Nursing

Faculty Research

Partnering with a faculty advisor is a critical component of your experience in the PhD program. UC boasts faculty expertise in numerous health related areas. These are the faculty who teach and mentor our PhD students. We invite you to browse this list of faculty and their associated research interests to determine a match for your proposed area of study.

Jean Anthony
Associate Professor
jean.anthony@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Health inequities
  • Transcultural nursing
  • Depression in African Americans and other minority populations
  • Health care decision-making
  • Mental health issues

Seong-Yi Baik
Associate Professor
seongyi.baik@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Depression
  • Comorbidities

Research interests:

  • Health care economics
  • Leadership
  • African American women's health
  • Change management

Research interests:

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Genetics and cardiovascular disease
  • Psychosocial adjustment to implanted medical device
  • Mixed methods research

Elizabth J. Bragg
Research Associate Professor
elizabeth.bragg@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Geriatric medicine
  • Health policy

Research interests:

  • Obesity, specifically energy intake and expenditure
  • Eating disorders, specifically the relationship between eating disorders and excessive exercise
  • Behavior change

Research interests:

  • Substance use, abuse and misuse
  • Brief intervention
  • Binge drinking and the college population
  • Alcohol education for college population

Evelyn Fitzwater
Associate Professor Emerita
evelyn.fitzwater@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Safe aging
  • Age related issues
  • Elder abuse prevention/intervention

Research interests:

  • Workplace violence (patients, visitors, coworkers)
  • Emergency nursing
  • Active learning strategies

Research interests:

  • Academic service partnerships
  • Domestic violence
  • Women's health

Research interests:

  • Organizational systems
  • Work climate
  • Commitment/job satisfaction
  • Nursing shortage – retention and turnover
  • Faculty work issues
  • Nursing education – online/DL

Kim Johnson
Assistant Professor
johns4kb@ucmail.uc.edu

Research Interests:

  • Emergency nursing
  • Triage Interruptions
  • Improvement science
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing Care

Rebecca Lee
Assistant Professor
lee2rc@ucmail.uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Homeless culture and health
  • Transcultural nursing
  • Community nursing

Donna Martsolf
Associate Dean for Research and Translation
donna.martsolf@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Interpersonal violence (sexual and teen dating)
  • Cross-cultural aspects of health and illness

Diana McIntosh
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate Program
diana.mcintosh@uc.edu

Research Interests:

  • Integrated primary and behavioral health care

Research interests:

  • Informal and formal caregiving relationships of severely physically impaired adults and their primary caregiver
  • Brief educational interventions to reduce modifable stroke risk factors in adults

Research interests:

  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Pregnancy
  • Behavior change
  • Motivational interviewing

Rita Pickler
Professor of Clinical
picklera@ucmail.uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Care of preterm infant
  • Perinatal and neonatal care
  • Prematurity prevention
  • Biobehavioral research
  • Qualitative and quantitaitve methods

Research interests:

  • Oncology
  • Breast cancer

Mary Risinger
Assistant Professor - Research
mary.risinger@uc.edu

Research interests:

  • Hereditary hemolytic anemias including red blood cell membrane disorders and Sickle Cell Disease
  • Genetic modifiers of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Red blood cell volume regulation

Research interests:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • African American women and girls
  • Ethnography
  • Health disparities
  • Transcultural nursing
  • Community based participatory research

Research interests:

  • Nursing care quality and safety
  • Health services research
  • Improvement science
  • Nursing workforce trends
  • Neonatal and pediatric outcomes research