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Assistant Professor of Nursing
Areas of Research Interest:
Maternity education resources, patient education, consumer health informatics, low health literacy, and information visualization.
 
Co-Director for The Program for the Study of LGBT Health, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Nursing)
Areas of Research Interest:
LGBT health, gender identity development, LGBT aging, sexual health.
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Cardiovascular health in LGBT and racial/ethnic minority populations, social determinants, behavioral interventions, and aging.
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Usability evaluation, human-computer interaction, mobile technology, mobile health applications, health information technology, technology-mediated interventions, patient-centered interventions, health informatics, decision support systems, underserved populations, persons living with HIV (PLWH), adolescence and young adulthood, LGBT health, symptom self-management, behavioral changes, safe sex decision-making, and HIV prevention.
 
Associate Professor
Areas of Research Interest:
Self-management, shared decision making, patient-provider communication, adherence, health beliefs, health disparities, underserved vulnerable populations, chronic respiratory diseases, health literacy, qualitative research, community based participatory research, and mixed methods.
 
Amanda Hessels, PhD, MPH, RN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Associate Research Scientist
Areas of Research Interest:
Patient safety and quality, infection prevention practices and behaviors, specifically standard precautions across settings, organizational factors associated with adherence such as patient safety culture and climate, occupational safety and health, and adverse patient outcomes.
 
Professor of Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center
Areas of Research Interest:
Cardiac Arrhythmias, mHealth, genetics, precision medicine approaches to cardiovascular and latino health, chronic cardiac conditions, and symptom self-management and quality of life.
 
Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Henrik H. Bendixin Professor of International Nursing, Director of Global Health Research
Areas of Research Interest:
Sexual minority (lesbian, bisexual, mostly heterosexual, queer) women’s health, minority stress, alcohol use, violence and victimization (e.g., childhood abuse, intimate partner violence), mental health, and increasing LGBT visibility in nursing.
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
LGBT health and health disparities, mental health, suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury, adolescents and young adults, transgender health.
 
Associate Research Scientist
Areas of Research Interest:
Symptom science, clinical data mining, genomics, and chronic conditions.
 
Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research, Associate Dean of Scholarship & Research
Areas of Research Interest:
Preventing infections in the hospital and community, and reducing antibiotic resistance.
 
Maichou Lor, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Health disparities, disease prevention, health literacy, communication, data visualization, recruitment methodologies or vulnerable populations, measurement issues
 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Primary care delivery redesign, provider co-management, team-based care, shared decision making, advanced practice nursing outcomes, and health policy.
 
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Areas of Research Interest:
Social equity, the elimination of health disparities, HIV/AIDS prevention in vulnerable populations of racial/ethnic and sexual minorities, social network site interventions, health information technology, HIV and aging-related outcomes, clinical big data analytics.
 
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Areas of Research Interest:
Primary care, health policy, nurse practitioner practice, teamwork, health disparities, chronic management, quality and safety of patient care.
 
Assistant Professor of Social Welfare Science
Areas of Research Interest:
HIV risk behavior, HIV prevention, medication adherence, health disparities, minority populations, and criminal justice-involved populations.
 
Rebecca Schnall, PhD, MPH, RN-BC
Mary Dickey Lindsay Assistant Professor of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Areas of Research Interest:
Consumer health informatics, HIV prevention, self-management, symptom management, mHealth, and health disparities
 
Assistant Professor
Areas of Research Interest:
Infection control, home health care, nursing workforce, risk modeling, symptom management, and cancer.
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Interventions to improve the continuum of care for individuals and communities affected by HIV, hepatitis C, and substance abuse; health care access; cost effectiveness; health policy
Associate Research Scientist
Areas of Research Interest:
International health, health literacy, information visualization, mHealth, HIV, and Spanish-speaking populations.
 
Director Center for Health Policy, Centennial Professor of Health Policy
Areas of Research Interest:
Health policy, infection prevention across settings, preventing burdensome transitions in vulnerable adults, palliative care, and comparative and cost-effectiveness methodology.
 
Carolyn Sun, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Associate Research Scientist
Areas of Research Interest:
Global health, Nursing workforce, underserved populations, minority health
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Lesbian and bisexual women’s health, intimate relationships, intersectionality, violence and victimization, hazardous drinking, emotion regulation, and suicidal behaviors.