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INNOVATIONS in Nursing & Health

Wellbeing takes center stage


Dean named ASU’s first Chief Well-Being Officer, co-creates first Mindfulness Center

2016-2017 2016-2017


Welcome Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation We produce lifetime learners in nursing and health who are prepared to work in interprofessional teams, think critically to solve problems, and succeed in any situation.

Special Features


Entrepreneurial Spirit Motivates MHI Alumnus to Advance Innovative HIV Test Idea


CONHI dean, Teri Pipe, named Chief Well-Being Officer at ASU

MHI alum, CONHI faculty member, and Clinton Global Initiative University presenter driven to find solutions for vulnerable and marginalized communities.

 SU has appointed Teri Pipe, dean of ASU’s College of Nursing & A Health Innovation, as the university’s first Chief Well-Being Officer.


MHI Grad Brings Innovation to Military Career A  ir Force Reservist, Jeremy Stutzman, earned his MHI degree while serving at Yakota Air Base in Japan.


Caring is at the Heart of PhD Student’s Research in her Work with Syrian Refugees

 An adventurous spirit and a nurse’s caring heart drew Danielle Wofford to Europe. Read about her journey as she advances nursing education and research to help Syrian refugees.


ASU Partnership Advances Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Rural Community  New CEP program offers an efficient way for rural students to earn

their BSN degree from ASU and their associate degree in nursing from Eastern Arizona College concurrently.

Inside this issue: 1 Dean’s Message 2 Dream Discover Deliver 3 In Memoriam 4 Entrepreneurial Spirit Motivates MHI Alumnus to Advance Innovative HIV Test Idea 5 Heather Carter joins CONHI as Assistant Dean for Health and Education Policy 6 New Collaborative Research Consortium Focuses on Innovation and Health Workforce Leadership 7 CONHI dean, Teri Pipe, named Chief Well-Being Officer at ASU 8 Scholarship Recipients 9 Scholarship Recipients 10 DNP Grad Merges Science and Art to Promote Fitness 11 New Graduate Certificate Program Gives Industry Professionals the Skills to Advance Innovation in Health Care 12 DNP Alum Implements Operating Room Practice that Benefits Newborns and Mothers 13 Students Advance Community Health through Interprofessional Care Delivery Team

14 Alumni Profile: Q&A with CONHI Alumna Charlotte Thrall 16 MHI Grad Brings Innovation to Military Career 17 New CONHI Center Focuses on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 18 Caring is at the Heart of PhD Student’s Research in her Work with Syrian Refugees 20 Philanthropy Impact 21 Mindfulness Comes to ASU 22 ASU Partnership Advances Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Rural Community 24 PhD Student Aims to Improve Maternal Child Nutrition and Food Security 25 Saying “Thank You” for a Life Together 26 DNP Grad, Scholarship Recipient Helps Homeless and Vulnerable Regain Health and Wellbeing 27 Reviving the Commitment to College Alumni; Healthy Lifestyles May Lead to Health Care Careers 28 Peggy Chinn Shares Insights about Peace and Power at 2016 Lectureship 29 Faculty Achievements

Innovations in Nursing & Health is published annually by the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University Dean Teri Pipe, PhD, RN Editor in Chief Denise Kronsteiner Contributing Writers Melissa Bordow Amy Fitzgerald Debra Hallock Unique Haro Marilyn Hawkes Denise Kronsteiner Gabe Shaibi Eric Spicer Preston Swan Charlotte Thrall Melissa Tolson Lindsay Walker Research Analyst Debi Relf Graphic Designer John Kenney, Blade-Creative Infographic design Jorge Arteaga Front cover photo Mitchell Tay Contact Us Stay Connected View this magazine online at:

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Message from the Dean Dear friends,

This year has been an inspiring and far-reaching year for the college, our faculty and staff, and most importantly–our students. We’ve captured the inspirational stories of the people and teams who have been doing great things to advance health and wellbeing, and we look forward to sharing those stories with you in our newest issue of Innovations. Our students are leading the way to better health outcomes through evidence-based research and practice, innovation and entrepreneurship, teamwork and stakeholder engagement, and a focus on solutions – locally and globally.

As health professionals, we know that the research we do and solutions we devise can have an impact that extends far beyond our local community. ASU is an institution that encourages us all to reach beyond borders. We’re eager to share the stories of our students who are working and studying abroad to make a difference in health. You’ll read about Jeremy Stutzman’s impact on the military health care system from his post in Japan (pg. 16), Danielle Wofford’s work with Syrian refugees in displacement zones (pg. 18), and Autumn Argent’s work to improve maternal child nutrition in Kenya (pg. 24). I’m especially proud to announce that our Center for World Health has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre to Advance the Policy on Research for Health. This is the first WHO Collaborating Centre in Arizona and one of only two in the Southwestern U.S. Congratulations to David Coon, PhD and Carol Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHNBC, FAAN in partnership with the PAHO/WHO and ASU colleagues including James Hodge, Rick Rodriguez, Kevin Pardon, Karen Saewert, and Francisco Lara, who have spent the past seven years laying the groundwork for this exciting accomplishment. Through innovation, we respond to a changing health care landscape by preparing students to become forward-looking health professionals who will lead change and implement solutions. Our innovation students show us there are no boundaries to creativity! Stephen Gamboa’s journey from music to public health to entrepreneur highlights his dedication to supporting people living with HIV/AIDS (pg. 4). Our new Healthcare Innovation certificate program gave senior executive David Decker an opportunity to gain new knowledge as he transitioned to the health care industry after two decades in financial services (pg. 11). Working and learning across professions– interprofessionalism–is a model of research, education and practice that is quickly becoming embedded across our curriculum, especially in our work with underserved

communities. You’ll read about Charlotte Thrall as she shares the journey that led her to HopeFest (pg. 14), our S.H.O.W clinic as students from a variety of different disciplines serve our most vulnerable community members (pg. 13), and National Health Services scholar, Melissa Morrison, as she completed her DNP program with a goal of practicing at a patient centered medical home (pg. 26). Partnerships to advance health allow us to extend the impact of our efforts, while sharing resources and modeling the way for our students. We’re proud to be part of the new WORLDInstitute, an academic-practice consortium dedicated to evidence-based approaches to leadership in health care (pg. 6). Michelle Davis, DNP alum and recipient of AACN’s Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice Award, leveraged a partnership with her hospital in order to implement an evidence-based practice initiative to benefit newborns (pg. 12). And our partnership with Eastern Arizona College’s nursing program is a wonderful example of ASU’s dedication to Arizona’s rural communities (pg. 22). Before I close, I want to share my gratitude for five of our nursing faculty who retired this past semester. Though our good-bye celebrations have come and gone, I wanted to take another opportunity to share that Ruth Brooks, Patricia Harris, Kay Jarrell, Shirley Kleinlein, and Nelma Shearer will be missed greatly. Their dedication to their students, the college, the nursing industry, and the health of our communities has helped shape the future of nursing. I wish you the best today and throughout the year.

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, dean and professor ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow Chief Well-Being Officer, Arizona State University



College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Ninth Annual





Charlotte Thrall

Amina Aden


Nursing, CONHI


This special evening will honor outstanding leaders and

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organizations who have made significant contributions to the College of Nursing & Health Innovation and its mission to positively impact the health of our communities. We encourage alumni, community partners, current and former faculty and staff, and donors to attend. Your support strengthens our effort to expand education programs and student scholarships.

Katherine Kenny

DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CCRN Director, Doctor of Nursing Program CONHI

Kathy Malloch

PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Clinical Professor, Senior Faculty, Master of Healthcare Innovation, CONHI

Tim Porter-O’Grady

DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS Senior Partner, Health Systems; Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc. Professor of Practice, CONHI


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Sheraton Grand Phoenix Reception: 5-6 pm Presentation: 6-7 pm

For more information or to register for the event visit:

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RSVP online by November 1 • Tickets $35 per person • Hors d’oeuvres • Cash bar • Complimentary parking Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Lindsay Walker at or at 602-496-0784.

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In Memoriam


fulfilling life may be considered that of someone who pursues an education, serves their country and goes on to profoundly influence an entire profession. Or perhaps it is the life of someone who is a friend to all, leaving an indelible impact on Bernita “B” Steffl the lives of those they serve, care for, and teach. If these scenarios ring true, then Bernita “B” Steffl was the epitome of living life to the fullest. Born in 1920, Bernita “B” Margaret Steffl made her way into nursing as a student at Ancker Hospital School of Nursing in St. Cloud, Minnesota. After graduating with her RN degree, B did what many nurses decided to do during that era and enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps, eventually joining the war effort overseas. Friend and former colleague LoAnn Bell remembers how B would share stories of her Army experience and world travels. “She was a traveler of the world, but her most favorite trip was her annual family reunion in Iowa.” After spending time in Iran and Italy caring for German POW soldiers, B returned to the United States and continued her education, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s in public health. In 1959, B embarked upon what would end up being a legendary career at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing.


e are saddened to share the news of Julie McNulty’s passing. Julie ended her 18-month battle with cancer on March 30th, peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Julie’s dedication to caring for others was never more evident than in her decision to join the Julie McNulty College of Nursing & Health Innovation faculty last year as an assistant professor of research, and focus on improving health and wellness for cancer patients and survivors–even as she quietly fought her own battle. Many had the privilege of working with Julie either during her postdoc studies or as a treasured colleague. Her positive energy and gentle spirit were inspirational. Julie graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After working in Boston, Massachusetts for three years, she moved

Among many notable accomplishments, B was widely known as a pioneer in the field of gerontology, promoting it as a nursing specialty and writing the first-of-its-kind Handbook on Gerontological Nursing, a highly-regarded resource for universities across the nation. An esteemed leader in her field, B received the Governor’s Certificate of Merit for Service for her life’s work. Nearly twenty years after her retirement, B was honored in 2007 with the Bernita Steffl Professorship in Geriatric Nursing. While B’s professional achievements and contributions to nursing were undoubtedly significant, it was her kind and gentle spirit that friends and colleagues will miss dearly. Former faculty member Liz Holman Brooks recalls paying B a visit at her home in Friendship Village. “B was very proud of her military career and would share photographs that depicted stages of her life. She was always interested in the lives of others and was always complimentary.” Nurse, world traveler, teacher, and cherished friend. B embraced all that life had to offer and strived each day to ensure those around her did the same. “She had an energy and enthusiasm for life,” remembers Bell. “She was a friend to everyone she met and the world was her family.” Bernita “B” Steffl passed away peacefully at Friendship Village in Tempe, AZ on May 28, 2016. Donations in B’s memory may be made to the B Steffl Professorship in Geriatric Nursing at ASU.

to Alaska where she worked as a nurse for more than 30 years, most of that time at the Alaska Native Medical Center. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Health Care Administration. In 2013 she graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science. Julie’s primary area of research at ASU was supportive and holistic care for cancer patients and cancer survivorship. Her vision to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer led to her involvement with several concurrent research collaborations. Her goal to develop interventions to improve quality of life for Latino cancer survivors was funded by the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation. She had embarked on a comprehensive needs assessment of the supportive care needs of patients receiving cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic, and was working toward implementing a psychoeducational support intervention as a control group for an interventional study being conducted by Dr. Linda Larkey.



Entrepreneurial Spirit Motivates

MHI Alumnus to Advance Innovative HIV Test Idea


hen Stephen Gamboa taught himself to play the recorder in the first grade, he earned a spot as the youngest student in the school’s recorder ensemble. Shifting his attention to percussion instruments, his childhood and most of his teen years were filled with lessons, practice sessions, and involvement in every possible ensemble. So it made perfect sense that he would go on to earn his bachelor’s degree in music. But halfway through the program, he began to think more deeply about his career path and the many ways that he could make a difference in world. “I always had a strong interest in civic engagement as well as science,” he said. “I decided that the health field, specifically public health, was something that interested me.” While he continued as a music major and stayed active on campus in the arts and student government, he started taking the required pre-med courses, and studied with the Mayo Clinic as a pre-med scholar. There he engaged in labs and lectures, and shadowed physicians and nurses in their clinical environments. He also sought out international public health opportunities between semesters, and funded his travels through an Indiegogo campaign. “I traveled to Honduras and volunteered in the state hospital there and learned an immense amount about their health system and how many health disparities existed,” he said. “They have a rampant HIV epidemic.” In public health, especially with vulnerable and marginalized communities, Gamboa had found a career path in need of his


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entrepreneurial spirit. As a summer public health scholar at Columbia University, he studied health disparities, public health and epidemiology, and had an opportunity to prepare HIV prevention materials for local health care agencies. His experience showed him that, while the field of public health is good at identifying and understanding population health problems, he wanted more. “I wanted to be a person who can generate a solution to a health care problem,” he said. That’s when he enrolled in ASU’s Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program, an online interdisciplinary graduate program that prepares students to lead transformation in health care with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and policy-making. Innovation is clearly Gamboa’s comfort zone, but it’s not always easy for business, he learned, even the business of health care. “It’s hard for organizations to commit to innovation because they’ll need to change,” he said. “But we can slowly integrate elements of innovation that create change in our fractured health care system, and set the system up for progress and adaptability. Innovation can be a process.” Gamboa’s final project in the MHI program, HIVSmart, gave him a chance to identify critical gaps in a process, and use startup thinking to solve a health problem at scale. “HIVSmart is a product and service that provides an HIV test (mouth swab) with a corresponding smartphone application,” he said. “The HIV test plugs into a smartphone, and the user is able to view results along with HIV education, counseling, local resources, and anonymous chatting.” Gamboa found that, from a public health standpoint, something as simple as not knowing one’s HIV status is a barrier to changing the tide on HIV infection rates. If someone tests positive, he said, they can get the care they need. If their status is negative, they can make sure they stay that way. But learning one’s HIV status can be a fearful and uncomfortable process for many, he said. “The vision of HIVSmart is to provide people at risk for HIV with a way to test in the comfort of their home and to give them the necessary information so that they are well informed about their HIV status,” he said. Gamboa refined his idea through the ASU Startup Accelerator, and was invited to present at the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative University in Miami last year.

“Presenting my project at CGI U was an incredible and inspiring opportunity,” he said. “Not only was I able to receive feedback on how to refine my own idea, but I also learned things from other student entrepreneurs.” Since graduating from the MHI program, Gamboa has raised more than $25,000 in seed funding for HIVSmart, has been preparing a patent application, and is looking into building a prototype. He’s also been busy in the policy arena. “I became interested in health care policy when I took the health policy class in the MHI program, which is what motivated me to apply for and eventually get offered the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship at AIDS United,” he said. AIDS United, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization, provides strategic grant making, capacity building, technical assistance, and policy/advocacy for the HIV/AIDS community. “In my role, I supported the policy team in federal level advocacy and policy efforts by attending briefings on Capitol Hill about issues that affect people living with HIV/AIDS, monitoring and tracking legislation, writing for the weekly Policy Update, and writing policy briefs.”

He also attended the President’s Advisory Council meeting on HIV/AIDS with White House staff and leaders, and learned about appropriations and how to secure funding for HIV/AIDS programs. The fellowship helped him explore the federal policy world and clarified a career path that will help him bring together his ideas and contributions, past and present, once he completes his second master’s degree—this time in public health, which he began this fall at Columbia University. Music will make an appearance in Gamboa’s next chapter as well. In addition to his studies and teaching courses in the MHI program, he is set to play in the percussion section of the Columbia University Medical Center Student Orchestra, and will audition for the Columbia University Orchestra in January. “Many of the skills that are needed in health care policy and medicine, I learned from music,” he said. “Music majors spend countless hours in a practice room by themselves just trying to play to the best of their ability, and it takes tremendous patience, determination, and commitment. Those are skills that can help somebody in whatever they choose to do.”

Heather Carter joins CONHI as Assistant Dean for Health and Education Policy

their degree, enabling them to have a successful career in health care, yet much of what they can and cannot do professionally is regulated by a government entity. It is vital that they take an active role in shaping public policy that impacts both the practitioner and their patients.” Carter’s commitment to health and health care can be seen in her role as chairwoman of the state Legislature’s health committee, a role she has assumed as part of her service as a third-term elected Arizona state representative. She also serves as chair, co-chair or as a member of a number of different committees, studies or caucuses, many relating to health care and education in Arizona, which are priorities for Carter. “I believe that health care is a major economic engine for both our state and country,” Carter said. “CONHI is perfectly positioned to be a national and international leader in health care innovation. I believe there are incredible opportunities to work across disciplines--for example, nursing, public policy and education, to maximize ASU students’ impact in the health care and education world.”


he College of Nursing & Health Innovation welcomed Heather Carter in January as its new Assistant Dean for Health and Education Policy. Carter has a joint administrative appointment between the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, where she has been a clinical associate professor since 2011, and the College of Nursing & Health Innovation. As an associate professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Carter developed and currently teaches two online undergraduate courses designed for education majors and others looking to work in public policy. Carter’s students learn to develop and defend research-based opinions on education reform positions so that they can become knowledgeable and effective education policy advocates. “Our CONHI students at ASU are future leaders in health care,” Carter said. “It is extremely important for all students to understand the regulatory and political environment in which they work. Students spend valuable time and money to earn



NewCollaborative CollaborativeResearch ResearchConsortium Consortium New

Focuses on Innovation and Health Workforce Leadership Focuses on Innovation and Health Workforce Leadership


he Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer dean and WORLD-Institute co-founder. Institute, and Arizona State University’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation “Measuring nursing leadership and joined forces to create the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership understanding the most effective ways Development Institute, also known as the WORLD-Institute. of developing nurse leaders--from the The WORLD-Institute is a collaborative academic-practice consortium dedicated student experience all the way to the to the research, development, and implementation of evidence-based approaches to executive level--will be part of the work optimal leadership development for clinicians across all roles in the delivery of health of the WORLD-Institute.” care. Members identify and optimize resources using a crowd-sourcing model to Pipe sees a distinct advantage for the invest in the creation of new knowledge in leadership development. academic community by preparing The WORLD-Institute has strong relationships with leading nursing organizations graduates to be practice-ready leaders including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses and strong professional assets for health Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Together they care organizations. explore leadership challenges within practice, research, and education simultaneously. “We will be able to partner for Committed to purposefully leading and supporting joy in the workplace, research, and we will also be able to the institute’s founders start their weekly conference calls with a mindfulness better understand how to make sure our moment, said Jeff Adams, the consortium’s executive director and co-founder. “This centering helps us, and as we’re working toward leadership equals love, it is wonderful to work with colleagues— both founders and research associates—who really embody that.” Members study and test the impact of new leadership Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, and development models on the effectiveness of clinical leaders Chief Well-Being Officer at Arizona State University and their influence over clinical, workforce, and organizational Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President outcomes. Anticipated results include improved effectiveness, of Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital productivity, and joy in the workplace; healthy and supportive work environments for staff; and improved outcomes for Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and patients and their health care providers. Chief Nursing Officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Executive Director of Oncology “While there is evidence in the literature showing a strong Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital relationship between the educational level of nurses and the Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Professor of Practice at ASU’s College of clinical outcomes of patients, there is less available evidence Nursing & Health Innovation, Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and about the relationship between nursing leadership competency Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and WORLD-Institute Executive Director and clinical and fiscal outcomes,” said Teri Pipe, CONHI

Founders of the WORLD-Institute


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curriculum reflects a strong and effective leadership development trajectory for students,” she said. Since its launch, the institute has received a $50,000 infrastructure grant from AONE, and announced its prestigious advisory board. Adams is also working with the University Technology Office at ASU to develop a first of its kind database that allows the institute to collect data from member organizations and explore questions that have never been considered. “Leadership influences better work environments, which

have been repeatedly linked to better outcomes for patients, the workforce, and organizations,” Adams said. “While we inherently know leadership influences these environments, we cannot yet prove it. We must understand and teach good leadership. It cannot be left to chance—lives literally can depend on it.” To learn more about the WORLD-Institute, visit

CONHI dean, Teri Pipe, named Chief Well-Being Officer at ASU Originally published in ASU News


ollege students tend to focus more on learning and expanding their minds than staying healthy. Faculty and staff often worry about their classrooms and their to-do lists more than their stress levels. Arizona State University is seeking a balance between individual needs and academic and professional priorities for both students and employees. A strong GPA or a pay raise should not come at the expense of the digits on a bathroom scale or blood pressure monitor. Toward that goal, ASU has appointed Teri Pipe, dean of ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation, as the university’s first chief well-being officer. Pipe will focus on creating a culture of healthfulness, personal balance, and resiliency among students and employees. “Students and employees at a university, as with all humans, operate in an outer world and an inner world, and they can only succeed by tending to both.” Pipe said. “We have a wonderful opportunity to build upon ASU’s rich legacy and develop a creative approach to wellbeing that will aid the members of our campus family now and prepare them for the future.” Pipe’s role, which was suggested by students, will include shifting the mindset among students and employees to know that they succeed with strength in all parts of their life. ASU knows that its students, faculty, and staff remain its greatest assets. “Dean Pipe will lead this initiative because of her strong commitment to wellbeing that extends beyond the absence of illness to the enhancement of the total person,” said Mark Searle, executive vice president and university provost.

“This is the goal we seek to achieve for both students and employees.” Pipe will work closely with Educational Outreach and Student Services on student-based initiatives, and will collaborate with Human Resources on efforts aimed at staff and faculty members, Searle said. Pipe, who has served as dean of the College of Nursing & Health Innovation since 2011, will assume this new role while continuing to lead the college. She will report to Searle and to Jim Rund, senior vice president for Educational Outreach and Student Services. “This was a student-led priority to appoint an institutional leader who could champion positivity, personal balance and healthfulness,” Rund said. “The students’ hope is that ASU becomes a national leader in student wellbeing.” Pipe emphasized that wellbeing is dynamic. It means something different for everyone, whether that involves eating, sleeping, exercise, social interaction, quiet stillness, or a variety of other elements in university life. “Productivity goes beyond producing term papers or research,” said Pipe, who served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona before coming to ASU. “It includes the ability to interact with people and affect them in a positive way.” For students and employees alike, developing habits that aid wellbeing create positive patterns for the rest of their lives. “We expect our students to become leaders,” Pipe said. “Wellbeing and resilience are key competencies to being better employees, better leaders, and better people in society.”



Scholarship Recipients 2016-2017

Jessica Gonzalez – ASU Helen G. & Michael E. Curry Scholarship

Undergraduate Allan C. and Lois K. Mayer Endowment- Megan George Gilbert Cady Memorial Scholarship- Samantha Sapio Beverly Gibford Memorial Endowment- Ashtyn Turnbow BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Rachel Morehouse

“Thank you for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually help students to achieve their dreams as you have helped me.”

BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Jennifer Nolette BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Samantha Amundsen

Jillian Rogers – College of Nursing Scholarship “I truly appreciate your generosity and support as I work towards my future career as a nurse practitioner. Please know that your donation has made a big difference in my life.”

BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Emma Provost

Tori Huftalin – Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship “What a difference you are making through this scholarship. Thank you for helping me become a pediatric nurse practitioner. My goals in life surrounding my career now are made tangible. I love people and your generosity helps me help others. It’s the gift that keeps giving.”

BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Melissa Gibson BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Hawley Young BHHS Legacy Foundation Scholarship- Brendan Coronel

Allison Smith – Ruth Brines Endowment

College of Nursing Alumni Endowment- Kate Bosselman College of Nursing Scholarship- Jacob Krischke

“Your generosity is inspiring, and I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”

Jacob Krischke – College of Nursing Scholarship “You have helped me keep pursuing my dream of becoming a great nurse. Thank you again for the scholarship donation; I cannot express how grateful I am.”

College of Nursing Scholarship- Megan Dalton College of Nursing Scholarship- Emily Foster College of Nursing Scholarship- Alise Townsend Dorothy Fargotstein Book Award- Alisabeth Perez-Hill Dorothy Fargotstein Book Award- Patrick Stenquist


Ella Burkhart Merit Scholarship- Natasha Hui

Undergraduate cont.

Ella Burkhart Merit Scholarship- Emily Schmid

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship- Kelly McMullin

Evangeline Gronseth Scholarship- Hannah McCoy

JB Metzger Spirit of Life Scholarship- Eliazar Rodriguez

George Craft/ Tempe St. Lukes Scholarship- Erika Pascua

Leona Whetstine Nursing Scholarship- Julie Nguyen

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship- Kelsey Mein

Ruth Zornow Memorial Scholarship- Kiara Estrada

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship- Gabriel Caceres

Sara L. Semmens Nursing Endowment- Yasu Chavez

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Jennifer Barbosa – ASU Helen G. & Michael E. Curry Scholarship “Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for your kindness. It takes a special soul to want to help others who want to change the world. This scholarship is more of a blessing than you could ever imagine.”

Graduate cont. Ella G. Burkhart Endowed Scholarship- Amanda Dean Ella G. Burkhart Endowed Scholarship- Laura Perry Ella G. Burkhart Endowed Scholarship- Barbara Browder Ella G. Burkhart Endowed Scholarship- Leah Lange Health Innovation Scholarship- Lani Horiuchi Juanita F. Murphy Nursing Scholarship- Kristel McGhee Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship- Lena Pascual

Undergraduate cont. Sharon L. Thorson Endowed Nursing ScholarshipFaith Winston Sharon L. Thorson Endowed Nursing ScholarshipErin Mattocks-Thielsen

Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship- Tori Huftalin Nancy Melvin Scholarship- Tiffany Vossoughi Y-Me Breast Cancer Network of Arizona ScholarshipSharon Martin

Sharon L. Thorson Endowed Nursing Scholarship- Callista Lynch

Alisabeth Perez-Hill – Dorothy Fargotstein Book Award

Susan Kerr Fritz Memorial Scholarship- Larissa Lyman Susan Kerr Fritz Memorial Scholarship- Yasu Chavez Sun Angel Funk Nursing Scholarship- Angelina Facio Sun Angel Funk Nursing Scholarship- Monica Mecham Bolwar Family Scholarship Endowment- Connor Ostby Pat Lichty Memorial Scholarship- Jamie Karch Ruth Brines Endowment- Allison Smith William Mercer Endowed Scholarship- Hannah Martinez

“Thank you so much for allowing me to keep my dreams alive. I appreciate this generous offer and I am looking forward to thanking you with my best scholastic efforts. The future looks brighter to me now, and I know that it is in great part because of your kindness and benevolence.”

Sharon Martin – Y-Me Breast Cancer Network Scholarship


“Thank you so much for your generous donation. It is benefactors like you that help support the continuing education of nurses who work to improve the lives of others. Thank you.”

Dushan Komnenich PhD Scholarship- Rebecca McCay

College of Nursing Scholarship- Kenja Hassan College of Nursing Scholarship- Rebecca McCay Grace A. Fuite ASU Endowment- Jeffrey Bustamante Jonas Nurse Scholar- Elizabeth Lorenzo Jonas Nurse Scholar- Danielle Wofford Jonas Nurse Scholar, Hartford- Jason Bradley Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship- Autumn Argent

Graduate ASU Helen G. & Michael E. Curry Scholarship- Jennifer Barbosa ASU Helen G. & Michael E. Curry Scholarship- Jessica Gonzalez ASU Helen M. Curry Nursing Scholarship- Ashley McKillop ASU Helen M. Curry Nursing Scholarship- Dimple Patel Axel Family Nursing Scholarship- Lexi Obrigewitch College of Nursing Scholarship- Jillian Rogers College of Nursing Scholarship- Ran McBryde

Megan George – Allan C. and Lois K. Mayer Endowment “Thank you for your generous donation. I look forward to the day when I will be able to help students as you have helped me.”

College of Nursing Scholarship- Alexandra Richards College of Nursing Scholarship-Courtney Buehlman Dorothy Fargotstein Book Award- Edyta Pedlowska



DNP Grad Merges Science and Art to Promote Fitness


rene Brown learned from her father at a young age “if something’s broken, you fix it yourself.” Growing up in rural Canada, Brown drove a tractor, changed tires, and took woodworking, metal shop, and auto mechanics in high school. That do-it-yourself attitude has taken Brown from the family farm to Arizona State University where she graduated in May with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. But Brown tends to minimize her accomplishments. “If you work hard enough, you can get anything you want,” she said. While going to nursing school in Canada, Brown helped finance her education using the skills she learned at her father’s knee and during high school. She worked multiple jobs, including a job as a welder on a construction site and a laborer operating heavy equipment. Brown entered the nursing profession with the intention of becoming an ER/trauma nurse, starting her career in western Canada’s busiest emergency room and later working in a 10-bed critical access emergency room. Along the way she met and married her husband, who serves in the United States Navy as a jet maintenance officer. In the fall of 2013, she started the DNP program. During the last year of her program, Brown needed an elective to round out her course load. “I’d reached my mental limit of nursing courses I could take voluntarily,” she said. Recalling her past welding experiences, she signed up for a metal sculpture class. While in class, Brown dabbled with various sculpture projects, sharing them with her nursing mentor, Dr. Heather Ross, who urged Brown to incorporate sculpture into her capstone project, The Impact of Fitbit Use on Blood Pressure, Walking Endurance, and Physical Activity in Overweight or Obese Hispanic Adolescents. Brown created a sculpture to reflect the project, portraying a larger sedentary individual and a thinner person who is wearing a Fitbit (a popular fitness-tracking device), taking a first step on the road to a more active and healthy lifestyle. Brown’s project, an evidenced-based practice pilot intervention, implements fitness trackers in low-income, obese Hispanic adolescents. “There is an abundance of evidence that supports the use of various technologies in helping people become more active, but this is not frequently used in practice,” she said. “Pediatric obesity is a huge issue in this country, with minority populations


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being especially vulnerable.” Brown recruited 12 subjects and monitored their exercise over a 6-week period and the outcome proved that the Fitbit was effective in making people more active, especially on the days they were aware she was monitoring their activity. “There’s definitely more accountability when you know you’re being watched,” she said. But there are so many other factors to take into account, she said. “A lot of these kids don’t have physical education at school and when they come home they have to babysit younger siblings. You’re asking them to move more, but when?” Brown recently accepted a position at an internal medicine clinic in Washington, and will join her husband in the Pacific Northwest. “I think it will be a great position to start practicing, and has opportunities to branch out into different specialties if I choose to go that route,” she said. As a self-professed adrenaline junkie who thrived working in emergency care, Brown said she doesn’t mind being in primary care as long as she can balance her life with high-intensity activities like snowboarding and mountain biking. The high-intensity activities may have to wait, however -she and her husband are expecting their first baby in January. With her do-it-yourself attitude and her DNP degree in hand, Brown is prepared to tackle the ever-changing health care industry, and motivated to find new, innovative ways to deliver health care and reach more people. “It’s mind boggling how inefficient and stuck the system is. I want to invent another way,” she said. “I don’t know quite how that looks yet, but the cogs are turning.”

New Graduate Certificate Program

Gives Industry Professionals the Skills to Advance Innovation in Health Care


avid Decker knows what people want when it comes to managing their health. As the director of marketing analytics at Aetna, Decker analyzes data that represents consumers across their health insurance journeys--from those who are shopping for insurance for themselves and their families, to those who are enrolled and benefiting. Knowing what’s important to consumers is crucial to making the consumer experience an important part of the health insurance industry, which is a priority for Decker. The power of the consumer is also something he recognizes from his two decades in the financial services sector. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from Thunderbird, Decker made his mark as a senior leader in financial services where he focused on consumer insights, marketing, and analytics. But the industry began to slow down, he said, in terms of its capability for revolutionary change and innovation. It’s also the only industry, he said, that is more highly regulated than health care. That’s when he decided to transition his career to the health care sector. “The stagnating regulatory pressure in financial services and the potential for innovative change in health care were the main reasons I decided to make the switch,” he said. This type of transition--between the financial services and health care industries, is happening more often because of their similarities, Decker said. “The two industries actually have a lot of fundamental underpinnings in common, such as the regulatory oversight, products that are consumer service-based, and a similar regional operations structure,” he said. “There are common goals and objectives that center on the consumer.” As a senior director for Aetna, Decker is immersed in the health care world while leveraging his background in financial services, especially his knowledge of consumer insights. He’s also gaining knowledge about health care as a member of the first cohort of CONHI’s new Health Care Innovation graduate certificate program. Modeled after the Master of Healthcare Innovation program, the 15-credit hour online certificate program prepares

students to create and lead change in health care with a focus on innovation. Decker and his peers learn through team case study analyses and change readiness assessments, while focusing on complexity leadership, systems thinking, and entrepreneurial concepts such as budgeting, idea pitching, and business plan design. Students cap off their program with a final project called an Innovation Proposal. With his classes completed and his final project in the works, Decker is set to finish the program this fall. The focus on innovation is key for Decker, along with what he considers the two most valuable characteristics of the program: the ability to interact with other leaders who have experience in health care--which provides students with valuable perspectives that help to reinforce key learning concepts from each class, and the opportunity to learn how to lead change in any health care organization. “I have come to realize that a revolutionary paradigm shift is upon the industry, and that more and more actors are pushing the agenda for change,” he said. “Partnerships between providers, payers, consumers, and government will maximize the positive impact of the changes.” One specific innovation that Decker anticipates will be particularly impactful is the implementation of a long-overdue national EHR/EMR system. “This will propel our health care system into the modern age of data technology.” Decker believes health payers like Aetna can be advocates for healthy lifestyles through its company-sponsored incentive programs that encourage members to participate in health screenings, consultations, and more. In addition to the intended health promotion benefits, the incentive programs strengthen consumer satisfaction. “Most innovations that are yet to come in health care will have at least one main tenet in common – they will teach us something new or allow us to broaden our understanding of both science and human life,” he said. “This has to lead to a better comprehension of how to improve outcomes for patients and how to lead to healthier lifestyles in general.”



DNP Alum Implements Operating Room Practice that Benefits Newborns and Mothers Davis’ final DNP project – Implementing Skin-to-Skin Contact in the Operating Room Following a Cesarean Delivery, as well as her partnerships at work, allowed her to advance an evidence-based practice project at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix. “I was able to obtain approval from the hospital’s labor and delivery management team,” she said. “I have been fortunate to have supportive management and a group of skilled L&D staff on my project team.” Davis reported that her project increased patient satisfaction rates for mothers whose vaginal birth plan failed, and resulted in fewer NICU admissions for normal term infants. “Together, these two factors will result in Davis (2nd from right), Ross (center) and her DNP mentor group at graduation an increase in hospital revenue,” she said. “Furthermore, it supports the Joint Commission’s mandated initiative of increasing the incidence of exclusive breastfeeding.” s a labor and delivery nurse, CONHI DNP alumna Davis said her project was motivated by her commitment to Michelle Davis focuses on bringing new babies into the world in ways that support the wellbeing of the family. excellent patient care and making an impact on patients as well She tells the story of a patient who had had a traumatizing as the hospital. “Michelle is an exemplary model of delivering patientcesarean section experience with her first child, and was about centered evidence-based care, and a great example of how every ready to give birth to her second, with Davis’ help. health care provider should approach the work of caring for With her second pregnancy, the patient’s trial of labor patients,” said Heather Ross, Davis’ DNP faculty mentor at ASU. failed due to having a cephalopelvic disproportion. Prior to One of the criteria for graduation from the DNP program is transferring her to the operating room, her patient had become to submit a project for a conference, Davis said. extremely anxious. “I was accepted to present at the Advanced Practice Neonatal “I reassured her that her newborn will not leave the OR until Forum in Washington, DC, with all expenses paid by Banner,” the operation was finished,” Davis said. “As a one-time she said. She graduated with her DNP degree in May 2015. exception, I was able to obtain approval from anesthesia, the Then six months after graduating, Davis learned that she was surgical technician, the OB attending, and the manager on duty selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of AACN’s Excellence in to allow skin-to-skin contact in the OR for this patient.” Advancing Nursing Practice Award for an outstanding scholarly Immediately after the newborn was resuscitated and vitals project, her DNP project – Implementing Skin-to-Skin Contact in were obtained, Davis placed the baby on her patient’s chest. “The the Operating Room Following a Cesarean Delivery. infant stopped crying and immediately started to breastfeed Review committee members noted that Davis’ project while the patient was still being sutured,” she said. decreased the cost of care, exemplified working as a team, and The grateful couple wrote to the chief executive nursing had potential for significant impact. officer for Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix to As a part of the honor, she was invited to AACN’s 2016 share their appreciation for the care they received from Davis and her team. Doctoral Education Conference in January 2016 to present “My experience of this situation in my capacity as a labor and her research. delivery and nursery RN motivated me to look at this “Everyone who knows me knows that I am not a stranger to particular intervention to allow mothers and newborns to bond anxiety because public speaking is not my favorite pastime,” immediately after birth,” she said. Davis confessed. “However, this conference was different.



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I had my own cheering section from Arizona--Dr. Kenny, Dr. Velasquez, Dr. Crawford and my husband were sitting in the front row.” Davis’ audience remained engaged throughout her presentation, and at the end she received a standing ovation. “I felt teary-eyed when I was acknowledging everyone who has helped me with this project,” she said.

Davis was also invited to present her research at an upcoming AACN webinar. “Michelle’s potential is limitless,” Ross said. “In addition to completing her DNP at ASU with training to practice in neonatology, she is currently training to become a midwife. Michelle will continue to be an evidence-based practice leader in that field.”

Students Advance Community Health through Interprofessional Care Delivery Team Just a few miles from the heart of downtown Phoenix lies the Human Services Campus. Here, in the shadow of high-rises and multi-million dollar stadiums, the most vulnerable members of the Phoenix community gather to safely store their belongings, find housing assistance, or simply receive a hot meal. Another group gathers here, too. Student volunteers, university faculty members, and health care professionals from across the state come together to run a free health care clinic for the homeless members of the community. For the community members, the clinic is a much needed opportunity to address their health. For the student volunteers, it is a way to gain hands-on experience in health care. For health care professionals, it’s an opportunity to train the next generation of health care providers. It serves many purposes, but it goes by one name: S.H.O.W. The Student Health Outreach for Wellness (S.H.O.W.) Community Health Initiative is a student-run, tri-university interprofessional initiative that provides free medical care, psychiatric care, and health promotion services for people experiencing homelessness in Phoenix, Arizona. Student involvement forms the core of SHOW, enabling students from a variety of disciplines to learn from and work alongside their peers and health care professionals at all levels of health care, from direct-patient care to management. “We strive to build leaders in all our students,” said Sukhdeep Singh, one of S.H.O.W.’s four student directors. “This supportive and collaborative atmosphere really allows students to blossom into passionate health-minded individuals.” When a small group of faculty members and students from across Arizona first thought up S.H.O.W. in May 2013, they knew that creating student leadership opportunities would be vital. All volunteers begin by choosing to serve on one of seven committees, ranging from patient-facing clinical operations to volunteer and human resources. Each committee then elects a student committee chair to represent them on the student executive committee, with guidance provided by faculty members. Overseeing the entire

organization is the S.H.O.W. advisory committee, where student directors, all of whom have previously served as a committee chair, meet with lead faculty and community partners. This organizational structure ensures that student suggestions are heard at all levels, and that new ideas can be effectively implemented. “The majority of ideas that come forth in our organization are thought of by our students,” Singh said. This has been true since S.H.O.W.’s creation, and extends to everyday operations. Students literally wrote the book on S.H.O.W. in the form of a 300-page policy and procedure manual. They also plan and coordinate S.H.O.W.’s annual health fair dedicated to homeless community members. Students are expected to find innovative ways to improve S.H.O.W., too. For example, S.H.O.W. is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a timeframe that often requires patients to choose either health care services or lunch. Seeing the opportunity to solve this dilemma, Singh launched a partnership with St. Vincent de Paul to ensure that patients are provided a bagged lunch on weekends. This environment of collaborative innovation and health care has earned S.H.O.W. plenty of attention. In 2014, S.H.O.W. was honored with the Interprofessional Team Achievement Award at CONHI’s 2014 Dream-Discover-Deliver event for their significant achievements in the community. In early February, the Arizona Board of Regents invited S.H.O.W. leaders to an ABOR breakfast to be honored for their academic excellence, especially in diversity and community embeddedness. The University Senate recognized S.H.O.W. for its outstanding dedication to public health assessment, education, and referrals. For all of its success, S.H.O.W. looks to the future. Whether it’s an expansion of their current health assessment activities at Crossroads Treatment Center, or the possibility of providing veterinary services for patients’ pets, the result is the same: Quality health care for our homeless neighbors today, from the industry leaders of tomorrow.



Alumni Profile

with CONHI Alumna Charlotte Thrall, DNP (’12), MSN (’10), BSN (’87)


:You created a nonprofit organization in 2005. How has it evolved over the years to meet the needs of the people you serve?

I created Community Health Outreach in response to the growing need I saw in our community. My husband and I had the privilege of doing ministry in urban Phoenix for many years, and it was evident that many of the families we cared for lacked access to health care for a variety of reasons. As an RN, my Board and I developed a small way to fill this gap through direct care, advocacy, and education. Community Health Outreach also became an outlet for me to serve families through an ongoing relationship with them. It is important to find services, but I also see it as important to personalize the care, remain connected to them, learn their names, their stories, and know their families. In other words, Community Health Outreach gave me the opportunity to humanize health care for this small population. Through the years, Community Health Outreach expanded to connect my growing passion for reaching larger numbers of underserved individuals more effectively, with the growing numbers of people in our community that desperately need health care. My husband and I first became aware of a long-standing community event in Tucson called HopeFest. We felt that this could be adapted and transferable to Maricopa County. Along with an amazing core team, and collaboration among groups of faith, civic, and government, HopeFest Phoenix was born in 2012. HopeFest Phoenix is a large direct care event targeting the working poor and underserved within our communities.


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Thrall, her son Joshua and her husband Billy at HopeFest

While the services offered on event day are vast and growing, we are committed to connecting our guests to resources and organizations that can assist them beyond the day itself. We find that many individuals simply are not aware that these services exist, and in many cases, HopeFest is a valuable connecting tool for the organizations themselves. This past April, we hosted our 5th event at Chase Field, continuing to draw approximately 25,000 individuals, including hundreds of volunteers.


:You came back to ASU in 2009 to earn your doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). How did that change things?

As my work in the city expanded, I realized that I was limited in my ability to provide direct care. Much of my time was spent looking for others who were qualified to provide what my specific underserved community needed. The many years of being an RN were sufficient for the time, but I knew I needed to expand my own learning, and raise the ceiling on my scope of care. Returning to school after 22 years to earn my doctorate in nursing changed everything for me, both professionally and personally. First, I had to learn how to learn again. Make no mistake, this was not easy for me, and stretched me beyond what I was expecting. The support I found within my family (4 of the 5 of us were enrolled at ASU at once), faculty, and peers made it possible for me to continue.

Alumni Profile continued The DNP degree enabled me to envision bigger things, while allowing me to make connections that may have been more difficult previously. Throughout the DNP experience, the collaborative connections throughout the city and state proved to be invaluable, not just for my volunteer work, but in my clinical practice as well. I was given access to another level of service partners, community leaders and health care providers, many of whom are now my friends, and continue to influence my work in all areas. I am so grateful for the good people I have met who are passionate about doing good things.


:In your clinical practice, you work one-on-one with patients every day. What does it mean to you to be able to serve in this way?

Helping people get well is why I originally went into nursing 33 years ago. I have seen that the best care happens when people are treated not just as a patient, but as a human being. Being able to see people one-on-one reminds them, and me, that I need to be both medically competent and personally kind. I believe that ethical care happens when individuals are not just told what is wrong, but are given empowering resources for life change. This does not always happen, and some days it seems idealistic, but is a worthy goal.


:A good teacher is always a continual student. What lessons do you take away from being an instructor in CONHI’s DNP program?

I simply love teaching. We have brilliant students in the DNP program with fresh perspectives and amazing clinical backgrounds and expertise. I learn from them in every course I teach. Many come into the program motivated by a desire to help the underserved, giving me so much hope for our future. I love watching students “get it,” absorbing very difficult information and experiences, coming out on the other side equipped with a new awareness and ability.

I love being able to tell students, from my own personal experience, that the course content they are learning in systems, leadership, and clinical courses, is directly applicable to their future practice. I love the interaction that I have with other faculty who excel in ways that I do not. I love the new challenges that teaching gives me, knowing that I have such a broad undercurrent of support.


:How has your experience as a nurse and the impact you’ve had opened new doors for service or created new ideas you’d like to explore?

I think we all appreciate the wide variety of options that nursing graciously gives us. Professionally and personally, I am surrounded by innovative thinkers who challenge me to think “beyond.” On the very first day of school in August of 2009, Dean Melnyk invited our 4th cohort to fail! I learned that she was inviting me to practice until I got it right. All three areas of my professional life--my practice, my teaching, and my volunteer work--are a study in practice, and I want to improve in all three.

As we prepare for HopeFest each year, we are able to improve based on what we have learned through successes and failures, the changing environment, and the skills of the volunteers who come to us. I believe that HopeFest is transferable nationally, and I would like to explore this possibility. Each year we add new opportunities for student engagement, and this should increase. There are resources and changes that are needed that we don’t even know of yet, and we are inviting community experts to teach us.

Calling all CONHI alumni! Visit us online to stay connected and get involved with CONHI: • Update your information, share your achievements and news, and stay in touch • Learn about graduate programs • Utilize ASU alumni career resources and services • Earn continuing nursing education contact hours • Volunteer with us • Contribute financially to the College and invest in the future of health • Attend alumni events (like Homecoming on October 22, 2016)

Learn more and get involved — Visit us online: Call or email Angela Haskovec, Alumni Coordinator at: (602) 496-7431 or



MHI Grad Brings


to Military Career


eremy Stutzman always wanted to pursue a career in the health care arena, but didn’t have the money to attend college. After graduating from high school in 2001, the Arizona native joined the United States Air Force Reserves as a medical technician. “Serving was a great option to gain experience in the medical field as well as access to funds for college,” he said. Stutzman had his eye on medical school, but the more time he spent in emergency rooms in civilian jobs stateside and deployed overseas, the more his interest turned toward nursing. But being abroad prevented him from completing a clinical rotation in nursing, so he pursued an online bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University. In August 2016, Stutzman graduated from CONHI’s Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program. During deployments in Germany and Iraq, Stutzman worked in an aeromedical staging facility and in the emergency department where he and others provided life-saving health care in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While there, he met his wife, Amy, also on active duty. They now live in Japan with their 2-year-old daughter, Cailyn. During his time at Balad Air Base in Iraq, Stutzman worked as part of a team in the emergency department, receiving patients directly from combat. His team provided lifesaving stabilization so patients could be sent to the trauma operating room or transported to other echelons of care. He had many unforgettable experiences while providing emergency medical care. “Most that stand out are the mass casualty trauma calls where we received multiple wounded,” he said. “These situations were always fast paced and chaotic but we worked together as a team, everyone knowing their specific job.” That well-oiled teamwork led them to a 98 percent save rate. As he worked in various emergency departments, Stutzman became interested in patients’ timely access to care, something he carried over into his MHI studies. “My final project was developing a local online appointment booking system to allow our (military) patients to book from anywhere, anytime instead of having to call in to a central appointment line with set hours,” he said. As the approach to health care changes in the military, Stutzman said that the leadership skills and innovation concepts


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he’s learned in the MHI program will make him a more valuable asset. When he and his wife changed stations in 2014, going from Turkey to Japan, he worked as a contractor in the patient administration office. While working closely with Medical Services Corp (MSC) officers whose jobs include supervisory administrative roles in all areas of a military treatment facility, he became inspired to apply for commission to become an MSC officer. “This is a very competitive career field in terms of getting endorsed and selected for commission,” he said. The number of people selected is well under 50 percent of applicants. If commissioned, Stutzman would like to focus on military cost saving measures and putting those funds back into military health care systems. Stutzman currently works in Japan as a civilian contractor for Leidos, a company that provides beneficiary services for military members located at overseas locations. As an Air Force reservist, Stutzman is assigned to the 374th Staff Judge Advocate office at Yokota Air Base in Japan. He has recently gone through a retraining program to become a paralegal. While it seems an unusual path for someone who just earned a degree in healthcare innovation, Stutzman said Air Force paralegals work alongside attorneys who provide legal advisement to medical groups regarding HIPAA, the Law of Armed Conflict, and other areas. “The MHI degree provided me with more than just ways to innovate while working directly in medicine,” he said. “Instead, it gave me tools to innovate any processes to make them as efficient as possible. It provided leadership skills that can be applicable to any career.”

Community dietitian, Maria Silva from the St. Vincent de Paul Family Wellness Program, works with families to prepare healthy meals as part of an NIH-funded grant titled, Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth. CHPDP faculty and staff have partnered with the Family Wellness Program for almost a decade.

health promotion and disease prevention researchers, and 3) improving health in vulnerable populations across the lifespan. The center’s activities are led by senior CONHI faculty who are supported by a group of dedicated staff.


New CONHI Center Focuses on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention By Gabriel Shaibi, PhD ( and Melissa Tolson, MEd (


he Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) is a collaborative, transdisciplinary center that conducts research, training, and outreach in close partnership with communities to improve health and prevent disease in vulnerable populations across the lifespan. The CHPDP provides a hub for researchers from different disciplines to collaborate on similar topics and learn from each other. This approach is known as team science and gives researchers an opportunity to ask bigger questions and test better solutions to challenging problems.

The term vulnerable population can be used to describe individuals from certain racial or ethnic minority groups, children, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, as well as those with certain medical conditions. These individuals often exhibit a disproportionate burden of disease and may not benefit to the same degree from health promotion programs and policies designed for other populations. Additionally, health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations are often passed down from generation to generation. To be most effective in our research activities and to have the greatest impact, we have placed a major emphasis on working collaboratively with community partners to develop and implement research across the lifespan in hard to reach vulnerable populations. For this reason, our partners are critically important for grounding our work in the local community, helping us speed the translation of research findings into real-world impact. The CHPDP is structured around four core areas--administrative, research, training/mentorship, and community engagement, in order to contribute to the following goals: 1) advancing science in the field, 2) training the next generation of

Another way the CHPDP engages with the community is through our advisory boards. These boards form a bridge between various community members, agencies, stakeholders, and CHPDP faculty and staff in order to provide advice, enhance transparency, and broaden our collaborative reach. We will develop advisory boards that include representation across the lifespan, and have already piloted a youth advisory board.

Making an impact on both the science and practice of health promotion and disease prevention is our long-term vision. From a research perspective, our productivity will be assessed by the amount of funding and number of peerreviewed publications and book chapters that our faculty members contribute to advancing the science in the field. From a practical perspective, our success will be measured by the capacity we build with our community partners to make a positive impact on the health of the populations they serve.

The CHPDP represents a hub for developing and disseminating research, training future scientists, and making a meaningful impact in the communities we work with. This model is directly in line with ASU as a New American University and the College of Nursing & Health Innovation’s mission. We look forward to sharing our progress with you and invite you to learn more about the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through our website (, Facebook page (@chpdpresearch) and Twitter (@asuchpdp).



Community outreach in Haiti

Caring is at the Heart of PhD Student’s Research in her Work with Syrian Refugees


hen Danielle Wofford graduated with her associate degree in nursing, she did what many new grads do and took an RN job at a local hospital and saved up some money. After five years at the hospital, she decided to shake things up a bit and bought a one-way ticket to Europe. While in Belgium, she volunteered at local refugee coffee shops and learned about the refugee experience by taking the time to listen to their stories. “That’s when I realized I had something to offer,” she said. “Even if it was just sitting and listening.” In those coffee shops, Wofford was introduced to what would become her life’s work. After four months in Belgium, she worked as a nurse, and then went to Egypt where she volunteered for various health care projects. A friend told her about a cardiothoracic surgeon who was opening a non-profit cardiac hospital in the area that would provide free world-class cardiac care to the underserved--the first of its kind in the region, where all providers and staff would be trained to American Heart Association standards. Wofford signed on and stayed with the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation in Aswan, Egypt, for three years. During that time she assisted in building the cardiac center, participated on the research team that helped elevate health


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outcomes for heart patients, provided cardiac care for all ages, helped write the care delivery model for the center, reinvented their nursing education, overcame cultural barriers to empower local nurses, and established a training center that continues her work today. She also put herself through an RN-to-BSN program, and taught herself to speak Arabic. It was Wofford’s achievements in Egypt, and her commitment to serving vulnerable populations in Africa, Haiti, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, that earned her admission to the College of Nursing & Health Innovation’s BSN-to-PhD program, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships with the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Science program, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health. “Her enthusiasm for learning and having a positive influence on society, and her unique focus on women’s health among refugee women,” earned her a spot in the PhD program, said Elizabeth Reifsnider, associate dean for research at the College of Nursing & Health Innovation. Wofford’s first paper as a doctoral student, A Conversation with Calamity: Shedding Light on the Plight of Syrian Refugees,

Wofford (far left) in Jordan with Jean Watson (3rd from left) and new friends

co-authored with two research colleagues and published in the Journal of Health and Human Experience, is based on research that adapts a social ecological model as a framework to assess the Syrian refugee displacement experience. Wofford analyzed data collected by her partners from multiple countries surrounding Syria, and contributed information from her own interviews with refugee families who reside in the displacement zones surrounding Syria. “The initial project focused on exploring wellness needs for refugees, and quickly changed to outlining their displacement experience,” Wofford said. “After collecting and analyzing the data, we were overwhelmed with what we didn’t know about refugees’ daily struggles, and changed our research trajectory.” She learned that refugee women are often alone or with their children as they flee conflict, and many have PTSD and depression. She also discovered that of the four million Syrian refugees who have escaped conflict, less than one percent go through the lengthy process of entering developed countries. Most flee to nearby Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan. “The average time a refugee is in a camp is 20 years,” Wofford shared. This discovery, and the fact that many refugees never make it to official camps, but are forced instead to find refuge where they can--under bridges or in dumps, prompted her to devote her research to the spaces in between: the displacement zones. Wofford, who was recently awarded a scholarship by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence for her interest in global leadership, is actively building bridges with communities of likeminded people in order to have a greater impact. In February, she joined nurses from all over the world for the 4th Annual Middle Eastern Nurses & Partners Uniting in Human Caring conference in Amman, Jordan, hosted by the Watson Caring Science Institute. She engaged with others on caring science and discussed her research.

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and kindness is the key to health.”

Because of her knowledge of the unspoken realities that refugees face throughout the displacement and resettlement process, she was asked to write a position paper, Equity and Equality of Medical Care for Refugees, on behalf of the Nurses in the Middle East (NME) of the Watson Caring Science Institute. Her insights also caught the attention of another participant--a nurse educator from New York and mentor with the United Nations, Dr. Holly Shaw, who invited Wofford to New York to present her research as a part of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women conference the following month. Wofford spent five days in New York and presented on the last day of a weeks-long UN conference devoted to bringing issues to light that women face around the world. Dr. Jean Watson, the creator of the Theory of Caring Science, and an icon in Wofford’s eyes, was to be honored that afternoon, and was in the audience when Wofford presented her research. During Watson’s ceremony, Wofford was Wofford at the United Nations asked to share what Watson’s theories have meant to her nursing career. “I spoke about how Dr. Watson’s work impacted me as a nurse and how it will color my work as a future scholar,” she said. “Caring Science is the future of health care and nursing education globally. Love and kindness is the key to health.” While she is deep into the second year of her doctoral program, and works part-time as an RN, Wofford looks forward to traveling abroad for the next two summers to continue her research – “sitting and listening,” as she would say, to the community, her health care partners, and the refugees, this time with funding provided by USAID. “My ultimate goal is to advance nursing education and research in developing countries by focusing on the health and wellness needs of vulnerable populations,” she said. “I am a nurse at heart.”




Innovating Care. Promoting Wellness.

The College of Nursing & Health Innovation is grateful for the generous contributions that impact the lives of our students, faculty, and community. Your gifts provide access to education for our students and a margin of excellence for our academic programs. On behalf of everyone who benefits from your generosity, thank you!


Gifts received from

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Student Health Outreach for Wellness 150 students served over 1k patients Over $117k in philanthropic gifts More than 16 professional programs represented

$1.7M in charitable gifts

Scholarship Assistance 2016-2017 BSN - 35 students received over $128k Grad/DNP - 20 students received over $66k PhD - 8 students received over $90k

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Jonas Center for Nursing and Veteran’s Healthcare – The College is a BHHS Legacy Scholarship – For the fifth consecutive year, the BHHS proud recipient of four 2016-2018 Jonas Scholar awards. Upon learning of her Legacy Foundation has provided a grant to create scholarship support for selection as a Jonas Scholar, DNP student Sharon Martin was overcome students in the Accelerated BSN program. Recognizing our state’s need by the joy she felt in knowing that she would be able to move forward in for additional nurses, the Foundation equips students pursuing an achieving her dreams. “I have prayed daily for this opportunity. I will make accelerated BSN with financial assistance to complete their degree ENSURE ASU proud, I promise. Thank you so much!” and enter the marketplace as soon as possible. Thanks to the STUDENT generosity of BHHS, more than 60 BSN students will have an ACCESS & Nursing Education of America – When Marilynn opportunity to secure scholarship support. EXCELLENCE Vanslambrook, BSN ’65, closed the doors to the continuing nurse education corporation she Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust founded, Nursing Education of America, she When Barrett Honors student, Amber Howarth, made the decision to donate a portion of the proposed adding veterinary services to ENRICH CHAMPION organization’s assets to the College of Nursing the Student Health Outreach for Wellness OUR STUDENT & Health Innovation. Marilynn’s gift benefitted (SHOW) community initiative, the Nina Mason COMMUNITIES SUCCESS student scholarships as well as the Simulation Pulliam Charitable Trust stepped up to fund and Learning Resources Lab, which prepares the pilot program known as Wandering Paws. students with nursing knowledge and tools in a Over eight weeks, the generous gift provided 98 safe learning environment. pets of underserved patients with veterinary attention. AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership FUEL Research and Education – Solidifying its DISCOVERY, continued support of CONHI and the Harvard CREATIVITY & Affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and DanaINNOVATION Farber Cancer Institute , the AONE Foundation for Nursing Research and Education recently awarded the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD-Institute) a $50,000 start-up grant. The gift will enable WORLD-Institute to embark on a crowdsourcing academic practice collaborative to test new models of leadership development.



Sun Devil Giving Day – Each year, ASU alumni, faculty, students and friends rally together on Sun Devil Giving Day to show their support for their favorite programs and projects. This year, the College secured 68 gifts totaling more than $46,000! Gifts received benefitted student scholarships, the College’s investment fund and other endeavors led by our dedicated faculty.

For more information on how you can make an impact through philanthropy, please contact

Spicer, Sr. Director of Development, at (602) 496-2301 or via email at Innovations Eric in Nursing & Health

Mindfulness Center design charrette group, from left to right: Becky Pruitt, Cindy Watts, Jacqueline Smith, Genevieve Hogan, Mary Margaret Fonow, Grace O’Sullivan, and Teri Pipe

Mindfulness Comes to ASU


o many things compete for our attention. Exciting ideas, notifications from email or social media, world events, changing priorities, time-sensitive problems to be solved, phone calls, people requesting a conversation, thoughts of things yet to do or concerns about something in the past. All of these things characterize competing demands for our focus. When we pay attention to one, the others continue to pull at us, often creating a fear of missing out. The constant din of stimuli can seem unrelenting at times, even when the stimuli might be positive, such as people we love, creative work projects, and new challenges. The cumulative effects of the prolonged, heavy mental traffic can be associated with physical illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, inflammation and compromised immune function, and can also be implicated in insomnia, anxiety, depression and an overall sense of missing out on what is good in life. Fortunately, there are ways we can learn to maintain a more centered presence within ourselves, resulting in a healthier overall way of being. We are learning that there are approaches that can strengthen focus and bring a heightened awareness to activities, thoughts, and behaviors that are typically on “auto-pilot.� One of the approaches capturing the imagination of many researchers, business leaders, educators, athletes, and health professionals is mindfulness. Mindfulness and centering practices are rooted in many of the ancient wisdom traditions and now have a sound and growing research base. Focusing on the present moment creates a shift in energy expenditure. All the energy typically spent

worrying about the future or ruminating about the past can be used to participate more fully in life, moment by moment. It has been shown that individuals and groups can learn to more intentionally process their responses to stressful conditions in productive ways that support wellbeing, resilience, and long-range health. Mindfulness in this context means paying attention, intentionally, to the present moment with an attitude of acceptance, awareness, and non-judgment. Mindfulness has been used as an intervention in thousands of studies investigating its effects on a variety of outcomes, particularly in terms of wellbeing, health, and general performance. The practice is safe, effective, low-cost, and has an appeal to many audiences. The College of Nursing & Health Innovation is playing a major role in an interdisciplinary effort around mindfulness at ASU. Several internal and community volunteers (pictured) are laying the groundwork for a new mindfulness center that will provide several types of activities including academic classes, certificates, practice sites, facilitators for students, and the use of techniques for test-taking and academic success. Research plans include teaming with health care institutions and other universities. Much of the work of the center will be accomplished with true collaboration among various entities. One of the defining goals will be a mechanism for shared work and cohesion among those who are interested in mindful living from an academic, research, personal, and programmatic interest. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting initiative!



ASU Partnership

Advances Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Rural Community

Stephanie Ford and Carolyn McCormies at Eastern Arizona College

S t’s an amazing “Iopportunity for students to meet their goals in an efficient way.

” –Carolyn McCormies


tephanie Ford was working full-time on the night shift at a local prison when she started taking the prerequisite courses for Eastern Arizona College’s nursing program. The 25-year-old single mother and full-time student learned to balance her job and school while volunteering two days a week at a local hospice. After a full day at the prison, which started very early in the morning, she would come home, play with her daughter, make dinner, and then dive into her studies. “There are days when you feel like you can’t do it, but you remember you’re going to help people and it keeps you going.” she said. In May, Ford graduated with her associate degree in nursing from Eastern Arizona College, and passed the NCLEX-RN exam. She is also on track to earn her BSN degree next May from ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation through Eastern Arizona College’s Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). The new CEP program between ASU and Eastern Arizona College in the rural community of Thatcher allows eligible students enrolled in Eastern’s nursing program to pursue their BSN degree from ASU and their associate degree from Eastern concurrently. Offered in a hybrid format, students learn through face-to-face and online classes taught by dedicated ASU and Eastern faculty from the Gila Valley. When they finish all components of the CEP program at Eastern, students will have earned a baccalaureate degree from ASU. Ford said she wanted to encourage her daughter, who is now three years old, to follow her dreams. She believes that her influence on her daughter–watching Ford pursue her degree and stay focused on her goals–will teach her never to give up. “I hope she goes to college,” she added. Ford initially had fears that she wouldn’t have time for nursing school, or that the cost would be too high. She now believes the CEP program, while rigorous, has been a great opportunity. “The program removes barriers for students,” said Carolyn McCormies, Eastern’s nursing program director. “ASU is a great partner to have.” A Brown Scholar and graduate of CONHI’s original RN-to-MS program in nursing, and a board certified nurse practitioner, McCormies understands the value of an ASU education, especially in her role as the director of Eastern’s program.

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While costs and other student concerns have always kept McCormies awake at night, the CEP program between the two institutions has addressed those concerns. “We share a standard of excellence, and an insistence upon excellence,” McCormies said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for students to meet their goals in an efficient way.” Students finish their degrees guided by supportive local instructors from ASU and Eastern in less time than if they had pursued each degree at separate institutions. McCormies’ personal touch has made a difference in Eastern’s program. She has developed mentorships to help Eastern’s students learn more about the benefits of the CEP program; she has arranged for advanced CEP students to help younger students stay committed; and she hosts barbeques for her students and their families. That family atmosphere and support proved invaluable during Ford’s third semester. Just before starting block three, Ford’s father died unexpectedly. “My heart was broken and I was devastated,” she said. “I met with EAC and ASU faculty and they worked with me. I had so much support from both colleges, and I am forever thankful.” Relationships are important to Eastern’s faculty, students, and community members, just as they are with ASU. When ASU president Michael Crow and Eastern Arizona College president Mark Bryce began discussions about a possible partnership six years ago to make baccalaureate programs available for Eastern’s students, they thought the program should be 100 percent face-to-face. But Eastern’s nursing students preferred hybrid and online classes because of their busy schedules. The two institutions and program leaders took the feedback to heart and negotiated the format over time to fit the needs of their students. ASU hired Eastern’s nursing instructors to deliver the ASU courses, each of whom had relationships with EAC students. Students take classes in a variety of settings depending on whether the class is an Eastern or ASU course. Eastern’s classes are offered in the clinical setting and the classroom or lab. ASU courses meet in person once a week and online. Both institutions work together to help students succeed. ASU’s mission as a public state university is to provide access to all students, including those who don’t have the advantage of living in the Phoenix area, said Maria Hesse, vice provost for academic partnerships at ASU. “We serve the community in partnership, playing to the strengths of both institutions,” she said. It also helps ASU meet its goals of preparing BSN students to be able to pursue advanced degrees and meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations, said Diann Muzyka, director of the RN-to-BSN program and the Concurrent Enrollment Program at ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation.

Stephanie Ford (in back) and Agua Fria Clinic group with local staff, Honduras

It’s also important that students can find access where it’s financially affordable, she said. “We are able to prepare nurses at the baccalaureate level, and help meet the IOM recommendations (80 percent BSN-prepared workforce in place by 2020),” Muzyka said. “Research shows that patient outcomes are better with nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree. It’s a benefit to patients and the communities in which we live.” The idea of community got bigger this summer when a small group of nursing students from Eastern’s 2015 CEP cohort had an opportunity to travel to Honduras for a weeklong international community health experience. Coordinated by Eastern’s nursing faculty, the students lived with a host family and worked at local clinics. In the crowded lobby of the Nacaome Valle Hospital where the students did intake and triage, it was over 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity. Patients waited patiently in line for up to three hours and were grateful to see a doctor and walk out with something as simple as ibuprophen or vitamins, said Sara Lemley, CEP nursing faculty. “During their stay, students were able to better understand and experience a foreign health care system and care for patients alongside Honduran nurses and health care personnel,” Lemley said. Stephanie Ford was one of the students. “I was struck by how grateful and kind this community was,” Ford said. “I will take the teamwork I learned into my nursing career, and have respect for other members of the team because we all bring something to the table, and together we provide effective care.”



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PhD Student Aims to Improve Maternal Child Nutrition and Food Security

Autumn Argent (center) with her project team at the Ekailo Kiona Center, Kenya


utumn Argent is a third year doctoral student in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation. She currently works as a nurse researcher with Organic Health Response at the Ekailo Kiona Center, a community based organization (CBO) in Kenya that supports health, culture and the ecosystem on Mfangano Island. As a recipient of the Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship, Argent understands the significance of philanthropy, especially the impact it has had on her academic journey. She believes that scholarships are an act of faith. “I believe in myself, I believe I can make a difference, but the financial support provided by scholarships, particularly from the Linda Kay Jones Memorial Scholarship, has provided me with the knowledge that someone else also believes I can make a difference,” she said. Argent’s research interest is focused on improving perinatal and maternal child nutrition. She puts her passion to work in Kenya where she evaluates the effectiveness of a social networking intervention aimed at improving maternal child nutrition and food security in this rural island community. “By evaluating what has been effective and what can be improved, I can help the CBO expand their programming throughout the island,” she said. Argent’s vision is to create communities where all expecting mothers are educated and have the resources and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.


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“I have always been drawn to helping those around me,” she said. “This started early, but turned into a passion for health care when I was 17 and began working at a home for developmentally disabled children parttime during college. It sparked a fire in me to help others obtain their best life possible.” In 2006 Argent completed two undergraduate degrees from ASU simultaneously--nursing and nutrition. ASU’s commitment to providing services and programs to the disparate communities of Arizona, and the university’s affiliations with innovative programs nationwide, have kept her inspired and motivated. But it was her life circumstances growing up that taught her resilience. There has been a common thread running through Argent’s life that has brought her to where she is today, she said. “I believe that each adversity I have faced has worked to make me stronger.” “I grew up knowing how to plant a garden for my own food, collect cans for coins, heat with only firewood or coal because the propane was too expensive, haul water from town to our cistern and then wait hours for that water to slowly fill up pots of water which were then heated on the wood burning stove in order to have a warm bath,” she said. Argent faced very difficult situations in life but found the strength to succeed. Her single mother worked two or three jobs at a time to support her family, and later decided to return to college when Argent was nine years old. They survived on public assistance and moved 11 times during Argent’s childhood to find better living conditions. “I distinctly remember teachers overlooking me for opportunities because I was too poor to make it out of Mancos, Colorado,” she said. Argent helped the family financially by working various odd jobs, starting as young as 10 years old. By the age of 20 she married her first husband, and by 23 she was pregnant.

Not prepared for the life of a parent, her husband left, leaving her to raise their child alone. Argent remarried, but her second husband was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anger management issues, which ended their marriage. “I look back and think of what I have overcome--extreme poverty, many poor decisions, abusive relationships, and a history of sexual assault, single parenting, and instability,” she said.

Despite this, Argent has grown from these early years and is grateful for all she has learned and the support she has received, with the intention to pay it forward. “My passion is working with communities, specifically communities that are at higher disparity levels,” she said. “I have a passion for working with young families who are seeking additional support and have the motivation to better their lives through that support.”

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Saying ‘Thank You’ For a Life Together


t was an instant love connection for Walter Lemon. A US Marine with only thirty days until he shipped out for Vietnam, Walt was mingling at a party one night in December 1968 when he spied a shy brunette named Theresa, his sister’s suite mate at Arizona State University’s Manzanita Hall. He mustered the courage to ask her out. She “surprised the hell out of him” by accepting. For the next four years, Walt and Terri’s life was marked by the interruption and uncertainty that accompanies a four-year stint in the military. They dated on and off. They wrote letters back and forth. Returning home in 1969, Walt re-enrolled at Arizona State University, where Terri was studying nursing and where he wrestled with his pre-war career choice, journalism. His father told him about ASU’s construction engineering program, where a retired admiral in charge of construction in Vietnam served as counselor. In fact, retired military dominated the program’s teaching roster. Like his bond with Terri, it was a perfect match. By the time Walt and Terri married in 1974, their college experiences had steered them both to satisfying careers, Teri to pediatric orthopedics at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Walt to construction management. So when Terri passed away from cancer after forty-one years of marriage, Walt honored her memory by establishing the Theresa Jean Lemon Memorial Scholarship at ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation—an institution that provided purpose and direction in their early years together. “She was really proud she was a graduate of ASU CONHI, and of what ASU gave her,” Walt said. “I wanted the university to know how much the college meant to her and that was the best way I could think of doing it.” The scholarship is a way for Walt to express his appreciation too.

CONHI Sr. Dir. Of Development, Eric Spicer (far right) and Walter Lemon shortly before his passing. Walt’s son, Anthony, is holding a gift presented to Walt in recognition of the Theresa Lemon Memorial Scholarship.

“There is no doubt in my mind that construction degree opened up doors that even today are hard for me to imagine,” Walt said. “It taught me how to think and solve problems. Throughout my entire career, the companies I worked for would give me challenges. They wouldn’t tell me how to solve them, it was up to me, and my education at ASU was fundamental in my thought process in how to solve them.” After her death, Walt’s appreciation for Terri’s profession deepened. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he relied on registered nurses who cared for him with empathy and understanding. Walt died in April, one year after his beloved Terri. Editor’s note: Walt and Terri are survived by two sons, Alex and Anthony. To learn more about their story, please contact Eric Spicer at CONHI,



DNP Grad, Scholarship Recipient Helps Homeless and Vulnerable Regain Health and Wellbeing


elissa Morrison, a recent Doctor of Nursing Practice grad from ASU’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation, was awarded a full scholarship in her final academic year by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that ensures access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Morrison was one of only 196 students selected to receive the scholarship from over 5,000 applicants. The scholarship included funds for tuition and fees, a monthly support stipend, and assistance with other costs such as books, clinical supplies, lab expenses, and uniforms–all in exchange for serving at an NHSC-approved site for two years for each year of scholarship support received. “As you can imagine, I was very excited and honored and also tremendously relieved by the financial burden the scholarship alleviated,” she said. Morrison was selected for the scholarship, in large part, because of her dedication to the underserved and medically vulnerable, which began long before she became a nurse. “In nursing school I volunteered at Healthcare for the Homeless and was one of the surveyors for the 2010 Home, Health, Hope campaign, where the 50 most medically vulnerable homeless people in the region were identified to put into secure permanent housing,” she said. As a graduate student and practicing nurse, Morrison made volunteer service a priority. She volunteered with Mission of Mercy, a collection of mobile clinics that provide free health care and medications for uninsured working poor; and Circle the City, a medical respite center for homeless patients recovering from acute illness or injury. She also volunteered with 1st Step Drop-In Center, a semiannual event to help women, men, and transgendered people out of prostitution. Diane Nunez, clinical associate professor with ASU, credits Morrison with initiating a partnership between Circle the City and the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, which has become a valuable contribution to the college’s graduate program clinical experiences, Nunez said. “Melissa’s personal and clinical experiences working with vulnerable populations have shaped her perception of individual and social health needs, specifically regarding those experiencing homelessness,” Nunez said. “She is poised to become a leader in health policy and health care delivery that broadly includes many subsets of our nation.” Nursing was a second career for Morrison after two decades as a journalist. She wrote for the Dallas Morning News, and freelanced as a reporter in Europe and the U.S. She was drawn to meaningful stories that would help change things, she said. “It gave me an excuse to be a part of people’s lives at significant times,” she said, noticing the connection to her current career path. It was her volunteer service years ago in the ER at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix that motivated her to become a nurse. “I was ready for a change, and I was always reading in the paper about the nursing shortage and thought that would be a profession where I could contribute positively to people’s lives.”


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After earning her BSN degree from ASU in 2010, she went to work for her former volunteer site, Banner University Medical Center. As a nurse in the hospital’s Neuro ICU, she cared for patients with various neurologic conditions, including those who had had a stroke. Through her work with her patients, she learned the value of advance directives for the homeless, and selected the subject as the focus of her final DNP project. Her project involved Circle the City and Justa Center, a day resource center for older adults who are homeless. While her patients had already been thinking about advance directives, talking it over and providing help with these decisions gave her patients a greater sense of peace, she said. “They wanted to have a voice.” Morrison graduated with her DNP degree in May, and started a new job with Your

Neighborhood Healthcare Center, a patient centered medical home, in September. She’ll also continue volunteering at the S.H.O.W. clinic, this time serving as a preceptor. “The S.H.O.W. clinic was crucial to my transition from RN to NP, and they are reaching the very clients I want to reach,” she said. While it’s a requirement of Morrison’s scholarship to work with the underserved after graduation, she had always intended

to work as a nurse practitioner in a local clinic providing primary care services to homeless and underserved people. “My plan was to be a primary care provider at a clinic that provides care regardless of ability to pay,” she said. “I feel like a person is hobbled from improving their circumstances if he or she is in poor health, and taking charge of one’s health is very empowering.”

Reviving the Commitment to College Alumni


he Community Engagement for Health (CEH) unit was created to establish a pipeline to college for K-10 students, grow community connections, bring visibility to the college and to the ASU Health Services–Community Health Center, and provide continuing nursing education programs. 2016 brought a new role to CEH: Alumni Relations, led by Angela Haskovec. Angela brings her degrees, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, plus 10 years of ASU experience as a program manager involved with student and alumni populations. Angela is actively developing a comprehensive alumni relations program with the intention of solidifying alumni connections to the college and increasing awareness and involvement in college initiatives.

“I love working in higher education and staying in touch with the future,” Haskovec said. “There have been many times I’ve met with students or recent graduates and left my interaction with them thinking, ‘they are going to change this world for the better.’”

Healthy Lifestyles

May Lead to Health Care Careers


guiding principle of CEH rests on the premise that as young people learn about health and living a healthy lifestyle, the more likely they will be interested in seeking a career in health care, such as nursing, community health, or care coordination. CEH implemented this strategy by recently facilitating several health fairs in collaboration with CONHI’s community health nursing students and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. The nursing students researched, developed, and presented health education on various topics to club members as part of their community health course requirement. The health fairs provided club members from 3rd-12th grades with instruction in hygiene, nutrition, exercise, sleep, tobacco prevention, and how to handle peer pressure. Approximately 300 club members from the Gabel and

Parsons branches, and 20 nursing students participated in this win-win activity. Amanda Pulley, an ASU nursing student, said this about her health fair experience: “I now have a solid respect for the frontline work community nurses do as they care for vulnerable populations and influence policy,” she said. “Teaching the children provided an environment of excited involvement as questions were asked and information was shared on various subjects we had pulled together. The project left me with a feeling that we had truly made a difference and is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had so far.”



Peggy Chinn Shares Insights about Peace and Power at 2016 Lectureship The afternoon session concentrated on the Principles of Solidarity. Dr. Chinn facilitated small group work to explore advancing productive and collegial relationships in support of student learning. For more information about Dr. Peggy Chinn, including her full resume, projects, presentations and blog, visit

About Mary Killeen and the Lectureship

Peggy Chinn and Mary Killeen


he 6th Annual Mary Killeen Visiting Scholar for Educational Excellence Program, The Transformative Potential of Peace and Power, was hosted by the ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation on April 13, 2016 at the ASU Downtown Campus. Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN was honored as the program’s scholar for 2016. Dr. Chinn, Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, is the editor of Advances in Nursing Science, and writes regularly on her own Peace and Power blog. She speaks and writes books and journal articles on nursing theory, feminism and nursing, the art of nursing, nursing education, and LGBTQ health. Dr. Chinn, an expert on cooperative group process, focused on Peace and Power as a path toward transforming the way we teach team interactions. Current trends in health care and nursing education require extensive synthesis of concepts across clinical fields. Integrated teaching teams at the College will support a concept-based undergraduate curriculum to be launched in Fall 2016. During the morning session Dr. Chinn engaged participants in critical reflection as a foundation for empowerment. Faculty members had the opportunity to gain insights through the integration of diverse ideas and acceptance of constructive conflict.


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The Mary Killeen Visiting Scholar for Educational Excellence Lectureship was established by then dean, Bernadette Melnyk, to honor Faculty Emeritus, Mary Killeen, PhD, RN, who retired in 2009 as the senior associate dean for evaluation and educational excellence in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation. Dean Teri Pipe has continued to provide resources to support this annual lectureship. Killeen began her nursing education at Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with a diploma. She found working in acute care supervising nursing students from a local college to be the most exciting and productive work she had ever experienced.

She earned her BSN and a MS degree in adult health nursing with a focus on nursing education at Arizona State University, followed by a PhD in Nursing Education Administration at The University of Texas at Austin. Within her first year of teaching, Dr. Killeen was committed to educating future nurses. She learned from remarkable mentors and found inspiration from nursing students and outstanding faculty colleagues. The Mary Killeen Visiting Scholar for Educational Excellence program is made possible by an ASU endowment and your generous donations. To donate through the ASU Foundation, please go to

The 2017 Lectureship – Save the Date – Monday, April 10, 2017

Honored scholar and topic – to be determined.

CONHI Faculty - July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 Faculty Promotions/Appointments (Academic Year 2016/2017) Tenure Track Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN was promoted to Professor and granted tenure.

Internal Promotions Simulation & Learning Resource Center Shannon Brock, BSN, RN was promoted to Assistant Clinical Professional. Kristi Chua, BSN, RN was promoted to Assistant Clinical Professional. Emily Ellis, BSN, RN, CNOR was promoted to Assistant Clinical Professional. Bertha Estrada, MSN-Ed, RN, CNOR, CHSE was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor.

Promotions to Director Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Professor of Practice, is the Executive Director of the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development Institute (WORLD-Institute), a novel academic/practice collaboration founded by The Harvard Affiliated - Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation. Dr. Adams is a RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow, an ANCC Scholar, and affiliated faculty with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research & Innovation where he has worked for the last 5 years.

University Senate President during the 2015-2016 academic year.   Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, has been appointed Director of the Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research.

Promotions to Associate Director Heidi Sanborn, MS, RN, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Director, RN/BSN and CEP programs in July 2016. Ms. Sanborn earned her MSN with a focus in education and is currently working on her DNP in Innovation Leadership. She is a certified peer reviewer for Quality Matters, an advanced cardiac life support and basic life support instructor for the American Heart Association, and maintains her certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN).

Faculty Hires Clinical Track Jacquelin Beals, MSN-Ed, RN, CPN, CPEN has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach pediatric nursing. Dean Chiarelli, MA, RD, REHS has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Baccalaureate Health programs where he will primarily teach community health.

Margaret Calacci, MS, RN, CNE, CHSE, Clinical Assistant Professor, was promoted to Director, Simulation & Learning Resource Center in July 2016.  Ms. Calacci earned her MS in Nursing (Nurse Educator) from Arizona State University and her BSN from Saint Mary’s College.  She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation since 2012, where she has primarily taught in the undergraduate BSN programs.  Margaret has dual certifications as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).  She is a participant in the 2016 National League for Nursing’s Leadership Development for Simulation Educators Program.

Kim Day, DNP, RN has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach adult health/critical care nursing.

Rick Hall, PhD, RDN, FAND, Clinical Professor, has been appointed as the Director of Healthcare Innovation Programs. Dr. Hall earned his PhD from Iowa State University, MS from Arizona State University and BS from Northern Arizona University. Before joining CONHI, he was a clinical faculty member in the ASU Nutrition program since 2002.  In his position he is responsible for the Master of Healthcare Innovation, BS in Healthcare Innovation, and BAS in Health Innovation.

Leslie Maupin, BSN, RN has been appointed Assistant Clinical Professional.

Brenda Hosley, PhD, RN, CNE, Clinical Associate Professor, was promoted to Director, Baccalaureate Health Programs in May 2016. Dr. Hosley earned her PhD from the University of Kentucky (Medical Sociology), her MSN in Nursing from the University of Kentucky (Psychiatric/Mental Health), and her BSN from Berea College. She has been a faculty member in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation since 2009, she has primarily taught in the undergraduate BSN programs.  Brenda holds certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Dr. Hosley is a 2014 graduate of the National League for Nursing’s LEAD Program and a 2015 graduate of the ASU leadership academy. Dr. Hosley served as

Lisa Jaurigue, PhD, RN has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach community/public health nursing. Amy Johnson, MSN-Ed, RN has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach adult health nursing.

Janet O’Brien, PhD, RN, CHSE has been appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor. She is teaching in the Master of Healthcare Innovation program and coordinating the standardized patient clinical exams for the Nurse Practitioner programs. Judith Ochieng, DNP, PhD has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She will be teaching in the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Katherine Peterson, MSN, RN, CNE has been appointed as an Instructor in Nursing in the Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine. Linda Phelps, DNP, RN has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach adult health nursing. Lynda Root, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor and specialty coordinator for the DNP Innovation Leadership Specialty.

Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, CNE has been appointed as a Clinical Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach disaster preparedness and community/public health nursing. Beth Walker, MSN, RN, CNE has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Prelicensure BSN programs where she will teach psychiatric/ mental health nursing.

Research Rodney Joseph, PhD has been appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate. Shelby Langer, PhD has been appointed as an Associate Professor. Dr. Langer comes to us from the School of Social Work, University of Washington. Her scholarship focuses on families coping with chronic illness, such as cancer survivors and their caregiving partners, and children with gastrointestinal disorders and their parents. Hongwei “Patrick” Yang, PhD has been appointed as a Research Assistant Professor. Among his chief activities will be to serve as the Manager of the Data Lab, helping to support faculty in their research projects as well as helping faculty mentor their students in research methods and statistics.

Other College Appointments Teri Pipe, PhD, RN has been appointed Chief Well-Being Officer for Arizona State University, January 2016.

Recognition College Award Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation and Mayo Clinic-Arizona received the 2015 Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing on October 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. Fellows Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN was inducted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing and was the recipient of the Nursing Innovation Award from the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Jennifer Bonilla, MHI, MBA, BS recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN was inducted into the Western Academy of Nursing. Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN was selected as a Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP), American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2015-2016 Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in October 2015. Kimberly LaBronte, PhD, RNC, NNP, FAANP was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, June 2016.



Faculty Recognition cont. Other Recognition Nancy Baumhover, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE was selected and accepted a committee member on the AzSBN Education Committee. Felipe Gonzalez Castro, PhD served as past President to the Society for Prevention Research. Shannon Dirksen, PhD, RN, article, “Transitions in Symptom Cluster Subgroups Among Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy,” was selected as the winner of the 2016 Cancer Nursing’s Annual Research Award. Emily E. Ellis, BSN, RN, CNOR was inducted into the 2016 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society as a Nurse Leader. Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN has been appointed to serve on the Western Institute of Nursing, Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award Selection Committee for the 2015-1018 term.

Lesly Kelly ,PhD, RN was a 2016 Nurse of the Year Award finalist sponsored by the March of DimesEvidence Based Practice & Research category. Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN was appointed to Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Arizona. Sunny Kim, PhD was selected for receiving the outstanding alumni award at George Mason University, VA. May 2016. Narayanan Krishnamurthi, PhD was invited to serve as a Member of International Program Committee for the congress International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics NEUROTECHNIX 2016. Linda Larkey, PhD, CRTT, Professor has been appointed as an Adjunct Faculty at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in 2016.

Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN was invited to serve as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the National League for Nursing, Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, and contributed to its recently released CNEA Standards of Accreditation. She was also invited to serve on the NLN task force for their newly-released vision statement, Achieving Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion in Nursing Education.

Linda Larkey, PhD, CRTT has been appointed as Senior Sustainability Scientist by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability in 2015.

Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN and Beth Marks, RN, PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, were invited to present a national webinar on behalf of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, entitled, “Assisting Students with Disabilities to Enroll in Allied Health Programs and Secure Jobs”.

Rebecca E. Lee, PhD, has been appointed as a Research Faculty Affiliate of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) at Arizona State University.

Linda Larkey, PhD, CRTT has been appointed Board Member of Epigenesis Corporation, a new benefit corporation addressing public education in lifestyle behavior change to mitigate epigenetic risk for disease, especially Alzheimer’s.

Erica Lee MSN, RN has been appointed president of American Nephrology Nurses Association, Arizona Chapter.

Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN was selected as a finalist in Nursing for the 2016 Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards.

Rebecca E. Lee, PhD was honored as a Brennan and Smith Lecturer in Health and Human Performance by Texas State University in 2015.

Liz Harrell DNP, PHMNP-BC was selected as a finalist for the 2016 GEM Nursing Excellence Awards.

Denise Link, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, FAANP has been appointed to Department Editor, Women’s Health for The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

April T. Hill, DNP, FNP, ENP has been appointed as the Arizona state representative for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.   Rodney Joseph, PhD, and Postdoctoral Associate, was awarded an NIH K-99 titled “Smart Walk: A Smartphone Physical Activity Program for African American Women.” Colleen Keller, PhD, RN-C, FNP, FAHA, FAAN served on the Center for Scientific Review, NIH Comparison Pilot Study Review Panel. Colleen Keller, PhD, RN-C, FNP, FAHA, FAAN served on the Population Sciences and Epidemiology (PSE) Integrated Review Group. Colleen Keller, PhD, RN-C, FNP, FAHA, FAAN, served on the 2015 Evaluation of Regent’s Professor Nominations Committee.


Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN was awarded the Arizona Action Coalition, Leadership in Action Award.

Innovations in Nursing & Health

Annmarie Lyles, PhD, RN has been nominated by Dean Pipe and was selected to be a member of peer LA Cohort IV of the Leadership Academy (LA). Annmarie Lyles, PhD, RN has been appointed Conference Co-Director, IPE Planning Committee, Bridge to ACTion, October 27th, 2015 Conference, January 29th, 2016 Conference. Annmarie Lyles, PhD, RN has been appointed Conference Co-Director, IPE Planning Committee, Take Action for Arizona’s Children Through Care Coordination, September 1st, 2015 Conference. Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN and Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD, APRN, FAAN, FACCWS received a 100 point, five star review from Doody’s Book Review Service for their book “The Career Handoff: A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Knowledge & Wisdom Transfer Across Generations.”

Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN received the 2015 Doody Award 5 Star Rating: Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care; 2nd edition. Glen Nelson, PhD was selected as a Fulbright Specialist Roster candidate for 2015-2020. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, January 2016. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, co-founded the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD) Institute, an innovative academic practice collaborative initiated by Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at pooling knowledge, expertise, and resources to identify, quantify and develop exemplary leadership in care delivery, 2015. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN serves as a reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel, Gaithersburg MD, 2015-present. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN served as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) 20152016. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN served as a member of the Urban Serving Universities/Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (USU/APLU) Biomedical Research Workforce Action Group 2015-2016. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN served as a member of the Advisory Board Member, Foundation for Living Medicine 2015-2016. Teri Pipe, PhD, RN serves on the Phoenix Forward’s Health Care Leadership Council, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 2015-present. Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF has been appointed to the editorial board for the Journal of Nursing Care Quality: The Information Leaders in Patient Safety and Quality Care (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Dr. Saewert is a Clinical Professor and Senior Director, Academic Innovation. Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CNE, ANEF has been appointed as Evaluation Lead for the Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research. Dr. Saewert is a Clinical Professor and Senior Director, Academic Innovation. Heidi Sanborn, MSN, RN, CCRN has been awarded the Joyce Finch Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching in May 2016. Gabriel Shaibi, PhD has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Service Award for Promotion of Endocrine Health of an Underserved Population. Sandra Shire, DMD, MPA was elected Vice President of the Association of Graduate Regulatory Educators (AGRE), the professional academic organization for graduate regulatory education October 2015.

Faculty Recognition cont. Sandra Shire, DMD, MPA was selected by the combined Shared Leadership Committees at Banner Research to provide staff training, Phoenix, AZ. Topic: FDA Inspection Regulations, October 2015. Sandra Shire, DMD, MPA was the Co-Moderator, Embracing Change Conference, Phoenix, AZ, September 2015. Therese M. Speer DNP, RN, CNE was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Nurse of the Year Award for the March of Dimes - Nurse Educator category.

Selected Publications cont. Adams, J. M., Alexander G., Chisari R. G., Banister G., McAuley M., Whitney K., and Ives Erickson J. (2015). Strengthening new graduate nurse residency programs in critical care: Recommendations from nurse residents and organizational stakeholders. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 46(1) 4148. **Innovation Award Winner** Adams, J. M., Gregas M, & Fryer AK. (2015). Leadership influence over professional practice environments: The relationship to patient quality outcomes. (Cohort 1- Hospitals 1-8).

Therese M. Speer DNP, RN, CNE earned Doctor of Nursing Practice, Innovation Leadership, at The College of Nursing & Health Innovation, May 2016.

Alpers, R. R., Hong, C., Li, J., Liu, S., Gong, G., & Ping, N. (2016). Happy new year: Happy nurse’s year. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 11(1), 27-28. doi:10.1016/j.teln.2015.09.004

Carol Stevens PhD, RN was selected was a finalist for the 2016 GEM Nursing Excellence Awards-Nurse Educator category.

Alpers, R. R., Jarrell, K., & Wotring, R. (2015). Nursing gallery: Effective classroom icebreaker. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 10(1), 47-48. doi:10.1016/j.teln.2014.10.003

Shelley Vaughn, RN, FNP-BC, DNP was elected to serve as the Membership Chair for Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council (AzNPC), Chapter 9 of Arizona Nurses Association. This is a two-year volunteer term. Shirley A. Weis, BSN, MM, Doctor of Science (hc) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Selected Publications Adams, J. M., Djukic M. (2015). Nurse leaders face incongruent measures of success by their upward rreports, peers and downward reports. Organization of Nurse Leaders MA, RI & NH Newsletter. Keeley A, Cashavelly B, Cronin J, Blakeney, B, Adams, J. M. (2015). Exemplars of innovation in practice: Implications of the AONE CIT and CMS innovation advisors projects within the Massachusetts General Hospital. Nursing Administration Quarterly 39(4) 325-332.

Kam, J. A., Castro, F. G., & Wang, N. (2015). Parent–Child communication’s attenuating effects on Mexican early adolescents’ perceived discrimination, depressive symptoms, and substance use. Human Communication Research, 41(2), 204-225. Malek-Ahmadi, M., Powell, J. J., Belden, C. M., O’Connor, K., Evans, L., Coon, D. W., & Nieri, W. (2015). Age-and education-adjusted normative data for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in older adults age 70–99. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 22(6), 755-761. doi:10.1080/1382558 5.2015.1041449 Sun, F., Gao, X., & Coon, D. W. (2015). Perceived threat of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) among Chinese American older adults: The role of AD literacy. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 70(2): 245-255. Dirksen, S., Belyea, M., Wong, W., & Epstein, D. (2016) Transitions in symptom cluster subgroups among men undergoing radiation therapy. Cancer Nursing 39 (1) 3-11. doi: 10.1097/ NCC.0000000000000236.

Hagler, D. (2016). Tissue integrity. In Giddens, J. (Ed.), Concepts for nursing practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing. Lindell, D., Hagler, D. & Poindexter, K., (2015). Your path to becoming a nurse educator. American Nurse Today, 10(5), 40-42. Militello, L. K., Melnyk, B. M., Hekler, E., & Jacobson, D. (2016). Automated behavioral text messaging and face‐to‐face intervention for parents of overweight or obese preschool children: Results from a pilot study. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth, 4(1): e21. doi:10.2196/mhealth.4398 Joseph, R. P., Keller, C., Affuso, O., & Ainsworth, B. E. (2016). Designing culturally relevant physical activity programs for African-American women: A framework for intervention development. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-13. Benitez, T. J., Cherrington, A., Joseph, R. P., Keller, C., Marcus, B., Meneses, K., …Pekmezi, D. (2015). Using web-based technology to promote physical activity in Latinas: Results of the Muevete Alabama pilot study. Computers, Informatics and Nursing, 33(7), 315-324. doi:10.1097/CIN.0000000000000162 Joseph, R. P., Keller, C, Adams, M. A., & Ainsworth, B. E. (2015). Validity of two brief physical activity questionnaires with accelerometers among African American women. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-12. doi:10.1017/ S1463423615000392 Joseph, R.P., Adams, M.A., Keller, C., & Ainsworth, B.E. (2015). Print versus a culturally-relevant Facebook and text message delivered intervention to promote physical activity in African American women:  A Randomized Pilot Trial. BMC Women’s Health, 15(30). doi:10.1186/s12905-015-0186-1 Joseph, R.P., Ainsworth, B.E., Keller, C., Dodgson, J.E. (2015). Barriers to physical activity among African American women: An integrative review of the literature. Women & Health, 55(6), 679-699. doi:1 0.1080/03630242.2015.1039184 Keller, C., Coe, K., & Shaibi, G. (2015). Using rituals for intervention refinement. Health, Culture and Society, 8(2), 37. doi:10.5195/hcs.2015.201

Benitez, T., Dodgson, J., Coe, K., & Keller, C. (2015). Utility of acculturation in physical activity research in Latina adults: An integrative review of literature. Health Education & Behavior, 42(4). doi:10.1177/1090198115601042

Vega-López, S., Pignotti, G. A., Keller, C., Todd, M., Ainsworth, B., Nagle-Williams, A., Records, K., Coonrod, D., & Permana, P. (2015). Participation in a social-support physical activity intervention modestly improves lipoprotein cholesterol distribution among postpartum sedentary Hispanic women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12, 1289-1297.

Colorafi, K. & Evans, B. (2016). Qualitative descriptive methods in heath science research. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi:10.1177/1937586715614171

Kelly, L. A., Runge, J. & Fosnot, C. (2015). Predictors of compassion fatigue in Acute Care Nurses, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(6), 522-528. doi:10.1111/jnu.12162

Adams, J. M. (2015). The influence of emerging administrative scientists: An interview with Anne Miller. Journal of Nursing Administration 45(4) 192-193.

Evans, B. C., Coon, D. W. & Belyea, M. (2015). “Modern Family”: Mexican American sons providing personal care for their aging mothers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 37(4), 522-540. doi:10.1177/0739986315607020

Oja, K.J & Kelly, L. A. (2016). To lecture or not to lecture? That is the question. Journal of Nurses in Professional Development, 32(1), 21-25. doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000216

Adams, J. M. (2015). The influence of administrative leadership: An interview with Dr. Karen Hill. Journal of Nursing Administration 45(1) 4-6.

Hagler, D. (2016). Developing educators with, from, and about the technology. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(2),47-48.

Adams, J. M. (2015). The Influence of Emerging Nursing Strategy and Policy Leaders: An Interview with Suzanne Miyamoto. Journal of Nursing Administration. 45(9) 420-422. Ginsburg H, Adams, J. M., Oliver B, Fraser R. (2015). Enhancing nurse leader influence: Optimizing communication traits through the use of Twitter. Organization of Nurse Leaders MA, RI & NH Newsletter. **Inaugural Peer Reviewed Article **

Wilson, A., & Kim, W. (2016). The effects of concept mapping and academic self-efficacy on mastery goals and reading comprehension achievement. International Education Studies, 9(3), 12.



Faculty Selected Publications cont. Kim, W., Kreps, G. L., & Shin, C. N. (2015). The role of social support and social networks in health information–seeking behavior among Korean Americans: a qualitative study. International Journal for Equity in Health,14(1), 1. Kim, W. S., Nicotera, N.M., & McNulty, J. (2015). Nurses’ perceptions of constructive and destructive conflict. Manuscript accepted for Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(9), 2073-2083. Som, A., Krishnamurthi, N., Venkataraman, V., & Turaga, P. (2016). Attractor-shape descriptors for finer balance impairment assessment in Parkinson’s disease. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16). Orlando, FL.

Mama, S. K., Schembre, S. M., O’Connor, D. P., Kaplan, C. D., Bode, S., Lee, R. E. (2015). Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions to reduce binge eating symptoms in African American and Hispanic women. Appetite, 9:269-274. doi:10.1016/j. appet.2015.07.015 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26188275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4589472.

Lieberman, A., Krishnamurthi, N., Dhall, R., Salins, N., Pan, D., & Deep, A. (2016). Predicting falls in Parkinson disease patients. Archives of Neuroscience, 3(1).

Galavíz Arredondo, K. I., Lee, R. E., Bergeron, K., & Lévesque, L. (2015). Assessing physical activity environment in Mexican healthcare settings. Salud Pública de México, 57(5), 403-11. PubMed PMID: 26545001.

Jellish, J., Abbas, J. J., Ingalls, T. M., Mahant, P., Samanta, J., Ospina, M. C., & Krishnamurthi, N. (2015). A system for real-time feedback to improve gait and posture in Parkinson’s disease. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 19(6), 1809-1819.

Kao, D., Carvalho Gulati, A., & Lee, R. E. (2015). Physical activity among Asian American adults in Houston, Texas: Data from the Health of Houston Survey 2010. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26343049.

McNulty, J., Kim, W., Thurston, T., Kim, J., & Larkey, L. (2016, May). Interventions to improve quality of life, well-being, and care in Latino cancer survivors: A systematic literature review. In Oncology Nursing Forum 43(3), 374-384. Hodgins, D., Larkey, L., Ainsworth, B. E., & Keller, C. (2016). Physical activity among older American Indians and Alaska natives. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 9(2), 5. Smith, L. L., Wherry, S. J., Larkey, L. K., Ainsworth, B. E., & Swan, P. D. (2015). Energy expenditure and cardiovascular responses to Tai Chi Easy. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(6), 802-805. Cerin, E., O’Connor, T., Mendoza, J., Thompson, D., Lee, R. E. , Hughes, S., Baranowski, T. (2016). Places where preschoolers are (in)active: A study on Latino preschoolers and their parents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2016 13:29. doi:10.1186/s12966-016-0355-0 Lee, R. E., Reese-Smith, J.Y., Mama, S.K., Medina, A.V., Wolfe, K.L., & Estabrooks, P.A. (2016). Reach and representativeness of ethnic minority women in the health Is power study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1-9. doi:10.1007/s13142-016-0385-9 Lee, R. E., Soltero, E. G., Jáuregui, A., Mama, S. K., Barquera, S., Jáuregui, E., Lopez y Tailor, J. R., Ortiz Hernández, L., & Lévesque, L. (2016). Disentangling associations of neighborhood street scale elements with physical activity in Mexican school children. Environment & Behavior, 48(1), 150171. doi:10.1177/0013916515615389 Cerin, E., O’Connor, T., Mendoza, J., Thompson, D., Lee, R. E., Hughes, S., Baranowski, T. (2015). A child-centered scale of informal social control for Latino parents of preschool-aged children: Development and validation. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 37(4):541-559. doi:10.1177/0739986315601616


Almeida, F. A., Smith-Ray, R. L., Dzewaltowski, D. A., Glasgow, R. E., Lee, R. E., Thomas, D. S., Xu, S., Estabrooks, P. A. (2015). An interactive computer session to initiate physical activity in sedentary Cardiac Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(8) e206. doi:10.2196/jmir.3759 PubMed PMID: 26303347.

Innovations in Nursing & Health

Link, D. (2016). First, do no harm. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(2), 130-131. Link, D. (2016). Endometrial cancer on the rise – again. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(1), 63-64. Link, D. (2015). Returning relevance to the women’s health visit. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(9), 921-922. Link, D. (2015). Keeping the focus on health. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(8), 841-842. Link, D. (2015). Moving the needle: Reducing unintended pregnancy. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(7), 747-748. Abbott-Anderson, K., Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A., & Lyles, A. A. (2016). The value of preparing PhD students as research mentors: Application of Kram’s Temporal Mentoring Model. Journal of Professional Nursing, doi:10.1016/J.PROFNURS.2016.02.004

Malloch, K. & Dunham-Taylor, J. (2015). Workforce management: Staffing effectiveness: Concepts, models and processes. Financial management for nurse managers: Merging the heart with the dollar. (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Morris, B. (2016). Think Like a Nurse:  Essential thinking skills for professional Nurses.  In E. E. Friberg & J. L. Creasia (Eds.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (6th ed.) (pp. 173-186).  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing. O’Brien, J., Hagler, D. & Thompson, M. (2015). Designing simulation scenarios to support performance assessment validity. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(11), 492-498. doi:10.3928/00220124-20151020-01 Arnold, R. R., Peterson, K. S., McLemore, R., Hentz, J. G., Shepard, M., Stayer, P. J., & Neurology Headache Group Mayo Clinic Arizona. (2015). Pain relief achieved at discharge from the emergency department when comparing patients treated with opioid versus non-opioid medications in those presenting with chronic headache syndromes. Academic Emergency Medicine, S326-S327. doi:10.1111/acem.12644 Braden, B. B., Pipe, T. B., Smith, R., Glaspy, T. K., Deatherage. B. R., Baxter, L. C. (2016). Brain and behavior changes associated with an abbreviated four-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course in back pain patients.  Brain and Behavior, March 2016, doi:10.1002/brb3.443 Somerville J, Reid Ponte P, Pipe T, Adams, J. M. (2015). Innovation through a nursing academic practice research collaboration: Establishment of the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development Institute (WORLD-Institute). Nurse Leader. 13(6) 16-17. Porter-O’Grady, T. & Malloch, K. (2015). Leadership in nursing practice: Changing the landscape of healthcare (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning. Porter-O’Grady, T. & Malloch, K. (2015). Quantum leadership: Building better partnerships for sustainable health (4th ed.). Burlington, MA.: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Lyles, A. A., & Lee, R. E. (2016). Adolescent boys’ reactions to using avatars to represent their bodies. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(3), 277-283. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2015.11.008

Porter-O’Grady, T. & Malloch, K. (2015). Innovation and evidence: A partnership in advancing best practice and high quality care. In Melnyk, B. M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Lyles, A. A., Riesch, S. K., & Brown, R. L. (2015). Attitudes and avatars instrument: development and initial testing. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 654-665. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2019-4

Reifsnider, E. (2016). Research: At the heart of SNRS. Research in Nursing and Health (RINAH), 39(2), 84-86.

Malloch, K. & Porter-O’Grady, T. (2016). The career handoff: A healthcare leader’s guide to knowledge & wisdom transfer across generations. Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International.

Bond, A., Reifsnider, E., Spatz, D., Breastfeeding Expert Panel, The American Academy of Nursing. (2016). Position statement regarding use of informally shared human milk. Nursing Outlook, 64(1), 98-102. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.12.004

Malloch, K. (2015). Measurement of nursing’s complex healthcare work: Evolution of the science for determining the required staffing for safe and effective patient care. Nursing Economic$, 33(1);2025.

Brennhofer, S., Reifsnider, E., & Bruening, M. (2016). Malnutrition coupled with diarrheal and respiratory infections among children in Asia: A systematic review. Public Health Nursing, doi:10.1111/phn.12273 [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Faculty Presentations

Selected Publications cont. Reifsnider, E., Shin, C-N, Todd, M., Jeong, M., Gallagher, M., & Moramarco, M. (2016). How did they grow: An intervention to reduce stunted growth in low-income Mexican American children. Research in Nursing and Health, 39(2), 105-120. doi:10.1002/ nur.21714 Saewert, K. J. (2016). Program evaluation perspectives and models. In M. H. Oermann (Ed.), A systematic approach to assessment and evaluation of nursing programs (pp. 7-18) Washington, DC: National League for Nursing. Saewert, K. J. (2015). Beyond professional socialization. In E. E. Friberg & J. L. Creasia (Eds.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (6th ed.) (pp. 38-44). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Publishing. Sanborn, H. (2016). Developing asynchronous online interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi:10.1080/13561820.2016 .1182143 Kim, J. Y., DeMenna, J. T., Puppala, S., Chittoor, G., Schneider, J., Duggirala, R., Mandarino L. J., Shaibi G. Q., & Coletta, D. K. (2016). Physical activity and FTO genotype by physical activity interactive influences on obesity. BMC genetics, 17(1), 1. Shaibi, G.Q., Konopken, Y. P., Nagle-Williams, A., McClain, D. D., Gonzalez Castro, F., & Keller, C. S. (2015). Diabetes prevention for Latino youth: Unraveling the intervention “Black Box”. Health Promotion Practice, 16(6), 916-924. Kim, J. Y., Campbell, L. E., Shaibi, G. Q., & Colletta, D. K. (2015). Gene expression profiling and association of circulating lactoferrin level with obesity-related phenotypes in Latino youth. Pediatric Obesity, 10(5), 338-344. Flores, Y. N., Shaibi, G. Q., Morales, L. S., Salmerón, J., Skalicky, A. M., Edwards, T.C., Gallegos-Carrillo, K., & Patrick, D.L. (2015). Perceived health status and cardio metabolic risk among a sample of youth in Mexico. Qual Life Res, 24(8), 1887-1897. Shaibi, G. Q., Ryder, J. R., Kim, J. Y., & Barraza, E. (2015). Exercise for obese youth: Refocusing attention from weight loss to health gains. Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews, 43(1), 41-47. Sim, J., Shin, C., Kyungeh, A., & Todd, M. (2015). Factors associated with the hospital arrival time in patients with ischemic stroke in Korea. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, doi:10.1097/ JCN.0000000000000313 Drago, D., Shire, S., & Ekmekci, O. (2016). Improving regulatory education can we reconcile employers’ expectations with academic offerings? Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, 50(3), 330-336. Hutchens, A., Soltero, E. G., Barquera, S., Lévesque, L., Jauregui, E., Taylor, J. L. Y., & Lee, R. E. (2016). Influence of parental perception of school safety and gender on children’s physical activity in Mexico: A cross sectional study. Salud Publica de Mexico, 58(1), 7-15. PubMed PMID: 26879502

Layne, C. S., Parker, N. H., Soltero, E. G., Rosales Chavez, J., O’Connor, D. P., Gallagher, M. R., Lee, R. E. (2015). Are physical activity studies in Hispanics meeting reporting guidelines for continuous monitoring technology? A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 15(917). doi:10.1186/ s12889-015-2266-4 PubMed PMID: 26384488; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4575489. Jauregui, A., Soltero, E., Hernández-Barrera, L., Santos-Luna, R., Barquera, S., Jauregui, E., Lévesque, L., López-Taylor, J., Ortiz, L., Lee, R. E. (2015). A multi-site study of environmental correlates of active commuting to school in Mexican children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26284941. Soltero, E. G., Ledoux, T., & Lee, R. E. (2015). Feasibility and acceptability of adapting the eating in the absence of hunger assessment for preschoolers in the classroom setting. Eating Behaviors, 19, 6871. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.06.006 Ehlers, D. K., Huberty, J., Buman, M., Hooker, S., Todd, M., & de Vreede, G.J. (2016). A novel, inexpensive use of smartphone technology for ecological momentary assessment in middle-aged women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13(3):262-8. doi:10.1123/jpah.2015-0059 Epub 2015 Aug 13. Adams, M. A., Todd, M., Kurka, J. M., Conway, T. L., Cain, K. L., Frank, L.D., & Sallis, J. F., (2015). Combinations of GIS-measured walkability, transit and recreation environments for explaining adults’ physical activity: A latent profile analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49, 878-887. Vega-López, S., Pignotti, G. A., Todd, M., & Keller, C. (2015). Egg intake and dietary quality among overweight and obese Mexican-American postpartum women. Nutrients, 7(10), 8402-8412. doi:10.3390/nu7105402 Hurley, J. C., Hollingshead, K. E., Todd, M., Jarrett, C. L., Tucker, W. J., Angadi, S. S., & Adams, M. A. (2015). The Walking Interventions Through Texting (WalkIT) Trial: Rationale, design, and protocol for a factorial randomized controlled trial of adaptive interventions for overweight and obese, inactive adults. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(4). e108. Kurka, J. M., Adams, M. A., Todd, M., Colburn, T., Sallis, J. F., Cain, K. L., Glanz, K., Frank, L. D., & Saelens, B. E. (2015). Patterns of neighborhood environment attributes in relation to children’s physical activity. Health and Place, 34, 164-170. Ohri-Vachaspati, P., DeLia, D., DeWeese. R., Crespo. N., Todd. M., & Yedidia, M. (2015). A social ecological analysis of childhood obesity in a diverse sample. Public Health Nutrition, 18, 2055-2066. Weis, S. (2016, March). Playing to Win in Business. Beijing, China: Bettercare Culture Company, Ltd. Printed in Mandarin Chinese.

Bever Babendure, J. L. (2015, July). Formula marketing in the information age: A moving target. Presented at the International Lactation Consultants Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Coon, D. W. (2016, April). Caregiver stress & challenges: What might work from evidence-based programs with ADRD caregivers? Presentation at the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome Connection, Phoenix, AZ. Coon, D. W. (2016, March). Bouncing back from burn out: How caregivers can reduce stress and enhance well-being along the continuum of memory loss. Presentation at the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Arizona Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference, Prescott, AZ. Coon, D. W. (2016, March). Caregiving & the fabric of life. Presentation at the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. Coon, D. W. (2016, March). Bouncing back from burn out: Stress management for caregivers. Presentation at the 22nd Alzheimer’s Education Conference, Desert Southwest Chapter Southern Arizona Region of the Alzheimer’s Association, Tucson, AZ. Coon, D. W. & Arring, N. (2016, January). The zen of caregiving. Presentation at the Mayo Clinic symposium for Patients and their Loved Ones: Living with and Overcoming My Cancer, Phoenix, AZ. Coon, D. W. (2016, January). Reducing caregiving stress: Caring for yourself and others with Alzheimer’s. Presentation at Silverado Memory Care Community, Peoria, AZ. Coon, D. W., McCarthy, M., O’Toole, L., Rio, R., & Bontrager, V. (2015, November). Music performance and music therapy: An interdisciplinary collaboration in dementia care. In K. Fuller (Chair), Services and interventions. Symposium conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL. Coon, D. W. (2015, November). Experiences of early–stage dyads facing dementia in a group-based intervention: The EPIC program. In C. Whitlach (Chair), An intervention to support persons with early-stage dementia and their family care partners: Adapted versions targeted for individuals dyads, dyad groups, heart failure, and Dutch families in the Netherlands. Symposium conducted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL. Coon, D. W. (2015, November). Caregiving and the fabric of life. Presentation at the 5th Annual Caregiver Workshop Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Phoenix, AZ. Coon, D. W. (2015, August). Burnout…taking care of yourself as a caregiver. Presentation at the African American Alzheimer’s Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ.



Faculty Presentations cont. Hamilton, M. K. (2016, February). Understanding and Achieving Productivity in the Hemodialysis Clinic [Webinar]. In Wednesday Series. National Renal Administrator Association. Hamilton, M. K. (2015, October). Understanding and achieving productivity in the Hemodialysis Clinic. Presentation conducted at the National Renal Administrator Association Annual Fall Conference, Orlando, FL. Jacobson, D., Kelly, S., & Melnyk, B. M. (2015, November). Real world adolescent intervention research meets randomized controlled trial methodology: Lessons learned. Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention. Las Vegas, NV. Kenny, K.   (2015, October). A career in nursing: More than you can imagine. UC Davis Pre-Health Conference, Davis, CA. Lamb, G. S., Saewert, K. J., & Karamehmedovic, N., Bonifas, R., Harrell, S., Hines, L., Kennedy, T., Lundy, M., Velasquez, D., & Samples, S. (2015, September). Beyond time and schedule: Strategies for robust and sustainable IPE. Presented at American Interprofessional Health Collaborative and Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative 5th Collaborating Across Borders Conference (CAB V): The Interprofessional Journey – Advancing Integration and Impact; Roanoke, VA. Malloch, K. (2016, April 22). Change and innovation: Tales of an incurable Pollyanna. Presentation American Associate of Colleges of Nursing, 2016 Annual BONUS Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. Morris, B., Peterson, K., Carlisle, B., Kenny, K., Pipe, T.  (2015, October). Building successful academic-practice partnerships: Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation and Mayo Clinic-Arizona. Panel Member at American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC. Morris, B., Peterson, K., Pipe, T., Kenny, K., & Curtis, B. (2015). The ASU-Mayo academic-practice partnerships. Fall Business Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.   Morris, B., Vana, K., Baumhover, N., Calacci, M., Froehlich, K., & Jarrell, K. (2015). Clinical innovations: Infusing interprofessional education and collaborative practice in undergraduate nursing curricula. Annual Deans and Directors Meeting, Arizona Board of Nursing, Tucson, AZ.   Muzyka, D. & Morris, B. (2016, April 21). Concurrent enrollment program: blending associate and baccalaureate education. Presented at the First Annual Statewide Concurrent Enrollment Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. Muzyka, D. & Morris, B. (2015, September). The concurrent enrollment program: meeting a need in nursing education. Poster presentation at the Biennial Convention Arizona Nurses Association, Tempe, AZ. Nelson, G., George-Jackson, C.,Wolniak, G.,Allen, D. (2016, April). Investigating and describing trends in undergraduate differential tuition policies at public four-year universities. Presented at American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington DC.


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Nelson, G., Moramarco, M.,GeorgeJackson,C.,Wolniak, G. (2016, March). Postsecondary differential tuition practices: Challenges to researching college affordability. Presented at Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Meeting, Denver CO. Nelson, G. (2015, July). Introduction to higher education. Presented at Western Association of College and University Business Officers Workshop, Denver, CO. Peterson, K., Morris, B., Curtis, B., Pipe, T., Kenny, K., Connolly, T. (2016, March). Building successful academic-practice partnerships [Webinar]. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Pipe, T. (2016, June 16). Mindfulness in the law and health-related fields. Presented at the Arizona State Bar’s Annual Convention, Chandler AZ. Pipe, T. (2016, April 25). Creating the health workforce of the future, Co-panelist on the West Campus Panel: ASU West Campus, Tempe, AZ. Pipe, T. (2016, April 20). Update on current trends and projections in nursing education. Presentation to the AACN Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Planning Committee, Scottsdale AZ. Pipe, T. (2015, October 2). Building personal resiliency into our lives during personal illness. Presented at Dignity Health Physician Symposium of Plenary Session, Las Vegas NV. Pipe, T. (2015, September 1). Path to success, the benefits of collaboration and how to work in group settings. Presentation at the ASU Barrett Women’s League (BWL), Tempe AZ. Reifsnider, E. (2016, April). Breastfeeding support for women of size. Human Milk 2016: Culture, Composition, Use. Human Milk Banking Association of North American (HMBANA), Sixth International Congress of Donor Human Milk Banking; Bi-Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. Reifsnider, E. (2016, February). Funding from SNRS research grants. Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg, VA. Reifsnider, E., McCormick, D., Moramarco, M. (2015, June). The effect of breastfeeding on infant weight outcomes. EMBL Conference: The Human Microbiome. Heidelberg, Germany. Saewert, K. J., Lamb, G. S., Karamehmedovic, N., Bonifas, R., Harrell, S., Hines, L., Kennedy, T., Lundy, M., Velasquez, D., Mangold, K., & Samples, S. (2015, September). An evaluation framework for sensing the tides, riding the waves, and rippling the impact of IPE. Presented at American Interprofessional Health Collaborative and Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative 5th Collaborating Across Borders Conference (CAB V): The Interprofessional Journey – Advancing Integration and Impact; Roanoke, VA. Sanborn, H. (2015, November). Assessing interprofessional competencies in an asynchronous, online environment: A roadmap to success. Poster presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Sanborn, H. (2015, September). Teaching interprofessional competencies in an asynchronous, online environment: A roadmap to success. Poster presented at the Collaborating Across Borders V International Conference, Roanoke, VA. Speer, T. (2015, November). Impact of an outdoor camp experience on sense of belonging and retention in first-year university students. Poster presentation at the AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, Orlando, FL. Vega-López, S., Cassinat, R., Ghan, E., Bruening, M., Chavez, A., Todd, M., & Crespo, N. (2016, April). Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary findings of conducting an objective assessment of the home food environment as part of a communitybased intervention. Poster presented at the 2016 conference of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. Phoenix, AZ. DeWeese, R., Todd, M., Kennedy, M., Karpyn, A., Yedidia, M., Bruening, M., Wharton, C., & Ohri-Vachaspati P. (2016, April). Short-form audit instrument for assessing corner store healthfulness. Paper presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA. DeWeese, R., Todd, M., Kennedy, M., Karpyn, A., Yedidia, M., Bruening, M., Wharton, C., & OhriVachaspati P. (2016, April). Healthy store programs and WIC, but not SNAP, are associated with corner store healthfulness. Poster presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA. Herbold, J. L., Hook, B. E., Jarrett, C. L., Tucker, W. J., Bhuiyan, N., Fernandez, J. A., Todd, M., Adams, M. A., & Angadi, S. S. (2016, March). Effects of the walking interventions through texting trial on novel markers of vascular stiffness and remodeling. Poster presented at the 2016 American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Phoenix, AZ. Hook, B. E., Jarrett, C. L., Herbold, J. L., Tucker, W. J., Hurley, J. C., Todd, M., Bhuiyan, N., Fernandez, J. A., Adams, M. A., & Angadi, S. S. (2016, March). Changes in glycemia and blood lipids following a 4-month mHealth walking intervention. Poster presented at the 2016 American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Phoenix, AZ. Jarrett, C. L., Tucker, W. J., Hurley, J. C., Todd, M., Bhuiyan, N., Fernandez, J. A., Adams, M. A., & Angadi, S. S. (2016, March). Effects of an mHealth adaptive intervention on vascular markers and cardiorespiratory fitness. Moderated poster presented at the 2016 American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Phoenix, AZ. Vega-López, S., Ghan, E., Todd, M., Bruening, M., & Crespo, N. (2016, March). Participation in a community-based, family-focused lifestyle intervention improves the home food environment: Athletes for life preliminary findings. Poster presented at the 2016 American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. Phoenix, AZ. Crespo, N. C., Chavez, A., Vega-López, S., Ray, F., Tarango, T., Todd, M., Huberty, J., & Shaibi, G. (2015, November). A community-based program improves body composition and cardiovascular fitness among underserved children: The Athletes for Life study. Paper presented at the 2016 meeting of the American Public Health Association. Chicago, IL. Adams, M. A., Hurley, J.C., Todd, M., Angadi, S., Hooker, S., Hovel, M., Frank, L. F., & Western, E.

Faculty Presentations cont. (2015, November). Walking Interventions Through Texting (WalkIT) Trial: A factorial randomized controlled trial of adaptive interventions for inactive adults living in high and low walkable neighborhoods. Poster presented at the NIH National Cancer Institute’s New Investigator Meeting. Rockville, MD. DeWeese, R., Todd, M., Kennedy, M., Karpyn, A., Yedidia, M., Bruening, M., Wharton, C., & OhriVachaspati P. (2015, August). Developing a brief corner store audit instrument. Paper presented at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Fellowship Grant Program Project Directors’ Meeting. Washington, DC. Bonifas, R., Lundy, M., Hines, L., Kennedy, T., Velasquez, D., Lamb, G. S., Saewert, K. J., & Harrell, S. (2015, September). Interprofessional faculty coaches: Advancing the journey to intersect students’ classroom and clinical experiences. Presented at American Interprofessional Health Collaborative and Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative 5th Collaborating Across Borders Conference (CAB V): The Interprofessional Journey – Advancing Integration and Impact; Roanoke, VA.

Research Adams, Jeffrey 11/2015-10/2017 $35,000 PI: J. Adams Center for Creative Leadership Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Executive Nurse Fellow 10/2015-10/2018 $50,000 PI: J. Adams Co-PIs: T. Pipe, J. Somerville, P. Reid Ponte American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education The Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development Institute (WORLD-Institute) 05/2016-08/2016 $5,000 PI: J. Adams American Nurses Foundation The Relationship between Leader Influence, Education, Credentialing and Patient Outcomes: A Multi-Site Study 2015-2016 $10,000 PI: J. Adams Connell Nursing Research Scholar Competitive Extension A MultiSite Unit Based Assessment of Leadership Influence over Professional Practice Environments and the Relationship to Patient Outcomes. 2015-2016 $10,000 PI: J. Adams Co-PI: Maya Djukic PhD, RN (NYU) American Organization of Nurse Executives The Relationship Between Nurse Leaders and HCAHPS: A Unit Based Multi-Site Study Belyea, Michael 05/2015-04/2020 $3,086,749 PI: L. Larkey, Co-I: M. Belyea HHS-NIH: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors Castro, Felipe 12/2015-11/2016 $709,015 PI: G. Shaib, Co-I: F. Castro HHS-NIH: Nat Inst Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth 11/2015-11/2017 $278,000 PI: F. Castro ASU: Foundation Developing principles and guidelines for local teacher-initiated adaptation in implementation of evidence-based interventions (ASUF 30006861) 11/2015-02/2017 $21,232 PI: F. Castro Michigan State University National Hispanic Science Network Early Stage Career Mentoring for NIDA Research

Research cont. 2015-2017 $300,000 PI: F. Castro Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Theoretical Congruence and Sustainability of Local Adaptation Activities: Analysis and Recommendations Cesarotti, Evelyn 08/2012-07/2014 $1,528,311 PI: E. Cesarotti Scottsdale Healthcare Graduate nurse education demonstration project 2012-2016 $730,000 Co-PI: E. Cesarotti Co-PI: Project Made Department Of Labor Project Made: Meeting Arizona’s Demand for Healthcare Workers Effectively. 2012-2018 $1.6 million Co-PI: E. Cesarotti Co-PI: Honor Health Medicare/Medicaid Graduate Nurse Education: The Arizona Collaborative: Increasing APRNs for Better Care and Care Transitions Chen, Angela 07/2015-06/2017 $661,605 PI: L. Chassin, CoI: A. Chen HHS-NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research training in drug abuse HIV prevention: closing the research-practice gap Coon, David 05/2016-04/2017 $772,914 PI: D. Coon HHS-NIH: National Institute on Aging (NIA) EPIC: A Groupbased Intervention for Early-stage AD Dyads in Diverse 10/2015-09/2016 $251,572 Site PI: D. Coon Arizona Department of Economic Security Arizona Dementia Capable 07/2015-06/2016 $150,000 PI: H. Bimonte-Nelson, Co-PI: D. Coon Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium FY16: Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium 05/2015-08/2016 $11,985 PI: D. Coon State of Nevada: Aging and Disability Services Division Nevada Dementia Capable 2015-2018 $36,252 PI: D. Coon US Dept. of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Admin Empowering Caregiver Self-Care 09/2014-05/2016 $20,068 PI: D. Coon University of Arizona Caregiving in Dementia Healthy Brain Initiative Network (HBIN) Collaborating Centers 07/2014-06/2016 $163,830 PI: D. Coon Banner Health AADC FY15-Ed Core Leader Continuation 2014-2017 $20,000 PI of subcontract: D. Coon US Admin on Aging and US Admin for Community Living Nevada’s ACL: Dementia Capability for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Maricopa Integrated Care Interprofessional PracticeProvider Training Program Joseph, Rodney 09/2015-06/2016 $89,534 PI: R. Joseph, CoMentor: C. Keller HHS-NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Smart Walk: A Smartphone Physical Activity Program for African American Women Keller, Colleen 12/2015-11/2016 $709,015 PI: G. Shaibi, Co-I: C. Keller HHS-NIH: Nat Inst Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth 09/2015-06/2016 $89,534 PI: R. Joseph, CoMentor: C. Keller HHS-NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Smart Walk: A Smartphone Physical Activity Program for African American Women 07/2011-06/2016 $1,163,174 PI: C. Keller HHSNIH: National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) Transdisciplinary Training in Heath Disparities Science (TTHDS) Kelly, Lesly 02/2016-02/2017 $5,000 PI: L. Kelly American Organization of Nurse Executives Small Grant Examining Compassion Fatigue in Nurse Leadership 2016-2016 $5,200 PI: L. Kelly Institute of Social Science Research Seed Grant Understanding the Role of the Work Environment in Nurse’s Compassion Fatigue Kenny, Katherine 07/2014-06/2016 $700,000 PI: K. Kenny HHS: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship Komnenich, Pauline 07/2015-06/2016 $135,000 PI: P. Komnenich HHS: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 16 Nurse Faculty Loan Program Krishnamurthi, Narayanan 09/2015-06/2017 $122,250 PI: T. Lockhart, Co-I: N. Krishnamurthi Abbott Laboratories Abbott-Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Dynamic Stability 01/2015-01/2018 $108,250 PI: T. Lockhart, Co-I: N. Krishnamurthi DSM DSM-Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Dynamic Stability in Community Dwelling Older Subjects

2014-2016 $73,695 PI: D. Coon Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core

Lamb, Gerri 06/2015-06/2016 $265,000 PI: G. Nelson Co-PIs: E. Harrell, G. Lamb, L. Manson, K. Saewert Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Interprofessional PracticeProvider Training Program

2014-2016 $211,746 Co-I: D. Coon National Institute on Aging Technology In-Home Intervention to Sustain Dementia Patients Dressing Abilities

04/2015-11/2017 $240,000 PI: G. Lamb University of Minnesota NCIPE - NEXUS Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education - Year 1

Evans, Bronwynne 05/2016-04/2017 $772,914 PI: D. Coon, Co-I: B. Evans HHS-NIH: National Institute on Aging (NIA) EPIC: A Group-based Intervention for Early-stage AD Dyads in Diverse Harrell, Susan 06/2015-06/2016 $265,000 PI: G. Nelson Co-PIs: E. Harrell, G. Lamb, L. Manson, K. Saewert Mercy

Larkey, Linda 05/2015-04/2020 $3,086,749 PI: L. Larkey HHSNIH: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors 06/2014-05/2016 $61,596 PI: L. Larkey Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Research Fellowship Professional Service Dale Todicheeney



Faculty Research cont. 06/2012-03/2016 $2,334,694 PI: L. Larkey HHSNIH: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Navigation from Community to Clinic to promote CRC screening in Underserved Populations 04/2012-03/2017 $3 million PI: L. Larkey HHSNIH: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Navigation from Community to Clinic to promote CRC screening in Underserved Populations Lee, Rebecca 04/2016-11/2020 $2,435,310 PI: R. Lee HHSNIH: Natl Ctr Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) Partnering for PA in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education 2014-2017 $87,978 Consultant: R. Lee NIH A Faith-based partnership to address obesity in African American families 2012-2016 $93,692 Consultant: R. Lee NIH/ NIDRR (Baylor College of Medicine) Development of a Virtual Reality Weight Management Intervention for Women with Mobility Impairments 2011-2016 $2,833,331 Co-I: R. Lee Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Best Evaluation Tools & Techniques for Effective Recommendations for Policies (BETTER Policies) McClain, Darya 01/2016-01/2017 $20,000 PI: M. Petrov, Co-I: D. McClain American Sleep Medicine Foundation Sleep-Related Determinants of Stroke a CaseSibling Study 09/2014-04/2017 $749,548 PI: F. Infurna, Co-I: D. McClain HHS-NIH: National Institute on Aging (NIA) Does resilience to childhood adversity improve with social intelligence training Morris, Brenda 09/2014-08/2016 $868,005 PI: B. Morris HHS: Indian Health Service (IHS) American Indian Students United for Nursing (ASUN) Nelson, Glen 06/2015-06/2016 $265,000 PI: G. Nelson Co-PIs: E. Harrell, G. Lamb, L. Manson, K. Saewert Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Interprofessional PracticeProvider Training Program Nunez, Diane 01/2016-12/2016 $42,287 PI: D. Nunez University of Arizona Rural Health Practice Program AHEC Fellowship O’Brien, Janet 2016-2016 $50,000 Co-PIs: E. Green, D. Etzioni Co-Is: N. Arring, G. Lamb, J. O’Brien, K. Peterson, K. Markiewicz, K. Will ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Using Behavioral Economics to Transform US Health Care Delivery and Disease Management Petrov, Megan 01/2016-01/2017 $20,000 PI: M. Petrov American Sleep Medicine Foundation Sleep-Related Determinants of Stroke A Case-Sibling Study Reifsnider, Elizabeth 2015-2016 $5,000 PI: E. Reifsnider Virginia Piper Foundation/ASU Obesity Solutions Association of Infant Feeding, Maternal and Infant Microbiota, and Infant Temperament 2013-2016 $7,000 Co-PI: E. Reifsnider International Lactation Consultant Association


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Inflammation and Breastfeeding Outcomes in Obese Women 09/2012-06/2017 $2,315,937 PI: E. Reifsnider HHS-NIH: Nat Inst Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance

Thatcher, Craig April – May, 2016 $10,000 PI: C. Thatcher, A. Howorth Wandering Paws, SHOW Clinic, pilot program

07/2011-06/2016 $1,163,174 PI: C. Keller, CoPI: E. Reifsnider HHS-NIH: National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) Transdisciplinary Training in Heath Disparities Science (TTHDS)

Todd, Michael 07/2016-06/2017 $430,382 PI: A. Grando, Co-I: M. Todd HHS-NIH: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) My Data Choices evaluation of effective consent strategies for patients with behavioral health conditions

Saewert, Karen 06/2015-06/2016 $140,000 PI: G. Nelson Co-PIs: K. J. Saewert, G. Lamb, S. Harrell, L. Manson Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Interprofessional Practice-Provider Training Program

05/2016-04/2017 $772,914 PI: D. Coon, Co-I: M. Todd HHS-NIH: National Institute on Aging (NIA) EPIC: A Group-based Intervention for Early-stage AD Dyads in Diverse

04/2013-03/2016 $836,714 PI: G. Lamb Co-Is: K. J. Saewert, D. Velasquez, S. Harrell Macy Jr. Foundation Integrated Interprofessional Primary Care Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation [continued funding] Shaibi, Gabriel 04/2016-11/2020 $2,589,537 PI: R. Lee, Co-I: G. Shaibi HHS-NIH: Natl Ctr Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) Partnering for PA in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education 12/2015-11/2020 $3,120,000 PI: G. Shaibi HHSNIH: Nat Inst Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth 10/2015-09/2017 $20,000 PI: G. Shaibi Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research Mapping Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Opportunities in Maryvale AZ 10/2015-09/2016 $75,000 PI: G. Shaibi Arizona Department of Health Services ¡Viva Maryvale! Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention Program 07/2015-01/2017 $64,650 PI: G. Shaibi Phoenix Children’s Hospital Metabolic Syndrome in Pediatric Cancer Survivors 07/2014-06/2018 $308,000 PI: N. Crespo CoI: Gabriel Shaibi American Heart Association Community-academic partnership to promote cardiovascular health among underserved children and families 02/2012-01/2017 $6,300,000 PI: F. Marsiglia CoI: G Shaibi HHS-NIH: Natl Ctr Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) SIRC Health Disparities Research: Cultural Processes in Risk and Resiliency 2012-2017 $1,200,000 PI: G Shaibi, Co-I: C. Keller NIH/NIMHD Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program for Obese Latino Youth: Every Little Step Counts 01/2012-12/2016 $1,880,000 Co-PI: G. Shaibi Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Shaibi-Mayo Biobank CY15 Shearer, Nelma 06/2016-07/2018 $10,000 PI: N. Shearer Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Jonas V Scholars Program 06/2016-07/2018 $30,000 PI: T. Pipe, Co-I: N. Shearer Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Jonas V Scholars Program

04/2016-11/2016 $540,275 PI: R. Lee Co-I: M. Todd HHS-NIH: Natl Ctr Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) Partnering for PA in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education 07/2015-06/2020 $577,336 (current year direct cost) PI: M. Adams Co-I: M. Todd HHS-NIH: National Cancer Institute (NCI) WalkIT: Neighborhood walkability and moderation of adaptive walking interventions 07/2015-06/2020 $93,100 (Current Year Direct Costs) PI: R. Joseph Collaborator: M. Todd NIH/ NHLBI Smart Walk: A Smartphone Physical Activity Program for African American Women 09/2014-08/2016 $70,000 Fellowship Recipient: R. DeWeese Faculty Mentor: M. Todd USDA Designing a Short-form Survey Instrument to Evaluate the Healthfulness of Corner Stores 07/2014-06/2018 $307,837 PI: N. Crespo, Co-I: M. Todd American Heart Association Communityacademic partnership to promote cardiovascular health among underserved children and families NCRP Winter 2014 Scientist Development Grant 09/2013-08/2016 $1,143,919 PI: M. Bruening CoI: M. Todd HHS-NIH: Office of the Director (OD) The Role of Friendship Networks in Weight-related Behaviors and Outcomes among College Freshmen 07/2012-06/2017 $2,315,937 PI: E. Reifsnider CoI: M. Todd HHS-NIH: Nat Inst Diabetes Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance Youngstedt, Shawn 01/2016-01/2017 $20,000 PI: M. Petrov, Co-I: S. Youngstedt American Sleep Medicine Foundation Sleep-Related Determinants of Stroke A CaseSibling Study 08/2011-06/2016 $3,075,639 PI: S. Youngstedt, Statistician: M. Todd HHS-NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Chronic Moderate Sleep Restriction in Older Long and Older Average Sleepers

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