Decker Nursing Faculty

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Geraldine R. Britton, PhD, RN, FNP

Research Assistant Professor

Decker School of Nursing (DSON)

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 School of Nursing (DSON)

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 School of Nursing (DSON)

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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Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC

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

Decker School of Nursing (DSON)

Research Interests

  • Children and adolescents as victims/perpetrators of violence
  • Sexual offending
  • Mass violence
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Lori A. Sprague, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor/Coordinator, Innovative Simulation and Practice Center

Decker School of Nursing (DSON)

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 School of Nursing (DSON)

Research Interests

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