Faculty Research & Grants

Faculty Research & Grants

faculty research studies

Improving Health Outcomes

Dedicated to enhancing health outcomes, our team of nurse researchers is actively engaged in studies spanning diverse settings and populations, all with the aim of bettering the lives of individuals and their families. By fostering collaboration and focusing on impactful research areas, we endeavor to identify solutions to advance health.

Recent and Current Research Studies

P1: Dr. Willie Mae Abel, PhD, DN, FAHA

  • Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT), Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Institute

PI: Tonya Anderson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AGACNP, CNE

  • Advanced Practice Nurses in Primary Care: Preparing an Integrated Holistic Healthcare Workforce

PI: Job Chen, PhD

  • Outcomes Of Life-Span Development of Religious Styles: Changes in Symbolizing Transcendence and in Responding to the Strange
  • Qualitative and network analysis of mystical experiences among Chinese Daoist monks and nuns: A mixed-methods study of Daoist mysticism
  • Social scientific study of Daoism: Relationships between religion and science in the interpretation of mysticism among Chinese Daoist monks and nuns
  • Standing like a Tree: Effects and Mechanisms of Daoist Zhanzhuang on Human Flourishing

PI: David Langford PhD, RN, CNE

  • Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship, UNC Charlotte

PI: Laura Magennis, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC

  • UNC Charlotte and Novant Health Academic-Practice Nursing Partnership
  • UNC Charlotte and Novant Health Academic-Practice Nursing Partnership (Phase 2)

PI: Katryna McCoy, PhD, FNP-BC

  • Enhancing Strategies to Engage Providers in Efforts to Eliminate HIV: Project EnSTEP
  • A Collaborative Effort to Integrate Pharmacists in HIV Prevention Services: The Co-Op Project

PI: James Montegrico , PhD, RN, CMSRN

  • Evaluation of the use of concept maps on nursing students’ critical thinking and clinical judgment (and S. Lynch)
  • Improving HIV knowledge and attitudes through mobile text messaging among adolescents and young adults in the Philippines

PI: Florence Okoro, PhD, MSCN, RN

  • An Interactive Technology Enhanced Coaching Intervention for Black Women with Hypertension
  • Assessment of African American Preferences in a Peer Support Program for People with Type 2 Diabetes
  • A web-delivered lifestyle intervention to improve cardiovascular disease risk reduction behaviors in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

PI: Melinda Pierce, MSN, RN, CHSE

  • Nursing Simulation Labs Pay for Use

PI: Kelly Powers. PhD, RN, CNE

  • Teaming Up for Community Health: Mixed Methods Study of an Innovative Interprofessional Simulation Intervention (PI)
  • Integrated behavioral health (IBH) training program (CO-I)

PI: Jyotsana Parajuli, PhD, MGS, RN

  • Development and Content Validation of a Palliative Care Readiness Tool for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Cancer

PI: Katie Shue-McGuffin, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (and K. Jordan) 

  • Optimizing Interprofessional Team Collaboration in the Recognition and Management of Human Trafficking Victims: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

PI: Meredith Troutman-Jordan, PhD, PMNCNS-BC

  • Bridge from Clinical Instructor Partner to Master of Nursing Education
  • Project EARN to support new pathways to degree completion for rural Associate Degree Nursing graduates
  • Making a Difference: Culturally and Ethnically Appropriate Guides for Those Working with People with Dementia
  • Cultivating critical consciousness while promoting health equity through high-impact educational practices.
  • Sustaining our Immigrant and Minority Care Workers
  • Rural Education Access for Community Health (REACH); An ADN-BSN Partnership for a Path to Success
  • Audio and Podcast for One Set of Dementia Communication Caregiver Guides
  • CREATE IT: Correlations in Reporting Elder Abuse to Enhance Interprofessional Teams)

PI: Charlene Whitaker-Brown, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CHFN

  • Social Interactive Agents for Dementia Education (SIADE)