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Constance M Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2018-01-19 09:57
Brief Bio: 
Constance Johnson is an Associate Professor and a health informatician with interdisciplinary training in nursing and health informatics at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Community and Family Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine. She earned her BSN from the University of Connecticut and her MS and PhD from the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has over 25 years of experience in research and informatics in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. Dr. Johnson’s current research interests in health informatics include human-computer interaction, and how the representation and visualization of information impacts health care decisions in the area of disease prevention and health promotion. As a Primary Investigator, she has received research funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, AHRQ, and RENCI. She is also a Co-Investigator and Co-PI on various on various other grants in the area of Health Informatics. Dr. Johnson has numerous publications and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. Dr. Johnson mentors Master’s, DNP, and PhD students.
Research Interests: 
Dr. Johnson's research interests include human-computer interaction and how presentation of information impacts health-related decisions in the areas of cancer prevention and diabetes. For example, her R03 study (1 R03 CA132562-01), “Strategies to help inform colorectal cancer risk magnitudes” focused on developing an intervention that addressed different dimensions of risk and assessed how people’s reactions and understanding on various dimensions of risk were related to intentions to screen for colorectal cancer. Her R21 study (R21LM010727-01), “Second Life Impacts Diabetes Education & Self-Management (SLIDES)” assessed the feasibility and acceptability of using a virtual environment to provide self-management interventions to people with type 2 diabetes on the Internet. Her AHRQ grant, “EHR Information Design and Usability Toolkit” developed a model for a toolkit to assess how well the usability and information design of health IT systems supports primary care clinicians in delivering care. Dr. Johnson was also the Co-I on another AHRQ grant, “Development of a Model Electronic Health Record Format for Children” where her primary role was to conduct usability studies. She is also currently a Co-PI on a grant titled, “Visualization of Multidimensional Data Obtained from a Virtual Environment Intervention” awarded by RENCI@Duke Faculty Engagement Program in Applied Scientific and Information Visualization to work on models to visualize the multidimensional data collected during her R21 study. Her current R01 study (1R01-HL118189-01), “Diabetes Self–Management & Support LIVE (Learning in Virtual Environments)” is evaluating the efficacy of a technologically based bio–behavioral diabetes self–management training and support (DSMT/S) intervention in a virtual gaming environment.
Education: 
PhD - The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at HoustonMS - The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at HoustonBSN - University of Connecticut

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Johnson
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8 543
First Name: 
Constance
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Specialties:

Position: 
Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2014 || Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd2012 || Harriet H. Werley Award, AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium2011 || Nurse Leader, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing2010 || Marlene Kramer Outstanding Alumni Award for Research in Nursing, University of Connecticut School of Nursing2007 || Best Poster Award, 60th Annual Symposium on Cancer Research (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Oct. 11-13, 2007)2004 || Patent awarded, 11/3/2004: U.S. Patent No. 6,821,784 B1 and Canadian Patent No. 2,373,5982000 || Merit Scholarship Recipient, Association for Women in Science Gulf Coast Chapter, Houston, Texas1999 || Scholarship recipient, Committee on the Status of Women, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Areas of Interest: 

Health Informatics
Human-computer interaction
Colorectal cancer prevention
Diabetes prevention
Qualitative analysis
Visualization methods of analysis
Research methods

Involved Faculty:

Hyeoneui Kim, PhD, MPH, RN

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2017-08-04 14:36
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Kim is Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Kim received a PhD in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Decision Systems Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After the post-doctoral training, she joined the Clinical Informatics Research and Development group of Partner’s Healthcare as a nurse informatician, where she was heavily involved in analyzing and designing nursing documentation system. Dr. Kim came to Duke from UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics where she was an associate professor. She was also associate director of the T15 training program on biomedical informatics funded through the National Library of Medicine. Her research interests in data standardization, consumer informatics, and nursing decision support complement the school’s research areas of excellence. The overall goal of Dr. Kim’s research is to facilitate the reuse of biomedical data via standardization and effective representations. Data standardization encompasses standardized terminologies, metadata generation and information modeling, which are critical foundations for any informatics solutions that deal with biomedical data. Dr. Kim’s work has particular focuses on the reuse of clinical data to support patient care and she have demonstrated the impact of data reuse by developing prototype nursing clinical decision support tools and algorithms for acuity estimation, pressure ulcer risk assessment, and pain assessment. Dr. Kim is also experienced in developing infrastructure for data standardization to support big data analyses through two NIH funded projects. In these projects, Dr. Kim led development of a data standardization tool and standardization of the metadata extracted from various biomedical datasets. Dr. Kim’s data standardization and representation work also expands to the area of consumer health informatics, Dr. Kim’s research in consumer focus data representation includes use of pictograms in health communication and assessing/improving the readability of various health texts. Dr. Kim’s latest consumer oriented informatics research aims to empower patients by providing a means to indicate their preference on sharing health data for research. Presenting a wide range of health data in such a way that help patients determine the level of data sharing is also critical component in this project.
Research Interests: 
Data standardization Nursing decision support system Consumer informatics Health disparity
Education: 
PhD - University of Minnesota at Twin CitiesMPH - Seoul National UniversityBSN - Seoul National University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Kim
FDS User: 
20 734
Phone: 
(919) 684-7534
Office: 
3148 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Hyeoneui
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Position: 
Associate Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MPH, RN
Awards and Honors: 
2017 || Daniel T. O’Connor Memorial Award, UC San Diego, CTRI2012 || Best poster award, Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology2010 || Harriet H. Werley Award, American Medical Informatics Association2007 || Working Group Student Award, American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics

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Wonshik Chee

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2016-06-07 14:15
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Wonshik Chee received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied mechatronics by developing autonomously driving cars. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Partners for Advanced Transits and Highways (PATH) program at UC Berkeley.Dr. Chee started his academic career by joining the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and continued his career at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania. At UWM, Dr. Chee started a research partnership that continues to today with Dr. Eun-Ok Im for various technology-based research activities that have achieved four NIH-funded R01 programs since 2003.Dr. Chee has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers in engineering and nursing science. He also has served as a consultant for various NIH- and foundation-funded studies in the U.S. and those in other countries including Taiwan and South Korea.Dr. Chee’s technical expertise includes web application development, decision support software development, system identification of biomechanical systems and mechatronic system development. Dr. Chee’s research works and publications with Dr. Im on Internet research methodology are some of the first early works in nursing that used Internet technologies to build nursing knowledge. His publications on Internet research methodology have been widely cited among Internet researchers.
Research Interests: 
• Internet research on gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women • Internet research methodology: Web application architecture, Cloud based system integration • Decision support computer programs • System identification and dynamic system modeling (Biomechanics, Pharmacokinetics) • Experimentation design using mechatronic systems (sensors, actuators) • Digital signal processing

Program Affiliation:

Education: 
PhD - University of California, BerkeleyMS - University of California, BerkeleyMS - Seoul National UniversityBS - Seoul National University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Chee
FDS User: 
19 726
Phone: 
(919) 684-9092
Office: 
3031 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Wonshik
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Position: 
Associate Professor
Awards and Honors: 
1999 || Faculty/Staff Development Project, Category 2, CIPD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee1993 || Lloyd S. Burr Memorial Fellowship and Allen D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley1989 || Honor for Excellent Graduate, Korean Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers1989 || Honor for Excellent Graduate, Alumni Association of College of Engineering, Seoul National University1989 || Summa cum laude, Seoul National University, College of Engineering
Areas of Interest: 

Internet research methodology

Involved Faculty:

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2016-06-06 11:25
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Im received a BSN with an honor (magna cum laude) and a MPH from Seoul National University in South Korea. She received her second Master's degree (MSN) from the University of California, San 
Francisco (UCSF), and finally a PhD in nursing from UCSF in 1997. She also had 1.5 years of postdoctoral study at UCSF. Dr. Im's most outstanding contribution to nursing is a research program that adopts Internet and computer technologies to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities. She has taken the lead in this burgeoning field, and her current studies are among the first of their kind to use these technologies to build nursing knowledge. She has also gained national and international recognition as a methodologist and theorist in international cross-cultural women’s health through more than 350 papers, abstracts, and chapters (over 150 refereed journal articles) and over 250 international and national multi-disciplinary presentations. Dr. Im has been on more than 45 research review panels of the NIH, and is also a reviewer for the PCORI and the American Heart Association. Dr. Im is a senior editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, is on the editorial boards of 8 journals including the Advances in Nursing Science and the Research in Nursing and Health, and is on 13 editorial review boards. She has numerous national and international awards, one of which is the 2014 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Im's program of research can be described as feminist-driven Internet research on gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women. Dr. Im's doctoral research and post-doctoral study focused on international cross-cultural women’s health research. Then, her work extended to oncology areas, and she developed Internet research methodology as an area of expertise. She further integrated this line of work with research projects on gender and ethnic differences in cancer pain, menopausal symptoms, and physical activity as the principal investigator through a series of NIH-funded, R01 awards. She has obtained about 17.5 million dollars (9.1 million as the PI) of research funding through R01s (4 R01s as the PI) and other grants (25 small grant studies). Dr. Im’s dedication to teaching and mentoring a new generation of scholars is reflected in her efforts made to individually mentor more than 40 doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, 90 undergraduate students, and 50 research assistants (counting only since Sep. 2002). Also, her national and international invited lectures, presentations, book chapters, and service activities represent her efforts to raise a next generation of nurses and to make advances in nursing science. Dr. Im has taught courses on nursing theory, nursing philosophy, critical literature review, research methods, and global women’s health issues.
Research Interests: 
International cross-cultural women’s health Midlife women’s health issues Cancer survivorship (breast cancer) Cancer pain Menopausal symptoms Physical Activity Racial/ethnic disparities Web-based research Technology-based intervention Global health

Program Affiliation:

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Im
FDS User: 
19 720
Phone: 
(919) 668-3838
Office: 
4111 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Eun-Ok
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Position: 
Mary T. Champagne Professor of Nursing
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2017 || The Distinguished Contributions for Nursing Science Award, Duke University School of Nursing & Alumni Association2015 || Finalist for Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health, American Public Health Association2014 || Invited Distinguished International Visiting Scholar, Chang Gung Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan2014 || International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award, Sigma Theta Tau International2011 || Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Nursing Transitions, The University of Pennsylvania2010 || Invited International Distinguished Scholar, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, South Korea2009 || Dean’s Excellence Award, Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin2007 || Centennial Alumni Recognition Award, of College of Nursing at Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea2007 || Invited International Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan2007 || La Quinta Motor Inns. Inc. Centennial Professor in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin2006 || Dean’s Excellence Award, Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin2005 || Inducted as Fellow, American Academy of Nursing2005 || D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award, Southern Nursing Research Society2005 || Ed and Molly Smith Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin2004 || Dean’s Excellence Award, Writing Award, The University of Texas at Austin2002 || UWM Foundation Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)2002 || Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin2002 || Graduate School Research Committee Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee2001 || American Nurses Foundation Scholar, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools2000 || Faculty Research Initiative Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing1996 || Century Club Annual Research Fund Award, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing1996 || Graduate Division Research Award, University of California, San Francisco1989 || Magna cum laude, Seoul National University, School of Medicine1989 || President Award, The Korean Nurses’ Association1987 || Scholarship Award, Seoul National University Hospital, Nurses’ Association (Hanul hoi)1985 || Education Committee Chairman Award, City of Seoul, Korea
Areas of Interest: 

International cross-cultural midlife women’s health issues
Breast cancer survivorship
Gender and ethnic disparities in midlife health
Technology-based research
Physical activity promotion
Oncology, specifically survivorship and palliative care

Involved Faculty:

Qing Yang, PhD

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014-07-31 23:10
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Qing Yang joined DUSON in July, 2014. She received her BS in Mathematics from Beijing Institute Technology in China, MS and PhD in Biostatistics from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Yang’s statistical research expertise are on longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis. She recently becomes interested in dynamic treatment regime, SMART design, Mobile health data and EHR data analysis. As a biostatistician, she has extensive experience collaborating with researchers in different therapeutic areas, including smoking cessation, mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and etc.
Research Interests: 
Areas of research interest: • Survival Analysis (Competing Risk Data) • Clinical Trial Design and Analysis • Longitudinal Data Analysis • Factor Analysis • Multivariate Linear Mixed Model • Survey Data Analysis
Education: 
PhD - University of California, Los AngelesMS (Biostatistics) - University of California, Los AngelesMS (Statistics) - Beijing Institute of TechnologyBS (Math.) - Beijing Institute of Technology

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Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Yang
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18 198
Phone: 
(919) 613-9768
Office: 
4135 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Qing
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Position: 
Assistant Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD
Awards and Honors: 
2010 || Celia and Joseph Blann Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

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Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014-02-03 10:43
Brief Bio: 
Jennie De Gagne is an Associate Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). As a nurse educator who has obtained both PhD and DNP, De Gagne connects these two areas of discovery and implementation by creating and transforming evidence-based practice and education that help current and future generations of nurses address global nursing issues. Her scholarship focuses on nursing education with an emphasis on cybercivility and educational technology management. She is currently conducting studies on promoting cybercivility and preventing cyberincivility among health professions students and faculty across the curriculum, policies, and guidelines. De Gagne holds numerous membership and leadership roles in professional organizations, including the International Council of Nursing, American Nurses Association, and Global Korean Nursing Foundation. She is the founder and executive advisor of the North Carolina Korean Nurses Association, sits as an editorial board member for the Athens Journal of Health, and serves the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as a global ambassador and an abstract reviewer. De Gagne is board certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and earned certification as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing. She is a member of National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing. She has been the recipient of scholarships and awards throughout her professional and academic career, being interviewed nationally and internationally for print and the web.
Research Interests: 
Areas of research interest • Cybercivility in health professions education • Online teaching and learning • Educational informatics • Population health (focusing on vulnerable populations) • Self-management education interventions
Education: 
DNP - Duke University School of NursingPhD - Northcentral UniversityMSN - Walden UniversityBSN - Ewha Womans University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
De Gagne
FDS User: 
17 882
Phone: 
(919) 684-9341
Office: 
2057 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Jennie
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Position: 
Associate Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2017 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing2017 || Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing2017 || Inaugural Alumni of the Year, Northcentral University2017 || Inaugural Fellow, Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD)2016 || Honorable Mention, Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards2015 || Best Poster Presentation, 6th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research, Seoul, South Korea2015 || Best Poster Presentation, Korean Academy of Rural Health Nursing2014 || Award, Best Poster Presentation, 2014 Academic Conferece, Korean Society of Nursing Science, Seoul, South Korea2014 || Award, Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong, China2014 || Nursing Scholarship Award, Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association2010 || Award, Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, 21st International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Orlando, FL2010 || Lilly Greensboro Best Poster Presentation Award, UNC-Greensboro2010 || Research Award, NCNA Triangle Region, North Carolina Nurses Association, Raleigh, NC2009 || Dissertation of the Year for the School of Education, Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ2007 || Award, Appreciations of Service to Policy & Procedure Committee Chairs, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT2007 || Inducted, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Indianapolis, IN2007 || Scholarship Award, Nursing Education Scholarship, New England Federal Credit Union, Burlington, VT2007 || Scholarship Award, Pat and Frank Allen Scholarship, Vermont State Nurses’ Foundation, South Burlington, VT2006 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Areas of Interest: 

Educational technology
Ethnogeriatrics
Global health and education

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Involved Faculty:

Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-07-11 18:09
Brief Bio: 
Current methods for collecting and disseminating patient information are largely ineffective at improving health. Dr. Shaw identifies and optimizes novel, useful methods of collecting, visualizing, and disseminating healthcare data to (1) better inform our understanding of human disease and (2) improve patient and clinical decision-making.Dr. Shaw is a pioneer in mobile health—the collection and dissemination of information using mobile and wireless devices. These technologies afford researchers, clinicians, and patients a rich stream of real-time information about individuals’ biophysical and behavioral health in everyday environments.Dr. Shaw works with faculty at Duke’s Schools of Engineering and Medicine to integrate mobile technologies into first-generation care delivery systems. Dr. Shaw was one of the first scientists to demonstrate and publish that patients could feasibly utilize multiple mobile technologies to manage their health. Additionally, he conducted foundational clinical trials to explore how patients and clinicians use mobile health for self-management and care delivery.Dr. Shaw was the founder and now Director of the new Duke Health Innovation Lab, a multidisciplinary partnership. He was appointed Faculty Lead of Mobile Technology in Precision Medicine and the Nursing School’s representative to Duke’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. By fostering collaborations across scientific, clinical and technical disciplines, Dr. Shaw actively demonstrates how nursing science can shape the future of health care and improve health outcomes.
Research Interests: 
Healthcare as we know it is delivered in episodic phases. A patient comes to the clinic, clinicians collect their biophysical and behavioral health data, compare it to the patient’s history, and analyze that data to make informed diagnoses and care recommendations. This structure relies on single data points that are collected in a specific setting that a patient spends very little time in overall. To have a true picture of a patient’s health, the clinician would have access to the biological, behavioral, environmental, social networking, and contextual data of the patient in their everyday lives – every day, every hour, and everywhere. Moreover, this data would be available in “real-time”. With the proliferation of mobile devices, notably smartphones and other wearable sensors, the potential to collect this real-time digital health data is now possible. Geographic location is rarely a barrier, and with the near universal access to smartphones we are able to transcend the traditional socioeconomic barriers previously faced. This has the potential to yield new insights into disease processes and enhance our understanding of the longitudinal effects of care delivery, medications, and health behaviors. My work explores how data science and care teams will make it possible to use these data to improve health outcomes and care delivery. I discover how to integrate data from these new technologies into electronic health records and leverage predictive analytics to forecast patient needs.
Education: 
PhD - Duke UniversityMS Nursing Informatics - New York UniversityBSN - University of Miami

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Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Shaw
FDS User: 
17 302
Phone: 
(919) 684-9434
Office: 
4145 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Ryan
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Specialties:

Position: 
Associate Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, RN
Awards and Honors: 
2015 || BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education and Practice, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions2013 || Distinguished Dissertation Award, Duke University School of Nursing2010 || ThinkSwiss Travel Grant, Swiss Confederation – Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel2010 || Top Student Research Poster: “Online Social Networking and Diabetes”, Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference2008 || Distinguished Master's student, New York University College of Nursing2008 || Information Technology Fellowship in Healthcare, Duke Health Technology Solutions & Duke University School of Nursing2004 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International2003 || Academic Excellence Award, University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital2003 || Mary Gaynell Forbes Nursing Scholarship, University of Miami
Areas of Interest: 

Health Informatics
Mobile Health (mHealth) and eHealth
Telemedicine

Other Title: 
Elizabeth C Clipp Term Chair of Nursing

Involved Faculty:

Queen Utley-Smith, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Utley-Smith, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing served as MSN Program Chair from from 2008-2011. She earned her BSN at North Carolina Central University, her MSN at the University of Connecticut, and her doctorate in Health Occupations Education at North Carolina State University. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she has worked as a staff nurse, a charge nurse, a certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in wellness care of older adults, and an educator of traditional undergraduate students, RN-to-BSN students, accelerated BSN students, and graduate students. Before joining the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 2002, she implemented a number of educational innovations including: developing a clinical education site in an environmentally at-risk minority community and a clinical practicum site for graduate students in a nurse-managed clinic; developing and launching online courses on aging and women’s health; and initiating and coordinated two RN-to-BSN distance education programs involving partnerships of medical centers and community colleges. Dr. Utley-Smith's research interests include healthcare workforce competencies; staff-family interactions in long-term care, health promotion and aging; and utilizing technology and distance learning strategies in classroom and clinical practice to improve learning outcomes.
Research Interests: 
Dr. Utley-Smith has centered her research efforts in two areas; 1) healthcare workforce competency and 2) health promotion and aging. She is concerned with matching the competencies of nurse graduates with the expectations of employers in various work settings-hospitals, home health and long-term care. Her research in this area indicates the demand for new nurse graduates who possess expanded competencies in the area of "people skills" (i.e., interpersonal communication, teamwork, supervision, and patient teaching). Dr. Utley-Smith is also investigating interaction patterns of staff and families in nursing homes and the impact of these interactions on staff time management, quality of care, and patient safety.
Education: 
EdD - North Carolina State UniversityMS - University of ConnecticutBSN - North Carolina Central University

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Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Utley-Smith
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8 398
Office: 
Pearson Building
First Name: 
Queen
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Position: 
Associate Professor Emeritus
Credentials Concatenated: 
EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Awards and Honors: 
2014 || Inducted as Fellow, National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education2010 || Beverly Koerner Outstanding Alumni Award for Education in Nursing, University of Connecticut School of Nursing2006 || CIT Technology Award, Duke University Center for Instructional Technology2004 || Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina2003 || Nurses’ Recognition Day Award, Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center2002 || Community Service Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Fayetteville State University1995 || Inducted, Phi Delta Kappa (International Educator's Society)1980 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
Areas of Interest: 

Health Promotion

Involved Faculty:

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

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
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.
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.
Education: 
PhD - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of NursingMSN - Duke University School of NursingBSN - University of Tennessee–Knoxville

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Granger
FDS User: 
8 446
Phone: 
(919) 684-1622
Office: 
3150 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Bradi
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Position: 
Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2009 || Circle of Excellence Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses2007 || 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 Nursing1997 || Research Mentor Award, Duke Friends of Nursing Foundation

Involved Faculty:

Susan G. Silva, PhD

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Silva is Research Associate Professor and Statistician in the Office of Research Affairs at the Duke University School of Nursing. She also has appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the Duke University School of Medicine and in the Department of Clinical Trials Statistics of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Silva has extensive formal training in both biostatistics and behavioral statistics, and has taught statistics courses designed for psychology students and neuropsychiatry research fellows. She is a senior statistician on the NIMH Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) as well as a statistical reviewer for several industry-sponsored DSMBs. Dr. Silva earned her PhD from the Experimental Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience Program at North Carolina State University, and completed a NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Brain and Development Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Before coming to Duke in 1999, Dr. Silva was a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the UNC-CH School of Medicine, where she served as the Director of the Neurobehavioral Assessment Core and the Associate Director of the Data Management and Biostatistics Core for their NIMH-sponsored Mental Health and Neurosciences Clinical Research Center.
Research Interests: 
Dr. Silva currently serves as the Statistical PI for the Substance Use Outcomes Following Treatment for Adolescent Depression (SOFTAD) study. She is also a member of the NIMH Interventions Committee for Disorders Involving Children and their Families (ITVC). Her statistical expertise includes the: (1) design of longitudinal studies; (2) application of hierarchical or mixed models; (3) analysis of moderator and mediator variables; (4) use of Generalized Estimating Equations; (5) assessment of reliability and validity; and (5) development and implementation of randomization schemes.
Education: 
PhD - North Carolina State UniversityMA - East Carolina UniversityBA - East Carolina University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Silva
FDS User: 
9 949
Phone: 
(919) 681-3004
Office: 
3136 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Susan
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Position: 
Associate Professor
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD
Awards and Honors: 
2007 || AACAP Klingenstein Award for Research (Presented to the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study Team), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2005 || AACAP Klingenstein Award for Research (Presented to the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study Team), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1994 || NARSAD Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression1984 || Graduate Student Association Teaching Award, North Carolina State University1978 || Distinguished Student Award, East Carolina University1978 || North Carolina Academy of Science Research Award, East Carolina University1977 || National Science Foundation Research Award, East Carolina University1976 || Academic Achievement Award, East Carolina University

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