Elizabeth Kostas-Polston

Elizabeth Kostas-Polston
ElizabethKostas-Polston
Assistant Professor
PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Dr. Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston is an Assistant Professor in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy in the Nursing Science Program.

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s Health
  • Women and Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Military Women and Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Human Papillomavirus-Related Cancers
  • HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Management
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Primary Prevention in Girls and Boys

Research Interests

  • Women’s Health
  • Women and Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Military Women and Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Women’s Health in Combat
  • Military Sexual Trauma in Women and Men
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Human Papillomavirus-Related Cancers
  • HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Genetics & Genomics

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Refereed Journal Articles (*Data Based)

Kostas-Polston, E.A. & Johnson-Mallard, V. (2015, March). Protruding mass. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(3), 373-376. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.11.026 

Kostas-Polston, E.A., Thanavaro, J., Arvidson, C., Taub, L.-F. M., and on behalf of the FAANP Health Policy Work Group (2015, January). Advanced practice nursing: Shaping health through policy. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27: 11–20. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12192 

Taylor, D., Johnson-Mallard, V., Berg, J., Olshansky, E., Kostas-Polston, E.A., Woods, N., & Shaver, J. (2014). A response from the Women’s Health Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 26(6), 290-291. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12128_2 

Berg, J., Woods, N., Kostas-Polston, E.A., Johnson-Mallard, V. (2014). Breaking down silos: The future of sexual reproductive healthcare—An opinion of the Women’s Health Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 26(1), 3-4. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12091

*Massad, L. S., Einstein, M. H., Huh, W. K., Katki, H. K., Kinney, W. K., Schiffman, M., Solomon, D., Wentzensen, N., & Lawson, H….Kostas-Polston, E.A.(2013, April). 2012 updated consensus guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 121(4), 829-846. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182883a34 

*Kuppuswamy, M., Subramanian, T., Kostas-Polston, E.A., Vijayalingam, S. Zhao, L., Varvares, M. & Chinnadurai, G. (2013). Functional similarity between E6 proteins of cutaneous Human Papillomaviruses and adenovirus E1A tumor-restraining module. The Journal of Virology, 87(113), 7781-7786. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00037-13.

Grants

1.12.2015-present.  The Role of NF-kB in the Pathogenesis of HPV Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer and Its Potential to Interfere with Tumor or Carcinogenesis. Principal Investigator; Department of Defense; The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  $385,000.00.  

5.12.2011-6.1.2012.  An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Molecular Assays and Sampling Methods for the Detection of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal HPV Infection.  Principal Investigator; Saint Louis University Beaumont Faculty Development Fund Award.  $5,000.00.  

4.15.2011-6.1.2012.  An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Molecular Assays and Sampling Methods for the Detection of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal HPV Infection.  Principal Investigator; Sigma Theta Tau International Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award.  $5,000.00.

8.31.2010-12.31.2014.  Genomic Instability: Oncogenic Mechanisms of HPV Oncoproteins.  Principal Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholars Fellowship.  $350,000.00.

5.12.2010-5.31.2011.  An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Molecular Assays and Sampling Methods for the Detection of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal HPV Infection.  Principal Investigator; Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Lambda Chapter Research Award.  $2,000.00.

6.1.2009-12.31.2012.  An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Molecular Assays and Sampling Methods for the Detection of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal HPV Infection.  Principal Investigator; E.R. Murphy Charitable Lead Trust Research Award, Saint Louis University Cancer Center.  $43,000.00.

5.31.2007-6.1.2008.  Phase II Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Pilot School Learning Collabortive.  Co-Principal Investigator; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation QSEN Collaborative.  $25,000.00.

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