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Meet the PhD Faculty

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RESEARCH INTERESTS  (Download printable grid)

Lichun (Rebecca) Chia, PhD, RN

chial@duq.edu

412-396-4102

  • Chronic diseases self-management (with emphases of adults/older adults with diabetes and cardiovascular disease risks)
  • Patient-centered care/medical home
  • Behavioral intervention utilizing health information technology (HIT)
  • Adherence (medication and life-style modifications)
  • Healthcare disparities

Alison Colbert, PhD, APRN, BC

colberta@duq.edu

412-396-1511

  • Community health, incarcerated adults, health literacy
  • HIV/AIDS/infectious disease, adherence, health promotion and care in vulnerable populations
  • Patient engagement

Mark Crider, PhD, MSN, BS

criderm@duq.edu

412-396-2308

  • Community mental health
  • Psycho-social rehabilitation and chronic mental illness
  • Health policy
  • Leadership development and professions
  • Academic administration

Sister Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

donleyr@duq.edu

412-396-6555

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Social justice
  • Health policy
  • Nursing education
  • Chronic illness

Mary Ellen Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

glasgowm@duq.edu

412-396-6553

  • Nursing education innovation
  • Inter-professional simulation
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Oncology
  • Leadership

Linda Goodfellow, PhD, RN

goodfellow@duq.edu

412-396-6548

  • Complementary therapies
  • Oncology
  • Caregiver stress
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Health promotion
  • Intervention research
  • ETDs knowledge and use

Mary Elizabeth Guimond, PhD, WHNP-BC

guimondm@duq.edu

412-396-1386

  • Evaluation of educational technologies in nursing education
  • Women's health/obstetrics (adolescent STI, cancer)

Karen Jakub, PhD, RN

jakubk@duq.edu

412-396-6535

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Technology interventions for cardiac arrhythmias

Melissa Kalarchian, PhD

kalarchianm@duq.edu

412-396-5204

  • Obesity and bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral lifestyle intervention
  • Psychosocial functioning
  • Health behaviors
  • Clinical studies

Rebecca Kronk, PhD, CRNP

kronkr@duq.edu

412-396-4228

  • Sleep in vulnerable pediatric populations (i.e. Fragile X syndrome, autism)
  • Community service learning
  • Relationship of sleep on daytime functioning in various populations of children
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren

Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

lockhart@duq.edu

412-396-6540

  • Improving health outcomes in vulnerable populations related to chronic illness, especially cancer care:
    - Primary and secondary prevention (oncology)
    - Nursing education, professional (staff and leadership) development; distance education
    - Qualitative & quantitative methods

Denise Lucas, PhD, RN, CRNP

lucasd2495@duq.edu

412-396-4230

  • Women's Health
  • Working women who remain poor
  • The uninsured
  • Well-being
  • Learned resourcefulness

Lenore Resick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP- BC, FAANP

resick@duq.edu

412-396-5228

  • Environmental health and vulnerable populations
  • Health of older adults
  • Health of Appalachian, refugee and immigrant women
  • Qualitative methods

Khlood Salman, DrPH, RN

salmank@duq.edu

412-396-1509

  • Chronic disease prevention and health promotion
  • Women's health and issues related to health disparities
  • Global and international health issues
  • Environmental health
  • Interfaith dialogue studies

Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN

sekula@duq.edu

412-396-4865

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Psychiatric implications in forensic nursing
  • Victims of violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Forensic nursing

Lynn Simko, PhD, RN, CCRN

simko@duq.edu

412-396-5096

  • Quality of life
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Intensive care nursing
  • Simulation and student outcomes
  • Pain research
  • Adults with congenital heart disease

Melanie Turk, PhD, RN

turkm@duq.edu

412-396-1817

  • Obesity, weight loss and maintenance
  • Health promotion and CVD risk reduction

Eric Vogelstein, PhD

vogelsteine@duq.edu

412-396-4466

  • Ethical issues in advanced directives
  • Decision making capacity/competence
  • Surrogate decision making
  • Prenatal life
  • Ethics expertise and ethics consultation
  • Medical enhancement
  • Physician assisted dying
  • Autonomy and paternalism

Andrea Yevchak, PhD, GCNS-BC, RN

yevchaka@duq.edu

412-396-6543

  • Older adults
  • Dementia and delirium
  • Delirium superimposed on dementia
  • Potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults
  • Care transitions
  • Traditional care

Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A

zoucha@duq.edu

412-396-6545

  • Community based research
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Transcultural/international nursing
  • Cultural competence/Mexican Americans, African Americans, refugee/immigrants and their health needs