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Carolyn Sun

  • Associate Research Scientist in the School of Nursing
Carolyn Sun

Dr. Sun's research focuses on translational research; she works with nurses both locally and globally to identify and address clinical nursing and midwifery research priorities and has conducted research in the USA, Africa and the Middle East. Carolyn is also part of Columbia School of Nursing's "Linking to Improve Nursing Knowledge" (LINK program) to bridge the gap between academic research and clinical practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University School of Nursing with a joint appointment at NYP and Columbia School of Nursing.

    Education & Training

  • ANP-BC, Adult Primary Care, New York University, New York, NY
  • PhD, Global Health Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing

Presentations

Research Summit: Global Nursing and Midwifery Summit. 2017, Amman, Jordan. Podium Presentation. Focus Groups on Clinical Nurses' perceptions of nursing research priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Success Stories of Nurse Researchers in Southern and Eastern African Countries and the Writing to Improve Nursing Science (WINS) program.

Eastern Nursing Research Society 29th Annual Scientific Sessions. Philadelphia2017. Podium Presentation. Building a global network of nurse and midwifery research.

Eastern Nursing Research Society 28th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2016, Pittsburgh. Podium presentation. Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A Delphi survey.

Research Summit: Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Moving the Agenda Forward. 2016, Amman, Jordan. Podium Presentation. Clinical nursing and midwifery research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Scoping review and a Delphi survey.

Eastern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Scientific Sessions: 2015, Washington D.C. Podium Presentation
Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A scoping review.

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2012 – present voting member and conference participant
    Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2012 – present member American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2004 – present member American Nurses Association
  • 2012 – 2013 member Academy Health
  • 2006 – 2010 member and conference participant American College Health Association

Global Health Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Global Health Activities

Dr. Sun works with both the Office of Global Initiatives and the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at Columbia University School of Nursing. She was part of the planning, implementation and research that built up to the Global Nursing and Midwifery Summit in Amman, Jordan in July 2017, as well as the Global Research Summits held in Amman, Jordan in 2016 and Nairobi, Kenya in 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Best Overall Poster. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Ferng, Y.H., Larson, E. (2017). International Council of Nurses Congress: Nurses at the forefront transforming care (2017). Poster presentation. Building a model to expand nurse and midwifery clinical research globally. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.
  • Best Daily Poster.  Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Ferng, Y.H., Larson, E. (2017). International Council of Nurses Congress: Nurses at the forefront transforming care (2017). Poster presentation. Building a model to expand nurse and midwifery clinical research globally. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2012 – present
  • Alumni Scholarship 2014
  • Doctoral Student Organization, Vice President, 2014 – 2015 (elected by student body)
  • Hillman Nursing Scholars and Alumni Mentoring Program (applicants accepted via invitation only)
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship 2010-2012

Publications

1.  Sun, C., Seboni, N. M., Maimbolwa, M. C., Mukonka, C. C. L., Nyamakura, R., Dlamini, P. S., . . . Larson, E. (2017). Success Stories: Overcoming barriers to research in Southern and Eastern African Countries. Clinical Nursing Research, 26(4), 399-418. doi:i.org/10.1177/1054773817718935

2.  Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Oweis, A., Huijer, H. A.-S., Abu-Moghli, F., Dawani, H., Ghazi, C., and Larson, E. (2017). Delphi Survey of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Mar;49(2)223-235. doi:10.1111/jnu.12280

3.  Sun, C., Ferng, Y., Gombachika, S., Misore, J., Cato, K., Dohrn, J., et al. (2016). Increasing human resource capacity in African countries: A nursing and midwifery Research Summit. Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 6: 8-13.

4. Alhusaini MA, Sun, C., Larson, E. Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in Middle Eastern and North African Countries: A Scoping Review. Journal of Health Specialties 2016; Oct; 4(4): 238-245. http://thejhs.org/article.asp?issn=2468-6360;year=2016;volume=4;issue=4;spage=238;epage=245;aulast=Alhusaini

5. Sun, C., Jia, H., & Larson, E. (2016). Factors associated with clinical nursing and midwifery research in southern and eastern African countries. Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health. http://www.smartscitech.com/index.php/emph/article/view/1270

6. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Omoni, G., Malata, G., Klopper, H., Larson, E (2016). Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in Southern and Eastern African Countries: A Grey Literature Review. International Nursing Review. Mar; 63(1): 104-10.

7. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Klopper, H., Malata, A., Omoni, G. & Larson, E. (2015). Clinical nursing and midwifery research priorities in southern and eastern African countries: Results from a Delphi Survey. Nursing Research. Nov-Dec; 64(6): 466-75.

8. Sun, C., & Larson, E (2015). Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.01.012

9. Gabriel, A., Cohen, C., & Sun, C.* (2014). Consent to Specimen Storage and Continuing Studies by Race and Ethnicity: A Large Data Set Analysis using the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The Scientific World Journal. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

10. Bashlian, R., Sun, C.J.1, & Dorsen, C.G. (2012). Short vs. long course antibiotics for acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (8)7: 534-539. 1equal contribution

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov