Faye Abdellah Research Center: Faculty Clinical and Research Interests

Arnel J. Barba, LCDR, USN, MSN, CRNA Arnel Barba
CDR, USN
MSN, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Anesthesia Outcomes

Sandra Bibb PhD, DNSc, RN Sandra Bibb
DNSc, RN

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Ambulatory Care

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Population Health and Outcomes
  • Determinants of Health
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Disparities

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Moderators of Utilization of Preventive Health Services in Older Adults with Health Insurance (Intramural)
  • Using BRFSS Data to Study the Relationship Between Access & Total Force Fitness (TSNRP)

Daniel Blaz Daniel A. Blaz
MAJ , AN, USA
MSN, FNP-BC

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Wellness and Fitness
  • Population Health

Jess A. Calohan, LTC, USA Jess A. Calohan
LTC, USA
DNP, PMH-NP

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • PTSD
  • Sleep Related Disorders

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Treatment for Combat Related Nightmares

Teresa D. Combs, PhD, APRN, BC Teresa D. Combs
PhD, APRN, BC

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

RESEARCH INTERESTS:


Darren Couture, CDR, USN, PhD, MS, CRNA Darren Couture
CDR, NC, USN
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

RESEARCH INTERESTS:


Christopher Crerar, CDR, NC, USN Christopher Crerar
CDR, NC, USN
DNP, MS, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Perioperative Pain Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Use of Dexmedetomidine for the management of Pediatric Agitation/Emergence Delirium

Danette Cruthirds, LTC, USA Danette Cruthirds
LTC, USA
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Trauma

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Estrogen/Estrogen Receptors Modulation
  • Stress
  • Anesthesia, Stress, and Pain

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • An Evaluation of the Link between Estrogen, Stress, and Pain (AANA Foundation)
  • Estrogen Receptor’s Involvement in Post Traumatic Stress (TSNRP)

Matthew D'Angelo

Matthew D'Angelo
DNP, CRNA
MAJ, USAR

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • CRNA

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • Trauma Anesthesiology

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Evaluation of a Mathematical Blood Volumne Model to Guide Intraoperative Fluid Therapy (Intramural)

Patrick H. DeLeon

Patrick H. DeLeon
PhD, JD, MPH

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Clinical Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Health Care Policy

 


Cynthia M. Dullea

Cynthia M. Dullea
RN, MBA, BC, CHAM
RADM, USN (Ret.)

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Healthcare and Clinical Informatics
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Informatics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership
  • Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief
  • Development of Healthcare IT Systems


Susanne Gibbons PhD, C-ANP, C-GNP Susanne Gibbons
PhD, C-ANP, C-GNP

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Geriatric Care
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner Care

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Health/Wellness Issues Related to Aging
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • mTBI Curriculum Development

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Cognitive/Behavioral Coping Used by Military Health Professionals Depolyed to OIF or OEF (Intramural)

Robert Hawkins Robert Hawkins
CDR, USN
PhD, DNP, MBA, MS, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Management of the Difficult Airway

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Simulation, Measurement of Patient Satisfaction with Anesthesia

Grants Funded:

  • Changing Nurse Anesthetist's Perceptions of Anesthesia Patient Simulations (AANA)

Mary Hillanbrand, Capt, USAF, MSN, RN, CNOR Mary A. Hillanbrand
DNP, RN, CNOR
Maj, NC, USAF

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Perioperative Patient Safety
  • Infection Control in the Perioperative Environment

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Reducing the Cost of Medical Waste
  • HLD of Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
  • Phase I and Phase II Recovery
  • Greening in the Operating Room
  • Impact of Educational Interventions to Improve Compliance with Recommended Practices of Cleaning and De-Contamination of Surgical Instrumentation

Ada Sue Hinshaw Ada Sue Hinshaw
PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor

CLINICAL INTEREST:

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Health Policy

Patricia Hinton Walker PhD, RN, FAAN Patricia Hinton Walker
PhD, RN, FAAN

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Health Care and Nursing Informatics
  • Patient Safety Issues
  • Health Coaching Related to Health IT and Policy
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • Improving Health Outcomes and Health Status
  • Cost Effective-Coordinated Care
  • Interdisciplinary Technology-Assisted Clinical Practice
  • APRN Practice in Primary and Preventive Care

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Health Care Informatics
  • Patient Safety
  • Cost and Quality Outcomes
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Health Care Management through Data Analytics
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Cost Consequences of Care in Context of Policy Changes to Reduce Costs
  • Competency-Based and Technology-Facilitated Education

Ronald Hodgen Ronald "Kyle" Hodgen
Maj, NC, USAF
DNP, MSN, CRNA

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Orthopedic and Trauma Anesthesia
  • Perioperative and Intraoperative Cardovascular Disease Management

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Perioperative/Intraoperative Fluid Resuscitation
  • Early Use of Regional Anesthesia in Traumatic Limb Injury and Amputation
  • Use of Multimedia Interactive Technology in Anesthesia Education

Johnnie Holmes Johnnie Holmes
CDR, USN
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Nurse Anesthesia

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Anesthesia Outcomes
    • Regional Anesthesia
    • Obstetric Analogesia
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Meta Analysis

Heather Johnson Lt Col, USAF MSN, FNP-BC Heather Johnson
DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Children in Disaster, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Operations
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Military Members and their Families
  • Clinical Decision-Making Tools

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Clinical Decision-Making Tools

Christine E. Kasper Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACSM Christine E. Kasper
PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Recovery and Testing of Embedded Metals from Wounded Warriers
  • Prevention and Recovery from Atrophy due to Microgravity Environments

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Behaviorial and drug interventions for Blast Related Traumatic Poraui Injury
  • Genotoxicity of Embedded Heavy Metals
  • Complex Adaptive Systems in Relation to Systems Biology
  • Nuclear Control of Muscle Cell Size
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Recovery from Mild and Severe TBI (VA)
  • The Effect of Military Relevant Metals on Muscle Cell Differentiation and Repair (VA)
  • Effect of Military Relevant Metals on Muscle Wound Repair (USAMRMC)

Patricia Kenney Patricia Kenney
RN, MS
CAPT, NC, USN (Ret.)

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Interdisciplinary Continuing Education
  • DOD/VA Partnerships
  • National & State Board Processes for Identifying and Treating Impaired Providers
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Care Information Exchanges

Gregory Lara Gregory Lara
MAJ, NC, USA
MSN, PCNS, CNOR

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • patient Safety
  • Surgical Safety Checklist
  • Operating Room Utlization

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Drug Compounding

Wendy Lee Wendy Lee
LtCol, NC, USAF
MSN, FNP-BC

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Wounded Warriors

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Care Coordination

Paul C. Lewis Paul C. Lewis
COL, USA
PhD, FNP-BCA

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Family Care
  • Soldier Wellness
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Population Health

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Tobacco Use and Prevention
  • Effects of Deployment on Soldier Physical and Mental Health
  • Alternative Treatment Modalities

FUNDED GRANTS:

  • Effect of Smoking Cessation on Healing and Rehabilitation (TSNRP)

Catherine Ling Catherine Ling
PhD, FNP-BC, CRNP

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Family-Centered Primary Care
  • Population Health
  • Community-Based Care

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Physical Activity
  • Obesity
  • Lifestyle Modification for Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Community-Based Prevention Programs
  • Primary Care Translational Research

FUNDED GRANTS:

  • Load and Dual Tasking with Executive Function and Mobility: Implications for Injury Prevention in Military Service Members (Intramural)
  • Role of Mentorship in Sustained Weight Loss (Faye G. Abdellah Pilot Grant- Intramural)

Marguerite Littleton-Kearney PhD Marguerite Littleton-Kearney
PhD, RN, FAAN
CAPT, NC, USN (Ret.)

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Traumatic Injuries –– Multiple Trauma, Blast Injury, Critical Care Issues
  • Disaster Management in Healthcare Facilities

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Cerebral Ischemia and Effect of Hormones on Blood Flow Recovery (NINR)
  • Post Ischemic Cerebral Blood Flow Following TBI

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Effect of Oral HRT on Ischemic Cerebral Vessels of Young and Aged Rats (NIH-NINR)
  • Gender-Specific Difference in Regional CBF and Glucose Metabolism after Moderate Lateral Fluid Percussion Injury (CNRM)
  • Effects of Oral HRT on Cerebral Vessels After Injury (USU Intramural)

John Maye John Maye
CAPT, USN
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Pain Reduction Strategies

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Inflammatory mediators
  • Pain Management Strategies
  • The Effect of a Bio-behavioral Intervention on the Release of Cytokines

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • The Effect of a Bio-behavioral Intervention on the Release of Cytokines (TSNRP)

Jennifer McPherson Jennifer McPherson
CDR, NC, USN
MSN, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Multimodal Acute Pain Management
  • Simulation for Crises Resource Management in Anesthesia

David Markell CDR, USNMSN, CRNA Michelle L. Munroe
LTC, USA
MSN, CNM

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • CNM

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Leadership
  • Quality Management
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Promotion and Wellness

Lisa Osborne Lisa Osborne
CAPT, USN
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • High Fidelity Simulation
  • Pain Outcomes related to Regional Anesthesia
  • Ketamine

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Changing Nurse Anesthesists Perceptions of Anesthesia Patient Simulators (AANA)

Regina Owen Regina Owen
Maj, USAF
DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Womens Mental Health
  • Military Sexual Trauma

Justice M. Parrott, CDR, USN, BSN, MS, CRNA Justice M. Parrott
CDR, NC, USN
MSN, DNAP, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Advancement of Nursing Anesthesia in the Military Setting

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Impact of Use of Simulators for APN Training Programs
  • Impact of Varying Levels of Oxygen to Mothers on Fetal pH
  • APGAR Scores for those Undergoing Delivery Via Elective Cesarean Section

Eric Pauli, LCDR, USN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Eric Pauli
LCDR, USN
MSN, PMHNP-BC

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mood Disorders

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Mental Disorders
  • Treatment and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders

Susan Perry Lt. Col., USAF MSN, CRNA Susan M. Perry
Col, USAF
PhD, MSN, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Clinical Anesthesia

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Operational Anesthesia Safety
  • Use of Dexmetatomidine
  • Infection Control in Anesthesia
  • Pain Management/Guided Imagery
  • Heat Stress

Penny Pierce, PhD, RN, FAAN Penny F. Pierce
PhD, RN, FAAN
COL, NC, USAF (Ret.)

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Decision Behavior of Patients Facing Life-Threatening Illness
  • Development of Patient Decision Making Theory
  • Measurement of Decision Styles

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Post Deployment Effects on Physical and Emotional Health
  • Retention Following Wartime Service
  • Military Women's Health
  • Decision Science in Health Care

GRANTS FUNDED:

  • Deployment, Resilience & Retention (TSNRP)

Gloria C. Ramsey JD, RN, FAAN Gloria C. Ramsey
JD, RN, FAAN

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Clinical and Applied Ethics
  • Improving Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Health Law

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • End of Life Care
  • Health Disparities
  • Improving Health Status and Outcomes
  • Community Health
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Recruitment and Retention of Minority and Women in Research Study
  • Intersection of Research and Policy to Improve Health
  • Nursing Ethics

Carol A. Romano Carol A. Romano
PhD, BC, RN, NEA, CNAA, FAAN, FACMI
RADM, USPHS (Ret.)

CLINICAL INTEREST:

  • Clinical Informatics

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Adoption of Innovation
  • Evaluation of Informatics Applications
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records

Diane Seibert PhD, CRNP Diane Seibert
PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Women's Health
  • Adult Primary Care

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Genetics
  • Educational Technologies
  • Women's Health

Susan Sheehy
PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Emergency/Trauma Care
  • Spinal Cord
  • Injury Rehabilitation

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Continued Recovery for Post Spinal Cord Injury
  • Effects of Stress on Families after a Catastrophic Injury to a Family Member

FUNDED GRANTS:

  • Factors Associated with the Retention of Army, Navy and Air Force Nurses (TSNRP)

L. Alan Todd, Maj, USAF, MSN, CRNA Larry A. Todd
Lt Col, NC, USAF
MSN, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Trauma/Battlefield Anesthesia

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Perioperative Diabetes Management
  • Anesthesia Information Management Systems/Electronic Medical Records
  • Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia

Linda Wanzer Col., USA, (Ret.) MSN, CNOR Linda Wanzer
DNP, RN, CNOR

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Patient Safety
  • Medication Safety
  • Productivity
  • Quality Improvement within the Perioperative Continuum of Care

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Translational Research
  • Patient Safety within the Perioperative Setting
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Clinical Decision-Making
  • Medication Safety
  • Improving Systems to Enhance Delivery of Care

Kenneth Wofford Kenneth Wofford
LCDR, USN
PhD, CRNA

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

  • Anesthesia
  • Trauma
  • Education and Mentoring

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Blood Volume/Resuscitation
  • Mental Health and Cognition
  • Patient Safety

FUNDED GRANTS:

  • TSNRP Graduate Research Award N11-PO2: The Influence of Elective Surgery on Functional Health in Veterans with PTSD.