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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
FDS User: 
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

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

Areas of Expertise:

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Shaw
FDS User: 
17 302
Phone: 
(919) 684-9434
Office: 
3152 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:

Diane L. Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Holditch-Davis earned a BSN magna cum laude from Duke University and both an MS in parent-child nursing and a PhD in developmental psychobiology from the University of Connecticut. Before joining the Duke faculty in 2006, Dr. Holditch-Davis served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for more than 20 years and rose to the rank of Kenan Distinguished Professor of Nursing and director of the doctoral and postdoctoral programs at the School of Nursing. Her research uses observation of parent-child interactions and infant sleep to determine long-term health and developmental outcomes of infants, particularly those who are premature, adopted, seropositive for HIV, medically fragile, and the children of low-income, depressed mothers. As part of her studies, Dr. Holditch-Davis has refined methods to study mother-infant behavioral interactions in the home and hospital environments. She is currently conducting a pilot study of the effects of late prematerm birth on maternal psychological well-being and parenting. She was principal investigator on an R01 comparing two mother-administered interventions for VLBW infants (massage, kangaroo care) on infant health and development and the maternal-child relationship and on another R01 that tested a nursing support intervention for African American mothers of preterm infants with the goal of reducing developmental delays by improving the mother’s psychological well-being and the mother-infant relationship. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Holditch-Davis has received numerous awards, including the 2006 Duke School of Nursing’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science, the March of Dimes N.C. Maternal-Child Nurse of the Year Award, and the Award for Excellence in Research from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. The Southern Nursing Research Society also has honored her with its Distinguished Researcher and D. Jean Wood awards.
Research Interests: 
Dr. Holditch-Davis has extensive experience using observational methods with infants, young children and their families to measure parent-child interactions and infant sleep. Her research focuses on parenting premature infants, predicting the risk for later developmental disabilities in high-risk infants, and the effects of complications of prematurity on infant sleep-wake states. She has been a principal investigator on 4 R01s and a co-investigator on several others. Her research interests include sleep, especially in preterm infants, older infants, and children; interactions between parents and young children, longitudinal design; observational methods; behavioral development of high-risk infants; neurodevelopmental assessment; premature infant behavior, development, and parenting; pain in infants and children; and infertility and adoption.
Education: 
Ph.D. - University of ConnecticutM.S.N. - University of ConnecticutB.S.N. - Duke University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Holditch-Davis
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8 418
First Name: 
Diane
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Position: 
Marcus E. Hobbs Professor Emerita
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, RN, FAAN
Endowed Title: 
Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing
Awards and Honors: 
2015 || Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International2012 || Best research paper published in Research in Nursing & Health in 2011, for: Holditch-Davis, D., Miles, M.S., Burchinal, M.R. & Goldman, B.D. (2011). Maternal role attainment with medically fragile infants: Part 2. Relationship to the quality of pa2012 || Best research paper published in Research in Nursing & Health in 2011, for: Holditch-Davis, D., Miles, M.S., Burchinal, M.R. & Goldman, B.D. (2011). Maternal role attainment with medically fragile infants: Part 2. Relationship to the quality of 2007 || Marcus Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing, Duke University2006 || Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award, Duke University School of Nursing2005 || Kenan Distinguished Professorship, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill2003 || The Marlene Kramer Outstanding Alumni Award for Research in Nursing, University of Connecticut School of Nursing2003 || Distinguished Researcher Award, Southern Nursing Research Society2001 || JOGNN's 2001 Reviewer of the Year2000 || D. Jean Wood Award, Southern Nursing Research Society1996 || Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing1995 || March of Dimes NC Maternal-Child Nurse of the Year1993 || AWHONN Award for Excellence in Research1985 || Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut School of Nursing1984 || Dean's Fellowship, University of Connecticut School of Nursing1983 || Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut School of Nursing1980 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
Areas of Interest: 

Observational Research
Longitudinal Research

Involved Faculty:

Ruth A. Anderson, PhD, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Anderson is Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing and a Senior Fellow in the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development. She is also a Research Development Coordinator in the Office of Research Affairs in the School of Nursing. She earned a BSN from Stockton State College in New Jersey, a Master of Science in Gerontological Nursing and Master of Arts in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania, and the PhD in nursing with a business minor from The University of Texas at Austin. She has extensive experience teaching graduate courses in managing complex healthcare systems, chronic illness, and outcomes in health care. Dr. Anderson's scholarship is dedicated to improving management of nursing homes, an area of rapidly growing need. Her research has been interdisciplinary from its inception, and she has collaborated with scholars at Duke and across the country in schools of nursing, business, economics, engineering and medicine. She pioneered the application of complexity theory and management science in nursing in analysis of the institutional environment of the nursing home. Her studies that show the relationships between patient outcomes and organizational structure, interpersonal relationships of staff and families, patterns of staff communication, and employee turnover have given researchers new tools for implementing evidence-based changes in the care delivery practices in long term care facilities.
Research Interests: 
My research program is concerned with understanding and improving nursing management practices and their impact on outcomes, with a particular interest in resident outcomes in nursing homes. I use complexity science, organizational and nursing theory to bring together the constructs of communication and decision processes, relationship and interaction, organizational structures, context, resource allocation and health care outcomes. In my previously NIH/NINR funded study, Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes, I worked with a multidisciplinary team to explore relationship patterns and management practices that enable nursing homes to attain high quality resident outcomes in a series of eight comparative case studies, identifying management practices that are distributed through all levels of workers and appear to build capacity for high quality outcomes. From these findings, we developed a new intervention for improving staff interactions and information exchange in long term care settings. In a competing continuation NINR-funded R01, my team and I are now testing this intervention in 16 community nursing homes for its impact on reducing patient falls; our team is also funded by the VA (Colón-Emeric, PI) to test the intervention in four Community Living Centers. I have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Education: 
PhD - The University of Texas at Austin School of NursingMA - University of Pennsylvania, Faculty of Arts and SciencesMSN - University of Pennsylvania, School of NursingBSN - Stockton State College (NJ)

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Anderson
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8 352
First Name: 
Ruth
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Position: 
Professor Emerita
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2015 || Inductee, Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International2014 || Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd2012 || Outstanding PhD Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing2011 || Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award, Duke University School of Nursing2010 || Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing2004 || Science Advisory Board, The Plexus Institute2003 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing2002 || Annual Meeting Best Paper Award (top ten percent of submissions), Academy of Management2000 || Member, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science1997 || Ed and Molly Smith Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing1997 || Virginia Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing1991 || Luci Baines Johnson Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing1990 || Faculty Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing1989 || American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Scholar, The American Nurses’ Foundation1989 || Luci Baines Johnson Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing1987 || Member, Academy of Management1985 || Inducted, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society (Business & Administration)1985 || Inducted, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi1981 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Areas of Interest: 

Care Systems for Chronic Illness

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

Involved Faculty:

Barbara S. Turner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Dr. Barbara S. Turner is Elizabeth P. Hanes Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Health of Women, Children, and Families Division of the Duke University School of Nursing. She earned graduate degrees in hospital administration and perinatal nursing prior to receiving her PhD from the University of California at San Francisco. Following her retirement from the Army Nurse Corps, she established the Center for Nursing Research at Duke and held the position of Associate Dean for Research for 13 years. Dr. Turner’s research interests focus on the effect of nursing intervention on critically ill newborns, including exogenous surfactant administration, endotracheal suctioning, high frequency ventilators and airway management. She has published widely in journals, books, monographs and computer-assisted instruction. Dr. Turner serves as a Section Editor in Heart & Lung in addition to being a reviewer for other nursing journals. She is active professionally in the American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Research Interests: 
The initiation of and maintenance of respiration in prematurely born infants is of paramount importance for survival. My research interests are in three related domains that seek to further clarify and understand the interrelatedness of respiratory physiology, histology and anatomy in this critically ill population. Specifically, my research relates to: ● 1. Establishing and maintaining patency of the artificial airway, the interaction of the artificial airway and the mucociliary elevator, and non-invasive assessment of airway position. ● 2. The effect of mechanical aspiration of the airway on physiologic parameters, particularly oxygenation and intracranial pressure, and on trauma to the airway both acute and chronic. ● 3. The role of exogenous surfactants on lung function, to include types of surfactants and methods of administration.
Education: 
PhD - University of California - San FranciscoMA - Webster CollegeMS - University of ColoradoBSN - University of Bridgeport

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Turner
FDS User: 
8 477
Phone: 
(919) 684-9251
Office: 
3116 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Barbara
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Position: 
Elizabeth P. Hanes Professor of Nursing
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, RN, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2014 || Duke University School of Nursing Honorary Alumnus Award2011 || Elizabeth P Hanes Distinguished Professorship in Nursing, Duke University2011 || Harris Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago2006 || Duke University School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award2005 || Juanita Long Community Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau International2003 || Distinguished Nurse Researcher Lectureship, East Carolina University1999 || Distinguished Nurse Lecturer, Southeastern North Carolina Nursing Consortium1993 || Legion of Merit, U. S. Army1992 || Army Commendation Medal - Second Oak Leaf Cluster1991 || National Service Medal - Bronze Star, U. S. Army1989 || Army Achievement Medal1989 || Meritorious Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, U. S. Army1988 || Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT1988 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing1988 || Order of Military Medical Merit, The Surgeon General of the Army1987 || Army Nurse of the Year, U.S. Army Nurse Corps1987 || Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award, Daughters of the American Revolution1987 || Outstanding Pediatric Nurse, AACN, NAPSIG1986 || "A" Professional Designation for Pediatric Nursing, The Surgeon General of the Army1986 || Colonel Katherine F. Galloway Distinguished Nurse Award, U.S. Army Nurse Corps1985 || Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of California, San Francisco1984 || Who's Who in American Nursing1982 || Overseas Service Ribbon, U. S. Army1981 || Army Scholarship for Graduate Education1981 || Army Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Overseas Service Medal, U. S. Army1981 || Commendation, The Surgeon General of the Army1981 || Commendation, Army Nurse Corps1981 || Hencmann Award, March of Dimes1975 || Army Scholarship for Graduate Education1975 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International1974 || Army Commendation Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster1972 || Army Commendation Medal1970 || National Service Defense Medal
Other Title: 
Chair, Health of Women, Children, & Families Division

Involved Faculty:

Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013-04-11 23:04
Brief Bio: 
Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, MPH, FAEN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and health services and clinical researcher. Dr. Tanabe’s program of research focuses on improving systems of healthcare and patient outcomes for persons with sickle cell disease. Dr. Tanabe has a strong focus on improving emergency department care for this population and has conducted many investigations in this area. Dr. Tanabe currently has AHRQ funding to disseminate decision support tools to primary care and emergency department providers throughout North Carolina and portions of South Carolina. These tools were based upon the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of sickle cell disease. Dr. Tanabe is also the co-PI for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute “Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium, U01”. The consortium includes eight centers from across the United States. Each center will conduct a comprehensive assessment of barriers to care and enroll 300 patients in a registry and randomized controlled trial. She was previously assistant director of a T32 post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at Northwestern University. Her methodological expertise includes prospective multi-site trials, survey methods, qualitative research, quality improvement and learning collaboratives, and retrospective structured medical record reviews. Dr. Tanabe is a member of the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Triage Research Team that develops educational tools to treat ED providers on the use of ESI.
Research Interests: 
Dr. Tanabe has conducted investigations aimed at improving pain management in the emergency department, with a strong focus on patients with sickle cell disease. Dr. Tanabe developed the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), a decision support tool aimed at improving the quality of care provided to adults with sickle cell disease in the ED setting.

Program Affiliation:

Education: 
MPH - Northwestern UniversityPhD - University of Illinois at ChicagoMSN - Loyola University, ChicagoBS - Rush University

Affiliation:

Last Name: 
Tanabe
FDS User: 
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Phone: 
(919) 613-6038
Office: 
3132 Pearson Building
First Name: 
Paula
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Position: 
Professor in the School of Nursing
Credentials Concatenated: 
PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Awards and Honors: 
2017 || Outstanding PhD Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing2015 || 2015 Health Care Hero in Nursing, Triangle Business Journal2013 || Selected participant, Chancellor’s Clinical Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (CCHAMP), 2014 cohort, Duke Medicine Chancellor's Cabinet2012 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing2012 || Fellow, Academy of Emergency Nursing, National Emergency Nurses Association2007 || Mayday Pain and Society Fellow – A Media and Policy Initiative, The Mayday Fund2007 || Outstanding Oral Research Presentation, Spring Symposium, Illinois College of Emergency Physicians2004 || Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NRSA, nstitute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Dept Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University2003 || Nursing Practice Award, National Emergency Nurses Association2002 || Resident Research Award, 1st place, Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Resident Academic Forum, Oak Brook, IL2002 || Nursing Researcher Award, National Emergency Nurses Association1997 || Research Facilitation Award, National Emergency Nurses Association1996 || Doctoral Scholarship, National Emergency Nurses Association1992 || Nursing Educator Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Phi Chapter1987 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
Areas of Interest: 

• Health services research
• Emergency department pain management
• Sickle cell disease
• Triage systems
• Pain management

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