HPNA Research Scholar Recipients
Returning scholars research listed under their first year as a scholar, as noted.
Na-Ching Chi, PhD, RN "Multimorbidity in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Association with Pain Symptomology and Health Care Utilization in End-of-Life Care: A Big Data Approach"
Kathleen Doyon, PhD, M.Ed, RN "Communication Intervention to Help Nurses CLiCC with African American Patients and FAmily Caregivers by Integrating Spirituality and Culture into Palliative Care"
Rachel Wells, PhD, RN "Innovative Multiphase Optimization Strategy strategies to refine UPHOLDS (Utilizing Palliative Care for Heart Failure Optimized using Lay Navigators to Decrease Suffering) intervention components"
Daniel David PhD, RN "PC-CRAFT (Palliative Care: Connecting Residents of Assisted Living and Family through Telehealth): An intervention to support palliative care communication between assisted living residents, caregivers, and providers"
Tamryn Gray PhD, RN, CNL-BC "Instrument and intervention development to prepare and support family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer"
Shelli Feder PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, ACHPN "Identifying factors associated with high-quality end-of-life care among veterans with heart failure in the Veterans Health Administration"
Jackelyn Boyden, MS, MPH, RN. "Utilize choice-based methods and cognitive interviewing to develop a parent-reported outcomes instrument for home-based pediatric palliative care."
Kristin Corey, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC. "Expanding our understanding of the post-caregiving experiences of different profiles of former dementia caregivers."
Mary Issacson, PhD, RN, CHPN. "Working with Native American population to develop culturally relevant palliative and end-of-life care interventions."
Yasemin Turkmin, PhD, MPH, PMHNP. (2017-18)
Masako Mayahara, PhD, RN, FPCN. “Developing a digital pain diary application for hospice patients and their caregivers.”
Rafael Romo, PhD, RN, PHN. (2016-17)
Jiayun Xu, PhD, RN. “The needs of employed caregivers of advanced cancer patients.”
Yasemin Turkmin, PhD, MPH, PMHNP. “Detecting the differences in PC use and outcomes between older AAs and Caucasians with high-risk cancers in the Southeast.”
Joan G. Carpenter, MN, CRNP, NP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, PhD. (2015-16)
Rafael Romo, PhD, RN, PHN. “Decision-making processes used among older adults with mild cognitive impairment.”
Esther R. Smith-Howell, PhD, RN. “End-of-life care disparities among African Americans and their families.”
Joan G. Carpenter, MN, CRNP, NP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, PhD. “Continuity of palliative care after hospital discharge to nursing home.”
Christine Fortney, PhD, RN. “Infant symptoms in the NICU effect on parent stress, coping, and decision-making.”
Hyejin Kim, PhD-c, CRNP. “Surrogate decision-makers’ experiences of POLST discussions in the nursing home.”
Judith Adams, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP. “Improving communication between ICU staff nurses and family members of seriously ill patients.”
Stewart Bond, PhD, RN, AOCN. “Delirium in advanced cancer patients, particularly those in the outpatient or home setting.”
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN. (2013-14)
Jennifer Seaman, BSN, RN. “Ways to integrate palliative care principles in critical care nursing practice.”
Caitlin Brennan, PhD, APRN. “Measuring patient acuity in the palliative care setting.”
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN. “Surrogate decision-making at the end of life.”
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC. (2012-13)
Joy Buck, PhD, RN. “Intersection of formal and informal care in complex chronic illness.”
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC. “Association of treatment intensity and palliative care services.”
Susan Lysaght Hurley, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN. (2011-12)
Ab Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC. (2010-11)
Joy Goebel, PhD, RN. “Structures and processes of care, interdisciplinary collaboration.”
Susan Lysaght Hurley, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN. “The experience of older adults as they negotiate hospice care.”
Denice Sheehan, PhD, RN. “Adolescents with a parent near the end of life.”
Ab Brody, RN, PhD, GNP-BC. “Geriatric palliative care in the community.”
Lisa C. Lindley, PhD, RN. “Pediatric hospice care.”
Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN, FPCN. “Supportive communication with long distance caregivers.”
Gail Towsley, PhD NHA. “End-of-life discussions with nursing home residents and their families.”