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Faculty Research Expertise and Interests

  • Jeanne F. Calcote, MS, RN
    Research interests: Big data and chronic disease
  • Kayla Carr, MSN, RN, FNP-C
    Research interests: Adolescent decision making and risky behavior
  • Robin Christian, DNP, RN, FNP-C
    Research interests: Evidence-based practice, Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Tina Ferrell, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • Kate 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 Hall, MSN, RN, CCRN-P
    Research interests: Air quality and congenital heart defects
  • Janet Y. Harris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    Research interests: Telehealth; behavioral health; leadership skills; and emotional intelligence.
  • Laree Hiser, PhD
    Research interests: Demyelinating disorders; multiple sclerosis; chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy; and clinical diagnostic assays.
  • Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN
    Research interests: Health systems; patient safety and quality improvement; health-related workforce.
  • Sharon Lobert, PhD, RN
    Research interests: Drug resistance to chemotherapy; tubulin and microtubules; antimiotic agents (Vinca Alkaloids and Taxanes); intracellular-signaling mechanisms; cell cycle and apoptosis.
  • Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN-CPN
    Research interests: Hope and quality of life in children with life-threatening disease, Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Kathy Rhodes, MSN, RN, FNP-C
  • Jennifer 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 Smith, DNS, MN, RN
    Research interests: Spirituality and spiritual care
  • Mary W. Stewart, PhD, RN
    Research interests: Women in transition; control and self-esteem; perianethesia care; and doctoral education.
  • Karen 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.