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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.
 
Stone Foundation & E.D.Fish Professor of Health Care for the Underserved
Areas of Research Interest:
Maternal and child health, infant and child development under stress, children's oral health, criminal justice involved families, and trauma and grief around child death.
 
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Nursing
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.
 
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, increasing LGBT visibility in nursing.
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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 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:
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.
 
Assistant Professor
Areas of Research Interest:
Infection control, home health care, nursing workforce, risk modeling, symptom management, and cancer.
 
Postdoctoral Fellow
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 Fellow
Areas of Research Interest:
Lesbian and bisexual women’s health, intimate relationships, intersectionality, violence and victimization, hazardous drinking, emotion regulation, and suicidal behaviors.
 
Associate Research Scientist
Areas of Research Interest:
Neuroscience nursing, self-management, physical activity, aging, social media mining, visualization, data science, and informatics for underserved populations.