Research & Sponsored Program Support

Research and Sponsored Program Support

Faculty Researchers

Faculty at Rutgers School of Nursing (RSON) have a variety of research interests and ongoing projects related to health disparities and quality improvement across the lifespan. Faculty focus on building evidence that can be translated and applied to education, prevention, health maintenance, community service, and health policy.
Additionally, RSON has a number of Research Centers in which groups of collaborating faculty work on thematically related projects.

Faculty Researchers at School of Nursing
Name/Title Specialty
Ann D. Bagchi, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, APN
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Community Health, HIV

Rula Btoush, PhD, RN
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Intimate partner violence,Health disparities, Cultural attitudes toward family violence

Barbara Caldwell,PhD, APN-BC
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Sleep; Psychological trauma; Psychiatric issues in nursing; Stress; Burnout

Susan Caplan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
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Mental Health

Ying-Yu Chao, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
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Rehabilitation nursing, gerontological nursing, health promotion, physical and psychosocial effects of exergames use, social support, immigrant health, and RN workforce issues

Sabrina Chase, PhD
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Medical Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care, Latina and Women's Health, HIV/AIDS, and Primary Care Research/PCMH Facilitation

Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN

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Pressure ulcer risk detection and pressure ulcer prevention

Karen D'Alonzo, PhD, RN, APN-c, FAAN
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Research interests: Health promotion, particularly exercise, in diverse groups of women; immigrant health; community based participatory research

Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC
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Nursing workforce characteristics (i.e., educational preparation, nurse experience, and skill mix) and how these characteristics are associated with quality care

D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
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Leadership, Leadership Development and Mentoring, and HIV Survival

Heidi Haiken, MSW, MPH, LCSW
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Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN
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Acute and Critical Care Nursing, Quality, Patient Safety, Systematic Reviews

William L. Holzemer, RN, PhD, FAAN
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Mary Jo Hoyt, MSN, FNP
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Senior Education Specialist

Yuri Tertilus Jadotte, MD, PhD
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Evidence-Based Healthcare, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Economic Evaluation, Preventive Medicine, Dermatology, Urban Health

Olga Jarrín Montaner, PhD, RN

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Community Health and Health Systems, Health Services Research, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Health Disparities

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD

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Teri Lindgren, PhD, RN
Rita Musanti, PhD, ANP-BC

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Oncology, Symptom Management, & Exercise Interventional Research

John A. Nelson, PhD, CNS, CPNP
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Adolescent and young adult HIV, LGBTQ adolescents and young adults, pediatric/adolescent chronic illness

Melanie Percy
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Focused on investigating and supporting resilience in low-income children and adolescents, and practice issues for pediatric nurse practitioners.

Sallie Porter, DNP, PhD, APN, RN-BC, CPNP
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Infants and young children with health, developmental and social challenges and their families.

Rubab Qureshi, MBBS, MD, PhD
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Health in SE Asian Immigrants
Cultural Disparities in Health

Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
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Family Needs in Acute and Critical Illness.
Organizational Work Environment, Satisfaction & Job Strain

Margaret W. Sullivan, PhD
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Infancy & early childhood; Emotion & cognitive interface; Screening; Behavioral risk

Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN
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Healthcare delivery systems, nurse-sensitive quality indicators and patient outcomes, and prevention of adverse patient events in persons with chronic illnesses

Frances Rieth Maynard, PhD, RN, MBE
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Research ethics; Informed consent; Neonatology

Peijia Zha, PhD, MA
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Multivariate statistical modeling; Causal modeling; Survey design; program evaluation; race & equity in health; immigrant health; and urban community health systems.


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