Decker Nursing Faculty

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A. Serdar Atav, PhD

Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Opioid use and misuse
  • Medicaid
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Health applications of system dynamics modeling
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Geraldine R. Britton, PhD, RN, FNP

Research Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Founder and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP)
  • Maternal child health issues: Smoking cessation in pregnancy
  • Assessment of tobacco use: self-report and biomarkers of nicotine
  • Women's health issues: Osteoporosis
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration: effects of plantar stimulation on peripheral neuropathy
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Nannette Cowen, PhD, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Family Health Nursing Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Diabetes prevention
  • Wellness and health promotion
  • Physical activity
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Telehealth
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Pamela Stewart Fahs, PhD, RN

Professor/Decker Chair in Rural Nursing

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Rural populations
  • Knowledge of cardiovascular risks
  • Heart attack and stroke in rural women
  • Rural nursing theory
  • Roy Adaptation model
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Judy M. Kitchin, MS, RN, CNOR

Clinical Lecturer

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Healthy workplace environments
  • Patient safety issues, with a focus on surgical patient issues
  • Nursing and telehealth
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Jeanette J. Lee, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CHNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Issues related to mental illness
  • Holistic health
  • Telepsychiatry and telehealth
  • Smoking cessation
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Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC

Associate Professor/Director, Forensic Health Program/Coordinator, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Children and adolescents as victims/perpetrators of violence
  • Sexual offending
  • Mass violence
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Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, PhD, RN, FAAN

Visiting Scholar and Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Sciencing as coming to know
  • Parsesciencing
  • Qualitative research with universal humanuniverse living experiences
  • Investigative phenomena: dignity, reverence, awe, betrayal, shame
  • Community change concepts
  • Teaching-learning and leading-following
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Vickie L. Slavetskas, MS, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Leadership development
  • Adjustment to the graduate nurse role
  • Burnout
  • Finding solutions to the opioid epidemic
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Lori-Marie Sprague

Clinical Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Innovative Simulation and Practice Center

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Tobacco research and education
  • The effectiveness of simulation on student perceptions, empathy and knowledge
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Lavon Williams, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Clinical Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Mental health issues
  • Palliative care/end-of-life care
  • Home care for the elderly population
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Adjunct Faculty

Afua Baidoo-Davis

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Linda L. Barnfather

Clinical Associate Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Homer Frederick Farley

Adjunct Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Matthew Lunn

Clinical Instructor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Michele A. Scardetta

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Charles L. Terrery, RPh, MBA

Adjunct Lecturer

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences