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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