Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
- Associate Professor, Department of Family Health Nursing
- Core faculty, IU Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
Contact Information(317) 274-7291
- Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Washington
- PhD, University of California, San Francisco
- MN, University of Washington
- BSN, University of San Francisco
Co-Investigator, Family Members and the Quality of Decision Making in Older Patients with Incurable Cancer (PI: Hickman), Walther Cancer Foundation, 2012-2014.
Co-Investigator, Telephone Assessment and Skill Building for Stroke Caregivers (PI: Bakas), NIH/NINR R01, 2010-2015.
Co-Director, T32 Behavioral Training Grant (PI: Rawl), NINR, 2012-2017.
F31 Sponsor, Social Patterns and Pathways of HIV Care Among HIV Positive Transgender Women (Fellow: Hines), 2012-2015.
Dr. Habermann’s research focuses on improving the quality of life for persons and their family members living with chronic, progressive neurologic illness. Her preliminary work in this area has been predominately qualitative describing the needs and challenges experienced by persons with Parkinson’s disease and their spouses and how they manage this as a family. This, in collaboration with colleagues, lead to a five-year skill building intervention trial for family caregivers of those with chronic neurologic illness. Her current work focuses on identifying the dyad needs in couples with advanced to end stage Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Habermann serves as a co-director of the T32, Training in Behavioral Nursing. She is active in a number of nursing organizations, having previously served on the Board of the Southern Nursing Research Society and served as Chair of the American Nurses Foundation Research Review Committee and is a founding member of the International Family Nurses Association.
For more information on the IU Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center, please visit http://www.iupui.edu/~respect/
Habermann, B., Hines, D., & Davis, L., (In press, 2012) Caring for a parent with Neurodegenerative disease: A qualitative description. Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Chen, H. & Habermann, B. (In Press, 2012). Ready or Not: Planning for Health Declines in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
Habermann, B. (2011). Multiple sclerosis and the family. Encyclopedia for family health (Volume 2: pp. 741-743). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications (invited piece).
McLennon, S., Habermann, B., & Rice, M. (2011). Finding Meaning as a Mediator of Caregiver Burden on the Health of Spouse Caregivers in Dementia. Aging and Mental Health. 15(4), 522-530.
Habermann, B., Broome, M., Pryor, E.R., & Ziner, K.W. (2010). Research coordinators' experiences with scientific misconduct and research integrity. Nursing Research, 59(1), 51-57.