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  • Anna Beeber, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Anna Beeber, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. is an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Her research focuses on improving the quality of care for older adults residing in long-term care settings. Dr. Beeber currently teaches clinical care of older adults to MSN students.

  • Jennifer Bellot, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Jennifer Bellot, Ph.D., R.N., M.H.S.A., is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bellot’s passion for policy and health equity helped shape her RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars research project, which focuses on the integration of Medicare and Nurse Managed Centers.

  • Tina Bloom, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    While working as a research nurse on a federally funded study on intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy, Tina Bloom, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H. was dumbstruck by the fact that she and her colleagues in a high-risk perinatal unit had been so ill-equipped to recognize and respond to IPV in pregnant women, one of the most common and serious threats to maternal child health. Transformed by this experience and encouraged by mentors to seek a career in nursing research, Dr. Bloom embarked on a journey to improve access for underserved pregnant to culturally appropriate resources to support IPV victims. Read more about this University of Missouri Associate Professor.

  • Alexa Doig, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Alexa Doig, Ph.D., R.N., hopes to develop a human factors training intervention for nurses to acquire the cognitive skills necessary for managing work interruptions. Dr. Doig is Enriquez Endowed Chair and Director of the New Mexico State University School of Nursing in Las Cruces.

  • Jill Esquivel, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Jill H. Esquivel, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C. is working to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to improve self-care and knowledge of Heart Failure in Hispanic patients. She believes this intervention, created specifically for Hispanics, will reduce the risk of re-hospitalization in Heart Failure patients.

  • Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H., C.P.H., F.A.A.N. is developing a culturally specific Teen Dating Violence prevention intervention, which consists of strategies directed towards the student, their parents, and the school. Ultimately, she hopes that this project will be implemented in high schools throughout the world. Click here for more information on Dr. Gonzalez Guarda’s research on violence prevention.

  • Nalo Hamilton, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Dr. Nalo Hamilton, Ph.D., R.N., W.H.N.P./A.N.P.-B.C., is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. Dr. Hamilton is interested in the development of breast cancer and its impact on women of diverse ethnic backgrounds. She hopes that the discovery of unique biomarkers for breast cancer development and progression may improve patient screening and treatment outcomes.

  • Emily Haozous, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Emily Haozous, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Dr. Haozous studies the relationship between digital storytelling, medical mistrust, and patient intent to receive cancer screening among American Indian/Alaskan Native people. She hopes this research will help to improve cancer outcomes in the AI/AN communities.

  • Tsui Sui Kao, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Dr Tsui Sui Kao of the University of Toledo aspires to translate her research with adolescents and their parents to develop strategies to promote positive parent-child interactions, thus bridging the health disparities gap created by socioeconomic inequality and inadequate understanding of diverse adolescents’ behaviors. Read more about Dr. Kao’s research on the family collective efficacy and her role as an academic nursing by clicking here.

  • Matthew McHugh, Nurse Faculty Scholar 2011 Cohort

    Dr. Matthew McHugh, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., R.N., C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N., is interested in the relationship between policy, nursing systems, and patient outcomes. Through his research, Dr. McHugh hopes to determine if new policies should focus on improving nursing care environments in minority serving hospitals.