Decker Nursing Faculty

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Geraldine R. Britton, PhD, RN, FNP

Research Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Founder and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP)
  • Assessment of tobacco use: survey design and testing, biomarkers, focus groups
  • Development of nursing interventional videos on smoking, including vaping
  • Focus on adolescence, college-age and perinatal period prevention and cessation
  • Coordinator of the Healthy Practices Group for Decker College's Kresge Center for Nursing Research, focusing on promotion of health and behavioral change
  • Translational clinical research: quantitative and qualitative
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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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Nina Flanagan, PhD, GNP-BC, APMH-BC

Clinical Professor/Coordinator, Adult Gerontology Nursing Program/Director of Interprofessional Education

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Delirium in the older adult
  • Care of persons with dementia
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Ann E. Fronczek, PhD, RN

Associate Professor and Director, PhD Program

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Telehealth and mHealth
  • King's Dynamic Interacting Systems Framework and Theory of Goal Attainment
  • Nursing workforce development: 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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Nicole A. Rouhana, PhD, FACNM, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor/Director of Graduate Programs

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • HPV vaccinations
  • Interprofessional education
  • Supporting international graduate nursing students
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Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN

Distinguished Teaching Professor/Decker Chair Community Health Nursing/Associate Dean/Coordinator, Community Health Nursing

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Dating violence in college students
  • LGBTQ healthcare needs
  • Use of the Health Belief Model to investigate health providers' practice behaviors between geography and health
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Lori-Marie Sprague, PhD, RN

Assistant Director of Innovative Simulation and Practice/ Clinical Assistant Professor

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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Melissa A. Sutherland, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Professor and Director, Kresge Center for Nursing Research

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Health behaviors
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Margaret M. White, MEd, MS, RN

Director of Undergraduate Programs/Clinical Assistant Professor

Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Affects of multiple clinical settings on student clinical learning
  • Evaluation of student learning
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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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