Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships

Training in Behavioral Nursing Research (T32)

Interdisciplinary Faculty and Mentors

Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Distinguished Professor and Faculty Emeritus
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: child and family adaptation to childhood epilepsy

Christopher CallahanMD
Professor of Medicine
Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine
Director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Research areas: improving the primary care of older adults

Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Distinguished Professor Department of Science of Nursing Care
Co-Director Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: behavioral oncology; cancer symptom management; menopausal symptoms

Victoria L. Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
Distinguished Professor Department of Science of Nursing Care
Edward and Sarah Stam Cullipher Endowed Chair
Associate Director of Population Science, IU Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: oncology care; early detection; symptom intervention; quality of life

Zeruesenay Desta, PhD
Associate Research Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: the mechanisms and the factors (genetic and environmental) that contribute to interindividual variability in drug response  

Brad Doebbeling, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director (Health Services Research) Regenstrief
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: epidemiology; transforming the health care system

Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS
Director General Pediatrics and Children's Health Services Research
Associate Director Decision Sciences at Regenstrief Institute
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: medical informatics; computer-based decision support systems for primary care; expected utility theory; decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis and their application to guideline development and computer based decision support

Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Department of Community and Health Systems
Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professorship in Mental Health Nursing
Co-director Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: interpersonal violence; mixed methods interventions

Patricia Ebright, PhD
Associate Dean Graduate Programs
Associate Professor Department of Community and Health Systems
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: RN decision-making; nursing administration; patient safety

Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: longitudinal research related to adolescent health risk and health protective behaviors including immunizations

Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
Holmquist Professor in Pediatric Oncology Nursing, Department of Science of Nursing Care
Co-director Research in Palliative And End-of-life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research aeas: behavioral oncology; resilience, quality of life interventions; child, adolescent/young adult family; research methods triangulation

Nasser Hanna, MD
Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology Indiana
University School of Medicine
Research areas: thoracic oncology; germ cell tumors

Susan Hendricks, EdD, MSN, RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing

Susan Hickman, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Science of Nursing Care
Co-director Research in Palliative and End-of-life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research Aaeas: palliative and end-of-life care; research ethics

Kurt Kroenke, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement (CITE) Program and Associate Director Training Research in Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Control Program
Director Indiana CTSI Research Education and Career Development Program and KL2 Postdoctoral Program
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: depression; pain; common symptoms

David Marrero, PhD
J.O. Richey Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Director Diabetes Translational Research Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: health care delivery; technology and disease management; psychological and social coping with disease

Susan Perkins, PhD
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: categorical data analysis

Bernice Pescosolido, PhD
Director Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research Distinguished Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington
Research areas:sSocial issues in health, illness, and healing

Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
Professor Department of Science of Nursing Care
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research areas: tailored interventions; cancer prevention/early detection; health behavior theory; quality of life

Michelle Pensec Salyers, PhD
Co-director ACT Center of Indiana
Research Scientist Regenstrief Institute
Associate Professor Department of Psychology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: mental illness; psychiatric rehabilitation; ssertive community treatment and illness self-management programs for adults with severe mental illness

Janet Welch, PhD, RN
Professor Department of Science of Nursing Care
Indiana University School of Nursing
Research Areas: Fluid and dietary management; Hemodialysis; Renal failure

Linda Williams, MD
Assistant Professor Department of Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Cerebrovascular disease; Research outcomes

Greg Zimet, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology
Co-leader Cancer Control Program, IU Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Research areas: prevention of cervical cancer; development of brief interventions that may increase participation in health screening programs and prevention programs; identification of barriers to participation in clinical trials