Janice C. Humphreys, PhD, RN, FAAN

Janice Humphreys, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Director for the PhD in Nursing Program. She came to Duke in 2013 from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, where she was Professor and Vice-Chair for Academic Personnel in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing. Dr. Humphreys earned bachelor’s degrees in both nursing and psychology at Purdue University, and then completed her M.S. in pediatric nursing at UCSF with support from a National Health Service Corps Scholarship. She subsequently contributed two years of service as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Guilford County (North Carolina) Health Department then moved to Detroit, where she taught and completed her PhD at Wayne State University. She taught for six years at Eastern Michigan University and then returned to UCSF as a member of the faculty in 1994. Her UCSF career was distinguished by excellence in research, teaching, and community service, and by leadership in shared governance responsibilities of the School of Nursing, the UCSF campus, and the University of California system.


Dr. Humphreys’ research focuses on the health effects of intimate partner violence on women and their children and is rooted in over 30 years of nursing practice with these vulnerable populations. Initially her research described the breadth and depth of multidimensional responses to violence (including resilience) in battered women and their children. Her most recent studies address chronic pain, depression, lifetime trauma exposure, and posttraumatic stress disorder in abused women as well as the relationship between intimate partner violence and telomere length, a measure of cell aging. She is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on intimate partner violence, and has an extensive record of collaborative research in this field with colleagues from all over the world.


As a long-standing member of the UCSF Center for Symptom Management, Dr. Humphreys has also been instrumental in development of the Theory of Symptom Management. Interest in this theory and its implication for intervention research has grown, and she has presented on this subject recently in Switzerland and China. She has taught courses at both the master’s and doctoral levels on symptom management, qualitative research methods, theory development, and family violence.


Dr. Humphreys’ publications include over 70 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, several of which have won national or international awards. She is the co-editor (with Jacquelyn Campbell) of Family Violence and Nursing Practice, a text developed to serve as a resource for undergraduate, graduate, and practicing health care professionals, which is now in its 2nd edition (2011). For many years she served on the board of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International. She is a founding member of the Enfermeras del Anillo del Pacifico en Investigación sobre Violencia de Pareja [Nursing Research on Pacific Rim Intimate Partner Violence]. Dr. Humphreys is a charter member and former Board Member of the Academy on Violence and Abuse. In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, and she has served as Co-chair for the Academy’s Expert Panel on Violence.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
Education
  • PhD - Wayne State University
  • MS - University of California, San Francisco
  • BS (Nursing) - Purdue University
Awards and Honors
  • 2013 || Nominated for CTSI Consultant of the Year Impact Award, UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
  • 2012 || Excellent Presentation (Poster) Award, 9th International Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery, Kobe, Japan.
  • 2012 || Honorable Mention for Gibbs Prize, Women’s Health Issues
  • 2011 || Hong Kong University Research Output Prize, Hong Kong University
  • 2009 || Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International
  • 2008 || Member, American Academy of Nursing, Edge Runner Award winning Nursing Research Consortium on Violence and Abuse
  • 2008 || Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2008 || Richard L. Sowell Award for Outstanding Article, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC)
  • 2007 || UCSF School of Nursing Centennial Wall of Fame, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2006 || Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2006 || Vice Chair Expert Panel on Violence, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2005 || Nominated for UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2004 || Nominated Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2004 || Nominated, Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women, University of California-San Francisco
  • 2001 || Nominated, Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • 2001 || Recognized at Celebrating Women Faculty, University of California - San Francisco
  • 2000 || Virginia Kelly CRNA Scholar, American Nurses Foundation
  • 1997 || Volunteer of the Year, Riley Center (battered women’s shelter)
  • 1994 || Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing
  • 1985 || Outstanding Alumni Award, Purdue University Nursing Alumni Organization
  • 1984 || Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing
  • 1984 || National Research Service Award, Division of Nursing, NIH (5F31NU05708)
  • 1984 || Volunteer of the Year, Interim House (battered women’s shelter)
  • 1982 || Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship, Graduate School, Wayne State University
  • 1978 || Sigma Theta Tau, Inducted
Areas of Interest
Intimate partner violence
Battered women
Symptom management
Lifetime trauma exposure
PTSD
Spirituality
Chronic pain
Chronic stress
Telomeres
Maternal-child interaction
Resilience
Nurse-managed care
Representative Publications
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23400883 -- Wong, J. Y. and Tiwari, A. and Fong, D. Y. and Yuen, K. H. and Humphreys, J. and Bullock, L. Intimate partner violence, depressive symptoms, and immigration status: does existing advocacy intervention work on abused immigrant women in the Chinese community? J Interpers Violence. July, 2013 28(11); 2181-202.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 23249846 -- Tiwari, A. and Yuk, H. and Pang, P. and Fong, D. Y. and Yuen, F. and Humphreys, J. and Bullock, L. Telephone intervention to improve the mental health of community-dwelling women abused by their intimate partners: a randomised controlled trial. Hong Kong Med J. December, 2012 18 Suppl 6 14-7.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22227168 -- Tiwari, A. and Fong, D. Y. and Wong, J. Y. and Yuen, K. and Yuk, H. and Pang, P. and Humphreys, J. and Bullock, L. Safety-promoting behaviors of community-dwelling abused Chinese women after an advocacy intervention: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Nurs Stud. June, 2012 49(6); 645-55.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 21385798 -- Humphreys, J. and Epel, E. S. and Cooper, B. A. and Lin, J. and Blackburn, E. H. and Lee, K. A. Telomere shortening in formerly abused and never abused women. Biol Res Nurs. April, 2012 14(2); 115-23.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22084483 -- Beaulieu, R. and Kools, S. and Kennedy, H. P. and Humphreys, J. Misconceptions about missed conceptions: the meanings of emergency contraceptive pills use among young adult couples. J Fam Nurs. November, 2011 17(4); 463-84.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22071093 -- Humphreys, J. and Cooper, B. A. and Miaskowski, C. Occurrence, characteristics, and impact of chronic pain in formerly abused women. Violence Against Women. October, 2011 17(10); 1327-43.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21728882 -- Humphreys, J. C. and Bernal De Pheils, P. and Slaughter, R. E. and Uribe, T. and Jaramillo, D. and Tiwari, A. and Canaval, G. E. and Amaya, P. and Mendoza Flores, M. E. and Belknap, R. A. Translation and adaptation of the life stressor checklist-revised with Colombian women. Health Care Women Int. July, 2011 32(7); 599-612.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21261691 -- Burton, C. W. and Halpern-Felsher, B. and Rankin, S. H. and Rehm, R. S. and Humphreys, J. C. Relationships and betrayal among young women: theoretical perspectives on adolescent dating abuse. J Adv Nurs. June, 2011 67(6); 1393-405.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 18253820 -- Dailey, D. E. and Humphreys, J. C. and Rankin, S. H. and Lee, K. A. An exploration of lifetime trauma exposure in pregnant low-income African American women. Matern Child Health J. April, 2011 15(3); 410-8.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21342423 -- Beaulieu, R. and Kools, S. M. and Kennedy, H. P. and Humphreys, J. Young adult couples' decision making regarding emergency contraceptive pills. J Nurs Scholarsh. March, 2011 43(1); 41-8.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21127447 -- Wong, J. Y. and Tiwari, A. and Fong, D. Y. and Humphreys, J. and Bullock, L. Depression among women experiencing intimate partner violence in a Chinese community. Nurs Res. January, 2011 60(1); 58-65.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 19926972 -- Katapodi, M. C. and Dodd, M. J. and Facione, N. C. and Humphreys, J. C. and Lee, K. A. Why some women have an optimistic or a pessimistic bias about their breast cancer risk: experiences, heuristics, and knowledge of risk factors. Cancer Nurs. January, 2011 33(1); 64-73.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21154072 -- Humphreys, J. Sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and intimate partner violence. Health Care Women Int. January, 2011 32(1); 23-38.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 21185737 -- Humphreys, J. and Tsoh, J. Y. and Kohn, M. A. and Gerbert, B. Increasing discussions of intimate partner violence in prenatal care using Video Doctor plus Provider Cueing: a randomized, controlled trial. Womens Health Issues. December, 2010 21(2); 136-44.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 21535105 -- Dailey, D. E. and Humphreys, J. C. Social stressors associated with antepartum depressive symptoms in low-income African American women. Public Health Nurs. 2010 28(3); 203-12.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20129915 -- Humphreys, J. and Cooper, B. A. and Miaskowski, C. Differences in depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and lifetime trauma exposure in formerly abused women with mild versus moderate to severe chronic pain. J Interpers Violence. December, 2010 25(12); 2316-38.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20835943 -- Schumacher, A. M. and Jaramillo, D. and Uribe, T. and De Pheils, P. B. and Holzemer, W. and Taylor, D. and Tiwari, A. and Canaval, G. E. and Flores, M. E. and Belknap, R. A. and Humphreys, J. C. The relationship of two types of trauma exposure to current physical and psychological symptom distress in a community sample of Colombian women: why interpersonal violence deserves more attention. Health Care Women Int. October, 2010 31(10); 946-61.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20656451 -- Taylor, L. E. and Stotts, N. A. and Humphreys, J. and Treadwell, M. J. and Miaskowski, C. A review of the literature on the multiple dimensions of chronic pain in adults with sickle cell disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. September, 2010 40(3); 416-35.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20727081 -- Sawasdipanich, N. and Srisuphan, W. and Yenbut, J. and Tiansawad, S. and Humphreys, J. C. Effects of a cognitive adjustment program for Thai parents. Nurs Health Sci. September, 2010 12(3); 306-13.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20682933 -- Tiwari, A. and Fong, D. Y. and Yuen, K. H. and Yuk, H. and Pang, P. and Humphreys, J. and Bullock, L. Effect of an advocacy intervention on mental health in Chinese women survivors of intimate partner violence: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. August, 2010 304(5); 536-43.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19831055 -- Guruge, S. and Humphreys, J. Barriers affecting access to and use of formal social supports among abused immigrant women. Can J Nurs Res. September, 2009 41(3); 64-84.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19363725 -- Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. A. Interpersonal violence is associated with depression and chronic physical health problems in midlife women. Issues Ment Health Nurs. April, 2009 30(4); 206-13.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18328962 -- Shannon, M. and Kennedy, H. P. and Humphreys, J. C. HIV-infected mothers' foci of concern during the viral testing of their infants. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. May, 2008 19(2); 114-26.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18455066 -- Beaulieu, R. and Humphreys, J. Evaluation of a telephone advice nurse in a nursing faculty managed pediatric community clinic. J Pediatr Health Care. March, 2008 22(3); 175-81.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17542234 -- Sligar, K. and Savitz, M. and Schapiro, N. A. and Alkon, A. and Martin, H. and Humphreys, J. Development of the Child Health Indicator Assessment (CHIA) in a community-based nurse-managed center. Pediatr Nurs. June, 2007 33(2); 129-34.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16945782 -- Beebe, K. R. and Humphreys, J. Expectations, perceptions, and management of labor in nulliparas prior to hospitalization. J Midwifery Womens Health. October, 2006 51(5); 347-53.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16927723 -- Humphreys, J. C. and Lee, K. A. Sleep of children of abused women in transitional housing. Pediatr Nurs. October, 2006 32(4); 311-6.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16396417 -- Jaramillo-Vélez, D. E. and Ospina-Muñoz, D. E. and Cabarcas-Iglesias, G. and Humphreys, J. Resiliencia, espiritualidad, aflicción y tácticas de resolución de conflictos en mujeres maltratadas [Resilience, spirituality, distress and tactics for battered women's conflict resolution]. Rev Salud Publica (Bogota). April, 2006 7(3); 281-92.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16126651 -- Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. Sleep disturbance in battered women living in transitional housing. Issues Ment Health Nurs. October, 2005 26(7); 771-80.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 16101604 -- Tiwari, A. and Leung, W. C. and Leung, T. W. and Humphreys, J. and Parker, B. and Ho, P. C. A randomised controlled trial of empowerment training for Chinese abused pregnant women in Hong Kong. BJOG. September, 2005 112(9); 1249-56.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 15522496 -- Katapodi, M. C. and Facione, N. C. and Humphreys, J. C. and Dodd, M. J. Perceived breast cancer risk: heuristic reasoning and search for a dominance structure. Soc Sci Med. January, 2005 60(2); 421-32.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11813787 -- Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. and Neylan, T. and Marmar, C. Psychological and physical distress of sheltered battered women. Health Care Women Int. June, 2001 22(4); 401-14.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11439784 -- Humphreys, J. and Parker, B. and Campbell, J. C. Intimate partner violence against women. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2001 19(4); 275-306.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12554425 -- Humphreys, J. Resilience in sheltered battered women. Issues Ment Health Nurs. March, 2003 24(2); 137-52.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11552551 -- Humphreys, J. C. Turnings and adaptations in resilient daughters of battered women. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2001 33(3); 245-51.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 10624235 -- Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. and Neylan, T. and Marmar, C. Trauma history of sheltered battered women. Issues Ment Health Nurs. February, 2000 20(4); 319-32.
  • 2000 -- PubMed # : 12462822 -- Humphreys, J. Spirituality and distress in sheltered battered women. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2000 32(3); 273-8.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10380389 -- Humphreys, J. C. and Lee, K. A. and Neylan, T. C. and Marmar, C. R. Sleep patterns of sheltered battered women. Image J Nurs Sch. 1999 31(2); 139-43.
  • 1997 -- PubMed # : 9165927 -- Humphreys, J. Nursing care of children of battered women. Pediatr Nurs. June, 1997 23(2); 122-8; quiz 138-9.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7706144 -- Humphreys, J. C. Dependent-care by battered women: protecting their children. Health Care Women Int. May, 1995 16(1); 9-20.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7667566 -- Humphreys, J. The work of worrying: battered women and their children. Sch Inq Nurs Pract. 1995 9(2); 127-45.
  • 1993 -- PubMed # : 8229280 -- Urbancic, J. and Campbell, J. and Humphreys, J. Student clinical experiences in shelters for battered women. J Nurs Educ. October, 1993 32(8); 341-6.
  • 1991 -- PubMed # : 1861899 -- Humphreys, J. Children of battered women: worries about their mothers. Pediatr Nurs. September, 1991 17(4); 342-5, 354.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11298204 -- Dodd, M. and Janson, S. and Facione, N. and Faucett, J. and Froelicher, E. S. and Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. and Miaskowski, C. and Puntillo, K. and Rankin, S. and Taylor, D. Advancing the science of symptom management. J Adv Nurs. March, 2001 33(5); 668-76.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15328503 -- Saxe, J. M. and Burgel, B. J. and Stringari-Murray, S. and Collins-Bride, G. M. and Dennehy, P. and Janson, S. and Humphreys, J. and Martin, H. and Roberts, B. What is faculty practice? Nurs Outlook. November, 2004 52(4); 166-73.
  • 1985 -- Humphreys, J. C.and Humphreys, W. O. Mandatory arrest: A means of primary and secondary prevention of abuse of female partners. Victimology: An International Journal. 1985 10(1); 21-24.
  • 1987 -- Campbell, J. C. and Humphreys, J. C. Providing health care in shelters. Response. 1987 10(1); 21-24.
  • 2001 -- Humphreys, J. C. Growing up in a violent home: The lived experience of daughters of battered women. Journal of Family Nursing. 2001 7(3); 244-260.
  • 2003 -- Jessup, M. A. and Humphreys, J. C. and Brindis, C. D., and Lee, K. A. Extrinsic barriers to substance abuse treatment among pregnant drug dependent women. Journal of Drug Issues. April, 2003 33(2); 285-304.
  • 2004 -- PubMed # : 15328507 -- Humphreys, J. and Martin, H. and Roberts, B. and Ferretti, C. Strengthening an academic nursing center through partnership. Nurs Outlook. November, 2004 52(4); 197-202.
  • 2005 -- Humphreys, J. Turnings and adaptations in resilient daughters of battered women. The Prevention Researcher. 2005 12(1); 11-14.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17880311 -- Beebe, K. R. and Lee, K. A. and Carrieri-Kohlman, V. and Humphreys, J. The effects of childbirth self-efficacy and anxiety during pregnancy on prehospitalization labor. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. November, 2007 36(5); 410-8.
  • 2009 -- Canaval, G. E. and González, M. C. and Humphreys, J.and De León, N. and González, S. Violencia de pareja y salud de las mujeres que consultan a las comisarías de familia, Cali, Colombia. [Partner violence and women's health reported to the family commissaries in Cali, Colombia.] Investigación y Educación en Enfermería,. 2009 27(2); 209-217.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 21535105 -- Dailey, D. E. and Humphreys, J. C. Social stressors associated with antepartum depressive symptoms in low-income African American women. Public Health Nurs. December, 2010 28(3); 203-12.
  • 2011 -- Medina, N. T. and Canaval Erazo, G. E. and Dávila, D. C. B. and Humphreys, J. C. Contribution of intimate partner violence exposure, other traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder to chronic pain and depressive symptoms. Investigación y Educación en Enfermería. 2011 29(2); 174-186.
  • 2011 -- Taylor, L. E. V. and Stotts, N. A. and Humphreys, J. and Treadwell, M. J. and Miaskowski, C. A biopsychosocial-spiritual model of chronic pain in adults with sickle cell disease. Pain Management Nursing. December 15, 2011 .
  • 2012 -- Humphreys, J. What role does rurality play in women’s experience with intimate partner violence? [Academy on Violence and Abuse Scientific Review]. July, 2012 .
  • 1984 -- Campbell, J. C. and Humphreys, J. Nursing care of victims of family violence 1984 .
  • 1993 -- Campbell, J. C. and Humphreys, J. [Eds.] Nursing care of survivors of family violence 1993 .
  • 2004 -- Humphreys, J. and Campbell, J. C. [Eds.] Family violence and nursing practice 2004 .
  • 2011 -- Humphreys, J. and Campbell, J. C. [Eds.] Family violence and nursing practice 2011 .
  • 2011 -- Ambuel, B. and Trent, K. and Lenahan, P. and Cronholm, P. and Downing, D. and Jelley, M. and Lewis-O’Connor, A. and McGraw, M. and Mouden, L. and Wherry, J. and Callahan, M. and Humphreys, J. and Block, R. Competencies needed by health professionals for addressing exposure to violence and abuse in patient care. April, 2011 .
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 15601790 -- Humphreys, J. and Sharps, P. W. and Campbell, J. C. What we know and what we still need to learn. J Interpers Violence. February, 2005 20(2); 182-7.
  • 2010 -- Humphreys, J. Teaching about violence and abuse: Lessons learned from nursing Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 2010 11(2); 87-88.
  • 1984 -- Humphreys, J. and Campbell, J. and Barrett, S. Clinical intervention with the abused elderly and their families. 1984 .
  • 2009 -- Humphreys, J. Survivor moms: Women’s stories of birthing, mothering and healing after sexual abuse [Review of the book]. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 2009 54(4); e51.
  • 1989 -- Humphreys, J. and Campbell, J. Abusive behavior in families 1989 394-417.
  • 1993 -- PubMed # : 8369776 -- Humphreys, J. Helping battered women take care of their children. AWHONNS Clin Issues Perinat Womens Health Nurs. 1993 4(3); 458-70.
  • 1993 -- Humphreys, J. Child abuse. 1993 36-67.
  • 1993 -- Humphreys, J. Children of battered women. 1993 107-131.
  • 1993 -- Humphreys, J. and Ramsey, A. M. Nursing care of abused women. 1993 211-247.
  • 1993 -- Humphreys, J. and Fulmer, T. Future directions for nursing. 1993 371-383.
  • 1995 -- Humphreys, J. Battered women's anxiety for their children: A study. 1995 23-41.
  • 1998 -- Humphreys, J. Helping battered women take care of their children. 1998 121-137.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11439784 -- Humphreys, J. and Parker, B. and Campbell, J. C. Intimate partner violence against women. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2001 19 275-306.
  • 2004 -- Gary, F. A. and Campbell, D. W. and Humphreys, J. C. Theories of child abuse. 2004 58-73.
  • 2004 -- Berman, H. and Hardesty, J. and Humphreys, J. C. Children of abused women. 2004 150-185.
  • 2004 -- Gary, F.A., and Humphreys, J. C. Nursing care of abused children. 2004 252-287.
  • 2004 -- Henderson, A. and Rodriguez, R. and Fulmer, T. and Humphreys, J. C. Future directions. 2004 407-423.
  • 2006 -- Lewis-O’Connor, A. and Sharps, P. W. and Humphreys, J. and Gary, F. A. and Campbell, J. Children exposed to intimate partner violence. 2006 3-28.
  • 2008 -- Humphreys, J. C. and Lee, K. A. and Carrieri-Kohlman, V. and Puntillo, K. and Faucett, J. and Janson, S. and Aouizerat, B. and Donesky-Cuenco, D. and the UCSF School of Nursing Symptom Management Faculty Group. A middle range theory of symptom management. 2008 145-158.
  • 2011 -- Berman, H. and Hardesty, J. and Lewis-O’Connor, A. and Humphreys, J. C. Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence. 2011 279-318.
  • 2013 -- Humphreys, J. and Janson, S. and Donesky, D. and Dracup, K. and Lee, K. A. and Puntillo, K., Faucett, J. and Aouizerat, B. and Miaskowski, C. and Baggott, C. and Carrieri-Kohlman, V. and Barger, M. and Franck. L. and L., Kennedy, C. and the UCSF School of Nursing Symptom Management Faculty Group. A middle range theory of symptom management. 2013 141-164.
  • 1982 -- Frey, M. and Humphreys, J. Infancy through adolescence: The toddler. [Videotape]. 1982 .
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 18984503 -- Humphreys, J. The first step begins within each of us. J Midwifery Womens Health. January, 2009 53(6); 491-2.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24131412 -- Burton, C. W. and Halpern-Felsher, B. and Rehm, R. S. and Rankin, S. and Humphreys, J. C. "It was pretty scary": the theme of fear in young adult women's descriptions of a history of adolescent dating abuse. Issues Ment Health Nurs. November, 2013 34(11); 803-13.
  • 2013 -- James, E. Janice Humphreys: getting treatment for abused women. DukeToday. September 25, 2013 .
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24315252 -- Taylor, L. E. and Stotts, N. A. and Humphreys, J. and Treadwell, M. J. and Miaskowski, C. A biopsychosocial-spiritual model of chronic pain in adults with sickle cell disease. Pain Manag Nurs. December, 2013 14(4); 287-301.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24200224 -- Seib, C. and Anderson, D. and Lee, K. and Humphreys, J. Predictors of mental health in post-menopausal women: Results from the Australian healthy aging of women study. Maturitas. December, 2013 76(4); 377-83.
  • 2013 -- Jetter, A. (includes comments by J. Humphreys) The Hidden Cause of Chronic Illness. More Magazine. November, 2013 84-86. 88-89, 91, 113, 115.
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 23912429 -- Burgos, D. and Canaval, G. E. and Tobo, N. and Bernal de Pheils, P. and Humphreys, J. [Types and severity of partner violence against women living in the community in Cali, Colombia]. Rev Salud Publica (Bogota). June, 2012 14(3); 377-89.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24439946 -- Seib, C. and Whiteside, E. and Lee, K. and Humphreys, J. and Dao Tran, T. H. and Chopin, L. and Anderson, D. Stress, lifestyle, and quality of life in midlife and older Australian women: results from the stress and the health of women study. Womens Health Issues. Jan/Feb, 2014 24(1); e43-52.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24843836 -- Park, V. M. T. and Hayes, D. K. and Humphreys, J. Disparities in intimate partner violence prenatal counseling: setting a baseline for the implementation of the Guidelines for Women's Preventive Services. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 73(5); 137-43.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24470704 -- Lee, K. A. and Gay, C. and Humphreys, J. and Portillo, C. J. and Pullinger, C. R. and Aouizerat, B. E. Telomere length is associated with sleep duration but not sleep quality in adults with human immunodeficiency virus. Sleep. 37(1); 157-66.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24400870 -- Seib, C. and Whiteside, E. and Humphreys, J. and Lee, K. and Thomas, P. and Chopin, L. and Crisp, G. and O'Keeffe, A. and Kimlin, M. and Stacey, A. and Anderson, D. A longitudinal study of the impact of chronic psychological stress on health-related quality of life and clinical biomarkers: protocol for the Australian Healthy Aging of Women Study. BMC Public Health. January, 2014 14(1); 9.
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25392389 -- Burton, C. W. and Halpern-Felsher, B. and Rehm, R. S. and Rankin, S. H. and Humphreys, J. C. Depression and Self-Rated Health Among Rural Women Who Experienced Adolescent Dating Abuse: A Mixed Methods Study. J Interpers Violence. November, 2014, Epub ahead of print .
  • 2015 -- Openshaw, M. and Thompson L. M. and Bernal de Pheils, P. and Mendoza Flores, M. E., & Humphreys, J. Childhood trauma is associated with depressive symptoms in Mexico City women Pan American Journal of Public Health (Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública). June, 2015 37(4/5); 308-315.
  • 2015 -- Seib, C. and Lee, K. and Humphreys, J. and Anderson, D. Predictors of mental health in midlife and older Australian women: A multilevel investigation Health Care for Women International. September 25, 2015 Epub ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
    Health Resources and Service Administration
    1-E01HP28758-01-00
    07/2015 to 06/2016
    Role: Project Director
    Project Goal: The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) offers two programs to help address the nurse faculty shortage: the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with a major in nursing education, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The MSN nursing education major, established in 2001, has graduated 167 nurse educators, including 12 in 2014. The DNP program enrolled its first cohort of students in fall 2008, and as of December 2014, 186 have completed the program with another 37 expected to complete the program in May 2015. During academic year (AY) 47 students participated in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) including 23 DNP students. Twenty-nine graduates are currently employed as nurse faculty and are eligible for the loan deferment program. The major objectives of this proposal are to: 1) To recruit qualified applicants to the Nursing Education major (MSN) and DNP programs who seek to become nursing faculty; 2) To enroll educate and retain students in the Nursing Education major (MSN) and DNP programs who seek to become nursing faculty; and 3) Graduate MSN Nursing Education major and DNP students who also complete the Nursing Education courses in order to address the nursing faculty shortage. The goal for AY is to continue NFLP funding for 14 students currently part of the program and to add 25 new students to NFLP support. Thus, we intend to enroll 39 students in the NFLP for 2015-2016.
  • Adapting the PTSD Family Coach application for women who have experienced intimate partner violence
    DUSON Small Grant Program
    06/2015 to 05/2016
    Project Goal: The purpose of this research is to adapt an existing smartphone application (i.e., PTSD Family Coach) for women who have experienced IPV in order to provide them with free and easy access to information about IPV, PTSD, stress assessment, tools to manage stress, safety planning, and sources of IPV and PTSD support.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
    Health Resources and Service Administration
    1E01-HP27045-01-00
    07/2014 to 06/2015
    Role: Project Director
    Project Goal: The Duke University School of Nursing offers two programs geared to help address the nurse faculty shortage, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with a specialty in Nursing Education, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The MSN Nursing Education specialty, established in 2001, has graduated 151 nurse educators, including 5 in 2013. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program enrolled its first cohort of students in fall 2008, and as of December 2013, 144 have completed the program with another 52 expected to complete the program in May 2014. The School of Nursing had 31 students participating in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) this past academic year (2013-2014) as of December, 2013, including 25 DNP students. Thirty-two graduates are currently employed as nurse faculty and are eligible for the loan deferment program. Our commitment to preparing nurse educators is strong with enrollment growing across the two programs. We aim to continue to fund 27 students who are continuing in the NFLP and project 18 new students to request NFLP support for the upcoming year. Thus, we intend to enroll 45 students in the NFLP for 2014-2015.
  • Lifetime Trauma Exposure, Chronic Pain, Depression, and PTSD in Mexican Women: A Pilot Study
    UC MEXUS Faculty Grants
    01/2012 to 12/2013
    Role: PI
    Individuals exposed to one or more traumatic events over their lifetime also report poorer health, more symptoms, and a greater number of chronic health conditions than nonexposed individuals even when controlling for demographic characteristics. In this pilot study we propose to conduct a cross-sectional study with 100 community-based women in Mexico City who have ever experienced trauma in order to better understand their chronic pain, depression, and PTSD. This step is necessary because it is well known that posttraumatic symptom manifestations are often culturally bound and knowledge of these factors and how they manifest in community-based women is a necessary preliminary step if we are to develop culturally sensitive interventions.
  • Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K-12 Program
    NIIH
    5K12HD052163
    08/2010 to 06/2015
    Role: Mentor
    Project Goal: The program’s aims are to: 1) recruit a superb and diverse group of early career Women’s Health researchers; 2) provide them fiscal and individually-tailored training and mentoring; 3) build upon our existing program by broadening it to specifically target important Women’s Health topics that are understudied; 4) strengthen and integrate models of multidisciplinary research and develop researchers who foster linkages across disciplines and institutions; and 5) to promote the prominence of and resources allocated to Women’s Health research by mentoring BIRCWH Scholars and alumni in academic process and leadership. I serve as a Co-Lead Mentor of the Violence and Traumatic Stress initiative with Tom Neylan, MD.
  • Symptom Clusters in Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy
    NIH/NCI
    5R01 CA134900
    07/2009 to 05/2014
    Role: Co-Investigator
    This study addresses two important aspects of symptom cluster research, namely 1) the identification of symptom clusters in oncology outpatients who are receiving chemotherapy and 2) the identification of subgroups of oncology outpatients based on their experience with four highly prevalent symptoms (i.e., pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression). Based on prior work by the Dual-PIs, Aouizerat and Miaskowski, it is anticipated that two subgroups of patients will be identified (i.e., patients who experience high levels of all 4 symptoms (approximately 10% of the sample) and patients who experience low levels of all 4 symptoms (approximately 43% of the sample). A two-stage genome wide association study will be done with the DNA from these two subgroups to identify genomic markers for these two distinct groups of patients. In addition, lifetime stressors will be examined in order to explore the “gene by environmental” factors that may play a role in these two subgroups. I will take a leadership role in the analysis and interpretation of these data.
  • Trauma Exposure and the Health of Women in Three Countries
    UCOP Pacific Rim Research Grant
    06/2008 to 03/2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study is to describe the number, type, and timing of trauma exposures in community-based samples of women in the United States, Colombia, and Hong Kong and to examine the relationship between trauma exposure and physical and psychological health. The proposed project builds upon established partnerships among a cadre of nurse-researchers (“Enfermeras del Anillo del Pacifico en Investigación sobre Violencia de Pareja” [EAPIVP]) studying the health effects of intimate partner violence for women of the Pacific Rim.
  • Trauma, PTSD and Symptoms in Sheltered Battered Women: A Pilot Test of the SensorBedTM
    UCSF School of Nursing Special studies funds
    05/2007 to 05/2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this interdisciplinary pilot study was to determine the feasibility of research using innovative technology, the SensorBed, to examine the relationships among trauma exposure, PTSD, and symptoms in sheltered battered women. It is well known that IPV disproportionately affects women and numerous studies have concluded that women who experience IPV have poorer overall health, significant risk of PTSD, and more symptoms than women who have not experienced IPV. A growing body of research now suggests that the sleep disturbances of trauma survivors may be predictive of later onset of PTSD. Dr. Steve Woodward developed the SensorBed TM, an innovative, zero-burden device for measuring an array of sleep parameters over time. Together with Dr. Kathryn Lee, we sought to determine if the pilot study methods are reasonable and acceptable as an initial step toward a larger exploratory study. Unfortunately, the SensorBed technology was not sturdy or reliable enough to be used in the shelter setting. Further development of the technology is needed.
  • Intimate Partner Violence, Lifetime Trauma Exposure, PTSD & Symptoms
    UCSF School of Nursing Special studies funds
    04/2007 to 03/2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: With a community-based sample of women who have experienced IPV, the specific aims of this pilot study are to: 1) Describe their IPV characteristics, lifetime trauma exposure, PTSD, chronic pain and depressive symptoms, including the associations among these variables; 2) Estimate the contribution of IPV to chronic pain, after “controlling” statistically for lifetime trauma exposure, and the presence of PTSD; 3) Estimate the contribution of IPV to severity of depressive symptoms, after “controlling” statistically for lifetime trauma exposure, and the presence of PTSD; 4) Estimate the interaction of IPV and PTSD on chronic pain, and on depressive symptoms; and 5) Estimate the interaction of lifetime trauma exposure and PTSD on chronic pain, and on depressive symptoms. The results of this study provide a more representative community-based estimate of the relative contribution and interaction among the variables than has previously been reported and will serve as a basis for a larger study.
  • Telomere Shortening in Formerly Abused Women
    UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute Strategic Opportunity Support Center Award
    04/2007 to 12/2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this cross-sectional pilot study was to extend the findings of Epel et al. (2004) by exploring the relationship between perceived stress and cell senescence in a community-based sample of women with a range of levels of IPV, from none to severe. Our hypothesis was that perception of more chronic stress would be associated with a decrease in telomere length. To test this hypothesis, the primary aim was to describe the strength of the relationship between level of perceived stress and cell senescence (telomere length) in a sample of 112 women; 66 formerly abused women and 46 controls who report no history of abuse. I wrote the proposal and had primary responsibility for all aspects of the project with the exception of the laboratory data analysis and interpretation. Telomere length was significantly shorter in women who experienced IPV compared to controls. Having children and length of time in the abusive relationship accounted for 17% of the variance in telomere length. These findings suggest a link between IPV exposure, duration of IPV-related stress in women, and molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular aging.
  • Translation and Adaptation of the Lifetime Stressor Checklist-Revised in a Community-Based Sample of Colombian Women
    UCSF School of Nursing Special studies funds
    01/2007 to 12/2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics and appropriateness of a translated version (Colombian Spanish) of the Lifetime Stressor Checklist-Revised (LSC-R) (Wolfe, & Kimerling, 2004) in a community-based sample of healthy women in Medellín, Colombia. Together with Pilar Bernal de Pheils and colleagues, Tulia Uribe and Diva Jaramillo at the Facultad de Enfermerìa, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, we sought to determine the ease of use, understandability, and cultural appropriateness of the LSC-R among Colombian, community-based women volunteers. A secondary aim is to determine the relationship, if any, between Colombian women’s exposure to traumatic events and their symptom experience.
  • A RCT to Test the Effectiveness of a Telephone Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Community Dwelling Women Abused by their Intimate Partners
    Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases, Health and Health Services Research Fund
    12/2006 to 11/2008
    Role: Co-investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention specially designed to improve the mental health of Chinese abused women in the community. The aim was to attenuate the negative effects of IPV on abused women’s mental health using a telephone social support and empowerment intervention (hereafter known as the intervention). The primary objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention to improve the mental health of abused women in the community. The secondary objectives were to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention to:1) enhance abused women’s perceptions of social support; 2) improve the health-related quality of life of abused women; 3) reduce intimate partner violence; 4) increase abused women’s safety behaviours; 5) reduce the utilisation of health services. I collaborated with the PI to develop the proposal and provided ongoing collaboration throughout the project including implementation, data collection, data interpretation, and dissemination of findings.
  • Improving Health Equity for Children and Families
    HRSA
    D11HP00410
    07/2007 to 06/2010
    Role: Project Director
    Project Goal: The Nurse Education, Practice and Retention proposal sought to address health disparities by increasing access to care at an established nurse managed center, Valencia Health Services. The goal was to increase access to care for uninsured patients and to increase patient access to preventive and acute care services. Second, the proposed project offered an innovative, multidimensional program to reduce overweight and obesity via a tailored, culturally sensitive program that promoted physical activity in children and families. Data collected from this training grant is serving as a basis for an R21 proposal that is in development. Furthermore, a Physical Activity Counselor program has been implemented independently from this project at the Children and Adolescent Services at San Francisco General Hospital and at Mission Neighborhood Health Center
  • Gender Domestic Violence in Urban Pregnant Women: Field Study (Violencia domestica de genero en un grupo de embarazadas del arbana. Estudio de campo)
    Institute of Perinatology (Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia)
    04/2005 to 03/2007
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Project Goal: This identified the sociodemographic characteristics associated with different types of violence in urban pregnant women (N = 323). Abused pregnant women were identified and connected with a developed network of organizations that manages domestic violence in the community. I developed the original English proposal and was involved in the data analysis and interpretation. =
  • Intimate Partner Violence & Women’s Health: Nurse-Researcher Planning Proposal
    UC Pacific Rim Research Program (Planning Grant)
    05-1504
    05/2005 to 05/2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this project was to bring together a cadre of nurse-researchers with an established history of collaborations to share their research findings and to plan a series of multi-national projects that will produce knowledge of IPV that is both culturally specific and serves to enhance general understanding of this serious women’s health problem.
  • Nursing Practice with Pregnant & Parenting Adolescents: A Qualitative Study
    Alpha Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
    06/2004 to 05/2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The specific aim of this pilot study was to describe nursing practice in an urban nurse-managed center for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Data were collected from clinic patients and nurse practitioners.
  • Resilience, Spirituality and Distress in Abused Women
    COLCIENCIAS (Research Institute of Colombia)
    06/2004 to 05/2005
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship among resilience, spirituality, intimate partner violence, and distress in abused women. The results were compared with my earlier study in the US. In addition, the study sought to determine the stage of change of the abused women at the time of their participation. I was involved in the conduct of this study since its inception and collaborated in both the data analysis and the preparation of a Spanish publication (Jaramillo-Veléz, Ospina-Muñoz, Cabarcas-Iglesias, & Humphreys, 2005).
  • Domestic Violence Intervention in a Pediatric Setting: A Pilot Study
    UCSF School of Nursing
    11/2002 to 10/2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this pilot study was to (1) test, in a new setting, the effectiveness of an intervention that is already known to reduce battering of women, and (2) evaluate the intervention processes in order to understand how and why the treatment works in order to maintain the integrity of the treatment implementation. Data were collected successfully from a small sample of abused mothers.
  • Improved Access to Quality Care in a Nursing Center
    HRSA
    5D11HP00510-05
    07/2002 to 06/2007
    Role: Project Director
    Project Goal: This Basic Nurse Education Project seeks to educate pre-licensure nursing students and expand the education of advanced practice nursing students in a primary care nursing practice arrangement, Valencia Health Services. It links two universities with complementary nursing programs to improve access to comprehensive primary health care and address Healthy People 2010.
  • Testing an Empowerment Intervention for Abused Pregnant Women in Hong Kong
    Low Budget High Impact Research Grant, University of Hong Kong
    03/2002 to 08/2003
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Project Goal: The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether an empowerment intervention developed for pregnant women in abusive relationships in the US would be effective in reducing violence for abused pregnant women in Hong Kong. Data support the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing verbal aggressions among pregnant and post-partum abused women.
  • Sleep Patterns of Battered Women in Transition
    American Nurses’ Foundation
    10/2000 to 09/2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: This investigation was the result of prior sleep research, collaboration with battered women’s agencies, and clinical practice with battered women in transitional housing programs. Clinical experience and anecdotal reports suggested that battered women in transitional housing (as opposed to emergency housing) programs also suffer from disturbed sleep and distress. The purpose of this research was to describe and examine their sleep patterns and physical and psychological distress. This is the first study to describe sleep patterns in battered women in transitional housing programs.
  • Pilot Testing of an Intervention to Enhance Sleep & Reduce Distress
    UCSF School of Nursing
    11/1999 to 10/2000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility of the design and methods of an intervention to improved sheltered battered women’s sleep. Data suggested that a substantial, though not statistically significant decrease in psychological distress was possible through the use of a simple, low cost intervention directed toward enhancing sheltered battered women’s self-care.
  • Resilience, Spirituality, & Distress in Sheltered Battered Women
    Academic Senate Committee on Equal Opportunity, UCSF
    07/1998 to 07/1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this study was to describe resilience, spirituality, and distress in sheltered battered women. The impetus for this research was the finding in the previous sleep study that pre-existing variables (spiritual beliefs) were significantly correlated with less physical and psychological distress and improved sleep in sheltered battered women.
  • Sleep Patterns of Sheltered Battered Women
    UCSF Academic Senate
    06/1996 to 05/1997
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: This grant funded an investigation whose purpose was to describe and examine sleep disturbances and psychological distress in an ethnically diverse sample of battered women. Results supported the major variables and documented the prevalence of sleep disturbances and psychological distress in a sample of women from two shelters.
  • UCSF Committee on Research Shared Equipment Grant
    UCSF Committee on Research
    03/1997 to 06/1997
    Role: Co-investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this project was to purchase polysomnography equipment in order to collect objective measures of sleep data during interprofessional research collaborations.
  • Resilience in Daughters of Battered Women
    UCSF School of Nursing
    11/1995 to 10/1996
    Role: Principal investigator
    Project Goal: The purpose of this research was to describe resilience in daughters of battered women. Ten adult daughters of battered women were studied using life history methods.
  • Sleep Patterns of Sheltered Battered Women
    UCSF School of Nursing Center for Symptoms Management
    06/1995 to 05/1996
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Project Goal: Both of these grants funded an investigation whose purpose was to describe and examine sleep disturbances and psychological distress in an ethnically diverse sample of battered women.
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