Bradi B. Granger, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Granger, Professor in the School of Nursing, is also Director of the Duke Heart Center Nursing Research Program and adjunct faculty at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Granger received her doctorate in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MSN from Duke University, and her BSN from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


Dr. Granger has extensive clinical experience in cardiovascular nursing, and her clinical work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist has been dedicated to overcoming barriers to the use and conduct of research in the service setting through development of pragmatic tools that change the way nurses learn about, apply, and conduct nursing science. She has developed an innovative model for clinical inquiry and research in the hospital setting, which has been adopted in clinical settings across the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Granger is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Heart Association and the European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • PhD in Nursing Program
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
Education
  • PhD - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
  • MSN - Duke University School of Nursing
  • BSN - University of Tennessee–Knoxville
Research Interests
Dr. Granger's research interests include the impact of nursing and the effects of behavioral interventions on medication adherence in patients with chronic illness. Her research on patient adherence has influenced the design of future international clinical trials through consultation to identify measures for symptom recognition, adherence, and response to treatment.
Awards and Honors
  • 2009 || Circle of Excellence Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 2007 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • 2000 || Fellow, Cardiovascular Nursing Council of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 1999 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta chapter, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 1997 || Research Mentor Award, Duke Friends of Nursing Foundation
Representative Publications
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20595215 -- Johnson, R. W. and Newby, L. K. and Granger, C. B. and Cook, W. A. and Peterson, E. D. and Echols, M. and Bride, W. and Granger, B. B. Differences in level of care at the end of life according to race. Am J Crit Care. July, 2010 19(4); 335-43; quiz 344.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19875409 -- Granger, B. B. and Ekman, I. and Granger, C. B. and Ostergren, J. and Olofsson, B. and Michelson, E. and McMurray, J. J. and Yusuf, S. and Pfeffer, M. A. and Swedberg, K. Adherence to medication according to sex and age in the CHARM programme. Eur J Heart Fail. November, 2009 11(11); 1092-8.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19616191 -- Porter, G. and Edwards, P. B. and Granger, B. B. Stagnant perceptions of nursing among high school students: results of a shadowing intervention study. J Prof Nurs. 25(4); 227-33.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18670207 -- Granger, B. B. Practical steps for evidence-based practice: putting one foot in front of the other. AACN Adv Crit Care. 19(3); 314-24.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17786091 -- Granger, B. B. and Moser, D. and Harrell, J. and Sandelowski, M. and Ekman, I. A practical use of theory to study adherence. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. December, 2007 22(3); 152-8.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17928476 -- Falk, K. and Granger, B. B. and Swedberg, K. and Ekman, I. Breaking the vicious circle of fatigue in patients with chronic heart failure. Qual Health Res. October, 2007 17(8); 1020-7.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17877565 -- Ekman, I. and Schaufelberger, M. and Kjellgren, K. I. and Swedberg, K. and Granger, B. B. Standard medication information is not enough: poor concordance of patient and nurse perceptions. J Adv Nurs. October, 2007 60(2); 181-6.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16616643 -- Granger, B. B. and Moser, D. and Germino, B. and Harrell, J. and Ekman, I. Caring for patients with chronic heart failure: The trajectory model. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. September, 2006 5(3); 222-7.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16338449 -- Granger, B. B. and Swedberg, K. and Ekman, I. and Granger, C. B. and Olofsson, B. and McMurray, J. J. and Yusuf, S. and Michelson, E. L. and Pfeffer, M. A. and CHARM investigators, Adherence to candesartan and placebo and outcomes in chronic heart failure in the CHARM programme: double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial. Lancet. 366(9502); 2005-11.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15232267 -- Helfrich Jones, M. L. and Granger, B. B. and Short, L. M. and Croll Taylor, M. A new response to heart disease in women: Promising disease management strategies offer state-of-the-science gender-based health promotion, screening, and intervention. Nurs Manage. July, 2004 35(7); 19-25; quiz 25-6.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 14597815 -- Granger, B. B. How to make nursing research work for you. Nursing. November, 2003 33(11); 47-9.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11778347 -- Granger, B. B. Research strategies for clinicians. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. December, 2001 13(4); 605-15.
  • 2001 -- Granger, B. B. and Miller, C. M. Acute coronary syndrome: putting the new guidelines to work. Nursing. November, 2001 31(11); 36-45.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11575979 -- Whellan, D. J. and Gaulden, L. and Gattis, W. A. and Granger, B. and Russell, S. D. and Blazing, M. A. and Cuffe, M. S. and O'Connor, C. M. The benefit of implementing a heart failure disease management program. Arch Intern Med. 161(18); 2223-8.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11153183 -- Saur, C. D. and Granger, B. B. and Muhlbaier, L. H. and Forman, L. M. and McKenzie, R. J. and Taylor, M. C. and Smith, P. K. Depressive symptoms and outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Crit Care. January, 2001 10(1); 4-10.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11203506 -- Cheek, D. J. and Granger, B. B. Acute Care Cardiology, Preface. Nurs Clin North Am. December, 2000 35(4); xiii-xiv.
  • 2000 -- Cheek, D. J., Granger, B., Prinkey-Briggs, L. A. (Guest Eds.) Issues in Acute Cardiology (special issue) Nursing Clinics of North America. December, 2000 35(4); .
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 11072276 -- Fullwood, J. and Butler, G. and Smith, T. and Cox, M. and Bride, W. and Mostaghimi, Z. and Cook, P. S. and Granger, B. B. New strategies in the management of acute coronary syndromes. Nurs Clin North Am. December, 2000 35(4); 877-95.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 10758916 -- Newby, L. K. and Kaplan, A. L. and Granger, B. B. and Sedor, F. and Califf, R. M. and Ohman, E. M. Comparison of cardiac troponin T versus creatine kinase-MB for risk stratification in a chest pain evaluation unit. Am J Cardiol. April, 2000 85(7); 801-5.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10431316 -- Fullwood, J. and Granger, B. B. and Bride, W. and Taylor, M. C. and Heart Center Nursing Research Work Group Members. Heart Center nursing research: a team effort. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. Winter, 1999 14(1); 25-29.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10387388 -- Whellan, D. J. and Gattis, W. A. and Gaulden, L. and Granger, B. and O'Connor, C. M. Disease management of congestive heart failure. Am J Manag Care. April, 1999 5(4); 499-507; quiz 508-9.
  • 1999 -- Granger, B. and Chulay, M. Research Strategies for Clinicians. 1999 .
  • 1998 -- PubMed # : 9509226 -- Esposito, G. A. and Dunham, G. and Granger, B. B. and Tudor, G. E. and Granger, C. B. Converting i.v. nitroglycerin therapy to nitroglycerin ointment therapy: a comparison of two methods. Am J Crit Care. March, 1998 7(2); 123-30.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7619381 -- White, S. K. and Bartrug, B. and Bride, W. Supporting nursing innovations in a cost-conscious environment. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. June, 1995 7(2); 399-406.
  • 1995 -- Wagner, G. and Bartrug, B. and Bride, W. and Califf, R. Administration of the extended coronary care unit. 1995 759-762.
  • 1995 -- Califf, R. M. and Bartrug, B. and Rogers, M. and Roth, D. and Bride, W. and Fitzpatrick, K. and Mark, D. Developing a rational system to contain costs on the cardiac care unit. 1995 895-912.
  • 1994 -- PubMed # : 8150640 -- Bartrug, B. and Fullwood, J. and Rogers, L. and Bride, W. Delirium tremens in acute myocardial infarction. Heart Lung. May, 1994 23(1); 21-6.
  • 2005 -- Palmer, R. and Granger, B. Talking across the gaps: A communications program. Excellence in Nursing Knowledge. April, 2005 3 p. (online).
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19465865 -- Granger, B. B. and Sandelowski, M. and Tahshjain, H. and Swedberg, K. and Ekman, I. A qualitative descriptive study of the work of adherence to a chronic heart failure regimen: Patient and physician perspectives. J Cardiovasc Nurs. July-August, 2009 25(4); 227-33.
  • 1997 -- Granger, B. B. Cardiovascular nursing. 1997 .
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21597368 -- Granger, B. B. and Bosworth, H. B. Medication adherence: emerging use of technology. Curr Opin Cardiol. May, 2011 26(4); 279-87.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21791539 -- Ekman, I. and Granger, B. and Swedberg, K. and Stenlund, H. and Boman, K. Measuring shortness of breath in heart failure (SOB-HF): development and validation of a new dyspnoea assessment tool. Eur J Heart Fail. August, 2011 13(8); 838-45.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21722868 -- Patel, M. J. and Bensimhon, D. R. and Pierson, L. and Ndubuizu, K. and Craig, K. P. and Cummings, A. and Granger, B. and Heinsimer, J. A. and Kraus, W. E. Improving cardiac rehabilitation referral patterns using computerized physician order entry systems. Am J Med. October, 2011 124(10); 908-10.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21678125 -- Sandman, L. and Granger, B. B. and Ekman, I. and Munthe, C. Adherence, shared decision-making and patient autonomy. Med Health Care Philos. June, 2011 .
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21884856 -- Bosworth, H. B. and Granger, B. B. and Mendys, P. and Brindis, R. and Burkholder, R. and Czajkowski, S. M. and Daniel, J. G. and Ekman, I. and Ho, M. and Johnson, M. and Kimmel, S. E. and Liu, L. Z. and Musaus, J. and Shrank, W. H. and Buono, E. W. and Weiss, K. and Granger, C. B. Medication adherence: A call for action. Am Heart J. 162(3); 412-24.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22339774 -- Granger, B. B. and Prvu-Bettger, J. and Aucoin, J. and Fuchs, M. A. and Mitchell, P. H. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Roth, D. and Califf, R. M. and Gilliss, C. L. An academic-health service partnership in nursing: lessons from the field. J Nurs Scholarsh. March, 2012 44(1); 71-9.
  • 2001 -- Granger, B. B. and Miller, C. and Johnson, R. and Merrill, M. and Cox, M. and DeWald, T. and Bride, W. Applying new guidelines for acute coronary syndromes. Nursing. November, 2001 31(11); 36-43.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22653088 -- Granger, B. B. and McBroom, K. and Bosworth, H. B. and Hernandez, A. and Ekman, I. The meanings associated with medicines in heart failure patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. June, 2013 12(3); 276-83.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22941703 -- Johnson, R. W. and Zhao, Y. and Newby, L. K. and Granger, C. B. and Granger, B. B. Reasons for Noncompletion of Advance Directives in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Am J Crit Care. September, 2012 21(5); 311-320.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22543494 -- Granger, B. Research evidence and beyond. AACN Adv Crit Care. August, 2012 23(2); 215-6.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23343815 -- Bolte, J. and Granger, B. B. Monitoring the quality of clinical inquiry projects. AACN Adv Crit Care. January/March, 2013 24(1); 78-81.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 23095974 -- Bettger, J. P. and Granger, B. B. Engaging research partners to advance clinical inquiry. AACN Adv Crit Care. October-December, 2012 23(4); 471-6.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23617442 -- Falk, H. and Ekman, I. and Anderson, R. and Fu, M. and Granger, B. Older patients' experiences of heart failure-an integrative literature review. J Nurs Scholarsh. September, 2013 45(3); 247-55.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23916915 -- Crowley, M. J. and Bosworth, H. B. and Coffman, C. J. and Lindquist, J. H. and Neary, A. M. and Harris, A. C. and Datta, S. K. and Granger, B. B. and Pereira, K. and Dolor, R. J. and Edelman, D. Tailored Case Management for Diabetes and Hypertension (TEACH-DM) in a community population: Study design and baseline sample characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. August, 2013 36(1); 298-306.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23996422 -- Ellis, M. F. and Benjamin, K. and Cornell, M. and Decker, K. and Farrell, D. and McGugan, L. and Porter, G. P. and Shearin, H. and Zhao, Y. and Granger, B. B. Suitability of Capillary Blood Glucose Analysis in Patients Receiving Vasopressors. Am J Crit Care. September, 2013 22(5); 423-429.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23996419 -- Fullwood, J. E. and Mostaghimi, Z. and Granger, C. B. and Washam, J. B. and Bride, W. and Zhao, Y. and Granger, B. B. Alcohol withdrawal prevention: a randomized evaluation of lorazepam and ethanol--a pilot study. Am J Crit Care. September, 2013 22(5); 398-406. PMC4324835
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23996417 -- Reshamwala, A. and McBroom, K. and Choi, Y. I. and LaTour, L. and Ramos-Embler, A. and Steele, R. and Lomugdang, V. and Newman, M. and Reid, C. and Zhao, Y. and Granger, B. B. Microbial colonization of electrocardiographic telemetry systems before and after cleaning. Am J Crit Care. September, 2013 22(5); 382-9. PMC4360902
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24223556 -- Granger, B. B. and Rusincovitch, S. A. and Avery, S. and Batch, B. C. and Dunham, A. A. and Feinglos, M. N. and Kelly, K. and Pierre-Louis, M. and Spratt, S. E. and Califf, R. M. Missing signposts on the roadmap to quality: a call to improve medication adherence indicators in data collection for population research. Front Pharmacol. November, 2013 4 139.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24256929 -- Granger, B. B. and Zhao, Y. and Rogers, J. and Miller, C. and Gilliss, C. L. and Champagne, M. The language of data: tools to translate evidence for nurses in clinical practice. J Nurses Prof Dev. Nov-Dec, 2013 29(6); 294-300.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24303271 -- Rusincovitch, S. A. and Batch, B. C. and Spratt, S. and Granger, B. B. and Dunham, A. A. and Davis, L. P. and Brinson, S. and Ferranti, J. M. and Shang, H. C. and Califf, R. M. Framework for Curating and Applying Data Elements within Continuing Use Data: A Case Study from the Durham Diabetes Coalition. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. December, 2013 2013 228.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25012939 -- Hughes, H. A. and Granger, B. B. Racial disparities and the use of technology for self-management in blacks with heart failure: a literature review. Curr Heart Fail Rep. September, 2014 11(3); 281-9. PMC4118038
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25114513 -- Mendys, P. and Zullig, L. L. and Burkholder, R. and Granger, B. B. and Bosworth, H. B. Medication adherence: process for implementation. Patient Prefer Adherence. July 28, 2014 8(5); 1025-34. PMC4122551
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25440791 -- Mentz, R. J. and Tulsky, J. A. and Granger, B. B. and Anstrom, K. J. and Adams, P. A. and Dodson, G. C. and Fiuzat, M. and Johnson, K. S. and Patel, C. B. and Steinhauser, K. E. and Taylor Jr, D. H. and O'Connor, C. M. and Rogers, J. G. The palliative care in heart failure trial: rationale and design. Am Heart J. November, 2014 168(5); 645-651.e1.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25567758 -- Edelman, D. and Dolor, R. J. and Coffman, C. J. and Pereira, K. C. and Granger, B. B. and Lindquist, J. H. and Neary, A. M. and Harris, A. J. and Bosworth, H. B. Nurse-led behavioral management of diabetes and hypertension in community practices: a randomized trial. J Gen Intern Med. May, 2015 30(5); 626-33. PMC4395596
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25670885 -- Zullig, L. L. and Gellad, W. F. and Moaddeb, J. and Crowley, M. J. and Shrank, W. and Granger, B. B. and Granger, C. B. and Trygstad, T. and Liu, L. Z. and Bosworth, H. B. Improving diabetes medication adherence: successful, scalable interventions. Patient Prefer Adherence. January, 2015 9 139-49.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25819861 -- Granger, B. B. and Ekman, I. and Hernandez, A. F. and Sawyer, T. and Bowers, M. T. and DeWald, T. A. and Zhao, Y. and Levy, J. and Bosworth, H. B. Results of the Chronic Heart Failure Intervention to Improve MEdication Adherence study: A randomized intervention in high-risk patients. Am Heart J. April, 2015 169(4); 539-48.
  • 2015 -- Spratt, S. E. and Batch, B. C. and Davis, L. P. and Dunham, A. A. and Easterling, M. and Feinglos, M. N. and Granger, B.B. and Harris, G. and Lyn, M. J. and Maxson, P. J. and Shah, B. R. and Strauss, B. and Thomas, T. and Califf, R. M. and Miranda, M. L. Methods and initial findings from the Durham Diabetes Coalition: Integrating geospatial health technology and community interventions to reduce death and disability Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. March, 2015 2(1); 26-36.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24355060 -- Wu, J. and DeWalt, D. A. and Baker, D. W. and Schillinger, D. and Ruo, B. and Bibbins-Domingo, K. and Macabasco-O'Connell, A. and Holmes, G. M. and Broucksou, K. A. and Erman, B. and Hawk, V. and Cene, C. W. and Jones, C. D. and Pignone, M. A single-item self-report medication adherence question predicts hospitalisation and death in patients with heart failure. J Clin Nurs. September, 2014 23(17-18); 2554-64. PMC4065236
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25830618 -- Vesterlund, M. and Granger, B. and Thompson, T. J. and Coggin 3rd, C. and Oermann, M. H. Tailoring your heart failure project for success in rural areas. Qual Manag Health Care. Apr-Jun, 2015 24(2); 91-5.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25743938 -- Granger, B. B. Self-reported medication adherence for heart failure is associated with lower risk of all-cause hospitalisation and death. Evid Based Nurs. October, 2015 18(4); 123.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26484998 -- Pokorney, S. D. and Taft, C. and Granger, B. B. Blending Quality Improvement and Research Methods for Implementation Science, Part II: Analysis of the Quality of Implementation. AACN Adv Crit Care. Oct-Dec, 2015 26(4); 366-71.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26306240 -- Granger, B. B. and Staton, M. and Peterson, L. and Rusincovitch, S. A. Prevalence and Access of Secondary Source Medication Data: Evaluation of the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI). AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. March 25, 2015 2015 66-70. PMC4525251
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26200736 -- Granger, B. B. and Shah, B. R. Blending Quality Improvement and Research Methods for Implementation Science, Part I: Design and Data Collection. AACN Adv Crit Care. Jul-Sept., 2015 26(3); 268-74.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25898884 -- Heidenfelder, B. L. and Granger, B. B. Tools for improving the quality of data capture for clinical inquiry. AACN Adv Crit Care. Apr-Jun, 2015 26(2); 168-72.
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Durham Diabetes Coalition
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
    01/2012 to 12/2016
    Role: Faculty Mentor and Co-PI
    Project Goal: 1) To improve health outcomes of diagnosed and undiagnosed adults living with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in Durham County, NC; and 2) To implement a county-wide population level suite of interventions that are sustainable and replicable in other American communities.
  • A Model to Prevent Re-hospitalization Employing Community Embedded Care Coordinators
    The Duke Endowment
    07/2011 to 06/2014
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: This two-year project will evaluate the implementation of a coordinated care model and will demonstrate the care structure and processes needed to prevent re-hospitalization of Durham-area residents with heart failure (HF). An innovative approach to management of hospital discharge and home-based support using an integrated, multidisciplinary team including community-based health care coordinators will be used.
  • Investigating Illness in Older Persons with Chronic Heart Failure – A Mixed Methods Case Study
    Duke University School of Nursing
    07/2011 to 06/2012
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study is (a) to describe the nature of reported symptoms in a cohort (n=6000) of older patients (≥75 years) diagnosed with chronic heart failure (CHF) in an acute hospital setting, (b) to describe older patients’ (n=12), their family members’ (n=12) and healthcare professionals’ (n=12) explanatory models (EM) of symptoms in CHF in a community setting; and (c) to describe self-care ability in older patients with CHF and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in a community setting.
  • Person Centered Care Research Center Grant
    National Swedish Research Council
    07/2009 to 06/2014
    Role: Methods Core Steering Committee
    Project Goal: To establish a Research Core Center designed to build infrastructure in the area of PCC research on long term illness management to strengthen and increase research productivity and generate new ideas through organized interdisciplinary collaborative efforts.The overall goals of the Center are to: • Foster research in a supportive, integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary manner. • Enhance the basic research capabilities of established investigators. • Encourage investigators not involved in PCC-related research to become interested in pursuing problems related to this important area of investigation. • Develop and implement programs for training and establishment of young investigators in PCC-related research. • Develop, refine and implement methodologies supporting and compatible with the complexities of PCC research, including research designs, data collection/ capture methods, and data analysis and interpretation methods ; • Integrate research with undergraduate and master’s education; • Develop information models/systems supporting a patient centric view for managing enhanced patient interaction with medical care & clinical research. • Facilitate the transfer of new research findings to the clinical arena. • Inform others in both professional and lay settings of the accomplishments, opportunities, and advances in PCC-related research. • Act as a platform to test and validate eHealth applications and solutions in small as well as large scale projects.
  • A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of an Intervention for Medication Adherence
    National Institutes of Health / National Institute for Nursing Research
    1R03-NR011500-01
    09/2009 to 07/2011
    Role: PI
    Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to improve adherence in patients with heart failure.
  • Medication Adherence in Heart Center Patients Discharged to Home
    Duke Hospital Auxiliary
    Pro00003422
    07/2009 to 06/2010
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To assess health literacy using pillbox refill/fill patient assessments and a family member questionnaire.
  • Tailored Nurse Intervention in Diabetes and Hypertension. A Nurse-Driven Telephone Contact Intervention Study
    NIH/NHLBI
    Pro00002325
    07/2008 to 06/2013
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Project Goal: To decrease hypertension and improve glycemic control in Duke primary care settings.
  • Durham Health Innovations: Vascular Intervention Project (the VIP Initiative)
    CTSA – Duke University
    01/2009 to 12/2009
    Role: Investigator
    Project Goal: To decrease hypertension and hypertensive kidney disease in Durham County, NC.
  • The Relationship Between Daily Weights and Early Symptom Recognition in Patients With Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure [Weigh-In CHF]
    American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    Pro00001168
    07/2008 to 06/2010
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To assess differences in symptom recognition and adherence to daily weights in patients with heart failure.
  • A Pilot Study to Examine the Effects of Ultrafiltration on Fatigue in Acute Heart Failure
    North Carolina Nurses Association
    Pro00002032
    07/2008 to 06/2009
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: Assess symptom response to ultrafiltration in heart failure patients.
  • NC College Student Organ Donation Study: Intervention to Increase Awareness and Registration (CO-ORGAN)
    North Carolina Grant in Aid from NC License to Give Trust Fund Commission
    01/2008 to 06/2009
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To evaluate the effect of an educational intervention for improving registration to donate organs in college students.
  • An Intervention to Evaluate Nurses’ Knowledge of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Patients with Heart Failure.
    AACN Evidence-Based Practice Grant
    07/2005 to 06/2006
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To evaluate nurses’ knowledge of existing evidence in the AHA/ACC Guidelines for care of patients with chronic heart failure.
  • Web-Based Data Collection: Linking International Nursing Research Efforts To Improve Patient Care For Heart Failure.
    AACN Clinical Practice Grant
    07/2000 to 06/2001
    Role: Co-Investigator
    To develop a web-based platform for collaborative research
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Predictors of Depression in CABG Patients
    AACN Clinical Practice Grant
    07/1999 to 06/2000
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To identify factors associated with depression following cardiac by-pass surgery, and to identify the nurses’ role in assessment of these factors.
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Predictors of Depression in CABG Patients
    Glaxo Wellcome Nursing Research Grant
    07/1998 to 06/1999
    Role: Co-PI
  • A Descriptive Study of the Work of Adherence in Heart Failure
    Duke Heart Center Nursing Research Award
    07/1998 to 06/1999
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To identify factors associated with adherence in heart failure and to evaluate the physician–patient concordance related to adherence.
  • Nursing Education and Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure
    Duke Heart Center Patient Education Grant
    01/1996 to 12/1996
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To assess the patient perception of education received regarding sodium restriction in chronic heart failure.
  • A Prospective Survey of Family Needs in the CCU Waiting Room
    Duke Hospital Auxiliary Grant
    07/1993 to 06/1994
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To determine the information needs and identify gaps in the information provided to family members waiting in the Duke CCU.
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