Roberts, G. and Hegarty, K. and Feder, G.. 2006; pp. 213-228. : Elsevier Publishing. 2006 213-228
  • 2005 -- Relf, M. V. and Mallinson, R. K. and Pawlowski, L. and Dolan, K. and Dekker, D. HIV-related stigma among persons attending an urban HIV clinic. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health. Winter, 2005 11(1); 14-22
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16106155 Mallinson, R. K. and Relf, M. V. and Dekker, D. and Dolan, K. and Darcy, A. and Ford, A. Maintaining normalcy: a grounded theory of engaging in HIV-oriented primary medical care. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 28(3); 265-77
  • 2005 -- Relf, M. V. and Kaplow. R. Critical care nursing practice: An integration of caring, competence, commitment and excellence. Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach. 2005
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15090130 Relf, M. V. and Huang, B. and Campbell, J. and Catania, J. Gay identity, interpersonal violence, and HIV risk behaviors: an empirical test of theoretical relationships among a probability-based sample of urban men who have sex with men. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. June, 2004 15(2); 14-26
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 14983562 Relf, M. and Berger, B. and Crespo-Fierro, M. and Mallinson, R. K. and Miller-Hardwick, C. The value of certification in HIV/AIDS nursing. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. March, 2004 15(1); 60-4
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12453817 Greenwood, G. L. and Relf, M. V. and Huang, B. and Pollack, L. M. and Canchola, J. A. and Catania, J. A. Battering victimization among a probability-based sample of men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. December, 2002 92(12); 1964-9 PMC1447360
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 12469539 Jerez, D. C. and Relf, M. The social injustice of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. December, 2002 13(6); 13-6


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Michael Relf was recently recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the South Dakota State University College of Nursing. Relf graduated from the School in 1988 with a BSN.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When Kaylene Baugh, ABSN’14, began thinking about where she wanted to go for her global clinical experience, China was not her first choice. The opportunity to participate in an international cultural immersion experience through the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) program was high on the list of reasons Baugh chose Duke University School of Nursing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Michael Relf has been appointed to the editorial board of the newly formed Rwanda Journal Series I: Medicine and Health Sciences. The journal is a bi-annually peer review journal. Relf serves as the co-principal investigator of the Human Resources for Health Rwanda program at Duke University.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The inaugural Global Innovations in Nursing and Midwifery Education, Research and Practice Conference was held January 25-27, 2015, in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference represented a culmination of two-and-a-half years of global collaboration between Rwandan nurses and midwives, Human Resources for Health (HRH) partners, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda (UR).

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The January/February 2015 of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care was a special issue on stigma and HIV infection. Michael Relf served as the guest editor of this issue. Faculty members Michael Relf and Donna Biederman and PhD students Courtney Caiola and Dennis Flores contributed the following papers to this issue:

Monday, December 1, 2014

At the annual conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in Miami, Fla., this November:

Friday, November 7, 2014

PhD student Courtney Caiola coauthored an article with her faculty mentors Sharron Docherty and Michael Relf entitled "Using an intersectional approach to study the impact of social determinants of health for African American mothers living with HIV" that has been published in Advances in Nursing Science.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Michael Relf is one among eight alums from five decades to be honored as the 2014 class of Distinguished Alumni at South Dakota State University (SDSU) for distinguished leadership in the SDSU community and beyond. He will receive prestigious recognition from his alma mater for his accomplishments and achievements. He joins 318 other alumni as part of the Sherwood O. Berg Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Michael Relf and Julie Barroso presented an abstract entitled "Feasibility of using an iPod Touch device to deliver a stigma reduction intervention to HIV-infected women" at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in Atlanta, Ga. on November 22, 2013.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By: Michael Relf, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director of the Accelerated BSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing, and Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing