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Faculty Research Expertise and Interests

Jeanne CalcoteJeanne F. Calcote, MS, RN
Research interests: Big data and chronic disease
Kayla CarrKayla Carr, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Research interests: Adolescent decision making and risky behavior
Robin ChristianRobin Christian, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Research interests: Evidence-based practice, Joanna Briggs Institute
Tina FerrellTina Ferrell, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Kate FouquierKate Fouquier, PhD, RN, CNM
Research interests: Psychosocial adaptions in pregnancy and birth; maternal-infant attachment; and health-care disparities in maternal nursing and adolescent health.
Katie HallKatie Hall, MSN, RN, CCRN-P
Research interests: Air quality and congenital heart defects
Janet HarrisJanet Y. Harris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Research interests: Telehealth; behavioral health; leadership skills; and emotional intelligence.
Laree HiserLaree Hiser, PhD
Research interests: Demyelinating disorders; multiple sclerosis; chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy; and clinical diagnostic assays.
Kim HooverKim W. Hoover, PhD, RN
Research interests: Health systems; patient safety and quality improvement; health-related workforce.
Sharon LobertSharon Lobert, PhD, RN
Research interests: Drug resistance to chemotherapy; tubulin and microtubules; antimitotic agents (Vinca Alkaloids and Taxanes); intracellular-signaling mechanisms; cell cycle and apoptosis.
Michelle PalokasMichelle Palokas, DNP, RN-CPN
Research interests: Hope and quality of life in children with life-threatening disease, Joanna Briggs Institute
Kathy RhodesKathy Rhodes, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Jennifer RobinsonJennifer C. Robinson, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA
Research interests: Physical activity; health behavior; cardiovascular health disparities; neighborhood context; the built environment; social epidemiology; social and environmental determinants of health and health behaviors.
Kandy SmithKandy Smith, DNS, MN, RN
Research interests: Spirituality and spiritual care
Mary StewartMary W. Stewart, PhD, RN
Research interests: Women in transition; control and self-esteem; perianesthesia care; and doctoral education.
Karen WintersKaren Winters, PhD, RN
Research interests: Health care access and utilization; racial disparities in health and health care; health insurance status; cardiovascular care and analyzing data from large data sets.