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Center for Health Policy Graduate Students & Training Opportunities

Current Pre-Doctoral Students

Caroline Handschuh
Caroline Handschuh, MSN, CNM is a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Health Policy. She is a certified nurse midwife and has practiced in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Caroline's research is focused on adolescent health risk behaviors. 
Aluem Tark
Aluem Tark, FNP-BC, RN, CHPN is a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Health Policy. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a certified Hospice / Palliative Care Nurse. Aluem's research focuses on the comparative effectiveness of different models of End-of-Life care in nursing home residents.

Current Post-Doctoral Fellow

Billy Caceres
Billy Caceres received his PhD from the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. His research focuses on cardiovascular disease and aging in racial/ethnic minority and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.

Graduate Dissertation Topics

Investigating and Measuring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Organizational Climate
Donald Boyd, Jr., PhD, CRNA
Assessment and Documentation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Home Health Care
Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir, PhD, MPH, RN
Adverse Outcomes Associated with Psychotropic Medication Usage in Nursing Homes
Chin Sup Park, PhD, MBA, RN
Evaluation of a school nurse-led intervention for children with severe obesity in New York City schools
Krista Schroeder, PhD, RN
Infection Control and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination in Nursing Homes
Jasmine Travers, PhD, AGNP-C, RN, CCRN
Multidrug-Resistant Organism Infection & Isolation Precautions in Nursing Homes
Catherine Crawford Cohen, PhD, RN
Infection Prevention Practices and Crowding in the Emergency Department
Eileen J. Carter, PhD, RN
Impact of Out-of-Pocket Pharmacy Costs and Medicare Part D on Medication Adherence among Elderly Diabetes Patients
Yoon Jeong Choi, PhD, RN
Leadership and Political Skill Preparedness of Doctoral Nurses
Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN
The Role of Urinary Catheters in Development of Nosocomial Urinary Tract-Related Bacteremia
Laurie Conway, PhD, RN, CIC
Exploring the Organizational Climate as Perceived by Infection Preventionists: A National Study
Shanelle G. Nelson, PhD, RN
Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Resident Quality Outcomes in Nursing Homes
May Uchida, PhD, GNP-BC
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Prophylactic Antifungal Therapies for Transplant Patients
Deborah Braccia PhD, RN
Development and Testing of the Nursing Work Index-Revised in Taiwan
Shin-Shang Chou, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
Off-shift Nursing and Quality Patient Outcomes
Pam de Cordova, PhD, MSN, RN-BC
An Examination of the Relationships Between Organizational Climate and Registered Nurse Work Outcomes in Home Healthcare 
Maureen Dailey, PhD, MSN, RN
Institutional and Patient Level Predictors for Multi-Drug Resistant Healthcare-Associated Infections
Monika Pogorzelska, PhD MPH
The Relationship Between Health Literacy, Health Knowledge and Adherence to Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Patricia Quinlan, PhD, MPA, RN, CPHQ
Expansion of Newborn Screening Panels: A Systematic Program Evaluation of Krabbe Disease Screening
Roberta Louise Salveson, PhD, MSN, RN