Schenita D. Randolph, PhD, MPH, RN, CNE

Dr. Schenita Randolph joined the DUSON faculty in July, 2015. She holds a BSN from North Carolina A&T State University, an MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Public Health with a focus on Community Health Education from Walden University. She is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing. Dr. Randolph came to Duke from North Carolina A&T State University, where she was an assistant professor and served in various leadership positions including Interim Director for Community Engagement and Clinical Translation, Specialty Leader for Community Health Nursing and Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Dr. Randolph has been an active nurse educator for more than a decade. Prior to this, she worked as a public health nurse at Guilford County Department of Public Health, as a home health nurse, and as a staff nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Randolph’s program of research is aimed at the development of culturally and socially appropriate interventions that will decrease the incidence of HIV among African American males. She has presented at national, state, and local conferences on population focused nursing care and HIV among African American college males. Last year, Dr. Randolph was recognized as a Great 100 Nurse recipient for the state of North Carolina, and received the national Elsevier Leading Stars in Education (ELSIE) Award. In 2013 she received the Interdisciplinary Research Award at NC A&T State University.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • PhD - Walden University
  • MPH - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • BSN - North Carrolina A&T State University
Research Interests
• Health Disparities
• Minority Health
Awards and Honors
  • 2014 || Elsevier Exceptional Nurse Educator Award, Elsevier
  • 2014 || Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina
  • 2014 || Junior Researcher of the Year, North Carolina A&T State University School of Nursing
  • 2013 || Interdisciplinary Research Award, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 2010 || Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Program, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 2009 || Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Scholarship
  • 2006 || Inducted, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2004 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2002 || Blee-Hay and Klinginfus Award for Public Health Nursing, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Representative Publications
  • 2013 -- Randolph, S. D. and Kim, M. M. and Golin, C. E. and Matthews, D. D. and Howard, D. L. Exploring sexual identity development among African American male college students Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. February 13, 2013 16 .
  • 2014 -- Coakley, T. M. and Shears, J. K. and Randolph, S. D. Understanding key barriers to fathers' case planning involvement Child & Youth Services. 2014 35(4); 343-364.
  • 2015 -- Randolph, S. and Evans, C. and Bacon, C. T. Preparing BSN-Prepared Nurses for Population-Focused Nursing Care. Nursing Education Perspectives. April 17, 2015 early online .
  • 2012 -- Hall, M. and Graves, K. and Randolph, S. and Curley, A. and Easterling, D. and Lang-Walker, R. and Blackstock, S. and Tuck, I. and Wagner, M. and Buford, A. Health Care Access in Guilford County. A White Paper Commissioned by the Cone Health Foundation. May, 2012 .
  • 2014 -- Randolph, S. The Future of Nursing: An Innovative Partnership to Teach BSN Students Community/Public Health Competencies [White Paper] The NHP [Nursing and Health Professions] Educator. March, 2014 .
  • 2007 -- Randolph, S. and Williamson, W. and Wall, M. Volunteer Nurse Training Manual: Community Initiative to Eliminate Stroke in Guilford and Forsyth Counties 2007 .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Assessing the Role and Impact of Fathers on their Son’s Sexual Behaviors
    The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS)
    04/2015 to 03/2016
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To examine the role and impact of African American fathers' in their sons' sexual behaviors by exploring factors that promote or inhibit communication and resources used to promote communication about sex.
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Clinical Experience
    North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
    07/2014 to 06/2015
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: To develop an interprofessional clinical practice learning experience for undergraduate nursing, social work, and nutrition students in a setting that serves at-risk populations in an underserved community.
  • Using the Social-Ecological Model to Assess Current and Past HIV Testing Behaviors and Attitudes of Young, Black Women ages 18-24
    The National Historically Black College and University Research Network for Health Services and Health Disparities
    10/2014 to 06/2015
    Project Goal: To discover the current and past HIV testing behaviors and attitudes of young, black women 18-24.
  • Access to Comprehensive Health Care White Paper
    Cone Health Foundation
    11/2011 to 05/2012
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To investigate access to comprehensive health care services for the Greater Greensboro community using a community based participatory research approach.
  • Assessing Sexuality Development of African American Male College Students age 18-25
    Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities (National Institute of Health)e
    07/2010 to 06/2011
    Role: PI
    Project Goal: The purpose of this pilot study was to use a qualitative exploratory research design to collect data about African American male college students 18-25 at a historically black college and university to assess their sexual identity development.
  • Junior Faculty Mentee, Research Training Core
    TRIAD Center for Health Disparities, NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
    Role: Junior Faculty Mentee
    Project Goal: To provide funding to support research mentee on the TRIAD Center for Health Disparities funded by the US DHHS NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Clilnical Site Development
    Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
    04/2007 to 04/2007
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To develop a new clinical site for undergraduate nursing students.
  • Clinical Site Development
    Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
    04/2006 to 04/2006
    Role: Co-PI
    Project Goal: To develop a new clinical site for undergraduate nursing students.
  • Distance Learning Online Course Development Grant
    North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University
    05/2005 to 07/2005
    Project Goal: To develop a Community Health Nursing course that will be delivered online for RN to BSN students.
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