School of Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Faculty members and researchers in, and alumni of the School of Nursing regularly publish in leading academic and professional journals, present at conferences, and secure grants – all with the goal of improving techniques and care practices to help improve the lives of patients. Our faculty, a majority of whom are practicing clinicians in leading hospitals and health care centers, integrate their research into the classroom and clinical settings to provide students with the most up-to-date information that will help them become better nurses.


Luo W, Liu T, Li S, Wen H, Zhou F, Zafonte R, Luo X, Xu M, Black-Schaffer R, Wood LJ, Wang Y & Wang QM: "The Serum BDNF Level Offers Minimum Predictive Value for Motor Function Recovery After Stroke." Translational Stroke Research.

Crimlisk JT, Krisciunas GP, Sipe MH, Winter MR, Gonzalez RM & Grillone GA: "Emergency Airway Response Team (EART) Documentation: Criteria, Feasibility, and Usability." Critical Care Nursing Quarterly.

Huang J, Liu X, Tang C, Luo X, Tang C, Xu M, Wood L, Wang Y & Mei Wang Q: "Effects of Fluoxetine on Poststroke Dysphagia: A Clinical Retrospective Study." Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Lilienfeld E '14, Nicholas PK, Breakey S & Corless IB: "Addressing Climate Change through a Nursing Lens within the Framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Scoping Review." Nursing Outlook.

Ladd E & Schober M: "Nurse Prescribing from the Global Vantage Point: The Intersection between Role and Policy." Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

Terres NM: "Resources for Psychiatric Clinicians Working With Breastfeeding Mothers." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services.

Luberto CM, Park ER & Goodman JH"Postpartum Outcomes and Formal Mindfulness Practice in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women." Mindfulness.

Poghosyan L & Bernhardt J: "Transformational Leadership to Promote Nurse Practitioner Practice in Primary Care." Journal of Nursing Management.

Cahn, P.S.Tuck, I., Knab, M.S.Doherty, R.F.Portney, L.G., & Johnson, A.F. (July 2018). Competent in any context: An integrated model of interprofessional educationJournal of Interprofessional Care . 

Scannell M, MacDonald A, Berger A & Boyer N (April/June 2018). "Human Trafficking: How Nurses Can Make a Difference." Journal of Forensic Nursing 14(2) 117-121.

Terres N:  "Resources for Psychiatric Clinicians Working with Breastfeeding Mothers." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  2018;56(8):37-46

Cui S, Xu M, Huang J, Wang QM, Lai X, Nie B, Shan B, Luo X, Wong J & Tang C (April 2018). "Cerebral Responses to Acupuncture at GV24 and Bilateral GB13 in Rat Models of Alzheimer's Disease." Behavioral Neurology.

Burleson W, Lozano C, Ravishankar V, Lee J & Mahoney D (January 2018). "An Assistive Technology System that Provides Personalized Dressing Support for People Living with Dementia: Capability Study." Journal of Medical Internet Research: Medical Informatics 6(2).

Oliver BJ, Pomerleau M, Potter M, Phillips A, Carpenter S, Ciesielski S, Pusey-Reid E, Marcous A & Grobecker P (May 2018). "Optimizing NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Performance Using an Educational Microsystems Improvement Approach." Journal of Nursing Education 57(5) 265-274.

Mitchell J & Goodman J (2018) "Comparative Effects of Antidepressant Medications and Untreated Major Depression on Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review." Archives of Women's Mental Health .

Mullally WJ & Hall KE (April 2018) "Value of Patient-Directed Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan with a Diagnosis of Migraine." American Journal of Medicine 131(4) 438-441.

Miller M & Neal-Boylan L (April 2018) "Killing Me Sovereignly: the Quiet Demise of the Americans With Disabilities Act." Rehabilitation Nursing volume published ahead of print.

Newland P, Newland JM, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Smith JM & Oliver BJ (June 2018). "Recommendations and Extraction of Clinical Variables of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Using Common Data Elements." Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 50(3) 171-176.

Stoklosa H, Scannell M, Ma Z, Rosner B, Hughes A & Bohan JS (July 2018) "Do Emergency Providers Change their Clinical Behaviour in the Hallway or When a Companion Is Present? A Cross-Sectional Survey." Journal of Emergency Medicine 35(7) 406-411.

Scannell M, Macdonald A, Berger A & Boyer N (March 2018). "The Priority of Administering HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis in Cases of Sexual Assault in an Emergency Department." Journal of Emergency Nursing 44(2) 117-12.

Sabone MB, Mogobe KD, Matshediso E, Shaibu S, Ntsayagae EI, Corless IB, Cuca Y, Holzemer W, Dawson-Rose C, Soliz Baez SS, Rivero-Mendz M, Webel AR, Eller LS, Reid P, Johnson MO, Kemppainen J, Reyes D, Nokes K, Wantland D, Nicholas PK, Lingren T, Portillo C, Sefcik E & Long-Middleton E (March 2018) "A Qualitative Description of Service Providers' Experiences of Ethical Issues in HIV Care." Nursing Ethics.

Li S, Wang Y, Jiang Z, Huai Y, Liao JK, Lynch KA, Zafonte R, Wood LJ & Wang QM (July  2018) "Impaired Cognitive Performance in Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Knock-Out Mice After Ischemic Stroke: A Pilot Study." American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 97(7) 492-499.

Corless IB, Hoyt AJ, Tyer-Viola L, Sefcik E, Kemppainen J, Holzemer WL, Eller LS, Nokes K, Phillips JC, Dawson-Rose C, Rivero-Mendez M, Lipinge S, Chaiphibaalsarisdi P, Portillo CJ, Chen WT, Webel AR, Brion J, Johnson MO, Voss J, Hamilton MJ, Sullivan KM, Kirksey KM & Nicholas PK (July 2017) "90-90-90-Plus: Maintaining Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapies" AIDS Patient Care STDS  31(5) 227-236.

Acton C, Farus-Brown S, Alexander C, Morrow L, Ossege J & Tovar E (September-October 2017) "Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies in Doctor of Nursing Practice Education: Exemplars From Education and Practice." Nurse Educator 42(5S) S44-S48.

Goodman JH & Winter SG '16 (June 2017) "Review of Use of Standardized Patients in Psychiatric Nursing Education." Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 23(5) 360-374.

Lopez RP, Mitchell SL & Givens JL (November 2017). "Preventing Burdensome Transitions Of Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia: It's More Than Advance Directives." Journal of Palliative Medicine 20(11) 1205-1209.

Moreau P, Sullivan-Bolyai S, Ndiwane AN & Jaffarian CA (2017). "Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement with Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students." Journal of Nursing Measurement 25(2).

Nicholas P & Breakey S (November 2017).  "Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Environmental Health: Implications for the Nursing Profession." Journal of Nursing Scholarship 49(6) 606-616.

Sullivan K, Voss J, Dawson-Rose C, Phillips JC, Holzemer WL, Webel AB, Nicholas P, Corless I, Kirksey K, Eller LS, Tyer-Viola L, Portillo C, Johnson MO, Brion J, Sefcik E, Nokes K, Reid P, Rivero-Mendez M & Chen WT (January 2017). "Sexual Transmission-Risk Behavior Among HIV-Positive Persons: A Multisite Study Using Social Action Theory." Journal of Advanced Nursing 73(1) 162-176.

Leffers J, Levy RM, Nicholas P & Sweeney C (November 2017). "Mandate for the Nursing Profession to Address Climate Change Through Nursing Education." Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 49(6) 679-687.

Olans RD, Olans RN & Witt DJ (August 2017).  "Good Nursing is Good Antibiotic Stewardship." American Journal of Nursing, 117(8) 58-63.

Young GJ, Cohen MJ, Blanchfield BB, Jones MM, Reidy PA & Weinstein AR ( 2017). "Assessing Interprofessional Education in a Student-Faculty Collaborative Practice Network." Education for Primary Care, 28(4), 223-231 PMID: 28287025.

Sweeney CF, LeMahieu A '16 & Fryer GE (2017). "Nurse Practitioner Malpractice Data: Informing Nursing Education." Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(4), 271-275.

Yeh CH, Lin WC, Kwai-Ping Suen L, Park NJ, Wood LJ, van Londen GJ & Howard Bovbjerg D (2017). "Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Arthralgia in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study." Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(4) 476-487.


Doherty, R.F., Knab, M. and Reidy, P. Debriefing with an Ethical Ear: Strategies for Developing Moral Reasoning in Interprofessional Learners. Workshop Presentation – 2018 Nexus Summit. National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, July 30, 2018.

Johnson, A., Knab, M., Inzana, R. and Doherty, R.F. Overseeing, Implementing and Evaluating an Integrated Interprofessional Curriculum: A stepwise approach to moving from vision to action. Workshop Presentation – 2018 Nexus Summit. National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, July 29, 2018.

Sette D '18, Batsis J, Rotenberg S, McClure A, Gilbert-Diamond D, Weintraub A, Rothstein R & Phillips A: "A Mixed Methods Study of Patient Experiences and Outcomes in a Rural Academic Weight-loss Center." Obesity Week 2018, Nashville, TN.

Sette D '18, Batsis J, Rotenberg S, McClure A, Gilbert-Diamond D, Rothstein R & Phillips A: "A Mixed Methods Study of Patient Experiences and Outcomes at a New Rural Academic Weight Loss Center: Obesity Stigma Considerations and Reflections." Obesity Week 2018, Nashville, TN.

Sette D '18, Batsis J, Rotenberg S, McClure A, Gilbert-Diamond D, Rothstein R & Phillips A: "A Mixed Methods Analysis of Patient Experience and Outcomes at a New Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Rural Academic Weight Loss Program." Obesity Week 2018, Nashville, TN.

Breda K '15, Farren S, Guanci M, Looby S '00 & McCormick T: "Evaluation of Postoperative Cranial Dressing Strategies in Neurosurgical Patients: Nurse's Perspectives." MGH Nursing Research Day.

Reidy, P., Gona, C., Baldwin, J., Doherty, R., Knab, M., Hunsaker, E. (October 2017). “Collaboration for Chronic Care Management: Establishing an Interprofessional Healthcare Partnership.” Collaborating Across Borders, Alberta, Canada.


Elissa Ladd is principal investigator on the two-year, $99,178 "U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" grant from the U.S.-India Educational Foundation.

Nancy Terres is sub-principal investigator on the five-year, $240,000 subcontract from Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute NIH grant: "Clinical and Translational Science Award."

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
$240,000, subcontract from the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, from the National Institutes of Health. Nancy M. Terres, PhD, RN, Sub Principal Investigator. 2018-2023.

U.S.–India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
$99,178 from the United States – India Educational Foundation. Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, PhD, FNP-BC, Principal Investigator. 2018-2020.

Neuromuscular Dysfunction Among Fatigued and On-Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors​
$444,952, from the National Institutes of Health, Amelia Peabody Professor in Nursing Research and Director of the Fatigue Research Lab Lisa Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN,  Principal Investigator, and Assistant Professor Janet Kneiss, PhD, DPT, MS, Co-Principal Investigator, 2018-2020.

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce
$1,399,749, from the Health Resources and Services Administration,  Associate Professor Patricia Reidy, DNP, FNP-BC, Principal Investigator, 2017-2019.


Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Nursing, Dr. Leslie Neal-Boylan, was elected to serve on the Nominating Committee of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is the primary accreditor of schools of nursing and accredits the IHP school of Nursing.