“Measuring Implementation Fidelity for a New Graduate Nurse Residency Program.” Funded by AONE. Dr. Nancy Hoffart, PI. This project is developing an instrument to measure the implementation fidelity of the nurse residency program.
Selected Research Programs
Emotional Eating Behavior, Obesity, and Stress Among Young African American Women
Stephanie Pickett and Colleagues
The purpose of this program of research is to examine stress and specific behaviors, knowledge and intentions that may result in obesity in African American women.
Nurses’ perceptions of failure to rescue
Cynthia Bacon and Thomas McCoy
The purpose of this study is to examine nurse’s understanding and practices about how failure to rescue occurs for inpatient units.
Understanding Biomarkers of Stress and their role in Chronic Disease Progression in Black Americans
The purpose of this program of study is to examine biomarkers of stress, inflammatory cytokines and their effects on chronic disease progression and understanding factors that might contribute to Black Americans being diagnosed with chronic illnesses more often and disproportionately dying of these diseases when compared to White Americans.
Frailty in Hospitalized Adults
Deborah Lekan, Thomas McCoy, Marjorie Jenkins (Cone Health) and colleagues
The purpose of this research program is to examine precursors and factors associated with and predictive of frailty in older adults using EHR data.
A CLINICAL DECISION RULE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF HEAD INJURIES IN CHILDREN UNDER AGE 2
Elizabeth Stone, Leslie Davis, Thomas McCoy
The purpose of this study is to perform a secondary analysis of the PECARN head injury study to develop a clinical decision rule to score children under age 2 with a closed head injury for their risk of underlying skull fracture or intracranial injury.
The Health and Safety of the Nursing Workforce
Research is focused on the health and safety of the registered nursing workforce as well as healthy aging.
Opioid Use Disorders
My research is concerned with identifying aspects of, and experiences in, the lives of people living with opioid use disorder (OUD) that are amenable to nurse-led interventions.
PREDICTORS AND OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH TRAJECTORIES OF ADOLESCENT TO ADULT BEHAVIORS AND EXPERIENCES
Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Thomas McCoy, Robin Bartlett, Eunhee Park
In collaboration with a interdisciplinary team of researchers in Public Health and Nursing, we examine potential predictors including modifiable protective and risk factors associated with adolescent behaviors and experiences across the lifespan from adolescence to adulthood. We also examine distal health outcomes associated with these trajectories in later adulthood using the Add Health data.
SYNDEMIC EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, VIOLENCE, AND HIV/AIDS
Courtney Caiola, Thomas McCoy
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of upstream socioeconomic inequalities among mothers by investigating the influence of TANF receipt, TANF sanctioning, and economic hardship on SAVA syndemic conditions (substance use, HIV risk taking behaviors, and violence) over time.
WOMEN’S RETIREMENT, MENTAL STRESS SYMPTOMS, AND STRESS BIOMARKERS
Francine Sheppard, Thomas McCoy
The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in mental stress symptoms of anxiety and
depression and stress biomarkers between forced and voluntary retirement groups of older women.
Women’s Health, Biobehavioral and Lifestyle Interventions
The purpose of this program of study is to examine Women’s Health, postpartum cardiovascular health, biobehavioral and lifestyle interventions.
Child Health Intervention
The purpose of this program of study is to examine child health intervention through school & community intervention using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Life course adversity, pregnancy, mental health, stress response, ethics and research methods
The purpose of this program of study is to examine life course adversity, pregnancy, mental health, stress response, ethics and research methods.